Hiyel Thoughts

6.5.09

If you drink enough Diet Coke, you'll start to believe that it's the real Coke... that is, until you taste the real Coke again.

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18.3.09

Indonesians in the Netherlands become experts in Chinese restaurants.

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11.3.09

A depressed investment during the economic crisis is not unlike a wine vinegar reduction. It has the potency to produce rich sauce. Now, you may take two tablespoons out of the sauce, but you shouldn't take two teaspoons out of the reduction.

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6.3.09

You can tell a restaurant's class by how your jacket is treated:

**** :   The restaurant takes care of the jacket.
 *** :   You hang it on the hooks provided.
  ** :   You place it behind you, on your seat.
   * :   You eat while wearing your jacket.

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21.2.09

It's no wonder why seafood tastes good. They spend entire lives being marinated.

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27.8.08

Vegetarian menu, to me, is similar to an unfamiliar sport in the Olympics: an enjoyable show throughout, yet often lacks the memorable performance of a star.

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17.12.07

Never cook a recipe which you have no idea what the end product tastes like.

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23.10.07

A person with some cooking experience can replicate any dish from a 20 restaurant, given effort and access to ingredients. Beyond that he/she needs skills.

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16.10.07

Nothing energizes you in the morning like a hotel breakfast.

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5.3.07

Good coffee should affect your awareness, heart rate, and bowel movements.

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15.11.06

Estimate your consumption rate per minute, times the duration of film, and you get the minimum amount of popcorn for a movie. Even though you might be left with excess popcorn, you should not risk any possible disruption to the flow of popcorn.

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3.7.06

Never eat steaks in moderation. That misses the whole idea.

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22.1.06

Can you win with fusion food? If it fails, it is a horrible mess; if it's successful, it is soon adopted and ceases to be fusion food.

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6.9.05

Mix all Indonesian food in a pot, and its color is yellow.

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19.7.05

Haring without onions is like A Cappella; there is much greater risk, but when it's done right, it's fulfilling.

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