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Go Pig Or Go Home People’s Choice Winner with Gabriel Medina August 2013
Gabriel Medina holding the Go Pig Or Go Home People’s Choice trophy Photo courtesy of Love Lee Photography
Gabriel Medina article Best Chef You Haven't Heard Of August 2013 Michelada
Michelada encapsulated Gulf oyster with local tomatoes made into juice, habañero infused tapioca pearls, fresh wasabi and yuzu tobiko Photo by Jodie Eisenhardt
Best Chef You Haven't Heard of, Gabriel Medina of Soma Sushi August 2013 Coffee Crusted TX Akaushi
Coffee Crusted TX Akaushi: Shaved greens and pickled vegetables with beet and port reduction Photo by © Julie Soefer
Best Chef You Haven't Heard of, Gabriel Medina of Soma Sushi August 2013 Tsukemen
Tsukemen: Dipping noodle ramen made from a rich pork broth Photo by © Julie Soefer
Gabriel Medina article Best Chef You Haven't Heard Of August 2013 Hamachi
Medina's watermelon hamachi, scallop, cucumber, fennel, mustard and goat milk queso fresco Photo by Jodie Eisenhardt
Best Chef You Haven't Heard of, Gabriel Medina of Soma Sushi August 2013 Hamachi Yuzu Ceviche
Hamachi Yuzu Ceviche made with leche de tigre, queso fresco, avocado and cilantro Photo by © Julie Soefer
Best Chef You Haven't Heard of, Gabriel Medina of Soma Sushi August 2013 Choclolate Cremuex
Choclolate Cremuex: Chocolate cake salted white chocolate feulletine and served with raspberry-milk chocolate foam Photo by © Julie Soefer