Soft Shell Crab

Soft Shell Crab is a delicacy that’s usually enjoyed in the spring/summer, but sometimes you might get lucky and find a few stragglers at the store. I was taking a stroll through the seafood section at the Lobster Place, and I saw some beautifully colored soft shell crabs. They didn’t look like they were at …

Dominique Ansel’s Unlimited Possibilities (U.P.)

Domnique Ansel’s Kitchen launched a passion project called Unlimited Possibilities, or U.P. For their first iteration, they are focusing on a dessert tasting of “firsts,” as in the first moments of your life that evoke memory and emotion. I will try to give you all a taste without revealing too much, since this is as …

Dan Dan Mian

Dan Dan Mian, or Dan Dan Noodles (why not go all the way, let’s call it Beijing, and not North Jing right?), is a staple of Sichuan cuisine. It’s usually a medium chewy noodle covered with the richest numb-your-mouth flavorful sauce, marinated ground meat, some veggies, some chicken soup, and an assortment of toppings that often include scallions, chopped …

Food Highlights from China

Our recent trip to China involved many discoveries and rediscoveries, not the least of which included foods from our childhood. There were special nostalgic moments, but also moments reshaped by our new understanding of the world and American viewpoints. First, we have to start at the hotel. Shangri-la is a five star hotel chain that …

I Found You, My Little Carabineros

After going to Lupulo, I’ve been wondering about these shrimp that cost $14 each. These tasty little carabineros. They have been haunting my dreams. So imagine my delight when I bumped into them at the market! They were (ONLY?!) $14 for 3. I guess this is not an abnormal ratio for food in restaurants. The …