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Do you want to know Asian cuisine with me?
Discover the shops where you can buy food, books,
cosmetics and much more?

Then join my tours and events!

Cookingwiththehamster is the first reality to organize events and thematic tours on Asia in Milan.


For years I have been collaborating with the major entrepreneurs in the gastronomic sector to make learn about cuisine, history and culture.
Each proposed menu is designed specifically for the occasion
and cannot be replicated.

Everything is designed for a unique experience!


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Korean homemade autumn lunch

4 November 2023

Korean Autumn Homemade Lunch at Family Owned Restaurant Dream.

Menu: hobakjuk (pumpkin porridge), mandu (vegetable dumplings), yubu kimbap, hamul pajeon, japchae, classic fried chicken, yakgwa (homemade biscuits with rice and corn syrup)

Moon Festival
(Mid Autumn Festival)

29 September 2023

Dinner dedicated to the Moon Festival at Xin Fu Ji restaurant.

Menu: hot appetizer (dim sum, fried wontons) and cold appetizer (crushed cucumbers, beef slices stewed with soy, chicken in peanut sauce), golden crispy rice, lamian with special house sauce, rice noodles in broth clay pot (Yunnan specialty), cumin beef, spicy beef soup with vegetables, squid wok, salt and pepper taro dumplings, seasonal Chinese vegetables, mooncake


Japan tour with the Hamster

24 May 2023 - 03 June 2023

Fodd, otaku and beauty themed tour in Japan in collaboration with Watabi.

Visited locations: Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Hakone.

Spring lunch at the izakaya

06 May 2023

Spring lunch at Masayume izakaya.

Menu: potato salad 3.0 (Japanese potato salad, asparagus and mushroom tempura, yolk mayonnaise), the dark side of bao (burned wheat bao, KFC-style fried chicken, chimichurri mayonnaise), wanton shio ramen (chintan shio ramen, fresh noodles, prawn wonton, yuzu oil), this is not your fu**ing mochi (choux pastry, whipped cream, anko, raspberry)


Traditional Korean home cooked lunch

29 April 2023

Korean traditional home cooked lunch at family restaurant Dream.

Menu: pumpkin jeon, kimchi jeon, tteokbokki, tuna kimbap, mandu, japchae, bibimbap, classic and spicy fried chicken, rice cake


Hong Kong lunch

22 April 2023

Hong Kong lunch at the historic restaurant Ta Hua.

Menu: tasting of artisanal dim sum (shao mai, jiaozi, cheung fun, pak choi dumplings, sea bass dumplings, xiaolongbao, duck dumplings), Ta Hua rice, noodles in tausi sauce, salt and pepper prawns, veal with spring onion and ginger, caramelized pork ribs, ice cream mochi



25 March 2023

Omakase made by the master Ichikawa at the restaurant that bears his surname.

Menu: chef's mixed appetizers with fresh ingredients of the day (samurai stick, kakuni tuna, nanbanzuke, kinpira),  gindara with miso-based sauce, sushi and sashimi, desserts (matcha pannacotta with mochi and anko, ojicha ice cream, genmaicha ice cream, dark chocolate cake)


18 March 2023

Omakase made by the master Ichikawa at the restaurant that bears his surname.

Menu: chef's mixed appetizers with fresh ingredients of the day (samurai stick, kakuni tuna, nanbanzuke, kinpira),  gindara with miso-based sauce, sushi and sashimi, desserts (matcha pannacotta with mochi and anko, ojicha ice cream, genmaicha ice cream, dark chocolate cake)


Sichuan dinner

26 February 2023

Sichuan dinner at Miao Chinese Restaurant,

in the heart of NoLo.

Menu: boiled dumplings with spicy sauce, slices of beef with spicy sauce, crusted rice prawns, fire bowl with fried potatoes and bacon, black pepper grilled beef, pork in Sichuan sauce, crusted orange duck, fish sweet and sour squirrel, rice noodles sautéed with vegetables

Chinese New Year

22 January 2023

Dinner for the Chinese New Year 2022 year of the rabbit at the Chinese restaurant Jin Yong, in the heart of Chinatown.

Menu: special Grilled Dumplings, spring Rolls, steamed shrimp dumplings, baozi, hand-pulled noodles with house sauce, sautéed hand-pulled noodles, salt & pepper squid, shrimp with mushroom and bamboo, fire bowl with shrimp, bowl of fire with chinese cabbage, aubergines stuffed with the three treasures, sweets of glutinous rice


Tour in Chinatown with the Hamster
Christmas lunch in Japan

17 December 2022

Tour of Asian shops in Chinatown (bakeries, groceries, housewares and cosmetics).

Izakaya-style lunch at Masayume.

The dishes were made by Filippo Caldarella and the Christmas cake by Daniela Durante.

Sake via Sake company.

Menu: nanban bao (buckwheat bao, nanban-style marinated fried chicken, special tartar sauce), Hokkaido miso ramen (miso tare, double broth, double chashu - belly and cup, corn, spring onion, marinated egg), Christmas cake cream and strawberries


YanBian dinner

9 May 2022

Dinner to discover the YanBian cuisine, typical of the Korean ethnic group in China, at Jindalai restaurant.

Menu: Kimchi jeon, kimchi, bibimbap, rice with spicy bacon and vegetables, buddae jjigae (military base soup), seafood tteokbokki, kebabs (lamb, classic and marinated beef, chicken, mushrooms, cauliflower, sweet potatoes) , glutinous rice pancake with sugar


Tour in Chinatown with the Hamster

3 April 2022

Tour to Asian shops in Chinatown (bakeries, grocery, housewares and cosmetics).

Lunch entirely dedicated to Sichuan cuisine at Xin Fu Ji restaurant.

Menu: veal salad with peanuts, chicken in peanut sauce, homemade Chinese flatbread, mixed dumplings, house crispy rice, sautéed hand-pulled lamian, fire bowl with squid, fire bowl with chicken, cumin beef, spicy green beans, heartless greens, sautéed eggplant

Sponsor: MediHeal


Chinese New Year

13 February 2022

Dinner for the Chinese New Year 2022 year of the tiger at the Chinese restaurant Jin Yong, in the heart of Chinatown.

Menu: Special grilled dumplings, hand-pulled artisanal noodles with house sauce, stuffed eggplant, squid fire bowl, Wenzhou-style rice, spring roll, sautéed water spinach, assorted glutinous rice balls

Sponsor: S'LAB


X-mas dinner

19 December 2021

A Christmas dinner in an izakaya, not in Japan but in Milan, exactly at Masayume.
For the occasion
Chikaya (Marco Munari) has created a special miso ramen dedicated to me.

Menu: edamame, karaage chicken, gyoza, special miso (paitan broth, corn, ajitama, chashu, sautéed vegetables)

Sponsor: Zen Market, Mediheal


Chinese-Italian lunch

12 December 2021

Lunch at Lon Fon, historic restaurant and milestone of Chinese-Italian cuisine in Milan and Italy.

A gastronomic journey through the most popular dishes of this tradition and the best dishes of this family restaurant.

Menu: spring roll, prawn croutons, vegetable fritters, grilled meat dumplings, special water dumplings, steamed prawn dumplings, special "Sam" rice with meat and egg, crispy cockerel, pak choi, fried fruit

Sponsor: Mediheal


Japanese bistro dinner

14 October 2021

Dinner at the bistro / wine shop  Antidoto, discovering the experimental cuisine of Japanese chef Kinuko Matsuda and the wine pairing selected by Luca Dradi.


Menu: takoyaki, gyoza, maki tuna (bluefin tuna, tempura avocado, Japanese mayonnaise sauce, almonds and pistachios, orange, anchovy paste, tobikko, yuzu), maki scampi (flamed raw scampi, tuna roe powder, truffle , ponzu, tempura pumpkin flower, yuzu pulp, cucumber), maki beef (Fassona and Scottona meat, toasted almonds, green sauce, kizami wasabi), oshizushi takana and unagi, mochi ice cream 

Sponsor: Mediheal



13 October 2021

Event organized at the K-beauty Soul4Skin store
on the occasion of the two years

since the opening of the shop.

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Tour in Chinatown with the Hamster

16 October 2021

Tour for Asian shops in Milan (patisseries, food, household and cosmetics).

Lunch at Ginmi to discover the real traditional Korean cuisine- for the occasion the Dalgona Biscuit (from Squid Game) was made.

Menu: hot tofu salad and hwe (48h-aged turbot sashimi), geiuk giapce bokkum (pork in spicy sauce and dumplings), tteok mandu guk (rice dumpling and dumplings soup), banchan of the day with kimchi, yak shik, Dalgona ppop kki

Sponsor: Mediheal


X-mas Korean lunch

19 December 2020

Despite Covid-19 it was possible to make a splendid traditional and authentic lunch in the first Korean restaurant opened in Milan, Ginmi.

Sponsor: Mediheal

Omakase dinner

25 October 2020

A unique and unforgettable dinner created by the master Ichikawa at the restaurant that bears his surname, an essential point of reference in Milan.
A gastronomic journey into authentic
Japanese cuisine with the starred touch of the celebrity chef.

Sponsor: Mediheal

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Tour in Chinatown with the Hamster

10 October 2020

A tour of China Town among its hidden shops for a day of shopping
themed Japan, China and Korea.
Lunch at
Little Lamb to discover
the authentic Chinese hot pot.


Sichuan dinner

26 September 2020

Dinner at Fan Wu restaurant, one of the institutions in Milan for the spicy and
refined cuisine of Sichuan. 
A long gastronomic journey to discover the specialties of the famous Chinese region.

Bento dinner

22 February 2020

Dinner organized in the Japanese historical setting par excellence in Milan,
Tomoyoshi Endo.
For the occasion, chef Kato san has created a special and rich bento to discover all the nuances of the most authentic cuisine
of the Rising Sun.


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Chinese New Year

1 February 2020

Dinner packaged by chef Lampo to discover the flavors of his hometown Chongqing, at  restaurant  Il gusto della nebbia.
An experience made up of original and authentic dishes, made with real spices
traditional products come directly from China.


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