Golden City revisit

Shortly after my first late night visit to Golden City, I read two great posts on Golden City from Carol of CAB cooks and Dennis from A Radiused Corner.  I also received some recommendations...

Matcha Green Tea Swirl Brownies

Shortly after I discovered that I could turn a lot of cakes and cookies that are white in color to be matcha green tea flavored, I thought of making matcha green tea swirl brownies,...

Moon Festival

The Moon Festival (aka Mid-Autumn Festival) is almost here.  This year, it will take place on October 3, 2009.  Growing up in the US, I've never experienced the full-on festivities that take place when...

Sam Woo takeout

Inside Ranch 99 is a Sam Woo restaurant.  The restaurant has two parts. There is a sit-down section where you can order from their menu and there is also a take-out section, with lot...

Green onion pancake

A couple of weeks ago, I was craving green onion pancakes.  I was ordering them everywhere I went, as evidenced by my visits to A&J Restaurant, Chin's, and Yi Mei Chinese Pastries.  Then I...

Matcha Agar Jelly

A while back ago I did a lot of experimenting baking with matcha green tea powder.  This weekend I started up again.  When I made my almond tofu, it occurred to me that I...

Chin’s Weekend Breakfast revisit

A couple weeks ago, one of the readers of my blog, Faye, recommended that I try the Da Ru Mian at Chin's.  I've been to Chin's several times, but have never tried the Da...

Bay Area- Fatima Restaurant and Hong Fu Restaurant

I've been craving knife shaved noodles for a while now.  There are only a few places I've been to that serve knife shaved noodles, and one of them is near my parents' house.  So...

Taiwan snacks- mochi

As I recently blogged here, my grandmother came to visit and brought a lot of delicious Taiwanese snacks with her.  One of the snacks she brought with little mochis.  When I first saw these,...

Ba Ren

Ba Ren 4957 Diane AveSan Diego, CA 92117(858) 279-2520 I've been wanting to review Ba Ren for a long time, but have not gotten around to it until now.  While I often complain about...