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Arborio rice in artichoke tea

I have been meaning to try this for a while – to cook rice with tea. Usually, I cook rice with water in a rice cooker. Sometimes, I would use a chicken or veggie broth to give the rice some addition flavor, but I don’t think I have used any other liquid base before. I...

Steak dinner at the new apt

It’s been about 1.5 weeks since I moved into the new place. I still haven’t finished unpacking and settling down, but I’ve got a bed to sleep on and a the kitchen is somewhat operational. My bedroom got downgraded to half the size of my previous bedroom, but the kitchen in the new place is...

Zaytinya, Washington DC

This post has been long overdue, but I finally put aside some time to compile this post. I was in Washington DC the couple weeks ago and had dinner at Zaytinya, this fancy looking restaurant serving a selection of delicious Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese cuisine. Zaytinya is located at 701 9th Street NW, in downtown...

Pho Night!

Pho is an awesome Vietnamese noodle soup, most commonly served with thinly sliced beef. For more information, you can check out one of my old posts from the time I dined at Tank Noodles in Chicago. Vietworldkitchen.com is a wonderful resource on Vietnamese food and cooking. There’s a very detailed recipe for making Pho and...

Lunar New Year Food (Vegetarian Style)

This entry showcases some delicious vegetarian dishes I ate this past weekend. The main ingredients of the dishes are tofu, bean curd, and gluten. Some were purchased from a Buddhist temple that serves an amazing assortment of vegetarian cuisine. Some were prepared by my mom who is a big fan of Chinese vegetarian foods. There’s...

Restaurant Week 2008 New York City

NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2008 just ended last Friday. It’s this two week event (Monday – Friday) where they offer special 3 course lunches and dinners at various restaurants across the city at promotional prices. I usually only go out to eat during weekends, but for this event, I made an exception. Three course lunch...

Hot Pot leftovers

We had a lot of left overs from hot pot. Therefore, we decided to cook some wheat noodles and make a couple bowls of soup noodles. We simmered up some extra ingredients like taro, mushrooms, etc. along with some added vegetables. Once heated, we poured it over our cooked wheat noodles.