Not Your Mama´s Chicken/Noodle Soup – “Chicken Pho” (Phở Gà)

: : : If you have followed ChefsOpinion for a while, you might be aware of my passion for soups, especially for chicken noodle soup, prepared any-which-way. Without a doubt, the soup featured on this page is by far the best chicken noodle soup I have ever tasted. The combination and the amount used of […]

” Phoenix Claws ” 豉汁凤爪 (Braised Chicken Feet In Fermented Black Bean Sauce)

: : : : JUST GET OVER IT !!!!! : Get over the mental hurdle, that is 🙂 It might take  a little pressure and daunting from your fellow diners for you to try this wonderful snack for the first time. But, if you love chicken skin (who doesn´t  ??? ), this dish is for […]


> > While  Pho comes in many variations and can be served with a plethora of sides, such as finely sliced onions, chili peppers, culantro, lime, bean sprouts, Thai basil, etc, I kept today’s lunch relatively simple but nevertheless very rich and delicious. Preparation was lightning quick, since I had a strong beef stock leftover from yesterday’s […]

FO FO (Faux Pho)

> > I figure,  as long as my soup is made of rich beef or chicken stock, has rice noodles, fish sauce, herbs and other vegetables in it, I can call it a Faux Pho (fake pho) 🙂 Yesterday evening I felt a craving for noodle soup but had no beef or chicken at hand, […]

It is Time to Change “ChefsOpinion”……………..

. . Dear Friends, . The time has finally come to change the format/content of  ChefsOpinion. . For many years,  Chefsopinion  was a reflection of my priorities in life (outside of family and friends, of course) It reflected the love of my profession as a cook, and the lifestyle which resulted from the career I […]

Pork Congee – (猪肉粥) – (Pork Porridge)

: . : : Click here for more  Pork  on  ChefsOpinion : Click here for more  Pig  on  ChefsOpinion : Click here for more  Congee  on  ChefsOpinion : : P.S. There is an extensive article about congee from around the world below the following pictures : : Bon Appétit !   Life is Good ! : […]

Pasta E Fagioli (Pasta Fazool) (Pasta And Beans)

: : Pasta e fagioli , meaning “pasta and beans”, is a traditional Italian soup, (although beansoup with pasta is served the World over, with different beans, different pasta, meats or seafood and vegetables, and of course different local names). Like many other Italian favorites, including pizza and polenta, it started as a peasant dish, being composed of inexpensive ingredients. It is often […]

Suppli al Telefono

> > > Many fans of Italian fried rice balls are a bit unclear about the difference between Arancino and Suppli. I found this explanation online which seems to be very accurate to me and should help to calm down future hot-blooded discussions 🙂 . Excerpt from La Piccola Fontana : “The Sicilian people will be […]

How My Bout With Cancer Made Me Stronger (So Far…..)

> > > April 2018: > The phone is ringing, I pick up, my Otolaryngologist is on the other end. (A bad sign right there – when does your doctor ever call you personally?) This was the conversation: Doctor:                  “Good day, Mr Susser, we received the test results” Me:                        “God afternoon Doctor. Is […]