Another Sichuan Gold: Gu’s Bistro (渝蓉和)

It would seem that the best Sichuan food I can find are, well, not exactly holes in the wall, but let’s just say in a very random shopping centers where you don’t think there’s going to be anything good to eat. So that is exactly where Gu’s Bistro (渝蓉和) is located in Doraville, Georgia.

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Easy To Make Homemade Hibachi!

Now that summer is over, and it is getting cooler, this is the perfect time to hang out outside for dinner.  You can grill up some burgers, chicken whatever you want if you have a grill, but if you’re looking to switch it up, here’s an awesome outside dinner idea (and by awesome, I mean fun and delicious):

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The First Gale of Spring: Haru Ichiban!

In case your’e wondering what Haru Ichiban means in Japanese, the translation is “The First Gale of Spring”.  Haru Ichibanis also the name of a Japanese restaurant in Duluth, Georgia which is slowly turning in to the local “Korea/Asia Town”.  Good thing I LOVE Korean/Asian food!  (But let’s face it, is there any food I don’t like? I’m still looking!) Anyway, here’s the delicious food we got there:

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Delicious and Authentic Szechuan in the Suburbs? It’s possible!

Now, if you’re not familiar with Szechuan (or aka Sichuan) cuisine (四川菜), a quick overview is that the flavor is bold, and commonly spicy.  A popular style is called Mala (麻辣) and is basically a mixture of spicy and numbness (from the Chinese peppercorns added in Mala dishes).  If you’re interested in awesome Mala dishes, check out my visit to Old Sichuan’s Hot Pot restaurant in Taiwan here!

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Different types of Eggplants

The real reason I wrote this post is because I am amazed by how there are so many different types of eggplants.  You thought that you knew about eggplants, but not only are there so many different kinds, but there’s also a bunch of interesting facts about them!  For example, did you know that they have nicotine in them? Here’s some fun facts about them, and what different types of eggplants there are:

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Why Don’t You Have The Other White Meat For Dinner?

And try it Chinese-Style!  Did you know that Pork is actually the most consumed meat globally.  In Asian cuisine, pork is as popular as beef if not more popular!  One of my favorite Chinese preparation of pork is Chinese Braised Pork Belly.  (Random Pork Fun Fact: Pork is how “Uncle Sam” came about.)

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叉燒: Cantonese Style BBQ

If you are a fan of Asian food, meat, and yummy food, and you haven’t tried Cantonese BBQ yet, go yelp up the closest one near you and take a visit!  This trip I had to Ming’s BBQ was pretty successful.  We ordered a platter “Special Side BBQ” with 3 types of meats (left to right of photo above):

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