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Pork and Shrimp Siu Mai

Pork and Shrimp Siu Mai

After years of steaming foods on a plate placed on a rack in a pot of simmering water, I finally bought a bamboo steamer. Both methods (the Macgyver version I’ve always used, and the bamboo) yield the same result, so you don’t need fancy equipment […]

Review: Dim Sum at Sea Harbor Seafood Restaurant

Review: Dim Sum at Sea Harbor Seafood Restaurant

On Memorial Day weekend Chris and I went up to LA to visit my brother and ate a lot. He took us to Sea Harbor Seafood Restaurant in Rosemead, which I believe is in the San Gabriel Valley, east of LA. Reviews said the dim […]

Shrimp Dumplings (Har Gow).

Shrimp Dumplings (Har Gow).

Hope everyone’s safe and sound for the holidays and not stranded on some snowy highway somewhere. A few days ago, I flew across the country back home to a sweltering, balmy 8 degrees. If you’re afraid of leaving the house, like I am, and wearing […]

Review: Dim Sum at Emerald Seafood Restaurant.

Review: Dim Sum at Emerald Seafood Restaurant.

Last weekend we decided to check out Emerald Chinese Seafood Restaurant’s dim sum selection. I really should start making a rating system. Out of a 10 I would have to rate this as a 7. If you haven’t ever eaten the sticky rice with chicken […]

San Diego restaurant reviews – seafood, dim sum, pho

San Diego restaurant reviews – seafood, dim sum, pho

Ok, even though it may look like I walked around a beach all week eating lots of extravagant food, I didn’t. I searched through 15 apartments. Actually drove to 15 different complexes looking for the perfect apartment. It doesn’€™t exist. Either it’€™s missing a closet, […]

Char Siu Bao (BBQ Pork Buns)

Char Siu Bao (BBQ Pork Buns)

Since Chris (er, I mean, us) didn’t get his (our) Char Siu Bao fix at dim sum last weekend, I decided to whip some up with the leftover shredded pork I had. ‘Char Siu Bao’ means ‘BBQ Pork Bun’, is usually steamed or baked, and […]

Dim Sum at Pearl Restaurant

Dim Sum at Pearl Restaurant

Turnip cakes, pan fried both sides. What’s a baseball game without a pregame dim sum meal? Whenever we drive the 3 hours from Rochester up to Toronto, we eat dim sum. And this is hands down the best dim sum we’ve ever came in contact […]

Spring rolls are healthier than donuts. Why? Because I said so.

Spring rolls are healthier than donuts. Why? Because I said so.

Above picture: Spring rolls 2 ways, baked and fried. See how pretty??? Do I have to explain how good these are? I don’t think I do. But I will anyway. Everyone likes spring rolls, whether they’ve tried them or not. I’ve met so many finicky […]