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The Paella Experiment

I am frequently in awe of Wife’s palate, much to her annoyance. She would literally whip something together and it just taste great. When I plastered her with questions on the theme of “how did you know it will come … Continue reading

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小楊生煎

從蘇州去香港,路過上海,住南京東路的酒店. 旅途近盡頭了,沒什麼興致. 只想填個肚子,然後回房宅著. 登記入住的小女孩,挺熱絡的,就問她隨便的話,吃什麼? 她看看旁邊的同事,異口同聲,”小楊生煎”. 上海的七月天,站著都流汗. 回房間換成T恤短褲夾腳,踢踢拖拖找去. 就幾百米路,居然三次被問,”先生要按摩嗎? 漂亮的!”第三個還來”高壓推銷”,蒼蠅樣跟著. 問個不停. 看來這南京東路,有百般生意. 只是納悶,為什麼我會碰到三回呢? 難道我看來就像嗎? 不解. 店在”第一食品商城”的三樓. 六元一兩,四個煎包. 生意好得很,一鍋出爐,客人一個接一個. 我買一兩是最基本的. 大多買好幾兩,現吃再帶走. 這家煎包皮薄底厚,煎的剛好焦.面上灑些青蔥頭提升香氣. 一口咬下, 湯汁燙舌. 鮮美味濃, 香氣撲鼻. 好吃! 三下兩下, 四個結束,意猶未盡. 只是這是個平價食堂的環境, 要去先買票,再上攤位領東西,然後自己找個位子坐, 餐巾紙自備. 桌面的一點油漬,也就將就點得唄. 走出食堂,看到”南翔鰻頭”,買個甜蟹殼黃. 邊走邊吃的下樓. 這頓飯,十元有找. 滿意度特高. 待會的咖啡癮,大概要花三四倍的銀子. 我這是什麼中國式消費? 對著自己搖搖頭. 回房沖沖涼宅著嘍. 不然在街上晃著,流汗又惹蒼蠅.

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How about Steaks?

Of course there is a matching recipe for steaks. Silly you. Buy the best steak you can find. USDA Prime will be excellent. Other than that, the exact cut matters little, as long as it’s about an inch thick and … Continue reading

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World Famous Wang-Family BBQ, the Recipe

BBQ aficionado will tell you that there is no BBQ recipe, only a philosophy. Since Kid asked for this, I will try. BBQ back ribs is a multi-day process. Use high-quality and long (12 inches) tongs. Have thick gloves or … Continue reading

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Playing 2048

May 31st, 2014 If you have not heard of it, 2048 is a game, free and open sourced, that is highly addictive. I have spent untold number of hours on it. Last night, I achieved the goal of creating the … Continue reading

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Best Sushi in Tokyo

“It’s the best Sushi in Tokyo,” our host boasted. “That’s a bold claim.” We both thought that’s really more of a personal opinion of our host than an unbiased journalistic assessment. Our expectation, nevertheless, heightened as we took in the … Continue reading

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How to Lock SmartCar with Disconnected Battery

SmartCar has a curious design. There is no way to lock the car without using electricity. The key is a standard remote control one that can be used to lock, unlock, or open the trunk gate. Like all other cars, … Continue reading

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Taipei’s Sunflowers

March 29th, 2014 One of the best features of this hotel is the jogging path. It is close to the “Freedom Square” (used to be known as Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Park). I enjoy the run around the perimeter and come … Continue reading

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Lasagna, an Adverture

Kids, and many, knew that I love watching cooking shows. They also knew that I am a theorist, not a experimentalist, of culinary arts. For that matter, I am not even a good enough critic. Heavy smoking during my youthful … Continue reading

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An Episode…

March 11th, 2014 Woke up early, it’s a sunny day in Seattle. Dealt with email, luggage was packed last night, I headed for the airport. Wife has been in California for the past two weeks. Yay! I was about to … Continue reading

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