Korean Iced Tea

  Koreans love to drink.  I remember reading about their high level of alcohol consumption while I was in Poland and I thought, ‘No way could anyone drink MORE than Polish people or Eastern Europeans in general’.  BUT, then I got there and discovered that where there’s a will, there’s a way and the Korean people…

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The Perfect Mojito

    For me, nothing puts me in a more ‘vacation relaxed’ frame of mine than sipping on a Mojito. Doesn’t matter if I’m on vacation or in some local bar after work.  One taste of it and I’m transported back to my single carefree twenties!   What’s beautiful about this cocktail is that beautiful…

My Favorite Salsa

        In my experience, homemade is best made.  I make what I can from scratch – pasta sauces, soups, salad dressings and even sausage meat, bread and pasta if and when I had the time.  If I could do subsistence farming and produce my own fruit, vegetable, meat and dairy then I…

Bacon Pesto Brunch Pastries

  Ever watch the Great British Bake Off?  Contestants of all ages and backgrounds compete over who can make the best cake, tart , biscuit and/or pastry.  Using their best efforts and a small child’s weight in butter, they create stunning baked goods only to be told in critical detail that it’s just not right. …

Chicken Cordon Bleu Bites

When I was a child, my favorite food was Chicken Cordon Bleu.  In my opinion, there was nothing to dislike.  Someone somewhere in Switzerland had come up with a sinfully perfect combination of fried chicken with a salty ham and molten cheese center. As someone who LOVES fried chicken, I can’t think of anything better….

Masala Cheese Pancakes

    One of my favorite dishes in one of my favorite restaurants in Kuala Lumpur is Masala Cheese Balls at the Gem Restaurant in Little India. I just can’t get enough of them and having to share a serving of these delicious morsels with my dining partners is just devastating to me. So, you…

BLT sushi rolls

The process of making sushi rolls always seemed mysterious to me.  For someone who has a difficult time hanging a picture straight, how the hell was I going to put together a nice tight sushi roll?  Like the little dude from Karate Kid, the true mastery of this skill eluded me for some time.     Naturally…

Amazing Dumplings!!

    Without dumplings, is it really Chinese New Year?  Could it be celebrated without an onslaught of fireworks, red envelopes filled with cash and a big steaming plate of dumplings?  No…它不能!!!!   So, after 5 years or so of living in China, I finally asked a friend’s mother to come and teach me how…