La Source : Cooking for a Cause

By Tsz on September 19, 2011

Boulette

Sometimes it's easy to lose track of the big picture. Being a freelance designer, I find myself stressed on a day-to-day basis in trying to complete enough projects to get by. In a sense, I'm living the life of a starving artist—sort of, as I have managed to eat pretty well in spite of it all. ...

Read More...

Come Fly With Me : Cooking an Underground Dinner

By Tsz on August 11, 2011

Come Fly With Me: Cantonese "Carbonara"

Recently, I was presented with a dream dinner project by my friend. The challenge was to create and cook a 5-course, innovative Cantonese dinner for 8 that features sous vide techniques. Innovation was emphasized as a number of the diners were the owner and staff from a prominent Chinese restaurant in the SGV area so ...

Read More...

Catering for the Hypersthene Group

By Tsz on October 21, 2010

Catering for Hypersthene Group

This past week, Yulree and I were cooking once again, this time for the launch party of the Hypersthene Group. It’s a company committed in bringing together diverse social circles by providing avenues and events—the brain child of the lovely Mini and Jueun. We were given free reins, but with the challenge of serving in a ...

Read More...

An Announcement…

By Tsz on August 10, 2010

Tsz & Yulree

Gastrophoria is in the middle of a transformation! Back in March, I first got an addicting taste of cooking on a large scale when joining up with my friend Yulree to cater my old classmate’s 25th birthday bash. Looking back, it was crazy that we, with the help of 2 friends, were able to pull off ...

Read More...

How I Came to Roast 50 lbs of Pork Bellies for 200 People

By Tsz on April 7, 2010

Catering

A few weeks ago, an old classmate emailed me out of the blue, asking if I catered (I didn’t) and would be interested in cooking for her 25th birthday bash. Chalking it up to ignorance (as they say, ignorance is bliss), I replied immediately and told her while I had never catered, I was up ...

Read More...