Articles posted in ‘Fusion’

ABC Scrambled Eggs

Sunday, January 3, 2010

When I was in Taiwan (a long long time ago), I’d start speaking to a vendor, and they’d immediately say, “ABC”, nod, and go on with their answer to whatever my question was. It was a little odd that everyone wanted to clearly acknowledge and label me as an American Born Chinese. It was obvious […]

Lamb Sauce

Thursday, December 10, 2009

When you’re introduced to new people, do you start chattering immediately, or does it take you time to warm-up and get comfortable? It always surprises me when Lon starts talking to random people outside, a guy waiting on line in front of us, the check-out clerk at Bed Bath & Beyond, or the couple standing […]

Chicken or Turkey Pasta Salad

Friday, November 27, 2009

One of my go-to recipes is a Chicken & Cucumber Pasta Salad that I posted way-way back. I’ve tweaked it and played with it many times, and you can too, though the reason I thought to post it now, is because it’s a great way to use up left-over Thanksgiving Turkey. The Asian flavors make […]

Hasselback Yams

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Are you a procrastinator? If you’re reading food blogs the night before Thanksgiving, good chances you are. Or perhaps, you do what I do, which is make a plan weeks in advance, only to start second guessing myself right before I start cooking, or even in the midst of cooking. Ugh, it’s a serious problem.
I […]

Baby Back Ribs in Vietnamese Caramel Sauce

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Why can’t looking for apartments be as easy as looking for recipes? We’ve been looking for a place to move to, on and off, for two years now, with no end in sight. When I look for recipes, I find what I need most of the time. The two processes are actually quite similar. Step […]

Shrimp Pasta with Sweet Corn, Roasted Tomatoes, and Poblano Cream

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Lon and I enjoyed that week in California, from Los Angeles to Napa Valley, so much more than we expected to. Neither of us like driving, but the views were postcard quality, and we broke the drive up into little pieces. Not only does it make the car rides seem short, we got to see […]

Cambodian Mexi-Corn

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Elote, roasted corn on the cob, is a popular Mexican street food. We sometimes see them at our street fairs here. They are often smothered in butter, mayonnaise, or sour cream, sometimes lime juice, and then topped with chili powder and cotija cheese.  If you’re in New York,
Cafe Habana 17 Prince […]

Magic Masala Chips with Quick Blender Raita

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Manasi, over at Kiss the Cook, wrote a post about Magic Masala potato chips, which are made by Lays but distributed in India. She just recently found it in NJ and then she sent me some. Is that the sweetest thing ever? Well, the least I could do is have her as this week’s Weekend […]

Ghetto BonChon Chicken

Friday, August 14, 2009

Recently, we went to Boka and tried BonChon Chicken. After I left, I kept thinking about how the chicken was really nice and crispy, but isn’t that how all the ghetto Chinese places do it? I wouldn’t eat anything else at one of those places, often called Happy Wok, King Wok, or Best Wok, but […]

Bacon Basil Shishito Peppers

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Shishito Peppers are the best peppers ever! I just love them, want to marry them (sorry Lon), and eat them up all at once. You can just just blister them (see pic down the page) in olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. and they are already delicious. If you want to take it […]