Tag: chinese

Twenty Eight Restaurant & Lounge in Irvine

Twenty Eight Restaurant & Lounge in Irvine

As many of you know, I have been a longtime fan of the Bravo television series “Top Chef”.  I have watched every single season when it aired (not after the fact) and even watch the Last Chance Kitchen series on BravoTV.com to make sure I […]

Shanghai LA Foods at the Irvine Farmers Market

Shanghai LA Foods at the Irvine Farmers Market

Part of the reason I started a food/restaurant blog many years ago was to document my time living in Shanghai and sharing the food adventures that my friends and I enjoyed.  Every morning, my fellow expat teachers and I would take turns walking out to […]

Din Tai Fung Soup Dumplings in Costa Mesa

Din Tai Fung Soup Dumplings in Costa Mesa

Last weekend, I got pretty nostalgic.  You see, I spent two years living in Shanghai, China, living off xiao long bao (XLB) soup dumplings and getting them on a regular basis.  In fact, I started this food blog because of the amazing local food I […]

Omar’s Xinjiang Halal Restaurant

Omar’s Xinjiang Halal Restaurant

A few years ago, I found Mas Islamic Restaurant, content that I had discovered the answer to all my Xinjiang food cravings. However, though the food was delicious, there was still a missing element to the food available at Mas Islamic Restaurant: mutton skewers, chao […]

Regent West Weddings: Chinese Banquet Dinner

Regent West Weddings: Chinese Banquet Dinner

As is typical for most Vietnamese weddings, there usually is an 8 or 9-course Chinese banquet-style dinner for the reception. A high school friend of mine was getting married, and the 8 course meal is usually the most affordable option when feeding over 300-400 guests […]