Taiwanese Oyster Omelet recipe (or Taiwanese Oyster Pancake)

I am so excited to announce that I am...more

Hearty Kale Bacon Soup with Barley (pressure cooker)

I would have really thought that the days of soup would be over by now. Spring is technically here already,...more

Savory Chinese Pumpkin Cake (family recipe)

Note: This post was originally written as a submission for the 8th round of Project Food Blog, an international blogging competition that I ended up winning in 2010 (to see all my posts from that competition, click here). ...more

Yusho Las Vegas (Monte Carlo)

This is the first post in the Winter in Las Vegas Series...more

Brunch at The Sinclair Cambridge

The old saying goes “March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb.” I used to wonder whether someone living further south than Boston, maybe Washington D.C., coined that phrase. More often than not, Boston’s March comes in like a lion and sort of limps out like a weakened lion. There’s certainly no.. ....more

New Series! Winter in Las Vegas

THIS view. Despite all the celebrity chef restaurants, impressive Cirque du Soleil shows, and staggering availability of world class food and entertainment along Las Vegas’s famous Strip, my all-time favorite destination in Las Vegas is still the Bellagio Fountains. Eight (!) years ago we stopped in Las Vegas for one night on the way to.. ....more

Cilantro Chinese Cambridge – a first look

It’s always risky to open a similar restaurant to another successful one in a location that’s not too far away. Unless if you’re hoping to capture some “overflow” traffic from the successful restaurant, you are setting yourself up for some stiff competition. On its face, this is what...more

Heirloom Bean Chili


Red Salt Kauai + our last day in Kauai

Kauai’s not immediately known for its food. People naturally think of Oahu...more