Traveling to Hong Kong During Summer, What to Prepare

It is sweltering hot in Hong Kong during the summer. The average temperature was around upper 90 degrees fahrenheit when I visited in July, but what made it arduous humidity. I literally started sweating just minutes after stepping out the air conditioned hotel. It is no wonder why pocket battery-operated fans sell by street vendors. Majority stores, restaurants and other […]

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Introduction to Huai Yang Cuisine

Weeks ago, I was introduced to Huai Yang cuisine by the American Chinese Culinary Federation (ACCF). The organization’s President, Gary Zhu, invited one of China’s most prominent chef and curator of the Huai Yang Heritage Museum, Gao Daiming, to Washington D.C. region.  Chef Gao was invited to teach aspiring young American culinary students and community leaders about Huai Yang cuisine. […]

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Asian Junk Food Haul #1

The idea of  writing about of junk food haul came to me as I walked down the long snack food isle of a large Asian grocery store last weekend.  Imagine how you felt walking into a Toys R Us store first time as a child. You marveled at the huge selections of colorfully packaged toys neatly organized […]

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PANDA GOURMET (Washington, DC)

As of today there are only a handful of restaurants in Washington DC that can be considered good authentic Chinese cuisine restaurants. Many of them are “Americanized” Chinese food.  You would have to venture to the suburbs like Rockville MD or Fairfax VA to find more authentic options.Panda Gourmet is one of those very few.hey brought their […]

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Momofuku Ssam Bar

This post is long overdue but I’m glad I’m finally getting to it. Last November, I spent several days in New York City with visiting friends. We stayed near the Empire State Building, we can literally see it from our window! Of course, New York City is synonymous to from world class cuisine to hole […]

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