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Phad Thai: the authentic recipe

The authenic recipe of the Thai dish Phad Thai.

During World War II, the Thai government wanted to reduce the consumption of rice for economic reasons. Eating noodles was economic because with one bowl of rice, one can produce five bowls of noodles. As noodles were a Chinese product and not so popular among the local Thai people, the government modified a noodle stir-fry recipe by using more local ingredients and renamed it as ‘Phad Thai’, meaning the ‘Thai stir-fry’.

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Aged duck with shiitake: Jim Ophorst – PRU

Aged duck and sweet tamarind by chef Jim Ophorst of PRU restaurant.

Young, ambitious and adventurous: chef Jim Ophorst – or ‘Jimmy’ as most Asian people like to say – is a name to remember. With his restaurant called PRU, he has made the Thai island of Phuket a must visit stopover for foodies, establishing a truly unique dining concept. The restaurant is situated in the beautiful Trisara Resort at the Andaman coast. The location seems to be a piece of heaven, boasting understated, yet refined luxury and top-notch service. At the heart of the resort, you’ll find PRU restaurant. The elegant, yet atmospheric design of the dining home immediately gets you in the right mood. Simple, stylish designs combining the local identity and international class, natural materials and beautiful atmospheric lightning set the tone.

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Chef’s Invitation #1: Belgium meets Japan

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to attend the very first edition of Chef’s Invitation, the brand-new project of former 3-star chef Gert De Mangeleer at restaurant L.E.S.S. Eatery in Bruges. Together with chefs Susumu Shimizu and Hiroyasu Kawate, Gert De Mangeleer and Ruige Vermeire created an exquisite menu that combined perfectly the cuisine and unique style of the four chefs. It became a great, culinary night out in the beautiful city of Bruges, boasting a well-balanced mixture of the Belgian and Japanese cuisine.

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Hotel The Dylan, Amsterdam

The Dylan by Hungry for More. Comfy bed at your hotel.

Amsterdam, also known as ‘the Venice of the North’, is a vibrant and charming city popular with tourists from all over the world thanks to its myriad canals, historical buildings, colourful tulips and contemporary yet authentic vibe. And when you’re planning a visit to this ‘city built on water’, a room at The Dylan hotel, one of the most charming in the city centre, will definitely complete your stay. Tucked behind a historical façade right on the canals, The Dylan provides an exclusive gateway to uncover the hidden treasures of Amsterdam’s past and present. The hotel is recognised for its contemporary-meets-classic design and personal service, and is a beloved destination for those who appreciate quality and style.

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Hotel Okura Amsterdam

Hotel Okura Amsterdam is situated in one of the most striking buildings in Amsterdam in the atypical and maybe not so well known neighbourhood of De Pijp, with its vibrant local and bohemian feel. The 5 star luxury hotel has everything international guests might dream of, including several (Michelin) restaurants, a unique top floor with amazing views of the city centre and even a pier as the perfect starting point to explore the charming canals of this picturesque city.

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Chef’s Secret: Jim Ophorst, PRU

Young, ambitious and adventurous… Jim Ophorst (or “Jimmy”, as most Asian people like to say) is a name to remember, as we expect this talented chef to achieve great things in the future. He has made the Thai island of Phuket a must visit stopover for foodies, establishing a truly unique dining concept, that just got awarded its first Michelin star. Chef Jim Ophorst is also one of the selected chefs for the 2019 The Best Chef Awards, so we paid him a visit to discover his cuisine and philosophy.

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Chef’s Secret: Soenil Bahadoer at De Lindehof

Restaurant De Lindehof van chef Soenil Bahadoer

Chef Soenil Bahadoer definitely knows how to surprise and amaze the gastronomic world with his cultural melting pot of the classical French cuisine and spicy, exotic cooking. Although both styles might sound contradictory, the result is balanced and extremely tasty. But there’s one important condition to enjoy Soenil’s culinary art to the fullest: at his restaurant De Lindehof you need to open your mind and senses to experience something new and different. Soenil surely knows how to tickle the taste buds with his unique way of combining elements from Suriname, Asia and Europe in his dishes. Dining at restaurant De Lindehof is a truly fantastic journey around the culinary world, all put together in a harmonious gastronomic experience.
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L’Air du Temps, Liernu

L'air du temps soft boiled egg truffle

L’Air du Temps is situated in the middle of the fields, at a stone’s throw from Namur and Leuven in an environment that seems pretty much the epitome of ultimate tranquillity. This is a restaurant that has rightly built a solid reputation by responding perfectly to the needs and expectations of today’s value seeker in the world of gastronomy. Here, it is not just about good food, top products and an über-professional service. The location and cuisine of Chef Sang-Hoon Degeimbre guarantee an exquisite experience. Would you like to know more? Then please continue reading. It only gets better. 🙂 Continue Reading

Smoked scallops with mushrooms and miso

Yes! Sunshine, balmy air and more longer days. Summer is back and we can wipe the dust off our BBQ. While the meat is absorbing the marinade and when the salads are ready, it’s time for a light snack or a starter. We choose smoked scallops with mushrooms and miso.
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Fong Mei, Antwerp

We decided last minute to grab the late-night movie of 10pm today, which meant that we quickly had to find a place to have a nice meal before. Fong Mei is located in the Antwerp Chinatown, close to the movie theater. They have the best dim sum in the city, which is the most important reason to go there of course.
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