A Review of Peking Garden in Hong Kong

We chose Peking Garden, one of Maxim’s Chinese Cuisine’s longest-standing among its many provincial themed restaurants that serves authentic Peking cuisine Continue reading A Review of Peking Garden in Hong Kong

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Learning to Make Lamian – Chinese Pulled Noodles

During my visit to Hong Kong, my brother’s future mother-in-law taught us to make lamian or pulled noodles along with a few accompanying dishes. Continue reading Learning to Make Lamian – Chinese Pulled Noodles

Deep-Fried Buddhist Goodness in the South

For a deeper and more disciplined experience, use a pestle and mortar with fresh ingredients when you have the time. For a faster and easier experience, use the garlic and onion powder – particularly on a weeknight – when you need a quick and tasty dinner treat. Continue reading Deep-Fried Buddhist Goodness in the South

Wine group celebrates 50 tastings

Our wine tasting and dinner group that began meeting semi-monthly in early 2011 gathered over Labor Day weekend to mark our 50th tasting together. Our tasting format is fairly simple. Members volunteer to host the group usually on a Saturday evening. We typically choose around eight wines to pair with food (usually begin with whites and end with bold reds). In our first year together, we … Continue reading Wine group celebrates 50 tastings

Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps

Countless variations of Asian-themed  lettuce wraps exist. I created this recipe based on ingredients already in my kitchen along with a few others for which I shopped. This dish is light, low-carb, and paleo. If pork is not your thing, try ground chicken or tofu crumbles instead. Other fresh ingredients are possible as additions or substitutions. This dish can be a satisfying dinner or an … Continue reading Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps