My South America Trip #16 –What did we eat in Brazil, Argentina and Chile?

I have written more than 15 posts about my recent trip to South America on my other blog My Notebook.  If you are interested in nature and sceneries, please do not miss my 15 posts on this trip.  Today I am turning to my food blog to share with you an interesting subject:  What we ate... Continue Reading →

Chinese New Year Banquet

Happy Year of the Snake! I wish all my readers and fellow bloggers a wonderful year of the Snake! I know some of you are really interested in Chinese (Cantonese) cuisine, particularly for those of you are living in an area where not too much Chinese food is offered.  Well, I am lucky to be... Continue Reading →

Mushrooms with Garlic and Oyster Sauce (My Recipe: My Best Dish)

Yesterday it was Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Although we often eat out when we celebrate, we usually stay home and cook on Thanksgiving. This year, as always, my sister cooked, for about 30 people. She cooked a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner. Although this is not a potluck party, I feel that I should contribute... Continue Reading →

Macarons and Desserts in Bottega Louie, Los Angeles Downtown

This is a conference week. We are now in Los Angeles downtown. After dinner we passed by the Bottega Louie restaurant with a gourmet market, where some French bakery and desserts looked very interesting. We were all attracted by their colorful look. I bought three beignets , one plain, one chocolate and one raspberry, and ate... Continue Reading →

Ahi Tuna Sandwich – Nordstrom Cafe

As I mentioned in my earlier posts, I am a regular at the Nordstrom Cafe. This week, there is a special that I really like. I think it is one of the best specials in this cafe. Here are the ingredients on the menu: Ahi tuna Roma tomatoes Wasabi aioli Ginger sesame slaw Brioche roll... Continue Reading →

Fresh Fish Congee with Dried Scallop — an experimental cooking method…

From Post a Day to Post a Week, and From My Notebook to Food for Thought I have been neglecting my foodblog for a while, because I posted primarily on another blog My Notebook in the past month, usually in response to the weekly photo challenge. I was also trying to post a day, but could... Continue Reading →

Weekly travel theme: display – Love these shoes! Would love to eat them!

This is an entry in response to the weekly travel theme from a fellow blogger Ailsa's Weekly Travel Theme: Display. i  believe you all like the shoes which are displayed in this picture. the shoes are exquisite, pretty and stylish. But you can't wear them. Yet you can eat them....because they are all chocolates! The... Continue Reading →

Chinese Banquet Menu

  These nine dishes are currently on the menu of a Chinese Seafood Restaurant in San Francisco Bay Area.  I had previously posted them one by one with some descriptions,.  I am re-posting these pictures today, just to test out how the new tiled galleries help to enhance the presentation. As I mentioned in the... Continue Reading →

Besides Turkish Coffee and Greek Desserts….

A while ago, family and friends took a trip to Turkey and Greece. Some of the photos are posted in another Blog. Today, I would like to share with your some of the dishes that we had during the trip. The key ingredients used in Turkish cuisine are: lamb, beef, fish, vegetables like eggplants, beans,... Continue Reading →

French Press or Pour-Over? Ethiopian Fancy or Ethiopian Supernatural? Is Coffee tasting fun?

Many people like wine-tasting.  Have you ever attended coffee tasting?  Tonight, it was my first time, tasting coffee at Peet's Coffee and Tea in the East Bay. When my friend and I went to Peet's after dinner in a restaurant nearby, we only wanted to get a cup of good coffee, from its single cup... Continue Reading →

Family dinner with style – made by my sister Sil

As I mentioned in an earlier post, my sister Sil is a great cook.  She loves cooking and entertaining.  I benefit a lot from her!  Our brother and sister-in-law came from Australia to visit us.  There were lots of eating in restaurants.  This was the only family dinner that they had, and who made this... Continue Reading →

Royal Peking Duck

When I was touring Beijing, China, of course I could not miss the famous Royal Peking Duck. Surprisingly, you can find a similar Peking Duck menu in many Chinese Restaurants in San Francisco. The one that we had last night was wonderful! It was served among a banquet menu in a high-end Chinese seafood restaurant.... Continue Reading →

Par-boiled Giant Surf Clams

This clam dish is on the summer menu of a famed seafood restaurant. Each patron is presented with an individual clam decorated with ginger and green onion, with soya sauce and oil. It looks and tastes very good! Try it when you come across a good Chinese seafood restaurant.

Braised Pork and Taro with “Chu Hou” Paste

Braised Pork and Taro with "Chu Hou" Paste This is a very popular dish among family and friends.  I love  to eat taro but dislike the process of cutting its rugged and hairy skin.  Also when peeled, the taro's surface has become very slimy.  Like many people, I am allergic to the slimy surface. In... Continue Reading →

This picture is a summary of my four posts of bitter melon. It also marks a milestone of my Blogging history. I am using the new WordPress app on my iPad for the second time to test out its effectiveness. I started to blog 3 months ago; created five active blogs..kind of, and a few... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Bitter Melon Recipe — Bitter Melon stuffed with Ground Pork, Garlic and Bean Sauce

Bitter Melon stuffed with Ground Pork I had published two bitter melon recipes.  This is the third one and my favorite.  In fact, I did not learn this recipe from my mother, but from a lady who was buying pork in a Chinese grocery market. I just bought some bitter melons, and was waiting to... Continue Reading →

Bitter Melon with Spare Ribs and Garlic and Bean Sauce

Bitter Melon with Spare Ribs and Garlic and Bean Sauce In one of my previous posts, I had posted how to cut and prepare bitter melon.  As many of you have not read that post, I am repeating some of the instructions there to help those of you who are not familiar with cooking bitter... Continue Reading →

Traditional Chinese Bridal Pastries

Traditional Chinese Bridal Pastries In a traditional Chinese wedding, the groom's parents will give bridal pastries to the bride's parents, who distribute these pastries to family and friends before the wedding day to share their joy, and to celebrate the union of two beautiful persons.  It is interesting that people living in Hong Kong have... Continue Reading →

Sauteed Bitter Melon with Egg

Sautéed Bitter Melon with Egg This recipe is not my mother's recipe.  I tasted  it for the first time in a Chinese restaurant.  It was so tasty that I tried it out at home. Great results!  I found out later that this sautéed bitter melon with egg is actually originated from Thailand or Vietnam.  ... Continue Reading →

Bitter Melon– People said: Why are you so bitter? I said: You are so sweet!

Bitter melon or bitter gourd or bitter squash, is a widely grown vegetable in Asia.  My whole family, including the young ones, love bitter melon.  If it is bitter, why do we like it so much?  For a long time, I ate bitter melon but would not attempt to cook it, because I thought it is... Continue Reading →

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