Articles posted in ‘Asian’

101 Taiwanese Cuisine

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Good Taiwanese food has always been a fleeting category. Great restaurants and chefs have come and gone throughout my whole life in New York City. It is because of this that I am almost always more excited about finding a Taiwanese eatery than say, a great Cantonese restaurant. My expectations were set high when I […]

Yeh’s Bakery Curry Pastry (ga li jao)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

As a food blogger I sometimes get caught up in the excitement of new restaurant openings, which happens enough in NY to always keep you on your toes.  As a result, occasionally the value of writing about old places is overlooked.  What’s more valuable than a tried and true place or product that my family […]

Chinese New Year Food Crawl

Monday, January 31, 2011

Our Chinese New Year Food Crawl (#CNYFC on twitter) was such a blast thanks to this great group of people! Special thanks to my co-hosts Amy Cao and Liza de Guia who make everything more fun! We really really didn’t like turning any one away, but logistically we just couldn’t handle a bigger group. I […]

Chinese Noodle Making (video) with Chef Li Yu

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Our absolute favorite part of the Las Vegas Taste Tour was the noodle-making lesson with master Chef Li Yu, who started learning the art in his teens–about 27 years ago. He started with a demonstration where the ease of his movements show that for him, it is second nature by now. We, the bloggers, watch […]

Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

You may remember that long ago, my favorite place for soup dumplings was New Yeah Shanghai. After years of patronage, something must have changed  (most likely the chef)  and the soup dumplings, as well as other dishes, were never the same again. We even went back two more times just to make sure it wasn’t […]

Delhi Palace

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I never eat Indian food in the summer. It just feels like a cold weather food to me, heavily spiced and rather rich, all in a good way. As soon as temperatures drop a bit, I’m ready for that over-stuffed feeling. My chef friend, Jen, recommended
Delhi Palace 37-33 74th Street, Jackson Heights, […]

Wondee Siam’s Secret Menu

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I remember back in the day, I was a little afraid of telling people that I met Lon on friendster (kind of like facebook). Meeting people on-line was taboo or just seen as dangerous. True, I did have a stalker once but it was a short-lived incidence and I am now happily married to the […]

“Live” Octopus at Sik Gaek (Woodside)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

They call this “live” octopus. Really they are actually dead… pulled from the tanks and freshly killed by being chopped up. They are still moving and the suckers hold onto the plate, the insides of your cheek, and the roof of your mouth. Conceptually, it’s just like eating sashimi, only the Koreans use a seasoned […]

Myers + Chang

Monday, May 31, 2010

We were passing through Boston just to break-up the drive to Maine, but every stop in a city is an opportunity to eat at a restaurant I don’t have in NY. I knew we would be tired from driving and I wanted a casual dinner. I put out a request for a recommendation on our […]


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Tim recommended
Zenkichi 77 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 to us a while back, and then gave me two or three gentle reminders. That’s how you have to do it because I’ve got way too many restaurants swarming around in my head. I’m so glad I finally made it to this interesting […]