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Yi Chang: Private dinner, tang yuan

In the footsteps of the famous:Hubei Province

Today, I was chauffeured to Yi Chang, put up in the same hotel that Kim Jong-Il and Henry Kissinger once stayed at, and was treated to a glorious dinner personally designed by the executive chef at the hotel in a private dining room replete with an automatic Mahjong table. What did I do in my [...]

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Radius RW 2010: Dessert

Thursdays in the Heights: Radius

Bite Of Boston Radius Hits The Mark During Restaurant Week By Jenny Liu Published: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 Better than Shark Week. Or even Fleet Week.  Boston Restaurant Week Winter is here, and as you are reading this sentence, it may be one or two days away from ending on March 26. Is there that [...]

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Helmand River, south of Kajaki village

Thursdays in the Heights: Helmand

Afghan Delights Done Impeccably At Helmand By: Jenny Liu Published: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 If there is one thing that will compel me to take two buses, one train, and then forge onward by foot through the frigid northeastern winds, it is very good food. Helmand, an Afghan restaurant in Cambridge, is capable of such [...]

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Helmand: Pumpkin Kaddo

Be still my heart

On Eric’s visit last weekend, we ate up Boston. Ate it all up. The experience was akin to those multiple orgasms that leaves you dizzy from all the blood rushing away from the brain towards more sensual organs, like the stomach. I want to go back to languishing at: Orinoco in Brookline (Venezuelan), Helmand in [...]

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A dessert a day

It’s true what they say about sugar. It’s addictive, and your body craves more once you start. The trick is to never start, impossible!, or intake very limited amounts. I rarely drink sodas and juices (though not for this reason), sticking to teas (chai, jasmine, oolong), which normally tempers these terribly unhealthy pangs of want. [...]

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… And we're back!

Ahh, I sigh with a contentment that can only be brought about by sitting in a lounge chair in a string bikini, sipping on a sweating glass bottle of Coca Cola while the ocean spread out before me sprayed foaming thick waves like a frothy milkshake. Alternating my hand, I take a bite out of [...]

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Qu'ils mangent de la brioche

Qu'ils mangent de la brioche

The Best Coconut Cake In The World Throwdown’s Toasted Coconut Cake with Coconut Filling and Coconut Buttercream recipe I love brunch– for consuming ungodly amounts of calories in one combined breakfast-lunch meal, for the pretense of leisure, and for bonding with my lovely girlfriends. We enjoyed a meal that satisfied all those coveted qualities at [...]

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An empire state of mind

Part two of New York, Je t’aime (Part I here) These are the two places that would be found if I were to dissect the stomach of the greatest city in the world and peer straight into its folds: Sundays are brunch days: chefs with higher culinary aspirations relegated to arranging plates of fruit, yogurt [...]

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Thursday in the Heights: Houston's

I had been meaning to go to Houston’s/Hillstone for a few weeks (for food, for career research, for writing), so I lured Larissa into being my partner in crime with promises of expensive wine and Frank Bruni (departing NYT critic) approved burgers, and it wasn’t until last Monday 5pm, did we go on our restauranting [...]

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Shake Shack: what all other burgers aspire to be

Burger and Ice Cream, those words are already repeating itself like a mantra chanted by Buddhist monks at five in the morning at a temple in the Himalayas. Except that my backdrop is Madison Square Park on a cloudless blue summer afternoon. I prance up to the Shake Shack line to meet Lisa Famewhore, who [...]

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