Sep 142012

What do I mean when I say “intensity” in praise of this dish or that restaurant?

Here is an example – the Gong Bao Chicken from Chinatown Seafood:

And please see below. This is the same dish afterwards – look at all that dried chili! It was intense – not just about the chili, but that was a key part in making this a special dish for me.

Intensity -the absolute necessity of creating a dish that does not waste the cook’s time or that the customer.

This is why I love Singapore.