Archive for March, 2010

Haroseth Balls

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The delay in posting was due to technical difficulties. Yes, it’s quite technically impossible to overcome food coma, at least for me. Has anyone found a cure? Passover Seder on Monday night and Tuesday night is the probably cause, but I can’t promise to refrain from this dangerous activity. Isn’t there like a morning after […]

Basic Mei Fun

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Since I don’t have a kitchen, I’ve been spending lots of time in my mom’s kitchen, which explains all the Chinese recipes up recently. Every time we get together to write down one of her recipes, we discuss which one we’ll do next time. As we brainstormed, my mom started thinking we shouldn’t do certain […]


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Behind an unmarked black door,
Tsukushi 300 East 41st Street, New York, NY 10017 feels like a private dining room for Japanese business men. There are no windows, and there are no menus. You are served whatever the chef is making that day. Lon went with his friends a couple weeks back, […]


Friday, March 26, 2010

Sakagura 211 East 43rd Street B-level, New York, NY 10017 has been on my to-go list for a long time, certainly one of the elders and in danger of passing away in that retirement spot. I’ve been curious about going, but not revved up for it. To top it off, it’s across […]

Frozen Dumplings: How to Steam, Boil, and Fry (video)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I grew up with lots and lots of dumplings. Pork, chicken, shrimp, snow pea leaf, spinach, chives, fish, crab, roe, combination of, and many I’m just not thinking of at the moment. Sometimes they are boiled, sometimes steamed, sometimes fried. At times, we would make the dumplings from scratch, dough, filling, and all. But, we […]

Fresh Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Finally! We moved, but it’s not all smooth sailing yet. We’re living out of boxes and we don’t have a kitchen yet. While our perfect kitchen is being built (which we will be talking about soon), I’m going to have to get crafty. I do have many plug-in appliances (rice cooker, toaster oven, panini press, […]

I Like Progress: Soft Pretzels

Monday, March 22, 2010

Check out James’ pretzels.

2010 DIFFA’s Dining by Design: Table Hop & Taste

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) holds a Dining by Design event every year (see our 2009 coverage here). It is a glorious exhibit of dining tables spanning sleek, fabulous, emotive, stark, schematic, thematic, colorful, monochromatic, and inspirational. To top it off, Table Hop & Taste is a 3-hour special, where restaurants set up […]

JP & Family: Wontons

Monday, March 22, 2010

JP, his sister, nephew, and niece make my basic wontons!

Milk & Honey

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Milk & Honey 134 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002 is dark and private, hidden on a gloomy and half-deserted street, even by Lower East Side standards. I was glad I was being hosted by a member ($300 annual membership) because this small narrow place can’t fit many and members get dibs […]