Tag Archives: Food

Sunday, in Chronological Order

Is that even good English? I’m too tired to care. Since I took the time to shoot the pictures, thought I might as well share them.

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Snails in black bean sauce, Dim Sum at Guang Zhou Restaurant, Flushing

CoconutPinkberry

If you like Pinkberry but have not tried the new coconut flavor, you should.

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First thing I saw at the High Line Street Fair… a pink bug.

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Then the angle changed and the bug turned around… it was a real leggy, pink bug.

On high heels.

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Obviously there were more bugs at the street fair.

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Bugs, and some real tall people…

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The plants and flowers were quite exotic for a public park (though wikipedia calls it a “greenway”).

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Thanksgiving Duck

Please don’t laugh, because I’m serious. We are doing duck this year. We’ve done turkey a few times and goose one time (at Christmas). It’s time for something imaginative, and sinful…

Roast Five-Spice Duck with Honeyed-Mango Chutney Sauce

- brought to you by the fastidiously epicurean husband

- photographed by yours truly

1. The Brine

made with orange, onion, Chinese star anise (八角), garlic, ginger, salt, sugar, soy sauce, and all-spice powder

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Bizarre Mooncakes

An idea inspired by some comments made in my post Moon Festival: Celebration of Togetherness, here is a collection of some of the most novel, intriguing, <put your own adjective here> modern mooncake fillings that I’ve seen mentioned on the web (in large part thanks to wikipedia).

Disclaimer: I have not tasted any one of them.

Sad.

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Moon Festival: Celebration of Togetherness

Full Moon

First let me say this really loud,

Happy Moon Festival to Everyone!

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Kabab Cafe: An Egyptian Experience

An old Chinese proverb says, 民以食为天 (Men deem food as God). After spending a delightful evening at Kabab Cafe, Astoria, I came to the thinking that if food is not a man’s God, it should be at least, as Ali the owner says, his soul.

We first heard of Kabab Cafe from Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations on Travel Channel. It was featured as one of the most popular restaurants in “Little Cairo”, the middle-eastern neighborhood in Astoria, Queens. Astoria, with its “sizable and diverse immigrant population”, is said to have “some of the best and most authentic food in the country”. Continue reading

Living with a Foodie

There are many good things about living with a foodie. The best of which is you find yourself spending lots of money and time in all kinds of strange restaurants, whether you want it or not (most of the times, you want it).

If someday there is a contest on simply the number of different cuisines you have tried at least once in your lifetime, I think we are in pretty good shape.

So, here’s my list of CIHTALO – Cuisines I Have Tried At Least Once. I need to write it down because I want to have something to be proud of when I die. Continue reading

Artistic Sandwiches

Don’t try it at home… it could take hours…

Cucumber Mouse Sandwich

Check out more of this art here. You could get hungry… for more.