I often get questions from readers asking for a recommendation for Taiwanese food, especially Taiwanese style beef noodle soup and hand pulled noodles. Unfortunately, I usually don’t have a great answer because San Diego is very lacking when it comes to Taiwanese cuisine.

A few weeks ago, a reader Kathy, alerted me that Liang’s Kitchen would soon be opening in San Diego. Liang’s Kitchen is a Taiwanese restaurant chain that has become quite famous in the last year and has opened many successful locations throughout Los Angeles and the Bay Area. They specialize in dishes like beef rolls, beef noodle soup and hand pulled noodles.  While Liang’s Kitchen may not be the best, they are a solid chain .

Then another reader Karen, alerted me that Liang’s Kitchen was already open! So fast. So I changed my eating plans to make room for a visit. Liang’s Kitchen is located next to Tajima. Once there, I saw the famous logo of the face of Mama Liang.

Another pumpkin recipe I made this weekend were these mini pumpkin donuts using my mini donut pan. I tried making mini pumpkin doughnuts last year but found the recipe I used slightly too dense and wet. So I played around with my favorite mini donut recipe, and tried to incorporate pumpkin into the batter.

Hi all. For those interested, I have a new post for the Sweet Tooth section of San Diego Magazine, recommending some sweet Hawaiian treats from Lappert’s Ice cream. You can read the full post here.