Tag Archives: food

Borscht and Baked Rice

Hey! It’s been 2.5 years since I’ve posted anything. Lots of stuff has been happening, but instead of an update, I’m going to post some writing. A book has been kicking around in my head for a long long time, … Continue reading

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Off to the other side of the straits

Until I flew over, I didn’t realize it had actually been 4 years since my last visit to Taipei, but it’s a real shame, because Taipei is one of my favorite cities in east Asia. As a tourist, there’s actually … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Part II

Arrrgh. My time in the US is coming to an end soon and I am 3 cities behind. Los Angeles Part II: After another run on the beach (man, Santa Monica is a NICE place to live) I had lunch … Continue reading

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Eating in Russia

As I mentioned previously, a lot of the meals we actually had in Russia weren’t “Russian,” but rather from one of the former Soviet republics like Uzbekistan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and *cough* Germany and Czechoslovakia. What I think the reason is … Continue reading

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Barbecue Season is here!

So the weather has gotten all sunny and is heating up here in Shanghai. Yesterday I attended my first barbecue of the season – and forgot to capture what I brought in photos, so I’ve re-created it in via leftovers … Continue reading

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An Anthony Bourdain Food day

Part of the reason I was so ready to get to Hong Kong was that I was watching old episodes of No Reservations – especially repeating the one for Hong Kong when I realized that I hadn’t been out to … Continue reading

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A return to Goldfinch

Decided I wanted to return to Goldfinch, so enlisted Wee Ling, her husband and their friends just in from Hanoi to have old school black pepper steaks.

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It’s Hairy Crab Season

My friend Joanne flew up from Hong Kong. It’s hairy crab season here in Shanghai. Reservations were made at Xinguang Jiu Jia. It was pretty awesome. Every part of the crab. De-shelled. Served with asparagus, crab meat, various reproductive organs.

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Turkey Day 2011

In what is now a Shanghai tradition, another turkey was ordered. Friends were invited. Lots of food was eaten.

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Comfort food

So obviously I’m not Italian. Nor do I have an Italian grandmother. But sometimes a little homemade pasta goes a long way to making one feel good. Tomato sauce recipe: Take a good 8-10 good sized tomatoes. Blanch quickly in … Continue reading

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