Quarantine dinner #43 Hand pulled noodles

By |2020-12-09T16:37:49+00:00May 3rd, 2020|

If you don’t succeed… I remember the first time I and Jesse saw someone in a window on bayard st making hand-pulled noodles. We watch the man twist and pulled noodles until they multiplied into a bowl full of noodles. I went inside and spoke to the manager I asked if it would possible for the master to teach Jesse who was 11 at the time. They look at him and were about to say no till I showed them the dishes he made they smiled and showed the master the pictures They said yes. I said

Quarantine dinner #41 Egg foo young

By |2020-12-18T16:28:00+00:00May 1st, 2020|

Hong Kong gardens... Growing up in Chinatown I ate all kinds of eggs fried, hard-boiled, soft boiled, water eggs, steamed egg custard, and omelet even the thousand year old egg 🥚 😲... When I was a kid we never had egg foo young as most people know it a deep-fried dark omelet filled with vegetables and some protein in almost a flying saucer shape then topped with some ubiquitous brown sauce. Egg foo young We ate a soft omelet with maybe 2 3 ingredients max. Topped with just a drizzle of oyster sauce and soy sauce. Egg

Quarantine dinner #31 Pernil

By |2020-11-15T00:00:36+00:00April 21st, 2020|

Houston we have a problem... I like doing a lot of different things most of you know what I have done and I try to do them at the highest level possible If I can. Generally it happens pretty quickly for me because I probably get obsessed with something that I read everything and learn everything about that topic till I become an expert at it and know everything about it and that can take me a few months to years. So no need to bore you with details between on which way the toilet paper goes I’ll just

Quarantine dinner #30 Juicy Lucy

By |2020-11-15T01:36:40+00:00April 20th, 2020|

Redemption... It’s funny that two days ago I posted about a ham and cheese it was actually over 1000 words explaining why I did not want to cook or clean and I wanted to make something in I minute. This is part #2 If you missed part #1 here is the link Quarantine dinner #28 Soon after my inbox was flooded and a couple of posts about… people feeling sorry about my cooking skills, sending me ideas on how to cook the ham what to do with the cheese etc. Someone sent their family secret recipe that was passed

Quarantine dinner #29 Lo back go

By |2020-12-22T17:31:09+00:00April 19th, 2020|

5:15 am How does my mind work? It’s funny how I start writing… I just write the title and I just let the misspell words and bad grammar flow! It’s almost like an unconscious stream I really don’t know what the next sentence is... until I write it. (I had no idea I was going to write that.) kinda like every time when you pass the refrigerator in the kitchen and you just open the refrigerator door out of habit just to see what’s in there because you not sure if you are hungry or not So you do

Quarantine dinner #28 ham and cheese

By |2020-11-15T01:40:45+00:00April 18th, 2020|

I like cooking…. But sometimes you get one of those days where even making toast feels like too much work. Last night was one of those nights I was not inspired to cook and we just got a fresh direct delivery Yay! But here’s what really happen.. A couple of items were sold out but no biggie.. kitty ordered a chicken probably to make a chicken salad. the chicken was a whole organic free range no hormone, non gmo, locally grown, no antibiotic, soy free, gluten free, kosher, halal, chicken that was killed humanly while listening to Elton John’s

Quarantine dinner #26 Pasta fazool

By |2020-11-16T03:56:28+00:00April 16th, 2020|

Taste changes Some people can eat the same food everyday. My wife for instance, can eat a grilled chicken salad everyday. There is a running joke about that in our household... Jesse has his go to dishes like curry, pasta, etc. Me, well I like to try new things explore new flavors and ways of cooking. That being said I hate cleaning up afterwards which normally come right after exploring new ways of cooking. So thinking about that, what did I eat on a regular basis 20 years ago, and Is it the same? Does our food taste change

Quarantine dinner #25 corn beef hash

By |2020-11-16T04:13:18+00:00April 15th, 2020|

Life on a plate Growing up in chinatown nyc in the early 70’s I remember a lot thing I never thought about till now. Like never having an ac only a window fan, going out and playing in the streets or park without supervision or having a real curfew. I also thought about the fun things that kids now will never see again for instance stoop ball, a metal bar jungle Jim or like a heavy wooden nyc park high seesaw. If you grew up in nyc and played on a seesaw with your friends you know you would

Quarantine dinner #24 Chicken fried steak

By |2020-11-16T04:19:31+00:00April 14th, 2020|

Food and memory’s I was thinking about back in the early 80’s some of you know...some of you don’t know.. I used to be in a band at that time that was called grandmaster flash and the furious 5 I was one of the 5. Recently one the members of the group past away when I say member I mean family like you could be a roadie, manager, sound guy if you were on multiple tours with us you were a member and family. Gino was was one of the roadies but much more that he was a personal

Quarantine dinner #23 Peas with beef

By |2020-11-16T04:21:44+00:00April 13th, 2020|

Green peas with beef over rice. When I was kid grown up this was one of my favorite dishes. it was about 1.50 for this this.. back in the day. It was ether ground beef or slice beef and sometimes served with a fried egg on top. The sauce is oyster sauce based with some minced onion. This is a comfort food anyone who knows this dish knows what I mean.

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