Scallion Pancakes

This is a situation where mother does not know best. There are 2 ways to make scallion pancakes: the liquid pancake batter version, and the dough version with layers. My mother always made the former, and I always preferred the latter, so I this morning I decided to experiment a little. A coworker mentioned an …

Stuffed Lotus

I made this during the holidays and unfortunately lost some pictures…. like the pre-cut lotus and the meat filling. Lotus root is one of those under-appreciated tubers in the Western potato-obsessed world. When you first get it, it’s like a giant potato. You need to wash it, cut the ends of, peel it with a …

Lobster Egg Custard

The egg is somewhat symbolic of the new year – the beginning of a new cycle. I also love love love cooking eggs. Steamed egg custards have become extremely popular in top NYC restaurants. Brushstroke had one submerged in a sweet and savory dashi-based soup with a piece of uni floating on top, and North …

Best (Most Memorable) of 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here’s a list of the best food moments of 2012. But before I begin, I’d like to say that 1. I didn’t start blogging until June, so I don’t have any photos from the first half of the year.2. There are a lot of amazing restaurants… that I did not visit in …