Grazing Asia, a collaboration of four food bloggers from different Asian backgrounds, launched in June 2011 at the test kitchens of Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Restaurant. May (Slow Food Kitchen), Mimi (Meemalee's Kitchen), Uyen (Love Leluu) and I have joined forces to start Grazing Asia, a new supper club concept in London.
For our first gig, we were joined by Jamie's website editor Danny McCubbin, Joe Gray (Fifteen Graduate), Jai and Emma (Fifteen Apprentices) who helped us greatly and without them we could not have raised £1,290 for the Jamie Oliver Foundation.
For our launch event, we all cooked one dish from our specialist cuisines as follows:
Tuna Tataki (Seared Tuna) with Japanese Yuzu Ponzu and Sesame Dressing
By The London Foodie
Spicy Burmese Fishball Salad aka Nga-pè Thoh(k)
By Meemalee’s Kitchen
Baked Crispy Pork Belly with Banh Cuon, Pickled and Fried Shallots with Vietnamese Cured Ham, Thai Basil and Coriander
Malaysian Curry Laksa
By Slow Food Kitchen
Green Tea Panna Cotta with Summer Berries
A big thanks to all our food and wine sponsors:
Wai Yee Hong Supermarket (and thanks for the beautiful crockery too!)
Fin & Flounder
Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen
A very special Thanks to Paul Winch-Furness who kindly photographed the event waiving his entire fee to support us and the Jamie Oliver Foundation. Unless otherwise stated, all photographs in this post are Paul's. Paul is one of the best food photographers in the UK, and you can see more of his stunning photography on his website here.
Our first event was by invitation only - I would like to thank everyone who turned up on the day for their kind support and donations. All future Grazing Asia events will be open to the public - to learn more, follow us on Twitter (@grazingasia) or join our mailing list at www.grazingasia.com.
You can read some of the excellent write-ups of our launch event at:
The Skinny Bib