David Tang

David has worked professionally in the Food & Beverage industry for over 7 years as the head of marketing & development in an international hospitality group. At the moment he's enthralled with skin-contact wines (try them if you haven't) otherwise David will be in a kitchen recreating & experimenting with both celebrated and contemporary dishes whilst curbing his addiction for sneakers and Japanese chefs knives.

 
Author Archive
 
 
 
Japanese
 

Kid Kyoto – the EP

At the start of the year, we visited Kid Kyoto when it was led from the kitchen by Seb Gee with a menu that was fun and full of flavour.  As the industry goes — chefs move onto new ventures, which makes room for othe...
 
Japanese
 

Kid Kyoto

Japan has always been a place of wonder and excitement for me. A few years back in Osaka, I got lost while wandering around in some back streets and ended up having a long night of sake and charcoal grilled offal (think ox hear...

 
Australia / NSW / South Coast
 

Narooma – The Pearl of the South Coast

Well it looks like it’s been over 3 years since I put up a post (sorry Jen!) In that time I’ve worked around Australia, New Zealand & Asia spending many late nights opening up more restaurants, cafes and bars th...
 
American
 
souffle; burger; fried chicken; chicken and waffles
souffle; burger; fried chicken; chicken and waffles
souffle; burger; fried chicken; chicken and waffles

Rupert and Ruby – Icon Park Darlinghurst

The future of the hospitality/food and beverage industry isn’t exactly full of sunshine and flowers. With the recent increase in hospitality wages, new laws for lock outs, rising food costs and a myriad of other things – it’s b...
 
Bar
 

Whole Roasted Pork Belly at Four in Hand, Paddington

Gerascophobia is the clinical phobia of growing old or aging and whilst its effect on me may not have been “legit” – back when I was 27 or so, the thought of turning 30 scared the shit out of me. Looking back now I’m not ...

 
Australia / ACT
 
truffle; canberra; farm
truffle; canberra; farm
truffle; canberra; farm

Truffle Hunt and Cook at Ruffles Estate, Mt Majura

Most food lovers would have had a similar experience to me – there would have been a time, a place and something you ate that completely shifted your views on what food was and how good it could be. For me the time was in late ...
 
 
Bar
 
beef cheek, beef, polenta
beef cheek, beef, polenta
beef cheek, beef, polenta

The Botanist – Kirribilli

Sydney is rife with astounding venues, new ones opening up every month almost. So if I’m looking for a place to grab a drink and some good food with my friends I’ll generally head towards the CBD or Surry Hills. Pretty much the...

 
Recipes
 
cachaca; caipirinha; pitu, lime, sugar, cocktail
cachaca; caipirinha; pitu, lime, sugar, cocktail
cachaca; caipirinha; pitu, lime, sugar, cocktail

Caipirinha – the only thing you should be drinking during World Cup 2014

I have a very serious condition. Every 4 years I come down with a debilitating disease…it takes over my life and I cannot concentrate on anything – that disease is more formally known as World Cup Fever!! I love tha...
 
The Americas / USA
 

Eating around Chicago – Part 1

So you’ve done New York, Las Vegas, San Fran and you’ve seen enough of LA every time you fly in and out of the states. Where do you go next? The city that should be on everyone’s “must see” list that gets relegated to the “next...
 
Breakfast
 
cookies, baked, cakes
cookies, baked, cakes
cookies, baked, cakes

West Juliett, Marrickville

We are very lucky people here in Australia. We have some of the best beaches, clean air and most importantly some of the best cafes in the world. As part of my day job I get around a lot and eat; but I also find myself entertai...