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Hokkei: Peking Duck Baos and Rice Noodle Salad

Recently, I had the great opportunity to try something new.  Hokkei.  A new twist on the traditional Chinese takeaway, Hokkei serves Hong Kong inspired food, utilising authentic ingredients and innovative cooking techniques in order to deliver the best dishes possible.

The chefs, Larking and Dale, were both in fact MasterChef competitors and through the show became good friends.  Armed with the know-how and passion for cooking, they decided to open a Chinese takeaway with a difference.  No “Untraceable and unethical ingredients, low quality, stodgy food and sloppy service”.  Surely their food must be brilliant right? Continue reading Hokkei: Peking Duck Baos and Rice Noodle Salad

COOKING: PORK BELLY BUN

As some of you may know, last weekend I had the fantastic opportunity to visit Shebeen Festival 2015.  You can read a little about it here if you are interested.  It was fantastic.  The entertainment was brilliant, but the highlight and the main reasons I made the trip to Manchester for the festival were the food.

Among other things, I particularly enjoyed The Busan BBQ’s Pork Belly.  The pork belly had a great flavour and spice which worked fantastically with the apple and cabbage slaw.  I wanted to make this at home and set about finding out how. Continue reading COOKING: PORK BELLY BUN