Sunday, November 25, 2007

Yellow Watermelon


No, this is not a bad watermelon. This is in fact a yellow watermelon, which tastes just as sweet (if not sweeter) as the traditionally red fleshed variety.
Here's some tips on picking watermelons.

Sashimi from Mitsuwa


Appreciate the bright colors and mouth watering flavors of raw fish...

Lychee


Grown primarily in China, and best between July and October, the Lychee is a sweet and delicious fruit (after you peel off the thick rind).

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Udon

First off, I apologize for not posting in months. I've been pretty sidetracked. Rest assured, I've been taking plenty of food pics and they will no doubt be highlighted on the site soon.

I've been rejuvenated to blog again after reading a script at the office. Nora Ephron wrote and will direct a film about Julie Powell, the woman who was responsible for the infamous food blog, The Julie/Julia Project. For those of you who do not know about Julie Powell, she took it upon herself to tackle every recipe in Julia Child's book, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" in exacly one year. That averaged to a little more than 2 recipes a day, I think.

On that note, here's my first contribution in a long while... Udon.

I used the Ninben brand dashi for the broth and garnished the noodle soup with scallions, kamaboko, wakame (seaweed), and fried tempura batter.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Meat Pockets

I think a lot of countries have their own types of meat pockets. Wherever they're from, I love them all: gyozas, pierogis, mandus... they're all great. I especially love empanadas. I love most fried things.



Empanada's Place - 3811 Sawtelle Blvd. 90066

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Pinkberry as comfort food

A lot of people are now discovering this Pinkberry craze. But is it just a fad? Is this craze going away anytime soon?

Despite the space age/anime/modern interior of the Pinkberry stores that attracts yogurt newbies, I feel connected to the frozen yogurts on a more nostalgic level. To me, it tastes like a combination of two childhood favorites of mine: Calpis and Yakult (both available at most Japanese markets).

On the westside, there's a few Pinkberry locations:
Westwood
West LA (Olympic and Sawtelle)
Marina Del Rey

Corn Tortillas

I apologize for being so behind on my blogs. Long story short, I lost my digital camera. I finally bought myself a nice Sony Cyber-shot. I'm sure that now that I have this new camera, I'm gonna find my old camera somewhere.

There's nothing better than making corn tortillas using masa harina. Invest in a tortilla press. They're great to have.

By the way, if you know a good carniceria on the westside, please let me know.