Archive for November, 2008

Pork and Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I’ve been seeing Lettuce Wraps grow in popularity at Chinese restaurants, now often served as a dish at banquets. We had a Clam filled Lettuce Wrap at our rehearsal dinner and a Shrimp and Pork filled one at Peking Duck Forest. The filling ideas are endless but based on what we had at home, I […]

Sushi Yasuda #25

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sushi Yasuda is still keeping us on our toes, with two new pieces this time.
The Yari Squid is actually the same species as the one they always have, but right now they have one from Japan. The texture is a lot creamier, melting in your mouth, literally coating your tongue. The flavor is the same.

We’ve […]

Thanksgiving 2008 Series: Cranberry Cabbage Slaw

Monday, November 17, 2008

Some people love Cole Slaw and some people hate it. I used to hate it as a kid because the ones I had tried were overly dressed and soggy, like cabbage sitting in mayo soup. I didn’t have a good one till some time during college but now I’m a fan, well sometimes. If your […]

White vs. Black Pepper

Monday, November 17, 2008

AskRedditFood: Does anyone find they prefer white over black pepper or vice versa?
Perhaps it helps to consider an analogy of red vs. green bell pepper. They are the same exact item, in different stages of ripeness. And although they are the same berry (peppers are in the berry family), they taste quite different. […]

Top Chef Run Down

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Last season we waited until Episode 7 of Top Chef before we made any commentary. However, we enjoy the show, despite it’s numerous flaws. Several of the chefs have gone on to interesting careers including Hung and Harold. This year, Kasi recommended us posting some predictions and early thoughts.
Spoilers Ahead…
After only the […]

Brunch at Cafe Brama

Sunday, November 16, 2008

We’ve talked about Cafe Brama before, a place where I have enjoyed smoothies, dessert crepes, and cappuccinos. This was our first visit for a meal and I really really wanted to love it, but I left severely disappointed. We were with our friends, Steve and Yael, and now I’m embarrassed that we recommended this place. […]

Curry Shrimp Scrambled Eggs

Saturday, November 15, 2008

This morning I smelled some bacon cooking down the hall and knew I had to have a savory breakfast. However, our fridge just wasn’t complying with me, there was not much to work with except two big containers of strawberries; but as I said, my heart was set on savory. Down to the […]

20 Unhealthiest Drinks

Friday, November 14, 2008

MSN Health is running an interesting article listing the Top-20 Most Unhealthy Drinks. Starting out the list includes Vitamin Water as the “Worst Healthy Drink” and Sunkist as “Worst Soda”. Later in the list includes a Jamba Juice drink with over 1,110 calories.
Topping the list is a drink with over 2,300 calories. […]

Chicken Stuffed Carnival Squash

Friday, November 14, 2008

With all the different squashes in the farmer’s market, it’s a bit overwhelming. But fear not, just try them. It’s fun. Carnival Squash is not one I’m familiar with but I dared to write a recipe for it anyway. (If it doesn’t work-out, you’ll never see this.)
For some reason, I’m very dissatisfied with the idea […]

Thanksgiving 2008 Series: Pumpkin Lasagna

Friday, November 14, 2008

As I mentioned, I’ll be working on recipes for you to use this Thanksgiving. This one is not one of your grandma’s recipes. It may seem a little out there and I won’t lie, I was nervous making it, thinking, what if this is crap? I don’t know where this idea even came from. Ideas […]