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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EATONVILLE

In DC,  this past weekend  was a celebration of  a brand of music known for strong bass and percussion – Funk Parade.   Parliament, James Brown,  EWF and many others musicians all played funk music. People born and raised around the 60’s or 70’s grew up in the most popular days of funk music.    A […]

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OH!TAISHO

I love the vibe on St. Marks neighborhood at night. The block is a little Japantown on the east side of New York City.  My friend Mable introduced this hot spot and the Oh! Taisho restaurant  to me years ago and since then, I’ve always try to make sure I come back whenever I’m in […]

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KOGIYA ANNANDALE VA

One of the nicest things about living in the Washington DC metro area is its diversity. There’s ethnic enclaves in different pockets of the surrounding area much like New York City. Annandale VA is the Koreatown in the area, located in Annandale city in Northern Virginia about 14 miles from DC. We love this area […]

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Los Hermanos Columbia Heights

Los Hermanos in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington DC  is a favorite spot for the local community, Hispanic and non-Hispanics alike .  “Los Hermanos” or the brothers, is family owned and serves authentic home cooked style Dominican Republic cuisine at very affordable prices.  Their motto is to “cook and serve food as if you […]

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Sakuramen Adams Morgan

The nice sunny weather is finally upon us.  Oh my God.  That alone makes me gleeful. Washington DC had a very rough winter and seeing the sun definitely lifts  the mood! I’ve decided to visit Sakuramen Restaurant in Adams Morgan with my friend Chergai. Word of mouth is still the best form of marketing. Chergai […]

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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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Fun Kit Kat Flavors

I can’t wait to share these cool flavors of Kit Kat from Japan that a friend brought me recently. “Kit Kat” approximates to “kitto katsu” – a Japanese expression meaning good luck. Literally translates to “sure win”. CBS News called these “World Weirdest Kit Kat candy bars”. I personally don’t think they are weird. Their […]

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Seoul Chicken Lollipops (Baked)

It was seven years ago when I first got exposed to Korean TV dramas or Kdrama. In those Kdrama episodes there’s almost always a scene of Korean people chilling out with  cans of cold beer and chicken wings. The popularity of Korean fried chicken rose in parallel with that of Kdramas.  Last year’s biggest Kdrama hit made this […]

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Zaytina

After years of working in DC I cant believe it took this long for me to finally  go to Zaytinya.  It’s one of the well known Jose Andres restaurant in DC serving Turkish Lebanon and Greek style mediterranean cuisine. My husband and I decided to enjoy the nice labor day weekend by trying something new […]

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