Squid Ink Ricotta Gnocchi

Squid Ink Ricotta Gnocchi

Nothing beats the texture of ricotta gnocchi and the salty sea taste of squid ink risotto. I was developing dishes for my friend Mayur Subbarao’s birthday in 2009 and since it...

Soy and Beer Marinated Ribs with Kabocha Mash

Soy and Beer Marinated Ribs with Kabocha Mash

Ribs. Fuck Yeah. I wanted to incorporate the beer kindly provided by Asahi for Loving Day into as many of the dishes as possible, like braising the bunnies in the Asahi Kuronama. ...

Lamb Pâté with Shiso Jelly

Lamb Pâté with Shiso Jelly

We partnered with Apple Pond Farms for the May Day lamb dinner and received some lamb liver, in addition to the belly, shoulders and head. Shiso is often called Japanese mint, so t...

Grilled Chicken Hearts, Yakitori-style

Grilled Chicken Hearts, Yakitori-style

While many people are familiar with the word Yakitori, what they might not know is that not only does Yakitori refer specifically to chicken but also that Yakitori shops are the Ja...

Wasabi Deviled Eggs

Wasabi Deviled Eggs

In May of 2009, Hapa Kitchen did a dinner on the Queens County Farm Museum property. While it was meant to be a lamb-centric dinner, the farm had amazing eggs that we just had to f...

Menus


Mayur’s Black Birthday

This menu was served on the birthday of my good friend/then-roommate Mayur Subbarao: Oyster with Black Vinegar Mignonette Spicy Black Pancakes with Crème Fraiche and Caviar Squid-...

Eat Your Heart Out

I created this menu in January 2010 for a post-Valentine’s dinner—I’d been chatting with Tom Mylan and the boys over at the Meat Hook and was interested in working with o...

May Day at Queens County Farm Museum

This was the menu for Hapa Kitchen’s very first event: a spring lamb dinner sponsored by Apple Pond Farm and hosted at the Queens County Farm Museum. While not terribly cohesive,...

Press


We Heart Japan Benefit in Philadelphia

Some press for the March 28, 2011 We Heart Japan Benefit in Philadelphia: citypaper: “The March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan spurred Moorman to do more tha...

Food(ography) with Mo Rocca

I’ve been a judge for a few of the Takedowns that Matt Timms runs in Brooklyn, but when he asked me if I wanted to participate in his Trash Can Smoker Takedown on the new Coo...

ARASK Alinea-Per Se Dinner in Time Out Chicago

Aping Achatz: “A crew of renegade chefs from Brooklyn will re-create the legendary $1,500 Alinea–Per Se dinner in Chicago this weekend—for $300 a head. Can they pull it o...


Events

  • Hapa Kitchen Thanksgiving in Tokyo
    Hapa Kitchen Thanksgiving in Tokyo

    While I was based out of Tokyo for a few months in late 2009, Famous Original Jackie and her fiancé Jeff came to visit, and so we decided to throw a Hapa-style Thanksgiving dinner...

  • A Razor, A Shiny Knife
    A Razor, A Shiny Knife

    These were a series of dinners recreating the famous Thomas Keller/Grant Achatz 22-course dinners with the supper club A Razor, A Shiny Knife that traveled across the country from ...

  • Hapa Kitchen May Day
    Hapa Kitchen May Day

    Hapa Kitchen’s first dinner was hosted by the Queens County Farm Museum, the only working farm in all of New York City. We partnered with Apple Pond Farm to highlight the delicio...

Nota Bene

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- Akiko