Mission Chinese Food in San Francisco – unscheinbarer Laden mit furiosem Konzept!

Da ich für ein paar Tage im Mission District von San Francisco verweilte, lag fast nichts näher als ein Besuch bei Mission Chinese Food. Dieses unscheinbare Lokal, das man als Laie anhand seines “getarnten” Äusseren beim Vorbeilaufen kaum identifizieren könnte (Es trägt nämlich den Namen des Vorgänger-Restaurants Lung Shan – ich bin selbst mehrmals daran vorbei gelaufen), hat sich in den letzten 3 Jahren zu einem Phänomen entwickelt. Gestartet als Pop-Up Restaurant Projekt von Danny Bowien und Anthony Myint, hat es sich – laut eines bekannten Kochmagazins – bis unter die Top 10 der wichtigsten Restaurants Amerikas gemausert. Read the rest of this entry »

Some more wines tasted in the Jura

View from the village of Château-Chalon

After that memorable tasting on friday evening we didn’t take much of a break on saturday and went on with a few more bottles. This time we also seized the opportunity for exploring the Jura wine world and with our local hero Didier we probably had the best guide one could get. He calls this region his home and is a great ambassador for the local wines which, as you might know, are packed with character and are probably the opposites of mainstream stereotypes. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: France,Winery Visits

I ate up Momofuku Ssäm Bar!

Well, that’s obviously an exaggeration.


But during my stay in the city I at least had lunch or late lunch there 3 times and had quite a share of the menu. This adds up with all my previous visits at Ssäm Bar and Noodle Bar during my last trips. And I have to confess: I am still a fan of David Chang’s creative fusion food that is so full of sense. Unfortunately I’ve never been able to eat at Momofuku Ko, which is the fine dining restaurant. But for now here’s what I ate at Ssäm bar:

shigoku oysters (can) – kimchi. Beautiful, refreshing, stimulating, even provocative? This simple oyster shows how right fusion food can be when someone gives it Read the rest of this entry »


Much more than Orlando’s Disneyland, I love New York’s Momofuku-land. As a matter of fact, rising chef David Chang has built up his small empire of restaurants in New York’s East Village and although I’ve only been to 2 of the 3 places opened, I became a big fan of his ideas. And I’m convinced that the remaining third restaurant which is the fine dining place Momofuku Ko wouldn’t disappoint me either since it should represent the continuation or the total refinement of his collected ideas. I hope I can make it there one day. On the other hand his 2 regular places are delicious enough and already transport Changs creativity!

End of lunchtime at Momofuku Ssäm Bar Read the rest of this entry »