Crème Brûlée with Sesame Brittle (Vegan)

Crunchy, nutty, sweet, and smooth – these adorable little puddings come packed with it all. Growing up, I loved munching on those thin sesame candies with a satisfying crunch. Fast-forward years later, and I decided to veganize, and combine, two of my favorite desserts. A lusciously smooth, black sesame pudding – with a caramelized sesame brittle on top Continue reading Crème Brûlée with Sesame Brittle (Vegan)

Sunrise Dumplings (Vegan) 日出饺子

Auspicious food is a must during the celebration of Chinese New Year. Food symbolic of something good, like tangyuan (which sounds like “tuanyuan” – to reunite) and jiaozi, or dumplings (which has a visual resemblance to gold ingots, symbolizing wealth). It is therefore a common tradition among Chinese families to make jiaozi for the new year. Continue reading Sunrise Dumplings (Vegan) 日出饺子

Ooh, Mami!

”It was like an exploration for the taste buds!”

A while back I had the pleasure to attend a tasting event at Ikoyi London, organized together with Umami Information Center. Doctor Kumiko Ninomiya taught us how, and where, to find umami. Continue reading Ooh, Mami!