Quite Nice North Indian Dishes @ Indian Curry House on 5May2019

4pax family lunch

after whole family paying respect at 光明山 (our off season qing ming..no need to suffer jams and park illegally far away),

we adjourned for 4pax lunch @ indian curry house at 6th ave centre on 5.5.2019. ^^

4pax family lunch

above average northern indian dishes (prawn masala very good) and 50% eatigo discounts.. 🙂

indian curry house

ambience was ok.

and service was good.

indian dishes

i enjoyed the indian dishes…

prawn masala

butter chicken

prawn masala & butter chicken good..

paneer

manchurian gobi

manchurian gobi not my favourite and paneer quite ok…

fish biryani

fish biryana a lot of fish but biryana not that flavourful..

garlic naan

garlic naan good standard…

bill S$57 for 4pax after eatigo discounts

indian dishes

S$57nett for 5dishes plus 2 naans for 4pax if excluding drink no discounts just S$51nett.

we had a great lunch.

will bring my sis and bil here next time, only with eatigo 50% discounts….

c.h.e.f andy

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Indian Curry House

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Pork Belly and Pork Collar Pieces with Carrots and Onions – 93rd Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 24May2019

pork belly and pork collar pieces with carrots and onions

made pork belly and pork collar pieces with carrots and onions for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 24.5.2019.^^

i cook a dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed.

this my 92nd friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

shallow fried pork belly and pork collar pieces 

used 2x400g packets pork neck small cuts $3.95 each and 1x400g pork belly small cuts from sheng shiong $4.35…

cleaned, marinated with 3tbsp fish sauce and 3 tbsp shaoxing wine, added water to cover and put in 130degC oven for 3hrs to make the tender texture..

filtered out the juices and put pork in fridge overnight to dry…the juice very tasty.

shallow fried pork belly and pork collar pieces

this morning, deep fried pork in 2 batches in large wok about 1cm very hot oil..removed, drained on kitchen towel…

carrots and onions

fried carrots and onions..added 1tbsp oyster sauce…strained and added the juice from the pork, covered and cooked the carrots.

pork belly and pork collar pieces with carrots and onions

pork belly and pork collar pieces with carrots and onions

then added back pork, mixed thoroughly and off fire.

pork belly and pork collar pieces with carrots and onions

tasted.

pork was tender inside and slight crispy outside, the texture i wanted to achieve.

pork belly and pork collar pieces with carrots and onions

pork belly and pork collar pieces with carrots and onions

pork belly and pork collar pieces with carrots and onions

put in aluminium carrier in 40degC oven to keep warm..

then bring to teban gardens….

c.h.e.f andy

 

QTC bought 2pax Lucnh @ Tiong Bahru Hainanaese Chicken Rice on 10May2019

QTC bought 2pax lunch

my good friend QTC bought 2pax lunch at tiong bahru hainanese chicken rice on 10.5.2019. ^^

tiong bahru hainanese chicken rice

place super crowded and constant flow of customers.

we waited quite long as we didn’t realise we had to pay first then in the queue, and others coming after us were all being served.

so lunch actually took quite long for busy QTC…just that we were chatting and sharing and didn’t mind.

chicken rice

chicken breast was tender and moist and quite sweet with the dark sauce. rice was fragrant.

not bad but also run of the mill, nothing great either.

char siew rice

char siew was the tender with sauce type, more artificial, not the more fatty burnt bits type i prefer.

for my taste, char siew is average or below…

char siew rice

had a great time with a close friend.

c.h.e.f andy

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Tiong Bahru Hainanese Chicken Rice

Braised Chicken with Baby Shanghai Greens – 92nd Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 10May2019

braised chicken with baby shanghai greens

made braised chicken with baby shanghai greens for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 10.5.2019.^^

i cook a dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed.

this my 92nd friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

chicken, shitake, baby shanghai greens

marinated chicken with 3 tbsp fish sauce and 3tbsp huadiao wine and 1 heap tbsp corflour overnight in fridge.

braised chicken

braised chicken

braised chicken

braised chicken

fried chicken in non stick pan, about 5-6mins, then set aside.

shanghai greens and shitake

shanghai greens and shitake

fried 3x250g shanghai greens and 2x200g shitake with chopped garlic and 1 tbsp oyster sauce.

added back gravy from chicken.

just few minutes.

(i bought 3x250g packets baby shanghai greens from sheng shiong for S$2.50)..

braised chicken with baby shanghai greens

just add back chicken, mixed thoroughly and off fire.

braised chicken with baby shanghai greens

braised chicken with baby shanghai greens

braised chicken with baby shanghai greens

braised chicken with baby shanghai greens

a beautiful dish for teban gardens residents.

c.h.e.f andy

very Good Char Siew and Roast Chicken @ Lao Xiong Ji Sin Ming on 30Apr2019

S$3.50 roast chicken drumstick rice.

lao xiong ji roasted delights

had char siew and roast chicken at lao xiong jin in sin ming road on 30.4.2019. ^^

past lunch hour, 2pm+ already so no queue…

both were very good. char siew nicely roasted with burnt bits and tender and tasty.

sin ming bkt (rong cheng before) sold out dragon ribs 龙骨。

and hup seng braised duck was closed.

S$3.50 roast chicken drumstick rice

S$3.50 roast chicken drumstick rice

roast chicken also very good, tender and tasty. chilli spicy and good, especially with dark sauce…no ginger sauce though.

c.h.e.f andy

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Lao Xiong Ji Roasted Delights @ Sin Ming

Address:

22A Sin Ming Rd, 571022

Braised Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots – 91st Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 3May2019

braised chicken with potatoes and carrots

made braised chicken with potatoes and carrots for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 3.5.2019.^^

i cook a dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed.

this my 91st friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

teban gardens 130pax community breakfast

teban gardens 130pax community breakfast

teban gardens 130pax community breakfast

teban gardens 130pax community breakfast

130 to 140 residents queued up for the food.

i only make 1 dish, teban gardens catered for fried beehoon and yutiao or butterfly or porridge…

and often the centre director R also made some dishes for them. her dishes – laksa, porridge etc all quite awesome… 🙂

braised chicken

braised chicken

braised chicken with potatoes and carrots

for today, i marinated 2kg cut chicken fillet with 3 tbsp fish sauce, 3 tbsp huadiao wine, and 1 tbsp heap corn flour overnight in fridge.

in the morning, i fried in non stick pan for 5-6mins, added a little water as required, and set aside.

potatoes and carrots

then i fried carrots first with chopped garlic and 2tbsp oyster sauce to soften, abut 5mins, then potatoes, added back some gravy from chicken, covered and cooked for 10mins. potatoes cooked when break when pressed against side of wok. do not overcook.

braised chicken with potatoes and carrots

the added back chicken, mixed thoroughly and off fire. and transferred to aluminium carrier to bring to teban gardens.

braised chicken with potatoes and carrots

tasted it. a beautiful dish, very tender chicken, sweet carrots and nice tasty potatoes.

c.h.e.f andy

Nice 2pax Lunch Set @ Dianxiaoer Tampines on 2May2019

S$32.80 2pax lunch set

nice lunch with meimei @ dian xiao er tampines on 2.5.2019. ^^

dian xiao er 2pax S$32.80 set lunch

S$32.80 2pax lunch set quite ok..

十全鸭 

best dish is the duck.. we chose 十全10herbs flavour…taste similar to yawang 鸭皇in JB but yawang still better.

chawan mushi

a chawan mushi and pickle complimentary to share

and can order 2 other dishes…

luffa 

we had a luffa – good..

crispy mushrooms 

& some crispy mushroom dish.. good too…

S$32.80 2pax lunch set

had a great lunch chat and catch-up with meimei. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

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Dian Xiao ER @ Tampines

12pax Home Zichar Dinner with In-law’s Family on 1May2019

白斩鸡 with chicken rice

daughter arranged for her in-laws, JH’s family, to come over for dinner this evening on 1.5.2019.

i made 11 dishes for 12pax dinner

  1. chicken rice & 白斩鸡
  2. braised trotters
  3. braised belly pork
  4. salted fish minced pork
  5. char siew
  6. tofu prawns
  7. nonya steamed golden snapper
  8. HK steamed halibut/flounder?
  9. wok fried lala
  10. nonya sauce fried baby spinach
  11. poached hk kailan with shitake (by aunty bes)

& wife made nice cheng tng dessert

白斩鸡

chicken rice chilli

chicken rice, 白斩鸡 and chilli were excellent, quite a standard preparation for me.

braised trotters

braised trotters and belly pork (photo at bottom of page) quite perfect too, very tender, and gummy lots of collagen.

the belly pork(photo at bottom of page) i chilled for 2 hrs and cut and warmed up in the reheated sauce when serving.

char siew

char siew was ok tasty as usual texture not my best rendition.

salted fish minced pork

the salted fish minced pork dish very good this evening…wife liked it too.

tofu prawns (stock photo)

i did not take photo of tofu prawns so used a recent stock photo.

today’s tofu prawns ok not as good as my last, not as infused. i think using a deeper claypot better so tofu will be more infused.

nonya steamed golden snapper

nonya steamed golden snapper tangy sauce always good.

HK steamed halibut

J said halibut flesh tasted better, sauce wise the nonya sauce better.

wok fried manila clams – stock

wok fried manila clams also recent stock photo.

today slightly overcooked, not as good as the last.

orh lua – stock photo

similarly for orh lua. it was good but not as my best recently.

braised belly pork and pig skin

a great family time together!

c.h.e.f andy

 

Not So Great Lunch @ Kampai Izakaya on 29Apr2019

3pax lunch with sis bil

3pax lunch with sis and bil @ kampai izakaya hollandv on 29.4.2019.

came becos eatigo 50% discounts.

sashimi moriawase S$15 after eatigo 50% discounts

Sashimi moriwase passable not great.

bara chirashi don S$9 after eatigo 50%

barachirashi don not even worth the S$9 after 50% discounts.

wagyu beef don S$10 after eatigo 50% discounts

wagyu don beef thin quite tasty rice also quite tasty.

half grilled saba S$7 after eatigo 50% discounts

half grilled saba S$7 after eatigo 50% discounts

saba ok but too small serving better go shindo izakaya.

kama S$10 after eatigo 50% discounts

likewise kama not ex at S$10 after 50% not great also…

S$60 nett for 3pax

lunch S$60 nett for 3pax not ex for the food but much meaning also…

sashimi moriawase S$15 after eatigo 50% discounts

sorry won’t come back!

c.h.e.f andy

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Scrumptious Home Zichar 7pax Family Dinner on 26Apr2019

wine chicken with cloud fungus and mushroom

made 7pax family zichar dinner, 9 dishes this evening on 26.4.2019.^^

1 wine chicken with shitake and cloud fungus
2 tofu prawns
3 salted egg prawns
4 grilled pork belly
5 garlic steamed sotong
6 hk steamed aerolated garoupa
7 wokfried lala with thai basil
8 nonya sauce spinach
9 orh luar

wine chicken very tasty with intense chicken stock, shitake and cloud fungus nicely infused and chicken was very tender, not old like at most zichar or restaurants outside.

tofu prawns

tofu prawns a beauty this evening.

very tasty stock, nicely fried tofu, nicely garnished with egg and spring onions and prawns were perfect texture.

salted egg prawns

salted egg prawns

my salted egg prawns passable but not really great la…

shallow fried prawns were fried golden brown but not that crispy after like 2 hrs before cooking when everyone arrived. salted egg flavour not bad, prawn taste ok too, texture not sure how to improve unless i deepfry.

grilled belly pork

i was trying to reproduce the 咸猪肉we had in taiwan, surprisingly our recent trip to taipei and hualien the 热炒, taiwans’ equivalent of our zichar was very good, and 咸猪肉 was a great dish.

i got the inside tender texture…did not reproduce the outside crispy texture, managed to look more like char siew…marinade was different, no honey and char siew sauce so kind of differnt from char siew but the same…lol!

garlic steamed sotong

garlic steamed sotong was ok.

wife found it too garlicky, guess i have to cook the garlic a bit in the sauce first but then it would lost the nice white look…got to experiment that a bit.

E liked the garlic sauce, which was like any steamed razor clam sacue and perfect with plain rice.

hk steamed garoupa

HK steam always flavourful from the good light soy sauce but then this aerolated garoupa is a cheap fish like S$3 so flesh not much taste.

have to do red garoupa or halibut.

wok fried manila clams

wok fried manila clams was perfect dish today, right texture, and i added thai basil like in taiwan super nice flavour and taste.

nonya sauce kang kong

daughter liked the kang kong becos of the gimson nonya sauce, real nice tangy taste.

orh lua

and today’s orh lua perfect too.

picky daughter loved it a lot!

such a wonderful family dinner with the children, JH and aunty bes. son and his gf not available this evening though.

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and the process of getting there…..

wine chicken with cloud fungus and mushroom

wine chicken is straight forward.

marinate, fried with ginger, chopped garlic, add chicken stock, cloud fungus, shitake and cooked 5-6mins, so chicken is tender and sweet. reserve in claypot, an heat when serving.

shallow fried prawns for slated egg prawns

shallow fried prawns for slated egg prawns

i shallow fried the prawns in like 1 cm of very hot oil.

dip in egg yoke then flour, and fried 1 min each side to golden brown…

salted egg prawns

quite crispy when just made…but with 9 dishes, these had to be done 2 hrs before and  not so crispy when cooked with salted egg yoke and curry leaves…

grilled belly pork

i boiled the belly pork for 2hrs till very tender, kept in chiller for 2hrs, sliced into 2 thinner pieces and marinated with mustard, seasalt, black pepper and red fermented bean curd overnight in fridge, then grilled in oven for 16mins, like making char siew.

it was a nice tasty belly pork, just not the taiwanese 咸猪肉 i was trying to reproduce…

next time i will shallow fry it.

fried ttofu for tofu prawns

fried ttofu for tofu prawns

my usual preparation. cut two 300g tofu each into 6 pieces, total 12 pieces, fried all side.

then fried ginger, garlic, chopped onions, added chicken stock and 1 tbsp oyster sauce, taste.

then added 1tbsp cor flour to thicken, and add 1 egg, let it formed, then draw out with chopstick.

off fire, add tofu and reserve in claypot & let it infuse.

tofu prawns

tofu prawns

when serving add prawns, cover for 2-3mins. add cut scallions.

hk steamed garoupa

HK steam straightforward, just add 2 tbsp each of olive oil, light soy sauce and mirin, and garnish.

steam for 10mins.

garlic steamed sotong

same with garlic steamed sotong…just add chopped garlic..

steam for 3mins.

manila clams

bought like 800g manila clams.

wok fried manila clams

wok fried manila clams

fried with sliced ginger, chopped garlic, cut chilli, 8 stalks of thai basil. really nice this.

orh lua

orh lua

2 tbsp flat potato flour, 4 tbsp water, 1tsp fish sauce, and white pepper.

fry over very hot pan with oil, spread out, crack one egg and spread over. let the flour and egg form nicely, add oyster on one side, cover and cook. then add crispy haebeehiam chilli, to taste and serve.

c.h.e.f andy

Nonya Curry Chicken – 90th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 26Apr2019

nonya curry chicken with potatoes

made cnonya curry chicken for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 26.4.2019.^^

i cook a dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed.

this my 90th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

nonya curry chicken with potatoes

i just used one packet of mak’s nonya curry sauce and 2kg cut chicken and about 6 potatoes maybe 800g.

curry chicken

curry chicken 

i defrost, cut and dry 2kg of boneless chicken thighs, then marinated with mak’s nonya curry sauce overnight in the fridge.

i fried and cooked chicken about 5-6mins in the morning.

potatoes

removed chicken and cooked potatoes, about 10mins, till potatoes break when pressed against the side of the wok.

nonya curry chicken with potatoes

nonya curry chicken with potatoes 

then added back the chicken and mixed.

off fire and transferred to aluminium carrier.

nonya curry chicken with potatoes

i left in 40degC oven to keep warm.

when transporting, i put on aluminium foil and delivered to teban gardens.

c.h.e.f andy

7pax Dinner with Bro and Sis @ Mahota Commune on 24Apr2019

7pax family dinner + 2 babies 

brother and sil bought 7pax dinner @ mahota commune

after that bought some stuff from the supermart and went to jingrui’s condo for some tea

menu

prices ok, but then the serving portions are very small.

chai poh egg 

taste is very average, pedestrian.

steamed pork ribs rice 

the steamed pork ribs rice was good, doable.

罗汉斋

the 罗汉斋 vegetarian dish ok.

spinach

spinach doable.

青龙菜 

青龙菜  ok too.

vegetarian steamboat 

vegetarian steamboat in think S$18. soup was sweet and tasty.

lala 

lala really small portion and taste average so so.

baby

my niece’s second boy. 🙂

nothing much to comment about this place. i think my broth paid S$90 or S$100 include some tea & drinks for 7pax…not sure it was cheap cos food servings were small…not expensive either…

not a place i will come back.

c.h.e.f andy

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7pax RI Bros Lunch @ L’Rez by Nanyang Poly Culinary Students on 10Apr2019

L’Rez

LCM organised a 7pax RI bros lunch @ L’Rez by nanyang poly culinary students on 10.4.2019. ^^

with CCG, TCH, KWL, OBT, NCL.

food was good standard, service kind of disorganised.

student chefs

the young chefs enjoying themselves, a prerequisite for good food. ^^

L’Rez

S$15 3-course lunch menu

the S$15 3-course lunch menu with coffee quite ok.

there was a choic eof appetizer and main.

bettroot salmon

i had the beetroot salmon. quite ok standard with good presentation. could do with more ingredients lol!

seabass papilotte

and seabass papilotte as a main.

this should be en papilotte ie cooked in a parchment paper…usually it is served with the paper bag, here they seemed to have removed that, the server was either not hearing my question or unsure of the answer.

this dish competent i guess..could be better…

choc & orange torte

duck confit

NCL had the duck confit. i tasted the meat, quite flavourful.

there was dessert and coffee.

quite ok for S$15pax.

food was good enough standard better than food court/some cafeteria, not quite the standard of restaurants.

c.h.e.f andy

 

L’Rez @ Nanyang Polytechnic

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4pax RI Bros Lunch @ Ellenborough Market Cafe on 15Apr2019

4pax RI bros

went to QTC office for my regular visit. LKY and LKH joined us.

afterwards QTC bought 4pax RI bros lunch @ Ellenborough market cafe on 15.4.2019.

feed at raffles/amex lovedining still offering 50% off for up to 5pax on monday.

(now amex love dining offering very much diminished and not really worth the S$321 for the annual card fee c/w say eatigo, chope, burple)….

first time i was here after the renovation. basically price went up from S$38pax to S$52pax so at 50% off it was S$19pax now raised to S$26pax, food same-actually i think previously food better.

appetisers

the appetizer section usual…salmon was good enuf, the other sushi stuff no standard i didn’t bother to try.

surprisingly the yabbies were quite sweet, i had 3 in total, and i think i had 2 or 3 top shell too.

kueh paitie

kueh paitie run of the mill, biryani was quite ok tasty.

dumplings

no noodles..dumplings were ok.

cooked dishes

other cooked dishes – usually belly pork quite good, today the braised beef was better very tender. fish ok…others standard buffet stuff i didn’t bother try much.

nonya dessert & durian pengat

durian pengat

durian pengat still good, but like LKH said not the best, not something for 3 helpings type…

appetisers

these days we can’t really eat much like before.

at S$26++pax buffet is passable and some items quite ok for me don’t need to eat much.. ambience is good. we bros had a great time together.

c.h.e.f andy

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Ellenborough Market Café

 

4pax OPS Bros Lunch @ Hua Ting Steamboat Claymore Connect on 9Apr2019

OPS 4 bros lunch @ hua ting steamboat

WT bought 4pax lunch @ hua ting steamboat claymore connect on 9.4.2019. ^^

– with OPS bros HC

there is OCBC 1 for 1 S$48pax = so S$24pax each. there is a S$3 charge for using the condiments. many good hotpot restaurants in hk, china do that. quite ok i thin..very good condiments.

black chicken soup and tomato soup

every 2pax can choose 2 soup base. we had black chicken soup and tomato soup.

both souo were very good. tomato soup like the haidilao type…black chicken soup very tasty…i even took some of the chicken.

S$3pax condiments – dipping sauce for hotpot

S$3pax condiments – dipping sauce for hotpot

as mentioned the S$3pax condiments – dipping sauce were very good.

scallops

scallops 

the hotpot set good serving of quality ingredients. 1 large scallop each.

S$48pax 1 for 1 set

2 slices of beef, chicken, fish, tofu each and tanhoon.

tofu skin

and beancurd skin.

ice cream

complimentary ice cream. i didn’t take.

S$48pax 1 for 1 set

and meat balls and sotong balls, and also a fish paste tube good serving.

the food serving was quite enough and the soup base and condiments played an important part. we had a great meal.

basically getting haidilao standard at 1/2 or 2/3 the price.

i came back afterwards with wife for 2pax dinner. will bring my sis here. they server told us for odd numbers say 3pax we can order 1 for 1 S$48pax set and add ala carte orders. only problem for me no ocbc card so happy problem friend pay la…

c.h.e.f andy

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8pax Sous Vide Iberico Pork Rack, Tomahawk Family Dinner on 7Apr2019

iberico pork with potato mash and salad

made 8pax family dinner this evening-

1 (wife made) buttersquash soup
2 sous vide 62degC 4hrs flamed iberico pork rack (first attempt supernice) ..served with homemade ginger butter and potato mash
3 prawn arrabiata tagliatelle 
4 vongole linguine
5 sous vide 56degC 3hrs flamed & pancharred black onyx tomahawk

uni sashumi

salmon, amaebi etc sashimi

wife had some sashimi.

teriyaki miso salmon belly

i made the usual teriyaki miso salmon belly. nice!

vongole linguine

vongole linguine

vongole linguine was great!

prawn arrabiata tagliatelle

prawn arrabiata tagliatelle

arabiatta was a new try, tasty, can be improved.

4hr 62degC sous vide iberico pork rack

iberico pork rack

4hr 62degC sous vide iberico pork rack

iberico pork rack was a first time, AND it was excellent! the best!

now cannot find on QB, will wait until they have stock again…

iberico pork with potato mash and salad

iberico pork with potato mash and salad

iberico pork with potato mash and salad

the meat was perfect tender and very tasty.

i marinated first 2 tbsp mustard, then sea salt, pepper, olive oil, honey…then sous vide, then drizzle honey and flamed.

and i had nice potato mash and wife made salad for sides.

3hr 56degC sous vide black onyx tomahawk

3hr 56degC sous vide black onyx tomahawk

3hr 56degC sous vide black onyx tomahawk

tomahawk was perfect this evening, at 56degC perfect consistency, and grilled and flamed.

3hr 56degC sous vide black onyx tomahawk

great tomahawk!

4hr 62degC sous vide iberico pork rack

but everyone liekd the iberico prok rack even better!

very shiok family dinner! ^^

c.h.e.f andy