Humarhofnin Iceland

The place that is called “Langoustines of Hofn” appropriately rates highest on Tripadvisor for being *the* place to eat langoustines in Hofn. The town of Hofn seems to be teeming with langoutines. They are on every menu. It’s not surprising since the town is a little peninsula right where they are fished. There must be …

Restaurant at Hotel Ranga, Iceland

Sometimes you go to a hotel restaurant and you find a dead polar bear. What does it all mean? Am I at a hunting lodge? Elsewhere, an arctic fox was snarling at me from a log. Taxidermied, of course. The hotel is known for being in the middle of no where away from light pollution. …

Iceland in 8 Days, 2016

Iceland: vast, rugged, clean, safe, and simply magical. (Guest post by Wyman) Each year, my wife and I dedicate one vacation as the BIG trip in terms of exoticness, time, and cost.  This year, that trip was to Iceland, from April 9th to 17th.   We spent 8 full days driving 1400+ miles around the entire …

Tryggvaskali, Selfoss, Iceland

Tryggvaskali was hidden at the armpit of the roundabout on the west side of Selfoss, wedged between the arm of bridge and the great big smiling faces of the Kronin supermarket lemon and the Pylsur Vagninn sausage. Once we found the restaurant, we found its location on the dock and bright green exterior quite charming. …

Peking Duck

This is one of the simplest recipes I’ve ever seen. All it requires is the right kind of space, and a duck. I haven’t made it for a while, because I don’t have an oven tall enough to hang a duck vertically. As you can see, I had to McGyver this duck a little bit. …

Catbird Seat

We came to Nashville to find the best that the city has to offer… or the catbird seat of cuisine as one might call it. After going to Hattie B’s hot chicken, which was every bit the greasy heart-stopper I needed, we were ready for some high end refinery and a move from park benches to chef’s table. …

How to Eat Chinese Stew

From reading various Chinese food reviews online, I realize that I’ve been posting about Chinese food assuming that people know how to eat them. This is clearly not true. One article that I read about a Si Chuan soup from a major website said that it had overly absorbant mushrooms, ooey garlic, and overly spicy …

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 …