Archive for May, 2009

Fresh Ginger Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Who am I to question Nick Malgieri? He is only one of the best cake bakers in the world. Well, in my humble opinion, he has this incredible recipe (in his book, Perfect Cakes) but I think half the glaze is enough. Look at the picture. Is that not enough? By the way, that’s what […]

Reader’s Choice: Egg Roll

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

We’ve had so much fun with our previous Reader’s Choice votes… remember crawfish season and grilled cheese month? Here’s our new project:
A while back, we had a Philly Cheese Steak Egg Roll at Dave & Buster’s. It was greasy and intensely fatty, but I still devoured it lovingly. We like the inventive idea so […]

Pork, Bean Curd, and Yellow Chives

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I love Yellow Chives but I only find them at Asian supermarkets. They are the same plant as garlic chives, only grown without direct sunlight, which prevents them from turning green. Garlic chives and yellow chives are more pungent than American chives with a distinct garlicky flavor. They have flat (not hollow) leaves, and are […]

Gado Gado with Beef

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Whenever I have left-over steak, it becomes a steak salad or steak sandwich. The reincarnation must be something cold because I cannot stand reheating beef. I want it nice and rare or not at all. The other day, Caroline mentioned Gado Gado in a comment so it was fresh in my mind and I was […]

Guang Zhou Restaurant – 2nd Visit

Monday, May 18, 2009

Usually, when I’m making plans to eat out, I always want to try a new restaurant. My wish list is forever growing faster than my ability to conquer it. But when I’m in Queens, usually visiting family, I just can’t get enough dim sum. I could eat dim sum every day!
Guang Zhou Restaurant Guang Zhou […]

Steak Florentine

Monday, May 18, 2009

One of the best, if not THE best, culinary destinations in the world is Florence, Italy.  I had all sorts of wonderful food there from seafood to pasta to meats.  Perhaps one of the reasons the local cuisine appeals to me so much is because of how ingredient-focused the dishes are.  They keep it simple […]

Tim’s Birthday at Nyonya

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Tim celebrated his birthday last night along with 26 of his closest friends.  It’s a huge party for any restaurant, but especially tight at Nyonya.  We took up two larges tables and one small table!  Nyonya Nyonya (translated: “the Ladies”) is a Chinese/Malaysian-fusion restaurant in the Penang chain.
Most of the guests at our table had […]

Chocolate Cupcakes with Earl Grey Frosting

Saturday, May 16, 2009

For Tim’s birthday, I asked Sarah, what flavor(s) should his cake be? When she responded with chocolate and Earl Grey, I was ecstatic. I would be happy to make that (and eat that)! They turned out great if I do say so myself, and Lon backs me up.

* I made these cupcakes again for Liza’s […]

Tea for Me

Saturday, May 16, 2009

For my birthday, Lon’s mom and brother bought me an adorable tea pot and of course some tea to go with it. There was a nice shirt too, but we’re not a fashion blog.

The tea pot is made by Port Meirion and comes in a matching box, absolutely perfect for a proper ladies’ gift. (Yes, […]

Fiddlehead Ferns

Friday, May 15, 2009

We’ve talked a lot about ramps, with their short-season, and Fiddlehead Ferns are yet another elusive spring item available in the Farmer’s Market right now. Lon and I had never tried them before, so I had to do a little research beforehand. Apparently, they are poisonous raw so make sure you cook them. Good thing […]