Erik Sun is a freedive spearfisher, hunter, and chef/owner of San Francisco restaurants - Oxblood (Asian BBQ), Oxblood Noodle, and The Hunted. A native of Los Angeles, Erik was drawn to San Francisco for its vibrant restaurant scene and its ethos of valuing farm to table. Prior to creating restaurants, he owned a South African spearfishing company that captured over 10 spearfishing world records. During this time he discovered the need to connect the prize with food and the whole process from nature through the entire meal. Respecting the animal and the ingredients is very much at the heart of Erik’s cooking and overall philosophy about food. He is the Chairman of Zabuton Restaurant Group, a restaurant and food investment group. And an owner in downtown Los Angeles Restaurants Bestia and Bavel.
I spoke with a chef who worked at the world famous faviken restaurant and a few other european restaurants on how they age birds along with Eleven Madison Park. Here were the takeaways: -guts in -hung by the feet -few days for small birds. A week or more for ducks -no blanching/no water for feather[…]
Well, I started going with Pursuit Farms in light of the Lockdown. I meant to launch this before last year, but with construction at the restaurant, it wasn’t the right time. They wrote about it here: https://furthermore.equinox.com/articles/2018/06/allbirds-keep-priorities-in-check https://www.outsideonline.com/2411888/home-cooking-ingredients-upgrade But I really started this about 5 weeks ago though we’ve been supplying restaurants for a bit[…]
Harvard to move out all students within 5 days. some of the best doctors and minds in the world. No, it’s not just the flu. -Received information from my cousin who’s a Harvard Med doctor whose colleague was on the CDC calls. – We are severely underprepared. -Numbers underreported. We’re behind by 3-4 weeks even[…]
Personally I hate going to the doctor, to the dentist, and even get a haircut. But in times like these, I think that there are few more important things than our health – not just my health or my family’s health but the health of our neighbors and fellow citizens of America and of the[…]
I forgot how much I love diving, having lived in Norcal where the diving is cold and far in distance from my house. Mexico, 2018. I’m back Wahoo colors Day 1 me with the capitan
cold noodle w/ cold spicy tendons and hot chili oil two types of chicken broth, 5 types of fermented bean paste,
3 star michelin restaurants… Price to value ratio and taste, Brooklyn Fare tops them all in the US. Along with food execution, you get Truffles Foie a lot of Sashimi Uni Lobster and no stupid fucking supplements! and the pace of the meal is superb.
I’m going to start to write about Korea and Japan trip that happened at the end of October this year (2016). Give me a few days. Here’s a dog I ran across in the country. No, not dinner 🙂
Going back to the city to make more right now!
Ha! Love the title. Got a chance to do a little video with Uproxx, Woven and Coors. Link below: This Chef Takes Sustainable Food Sourcing To A Whole New Level
Hunting is not glamorous. 99% of hunting is not about the kill but really about the Hunt. It’s climbing hills in either very hot or very cold weather. Getting sunburned and windburned, Sprained ankles, thorns, splinters, slipping down mountains and rockpiles -sometimes the elements get you wondering why did I do this again? keeping on the[…]