2017 has been wonderful to me and I am so so so grateful for it! Here are some ‘lessons’ I think I definitely need to bring into 2018. Some of the below are things that I have been doing for a few years but still think they are important and need to be reminded of.
It’s been awhile since I have been to a tasting dinner for a potential new restaurant. I remember back in the days when I was working in the restaurant industry, tasting was part of my job and it was just wonderful. You get to experience what is going on in a chef’s mind. All their creativity, cooking and artistic talents are presented to you on plates and plates of mouth-watering food. There is always something new to learn in every tasting.
I was lucky enough to have had the chance to attend The Naked Finn’s Hong Kong pop-up tasting dinner in the beginning of May. There is cooking and there is passionate cooking. And the team behind The Naked Finn is definitely the passionate type. It was one of the most amazing dinners that I have had in a long while.
Cooking should be a creative and fun experience. Once you have the basics down, don’t be afraid to experiment and come up with your own flavours. Just like other things, many dishes have been tried and done before. What makes them unique and original is how you interpret the dishes when you cook them. Of course there is nothing wrong with following recipes, but I think you’d find more joy in cooking if you add an extra pinch of something and the dish turns out BETTER than the recipe.