Pastry Chef Rick Billings of Jose Andre’s Think Food Group contacted us to make a mold of Buddha parts to make a dessert that looks like a happy bathing Buddha.
In this case, the whimsical dish is composed of a rose-strawberry flavored gelatin Buddha bathed in lychee foam. The results were so successful, Chef Andre was invited to bring the molds with him for a demonstration when he appeared on the Conan O’Brien show.
From the clip, you can watch as Conan O’Brien is pleasantly surprised by the amount of detail on the Buddha head and face. We at Chicago Culinary Fx are as happy as a bathing Buddha that our molds helped bring a smile to the viewers of the show.