July 27, 2009


Delicious Malaysian food at Nyonya, right above Little Italy. Top to bottom: Clay Pot Noodles, Mango Shrimp over Rice, and Baby Oyster Omelette.

Waffle Cones

Stacks of waffle cones that we saw across the street from Nyonya, at a gelato stand.

July 22, 2009

Park Avenue Summer


For our one year anniversary, B and I went to Park Avenue Summer for dinner. I love the idea of this restaurant. Every season, you can experience something new and different. Since it happened to be restaurant week, we tried the prix fixe dinner (1 appetizer, 1 entree, 1 dessert for $35 excluding drink, tax, and tip). Every bite was bold, colorful, and flavorful. I've been to my fair share of RWs and will say that Park Avenue Summer does it right. Top: watermelon cubes topped with goat cheese that were compliments from the chef, Bottom: Salmon Tartare. Afterwards, we took a stroll through Central Park to relive our first date. So cheesy! :-)

July 17, 2009

Cold Noodles

It's summertime and it's hot. Back at my parents' place, the way to beat the heat (during lunch) is to have cold noodles. A traditional and popular summer dish in Shanghai that's simple to make and healthy.

July 14, 2009

Summer Kabobs

My special summer kabobs: Pineapple, Grape Tomato, Mango, Green Pepper, Jumbo Shrimp, Green Pepper, Mushroom, and Buttered Zuccini.

July 12, 2009

Breakfast Pastry

A cream-filled bun covered lightly with coconut shreds. This is what my mom feeds me (occasionally) for breakfast at home.

July 11, 2009

Steak Fest

Somehow, this weekend turned into steak-fest. Top is a shot of the Grilled Ribeye Sandwich at the Albany Pump Station. Bottom is a shot of some prime rib at Matt & Jen's wedding. (Congratulations to the happy couple!)

July 6, 2009

Self-Prepared Seafood

It's not really a big deal, but I feel quite proud of myself for being able to clean, gut and grill the calamari that you see at the top. And then at the bottom, B and I scrubbed these clams for nearly 2 hours before we quickly steamed them. I'm not sure why all of the scrubbing was necessary, but they came out very tasty!

July 3, 2009

Haru Upper West Side

Spicy sushi at Haru Upper West Side

July 2, 2009

From the East

Top to bottom: Traditional Japanese breakfast at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo. Soup dumplings in Shanghai. Steamed crab at my parents' house in CT.