Best of Alphabet City: Gruppo Thin Crust

September 12, 2015 / 0 comments

With more than 1500 pizza places in New York City, you have to be outstanding to separate yourself from the pack.

Remedies for the flu? These 3 principles will help you understand what works best against influenza

August 21, 2015 / 0 comments

There isn’t a cure for the flu, just best practices. So until we find a potion that will serve to rid us of influenza, it’s all about home remedies.

Is garlic good for you when you have the flu or cold?

August 20, 2015 / 1 comment

Does eating garlic help when you’re sick? If you have a cold, a fever or the flu, what will garlic do for you?

Buffalo Wing Calorie Count: There are 84 calories in each buffalo chicken wing!

August 17, 2015 / 1 comment

Chicken wings are probably one of the most common, if not the most common, bar food. Long chicken wing story short, I’ve been eating a lot of wings lately and find myself wondering how many calories each tiny chicken arm has.

Asian woman crowned Grand Champion of ‘Chopped: Grill Masters’ tournament

August 15, 2015 / 0 comments

Chopped has been on the air for six years, but I only started watching the show a few months ago. I’m addicted and happy that there are five seasons to catch up on.

How many calories are in a large movie popcorn from AMC, Regal and Cinemark?

July 27, 2015 / 2 comments

Movies aren’t cheap. Not only can the tickets be expensive, but if you’re hungry and thirsty, you can easily spend over $50 for two people.

Best of the East Village: Fuku’s ‘Koreano’ chicken sandwich

July 26, 2015 / 0 comments

The latest addition to David Chang’s New York Momofuku empire debuted in the East Village two months ago to the hype you’d expect.

Best of the East Village: Ramen Misoya’s lunch special might be the best ramen deal in New York

July 18, 2015 / 0 comments

There’s no lack of ramen joints in the East Village; with no fewer than fifteen restaurants that offer up the tasty Japanese noodle dish in the neighborhood.

Joong: Chinese sticky “rice dumplings” wrapped in bamboo leaves

June 29, 2015 / 0 comments

Every year around this time of the year, my grandma makes a batch of joong in celebration of the Duanwu Festival.

How did I not know that Barilla was anti-gay?

June 24, 2015 / 1 comment

You’ve probably come across Barilla pasta before, even if you don’t know the name, you would recognize the packaging and logo.

How long does frozen milk last for? Does it go bad?

June 15, 2015 / 0 comments

If you’re lactose-tolerant then you’ve had the experience of an almost full carton of milk sitting in your refrigerator that expires tomorrow.

Nespresso Sale 2015: 30% off Nespresso machines

June 12, 2015 / 0 comments

I just got an promotional email from Nespresso announcing their 2015 Father’s Day sale.

When the heck does Nespresso put their machines on sale?

June 2, 2015 / 2 comments

Nespresso has grown significantly in the last few years on the strength of their “high-end” machines and espresso pods that make creating your own homemade lattes simple and painless.

Here’s how to freeze glass jars without them exploding/breaking

May 31, 2015 / 1 comment

When storing hot liquids in the freezer, I prefer glass containers as opposed to plastic as I know that heating plastic potentially gives off chemicals.

is frozen burned meat ok to eat?

Can you still eat meat that is freezer burned? Is it safe?

March 24, 2015 / 0 comments

I like to cook, but no means am I a “chef”, mostly I like cooking my own food because it’s an easy way to control my intake and the cost of my meals.

what is a marquesita

What is a marquesita (yucateca)? ¿Que es marquesita en ingles?

March 20, 2015 / 0 comments

Roaming around the the Parque de las Palapas in the central area of Cancun couldn’t have been more different than the massive resorts lining the Zonas Hoteleras.

New York’s Cheap Eats #2: Halal Cart (Chicken & Rice for $5)

March 10, 2015 / 0 comments

In a past post, I discussed the #1 cheap eat option in New York City: Pizza.

New York’s Cheap Eats: The ubiquitous $1 pizza (or 99 cent pizza slice)

February 22, 2015 / 0 comments

One thing that I was pleasantly surprised by when I moved to New York was the affordable food options in the city.

Quick + Easy: Use mushroom powder to add easy, bold flavor to your meals

February 21, 2015 / 0 comments

Mushroom powder is created by dehydrating, crushing, and grounding the dry mushroom into dust.

Lightning Chocolate

What is Lightning Chocolate? Searching for Thunder and Lightning in the West

February 2, 2015 / 0 comments

Last year, China Airlines began including a chocolate bar called Lightning Chocolate as one of their dessert options: 

Cheap and tasty dumplings at Shu Jiao Fu Zhou Restaurant

January 2, 2015 / 0 comments

Though Flushing (the city), Prosperity, Lam Zhou, Xi’an Famous Foods and Vanessa’s get a lot of the ink when it comes to cheap, tasty dumplings in New York City, I’d have to insert Shu Jiao Fu Zhou Cuisine Restaurant into the conversation.

Napa Farms Market: When you’re obsessed with a restaurant located only in an airport terminal

December 31, 2014 / 0 comments

How much do I enjoy the food at Napa Farms Market (NFM)? 

San Francisco Favorite: Taqueria Cancún’s super tacos!

December 23, 2014 / 0 comments

Taqueria Cancún has the best tacos in San Francisco.

Garlic Pea Shoots are the bomb

That expensive vegetable dish you had at dim sum is called dao mew (garlic pea shoots)

December 20, 2014 / 0 comments

Garlic pea sprouts or “dao mew” is one of my family’s favorite Chinese dishes and can be found on many Chinese restaurant menus but more often on a dim sum cart.

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