Gong hay fat choy y’alls. There was a time that my family had the big feast with nine auspicious courses, maybe more. And people trying to sneak into the house to get at the food. It’s quieter these days, and no longer the big To Do, but it’s great to still have a couple close [...]
When you get a call from your parents saying to come over right now for homemade bbq pork steamed buns, you do it RIGHT NOW. The reward is worth it.
So soon after my last visit? Yes! I love dim sum. This time it was with my family, as a new year’s weekend brunch. We got there just as yum cha service was starting, and the first thing I noticed was that its first devoted customers were all Chinese families. That’s a good thing. My [...]
I didn’t think I had it in me to go out in this rainy weather, but some friends pinged to suggest dim sum at China Pavilion. Immediately, I realized this was the perfect weather for it. Because this weather makes me want to drink tea, and the dining experience that most English speakers mistakenly call [...]
Sample the Chinese menu for a broth hot pot with pork belly and enoki mushrooms. Filling, and about $15.
I went to Mama Lu after attending an art exhibit opening near the area. Pulling in, the car park was filled with young Asian students, over a dozen people in the throes of bidding each other adieu after eating at Mama Lu’s. Inside, a woman working there confirmed – the place is popular with Chinese [...]
Sanpan congee – a familly tradition for comfort food.
Shang Hai’s one of those places that’s been around for decades, but had little appeal to me because no Chinese restaurant can be as good as my mother’s cooking. I never once ate there when I went to school a couple blocks away. Vegetarian friends had mentioned this was one of my favorite places to [...]
It is possible to teach an old dog new tricks. Since first checking this place out in 2007, I’ve figured out that getting dumplings successfully off the menu and into my mouth comes in one of two options. 1. Eat in, during off hours, but not too late when many dumplings might already be sold [...]
Tonight was another evening where we let Wallage lead the way. First, we attended a comedy club, where most of the comedians were Canadian, and there were no photos allowed. So, nothing to show for that. Second, Wallage suggested we go to his favorite cheap chinkie. Oh, don’t get your knickers in a twist, here [...]