Last night, in anticipation of today’s holiday, I suggested to my wife that we should have an early dinner so we could drop by Excapade for salmon sashimi and fried salmon skin. That part about having dinner early was OK but I made the mistake of a quick nap only to wake up this morning at 6 am!! Having slept 11 hours didn’t leave me feeling all that rested as I’m used to staying up late enjoying the best remaining hours of the day.
© Jan Shim Photography
I discovered the word brunch as early as primary school but I only discovered just how simply delicious fried yam are two years ago when I was with my client Pehin Lau at his farm house in Labi. During tea, we were served farm fresh yam from his garden and was introduced to the way they’re supposed to be eaten—dipped in light soy sauce and a helping of finely chopped garlic—the combination of saltiness and garlic tang gave the shallow fried yam a much needed flavour.