Showing posts with label Chowzter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chowzter. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Taking a look at Cork City cuisine!

Fresh from the farm and sea in Ireland’s largest county
Hederman Smoked Salmon
Cork city, capital of Ireland’s largest county (County Cork), has more than 1,000 kilometers of coastline to the south and productive farmland to the east, north and west. Big or small, farmers and fishermen play an important role in the area’s  cuisine.
Here, on a slide show by Chowzter, the international food APP, are some of the finest examples of Cork cuisine. Click here for a tasty treat!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

#50BestTalks The future of American dining: US gastronomy in a global context...

The World's 50 Best Restaurants

Top chefs and restaurateurs including Mario Batali, April Bloomfield, Daniel Humm and Massimo Bottura debated the future of American dining at The World's 50 Best Restaurants' first ever #50BestTalks event in New York on Saturday 11th October 2014. Here they share some of their thoughts on America's gastronomic identity, the country's culinary history and changes in the dining scene. (Video by MoFilm)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Chowzter: amazing tips for foodies around the world.

Chowzter: amazing tips for foodies around the world
Marta in Barcelona
Let me tell you about Chowzter or, better still, let them tell you themselves:

Chowzter is committed to finding the tastiest fast feasts on earth each year.

In the process we hope to provide amazing tips to foodies around the world about where to get delicious fast feasts of the highest quality at a good price anytime and anywhere.

We are seeking Fast Feasts which should not be confused with historical notions of unhealthy fast food. Chowzter is committed to fresh ingredients, prepared at the moment of consumption. 

We seek out and support the local independent food purveyor and locally sourced ingredients.

We encourage healthy eating and over time will incorporate this theme more overtly into our portfolio highlighting fresh ingredients and the use of vegetables wherever possible.

We welcome input from the community as we seek to balance the delights of fast feasting with the challenges of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 

London's Niamh

So how does it work? Easy. Are you off to Barcelona anytime soon? Wondering where to eat?  Just go to Chowzter, open the Europe tab, then Spain, then Barcelona where local guide Marta has the best dishes, and more, lined up for you.

So you're going to Brazil for the World Cup. Lucky you. But do you know where to eat? Why not check out the local Chief Chowzters at Rio and San Paulo. In North America you'll be spoiled for choice as dozens of cities are covered. Good coverage too in Asia and some in Africa.

Nearer home, there are no less than eight British cities covered, including London, which is covered by Niamh Shields, better known to many of you as @eatlikeagirl. Roman journalist Veruska Anconitano (not too happy after yesterday's hammering by Juventus) covers Dublin and tweets as @laCuochina while the Cork chief is none other than yours truly. See my current Cork listing here. Isaac's are tops at the moment, closely followed by Pier 26, Serendipity, Fenn's Quay, Barnabrow, Nash 19, Cafe Gusto and more!
Contact Chowzter at

Friday, March 8, 2013

World's best hotdog in Cork?

Chowzter is looking for nominations for world's best hotdogs. This can include any encased meats including but not limited to hotdogs, sausages, chorizo, frankfurts, etc. No chains!

Who makes the best one locally? Cork City and County, even Munster. Is it in a restaurant or at a street cart?

Send a few juicy details of your favourite to me at and I will put them into the Chowzter mix.

Some suggestions from across the world!

Mijune Pak 

It's not "the best", but it's iconic and one of Vancouver's "claim to fame" foods. The Japadog (Japanese inspired hot dog). 
Kurobuta Terimayo Japadog

I don't know if this is too "white tablecloth" for the site, but Diva at The Met in Vancouver has a $17 Diva Corn Dog made of sweetbread, bone marrow, truffle and foie gras.

I nominate the tokebi hotdog in Korea. It is a breaded and double fried hotdog encrusted with crinkled French fries.

For something different there's a great hot dog place in Iceland 

If you're ever in Bristol, try Grillstock's "hog dog" - handmade hot dogs with pit smoked pulled pork, fry sauce and jalapeños - amazing!

in Italy, in Milan, the best "hot dog" is "Mangiari di strada", a typical hot dog with Meraner Siebenforcher, sauerkraut and mustard.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Fatty Wangs – best for salted jackass!

Fatty Wangs – best for salted jackass!

A[Cock by CorkBilly
Chief Chowzter

Just to let you guys know – I’ve got a brand new hangout on the net. No, it’s not Fatty Wangs. It’s a new up and coming foodie app called Chowzter and its aim is to provide the punter with a regularly updated list of the best dishes in the area. Chains and chandeliers are ruled out but that leaves a lot of good food in between. 

Chowzter is just taking its first steps but already regions such as North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa are represented. Europe is possibly under-represented at the moment but still cities from Brighton to Seville are covered and so too is Cork (where I come into the picture).

Chowzter is committed to finding the tastiest food item on earth each year. “We seek out and support the local independent food purveyor and locally sourced ingredients.” Read the short mission statement here

While we are waiting for the full lift-off, Chowzter has been having some fun with its bloggers. Latest team effort has been an attempt to find the best sandwich in the world. There have been nominations from all over: Train Wreck Po Boy from Philly, the Hire Katsu Sando from Tokyo, the Vietnamese Sandwich from Saigon, the Choripán from Argentina, theKoKoreç from Istanbul. And then that Donkey sandwich from Beijing!

I’ll let Lillian Chou explain:

“I'm in Palawan now but back in Beijing tomorrow and will say the Shanxi ‘roujiamo’ which is available all over Beijing as a locally made bread that is stuffed with slow braised fatty pork shoulder that’s hand chopped while cooking liquid is slowly ladled onto the meat to keep it moist, then fresh green pepper (sweet) and cilantro is mixed in and it goes into the bun. In some restos, you can order extra fatty or regular lean.

Another option which is simply stunning is the Donkey sandwich. Yes, sliced salted jackass is piled on a crisp handmade bun that's been split open and piled with cilantro. The result is something like a corned beef because it's either room temp or slightly warm and the biggest surprise that's delish. The best shop is Fatty Wang's.”

So there you go! Might not be able to get you a Donkey Sandwich here, though the way things are going, better never say never. But we’ll do our best to bring you the best dishes locally.