Recipes

Pizzeria Dihyang @ Jalan Yap Ah Shak, KL

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While heading to Tapestry for coffee, then at the turning of the corner saw this new shop Pizzeria Dihyang at Jalan Yap Ah Shak, KL seems to be pretty good. Decided to try them out. While walking in without any expectation in this slightly luxury interior for a pizza place. While walking in, you are greeting by the friendly manager and I observe there are 4 working floor staff. Immedinately knows that this place won’t be cheap. Only then now I found out as I write this post, as they are grounded authentically in Naples’ art of pizzaiuolo in sourthern...

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What to Buy from Charles Tyrwhitt

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When it comes to men’s dress shirts, one of the more popular brands on the market today is Charles Tyrwhitt. Today, they have an expanded range of offerings, including not just shirts, but suits, accessories, and more. So, what should you buy from them (and what might you want to avoid)? This is the third installment of our “What To Buy From” series, following our coverage of American brands Ralph Lauren and Brooks Brothers. Be sure to have a look at those installments, as well! History of the Charles Tyrwhitt Brand Charles Tyrwhitt Ltd. is a British retailer that specializes...

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DeSano Pizza ~ Austin TX

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The Vitals: the spot: DeSano Pizza tested in Austin TX + locations in Nashville, Los Angeles and Charelston SC the eats: Neapolitan Pizza the bucks: small pies for $12, large pies for $21, plan on $15 person the full nelson: Real Deal Neapolitan pizza that can satisfy the non pizza elites There are two kinds of pizzas in this world. One is the kind you crave at 2am, ideally by the slice at a place like Joe’s Pizza in NYC. The other kind of pizza is the one you might have had to make reservations for, perhaps a week or...

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Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Fresh Zucchini & Basil Tomato Sauce

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Ingredients for gnocchi: Whole wheat flour, organic butternut squash, organic egg, salt. Cut the squash into cubes, boil until soft, then puree. Mix in egg with this, then mix in with the flour and work the dough until it is done. Ingredients for sauce: organic cherry tomato sauce, fresh Genovese basil, fresh zucchini, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, pecorino romano cheese at the end. I have to partially credit the Italian lady in the following youtube video for helping me make the gnocchi. I learned a lot from this video! The rest of this dish is all my...

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Make This Cocktail: Mimeo

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The latest subscription box from Shaker & Spoon arrived last weekend, and its three cocktails all center around blanco tequila. The first drink I made, the Mimeo, includes among its components chinotto (“key-no-to”) soda, a bitter-ish Italian aperitif soda that tastes sort of like an unsweetened cola. It’s apparently made with the fruit of the myrtle-leafed orange tree, and it was a new discovery for me. (I thought chinotto was the brand of soda until I looked it up online; my particular bottle that was delivered in the kit was made by Lurisia Il Nostro, pictured at right.) This drink...

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