Fig Preserves
Fig Preserves
Black mission figs aside, I’ve never been a big fan of figs or anything made from them. I guess I’ve always found them a bit flavorless as far as fr...
Cheesecakedilla
Cheesecakedilla
I didn’t think I’d be able to top my banana cheesecake potstickers, as far as speedy desserts go. I was wrong. These things come together in about 5...
Picadillo (Cuban-Style)
Picadillo (Cuban-Style)
Having grown up in a small agricultral community in California where mobile taquerias set up shop along the main thoroughfares each evening, I thought I knew La...
Sake Chazuke (Salmon Tea Rice)
Sake Chazuke (Salmon Tea Rice)
Although I find comfort in foods from around the world, this is one that I can legitimately lay claim to as a comfort food that brings me back to my childhood. ...
Palak Paneer
Palak Paneer
Considering its relative simplicity and abundant array of vegetarian dishes, Indian food never fails to amaze me with its full-flavored culinary repertoire that...
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Fig Preserves

Fig Preserves

Black mission figs aside, I’ve never been a big fan of figs or anything made from them. I guess I’ve always found them a bit flavorless as far as fruit goes. When my dad came to visit my new pad in Tokyo bearing a jar of fig jam from his neighbor in the Blue Mountains,…

Cheesecakedilla

Cheesecakedilla

I didn’t think I’d be able to top my banana cheesecake potstickers, as far as speedy desserts go. I was wrong. These things come together in about 5 minutes and that taste just as good (possibly better) than the real thing. Crisp and buttery on the outside, with a generous dusting of cinnamon sugar and…

Picadillo (Cuban-Style)

Picadillo (Cuban-Style)

Having grown up in a small agricultral community in California where mobile taquerias set up shop along the main thoroughfares each evening, I thought I knew Latin American food. It wasn’t until I went away to college and I had my first Cuban meal that I realized how little I knew. After moving out to…

Sake Chazuke (Salmon Tea Rice)

Sake Chazuke (Salmon Tea Rice)

Although I find comfort in foods from around the world, this is one that I can legitimately lay claim to as a comfort food that brings me back to my childhood. Warm, savory and nourishing for the soul, a bowl of ochazuke is a fantastic way to lift your spirits (or mend a hungover body)….

Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer

Considering its relative simplicity and abundant array of vegetarian dishes, Indian food never fails to amaze me with its full-flavored culinary repertoire that never leaves me wanting meat. Some may argue that if you add enough spices you can make boot leather taste good, but Indian cuisine isn’t about wanton seasoning. At its core, the…

Boeuf Bourguignon

Boeuf Bourguignon

When I started this blog, I thought it would be kind of fun to post a few of the most successful dishes to come out of my kitchen. Part kitchen time capsule, part memory augmentation experiment, I didn’t expect I’d ever have so many dishes to write about. But 8 years, 4 kitchens and over…

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noma Japan

noma Japan

Those of you who have been reading this blog for long know that I don’t do many restaurant reviews. But it’s not everyday that I get a chance to eat at the Best Restaurant In The World, with food prepared at the hands of one of the most influential people in the world. So here’s…

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The House in Hong Kong

The House in Hong Kong

Walking through the doors of The Upper House, life slows down a beat or two. The minuscule lobby is more like a decompression chamber to shed a little energy before taking a serene ride up an escalator designed to mimic a row of torrii gates. There is no front desk in the traditional sense because…

Dueling Wontons

Dueling Wontons

When I mentioned on Twitter that I’d be heading to Hong Kong for a few days, the food recommendations came pouring in. Everyone had a favorite, but the one place I consistently heard as a must-go spot was Mak’s Noodle for their Wonton Noodles. It’s a third generation Hong Kong institution and while the one…

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