San Francisco-Style Cioppino

San Francisco-Style Cioppino

Don’t know what cioppino is?  Neither did I, even though apparently this fish stew originated from where I grew up!  But then again, whenever I dined out in San Francisco, my family only took me to Chinatown so I think I can be excused from this lack of knowledge… oh well now is the time … Continue reading

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

kung hei fat choy!

Happy Chinese New Year everyone!  Happy Year of the Dragon — may it be prosperous for all! Just wanted to compile all my Chinese recipes I’ve posted so far (updating my 2011 Rabbit post actually) … and I realize *still* I have been seriously slacking in that department.  I need to get back in touch … Continue reading

Food Comas: Top 10 in 2010

food2010_01

It’s only been a few months since starting our first ever blog, Food Comas, and the cooking and dining and blogging shenanigans Priscilla, Natalya, and I have gotten into have been quite entertaining thus far!  Thanks for everyone’s support in reading our blog and expect more delicious gastronomic adventures in 2011! Just wanted to round … Continue reading

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

The first time I attempted to cook with butternut squash, I ended up buying a Kabocha squash aka Japanese pumpkin instead to make my Creamy Kabocha Squash Risotto.  The squash table always confuses me at the grocery store… but recently I was finally able to correctly identify a butternut squash and decided to tackle making … Continue reading

Roasted Corn Kernels with Garlic Butter

roasted corn kernels with garlic butter

I found this recipe while searching for a quick way to roast corn kernels without using the oven, as I was simply making this as a garnish to my Chilled Corn Velouté.  Granted, roasting corn is super simple: peel the husks back from corn, baste with seasoning, and then pop them in the oven at … Continue reading

Seared Scallops with Corn Velouté

Seared Scallops with Corn Velouté

“Seared scallops are very simple to make into a blissful crustacean eat if you follow the rules and don`t over cook it.”  Now every time Kei tells me a recipe is “simple,” he proceeds to detail at least 2 pages of instructions that will take 2 hours to prep and 2 hours to cook… his … Continue reading

Chilled Corn Velouté

chilled corn velouté with roasted corn kernels

When my chef friend Kei sent me this recipe, I immediately asked him: “What the %&*# are you having me cook?”  Every time Kei sends me a new recipe, I feel like I am studying a new language as I am constantly looking up the definitions of every term, dish, and technique he details.  I … Continue reading

Chinese Corn Soup

chinese corn soup

I received this super simple recipe from my friend Susie (who had also introduced me to Shrimp Scampi pasta).  Whenever I was at her house and we wanted something quick, she would whip up this delicious corn soup.  I had never actually known this soup was considered “Chinese” as I had never tried it in … Continue reading

King Sing Chinese Cuisine, CA

Special Assorted Cold Platter

King Sing Chinese Cuisine Assorted Cold Platter 501 Balboa Street San Francisco, CA 94118 Cuisine: Chinese Attire: Casual My family and I came here for dinner on a Sunday to celebrate three generations of birthdays — my uncle, cousin and nephew. We enjoyed a pre-fixed dinner menu with about 9 dishes for twleve people. Some … Continue reading

Holodnik (Russian cold soup)

Holodnik (Russian cold soup)

My roommate is originally from Belarus, and through her I have been able to enjoy some unique dishes from her motherland.  While I like to tease that all they consume there is vodka and potatoes, Russian cuisine can be quite varied.  One of my favorites is Holodnik (literally “cold soup” in Russian), which Natalya makes … Continue reading

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