Archive for July, 2010

Lu Ro Fan (Chopped Pork Belly Rice)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

We’ve been on a Taiwanese kick lately. I think it all started when my mom told me that the food court in Flushing Mall had closed. Taiwanese restaurants are already hard to find and now some of the last little booths standing are forever gone. Where will we get our Stinky Tofu (my family loves […]

Pickled Mustard Green Relish

Sunday, July 25, 2010

If you’re familiar with common Taiwanese lunches, you’re familiar with the relish or topping that comes on nearly every one. With Pork Chop over Rice, Chicken Leg over Rice, Lou Ro Fan (Chopped Pork Rice), or Beef Noodle Soup, you get a nice heaping of Pickled Mustard Green Relish. Still, I never find it to […]

Kids Sushi Rolls

Thursday, July 22, 2010

For every picnic, every class trip, every water park day, and every opportunity for packed lunch, I asked my mom for sushi. Little did I know then that the “sushi” my mom made for me is not what most would call sushi. When we think of sushi and maki rolls, we usually think of the […]

Kiwi with a Flower Center

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

This morning, I woke up really hungry pretty early. Begrudgingly, I slid off the bed sideways and walked towards the kitchen with one eye open and grabbed a kiwi out of the fridge. After peeling it and slicing it, I noticed something unusual. I had to rub my eyes and check again. In my delirious […]

Taiwanese Cucumber Salad

Friday, July 16, 2010

This is turning out to be a record hot summer, when even mornings and evenings may not bring about a cool breeze. My long morning walks with Ice have been cut really short, and I dread riding the subway in fear of the 5 minutes on the platform. It started out as a great excuse […]

Kasi Bowen: Cold Noodles with Peanut Sauce

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Kasi added some chicken for a full summer dinner.

Are we Still Talking about Restaurant Week?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Every time restaurant week rolls around, I get e-mails asking for advice on where to go. (Please don’t stop e-mailing me for advice. I am truly flattered.) If you didn’t see my little rant a year and a half ago, please read it. I still feel the same way. What I’m really happy about it […]

West Lake Beef Soup

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Lon’s grandma Rose loves Chinese food. Her favorite course is soup and her most favorite Chinese soup is Egg Drop Soup. Her doctors want her to lay off the sodium so Lon’s family hasn’t been taking her to the Chinese restaurants she used to frequent; and of course, that made her sad — I think […]

Lemonade by the Glass

Thursday, July 8, 2010

This kitchen process is taking a lot longer than expected and we haven’t even started demolition yet! Luckily, I go to my mom’s once a week to get her Chinese recipes, but when I’m home, I’m still using only plug-in appliances (rice cooker, toaster oven, panini press, waffle maker, microwave, etc.) I didn’t foresee having […]

Horseradish Cream

Tuesday, July 6, 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, […]