Archive for June, 2009

Blanched Romaine with Garlicky Oyster Sauce

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

You may be thinking, cooked romaine? Yes! Trust me, or more trust my mom, who I think is the most fabulous self-taught chef ever. I was a little skeptical when she told me about this dish, but she told me that she makes it all the time. It’s an easy and unique recipe, definitely a […]

Kelly’s Lion’s Head Casserole

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Lion’s Head Casserole is a traditional pork meatball dish that every Chinese kid is familiar with. It’s definitely Chinese comfort food. There are so many variations of this recipe out there from different regions and just varying family tradition. Most use some sort of filler, bread, breadcrumbs, or tofu, but my mom’s version doesn’t. She […]

Paris Baguette

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

After the unsatisfying dinner at Mulan, I thought we could just fill up on a bigger dessert. Dowstairs at Queens Crossing, there’s a Korean bakery called
Paris Baguette 136-20 38th Avenue, New York, NY 11354. The display case of pretty cakes was already empty, but there were many breads and doughnuts left.
The […]


Monday, June 22, 2009

Mulan 136-17 39th Avenue, New York, NY 11354, a restaurant on the second floor of the fancy new mini-mall, Queens Crossing, describes themselves as Modern Asian Cuisine. The decor, very white with some waterfalls, feels rather Miami, and the over-sized bottle of Hewitt Cabernet Sauvignon and Fiji water perched on each table […]


Monday, June 22, 2009

Lon and I both think Tamarind is just awesome. It’s a super unique fruit that tastes like a blend of dried fruits, but it’s not dried or processed in any way. That’s how it arrives to us, straight from mother nature. There are two kinds, Sweet Tamarind and Sour Tamarind. Both are sweet and tangy, […]

Fiesta Egg Roll

Sunday, June 21, 2009

For our Reader’s Choice: Egg Roll, you voted and the Black Bean Burrito Roll won. I changed the name but it’s basically the same concept. It has a couple of different components, so feel free to just use parts of this recipe. The Chipotle Rice that Lon made, is a nice side dish with some […]

Ceci Cela

Saturday, June 20, 2009

When I planned out my visit to La Colombe Torrefaction, a croissant was also on the agenda. A few reviews mentioned that they sourced wonderful croissants from
Ceci Cela 55 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012, but when Lily and I got there Friday afternoon at 2pm, they were out already. I […]

La Colombe Torrefaction

Saturday, June 20, 2009

This post signifies the start of a new section at Foodmayhem, called Weekend Shout Out! I learn so much from other food blogs so each week, we’re going to feature a post from another blog that I loved.

I’ve had
La Colombe Torrefaction 319 Church Street, New York, NY 10013 on “my list” […]

Sushi Yasuda #31

Friday, June 19, 2009

Sorry about the horrible pictures this time. These are the worst ever on our point-and-shoot, but Sushi Yasuda remains as good as always. I tried Abalone Guts which is cut into pieces and placed on a shiso leaf (then on the sushi rice and wrapped in seaweed). It was a bit like little snails and […]

My Herb Garden

Friday, June 19, 2009

I can’t express how happy I am about my herb garden. We previously thought that we couldn’t grow anything because we only get one to two hours of sun in our backyard. (We’re in Manhattan and it’s in between giant buildings that block the sun.) We tried a few times before and failed. Our little […]