Momofuku’s Bo Ssam

Posted on November 17th, by Vincci Tsui in Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Korean, Nut-Free, Pork, Recipes. No Comments

Cross-posted from Passion for Pork

Momofuku Bo Ssam
Photo by Danny Wong, via Instagram

It was my birthday last week.

Vincci's Birthday 2014

Yes, there are three cakes.

The original plan was to book some space at Anju and have their famous bo ssam dinner, but unfortunately they were already booked, so I (crazily!) decided to take matters in my own (and my fiancé B.’s) hands and host nearly 30 people at my house. (Thank you B.’s parents, for lending us a billion small bowls.) Continue reading →

Brown Butter Banana Bread with Chocolate Chunks {Revisiting a Classic}

Posted on August 25th, by Vincci Tsui in Breads/Loaves, Recipes, Soy-Free, Vegetarian. 2 comments
Brown Butter Banana Bread

Did you know that banana bread is one of the most searched recipes? At least, that’s what my friend Stephanie told me when she and some other fine ladies came over to make candied jalapeños a few weeks ago.

I mean, it makes sense, right? I’m sure at one point or another, most people will have some too-ripe-to-eat bananas on their counter, which is where I found myself a few weeks ago while I was trying to decide what to bring to a potluck. Continue reading →

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches {Adapted from Smitten Kitchen}

Posted on July 28th, by Vincci Tsui in Dessert, Nut-Free, Recipes, Soy-Free, Vegetarian. No Comments
Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

When Deb first posted her recipe for brownie ice cream sandwiches on Smitten Kitchen, B. and I were in charge of dessert for a BBQ potluck and I knew we had to make this. B. and I are clearly meant to be together, because he immediately replied that we should do it with Village Ice Cream, which is exactly what I’d been thinking, though it would make for an expensive endeavour.

B. and I didn’t end up getting our shit together for that BBQ, but we finally did for another one. I was sitting at home grumpy about something when he called me from the shop.

“What flavour should we get? Vanilla? They don’t have the chili chocolate and I think chocolate would be too chocolatey.”

“I think the salted caramel would be good, but I think Village Ice Cream’s salted caramel is too salty.”

“So let’s get vanilla.”

“But it’s $9 a pint…!!!”

In the end, B. did get the $9-per-pint vanilla, and in retrospect I think the sweetness of the brownies would’ve played off the saltiness of the salted caramel. Or maybe we could’ve done a mix. Or the Phil & Sebastian coffee ice cream would’ve probably been good too. *Sigh* So begins this “what not to do” post… Continue reading →

This Little Piggy Went to Bridgeland {Black Pig Bistro Review}

Posted on July 7th, by Vincci Tsui in Calgary, Restaurants, Reviews. No Comments
Market Pig: Broek Acres Pork Shank with Sautéed Chanterelles & Brussels Sprout Leaves and Herbed Polenta @ Black Pig Bistro

Black Pig Bistro opened earlier this summer in my neighbouring neighbourhood of Bridgeland, taking over the space formerly occupied by Deville Café. Open only a few short months, the restaurant has already garnered lots of acclaim, thanks to the delicious creations of chef/co-owner Alison Bieber (formerly of Cucina). Chef Bieber (no relation to Justin) recently took home the “Divine Swine” at the Pig & Pinot with her Pork & Beans dish, just one of the many offerings on Black Pig Bistro’s regular menu. Continue reading →

2014 Resolutions Check-Up: April

Posted on May 6th, by Vincci Tsui in 2014 Resolutions. No Comments


Look, Ma, it’s only the first Tuesday in May! Let’s see how those goals are going. Continue reading →

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