Your Local

wpid-20151122_111611.jpgIt’s been a month since I returned to the corporate world as a chef at a large food conglomerate.  I have always been an advocate of  the slow food movement and constantly preach about the farm-to-table philosophy.  Today I visited my former students Nico Junio and Mariel Agraan at a hipster restaurant  called Your Local.  I sat by the bar and watched them prepare the orders.  I missed the line! I missed cooking like that! wpid-20151122_113038.jpg         

Torched Salmon Donburi – must try!!

Nico reminded me of my advocacy  to support the farmers and use local ingredients. It has been an internal struggle ever since I left the academe and started corporate work, but I try to focus on the bigger picture of food security by learning about the food manufacturing industry. In my dilemma, I found comfort in the restaurant’s food and was inspired by the very creative menu.  Coffee from Yardstick next door was also excellent! wpid-20151122_113257.jpg

Chorizo burger on a squid ink bun with truffle frieswpid-20151122_120014-1.jpg

Nasi Lemakwpid-20151122_120115-1.jpg
Beef rendang with heirloom rice


About Pam

Teacher, cook, foodie, wanderlust
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7 Responses to Your Local

  1. That food looks wonderful! Compliments to the chefs … and to their teacher!

  2. Looks great! Will try this during the Thanksgiving break!

  3. a squid ink bun?? who knew. great post, i love food and foodie culture. 🙂

  4. improvartz says:

    I’m with Shellie! Before I read the caption, I thought it was charcoal bread. I haven’t heard of squid ink bun before either! 🙂 Now, it looks more yummy!

  5. Matthew says:

    The burger looks so tempting lol.
    I choose you for the One Lovely Blog Award! Here is the link for the rules if you wish to do this:

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