Archive for December, 2008

Best Restaurants of 2008

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

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As the last post of this year, we thought a round up of our […]

Spinach Artichoke Spread

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

We just came back from Maryland and our fridge is pretty empty. What could we make for lunch for Lon’s family? Lon picked up some chicken but I wanted some simple sides, and using just what we had at home, we got this great Spinach Artichoke Spread. This variation feels much lighter than the standard […]

Jade Asian Restaurant – Banquet Style

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

We’ve posted about Jade Asian Restaurant Jade Asian Restaurant before, recommending the dim sum, but rating the dinner rather low. It’s only fair to report that our most recent visit (dinner) was an improvement. It was a banquet in honor of Rebecca’s (our cousin’s baby) first birthday and the food was very good.
We started with […]

Know Your Tomatoes

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

If you know what a Marvel Stripe and a Dr. Carolyn are, then you’re better than me. For those of you who don’t, you need to have a look at the Tomatoes picture reference page, hosted by D. Landreth Seed Company. Amazingly they have been selling seeds since 1784.
By the way, if you’re […]

Mango Smoothie

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Remember the other day when we made the Coconut Mango Rice? Well, we had several mangoes left over, chilling out in our fridge (since we were away).


Monday, December 29, 2008

Yumiko brought a bag of Cheeza from Japan. The Camembert flavored crackers are so good, but not available here (to my knowledge), and really taste like Camembert. I ate some of them with black grapes and they were fabulous.
How come our (in the US) cheese crackers are almost always cheddar? There are so many great […]

Seven Seas Chinese Restaurant

Monday, December 29, 2008

For our last evening in Maryland, we gathered for a big Chinese banquet at Seven Seas Chinese Restaurant Seven Seas Chinese Restaurant, where we had our own room for our party of 20.
We started with a set of cold appetizers, which were impressively presented. The first was Abalone, tossed in some spicy oil. This […]

Moby Dick’s House of Kabob

Sunday, December 28, 2008

My cousins in Maryland like a fast food chain called Moby Dick’s Moby Dick’s, so a crowd of us went for an early lunch on Saturday. I’m impressed that the suburbs have Persian fast food, but does it still qualify if they are really really slow?
I tasted some of my cousins hummus, which was pretty […]

Patisserie Poupon

Sunday, December 28, 2008

After touring the Baltimore Aquarium, my dad spotted a tall narrow building and wanted to know what it was. Lon guessed that it was a shot tower and turned out to be right (the Phoenix Shot Tower to be precise). As we drove over to take a clsoer look, my brother spotted Patisserie Poupon Patisserie […]

Baltimore Trip – Lexington Market

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Recently we watched an episode of “Road Tasted with the Neelys”. It seems Food Network is truly scraping the bottom of the food world barrel; not that Pat & Gina aren’t wonderful, but to re-use them twice on two new shows is odd—to me. And the real trouble is that they were sent […]