Category Archives: Pork

coZara, Philadelphia, PA

During the day Philly’s University City neighborhood is a smorgasbord of food trucks selling food from across the world, but by about 9pm most of the local restaurants, at least near my hotel, were closing down.  I found coZara, an … Continue reading

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Excellent Dumpling House, New York, NY

Excellent Dumpling House opened in 1983 on the corner of Canal Street and Lafayette Street and served up dumplings there for 35 years, making CNN Travel’s list of 50 best Chinese restaurants in America.  In 2017 it moved to its … Continue reading

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Yu Kitchen, New York, NY

The recently opened, Yu Kitchen is clearly catering to the cravings of Columbia University’s international students for home style Chinese food, rather than to the old school Upper West Side residents who grew up on the American-Chinese food that used … Continue reading

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Vegan Italian Sausage and Pesto Ravioli Recipe

Beyond Meat has hit it out of the park with their new vegan Italian sausages, the flavor and texture are spot on.  Technically, Whole Foods carries them but the demand is crazy and they are out of stock more often … Continue reading

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China Wok Express, Northampton MA

China Wok Express is a classic American-Chinese take-out joint incongruously housed in a building with a Swiss red roof chalet type thing going on.  I was there at lunch time and the place was jammed with people waiting for take-out or … Continue reading

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Otafuku Okinomi Sauce

Japan’s Otafuku Sauce Co., Ltd.’s Okonomi sauce has become my go-to condiment for pretty much everything.  It is particularly good drizzled on pan-fried vegetable or pork gyoza and with this sauce on board you don’t need a dipping sauce. Okonomi sauce … Continue reading

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Golden China Restaurant, South Deerfield MA

Golden China Restaurant is a roadside American-Chinese joint in South Deerfield, MA. It serves up the American-Chinese greats like Beef and Broccoli, Cold Sesame Noodles and Chicken with Snow Peas, along with American fast-food like jumbo fried shrimp, fried chicken … Continue reading

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Flaming Kitchen, New York, NY

The gloriously named, Flaming Kitchen, serves Szechuan style dishes in a sleek modern styled dining room on the Bowery in New York City.  In addition to its main Szechuan menu, Flaming Kitchen has a Chinese-Cajun menu that features shrimp, crawfish … Continue reading

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Daa! Dumpling, New York, NY

The TurnStyles underground shopping and food arcade at Columbus Circle has blossomed into a hopping venue that reminds me of the great underground arcades attached to subway stations in Seoul and Tokyo.  There are several options for dumplings in the … Continue reading

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Lucky Pickle, New York, NY

The Upper West Side of Manhattan is experiencing a Chinese food renaissance and the dumpling competition has become fierce.  Jacob’s Pickle has a great reputation for pickles and built upon that reputation by opening Maison Pickle. With the new Lucky … Continue reading

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