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

8 Oct

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. […]

Easy To Make Homemade Hibachi!

1 Oct

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): […]

The First Gale of Spring: Haru Ichiban!

17 Sep

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: […]

Beijing’s Most Famous Dish: Peking Roast Duck (北京烤鴨)

10 Sep

There is an actual saying that no visit to Beijing is complete if you miss seeing the Great Wall or dining on Roast Duck.  The Beijing (or formerly Peking) Roast duck has been around since the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) and initially was one of the main dishes served for the imperial courts. […]

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

3 Sep

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! […]

Different types of Eggplants

27 Aug

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: […]