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Joan Fang

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Win a Serious Eats Edition KettlePizza Baking Steel Combo for Father's Day!

EGG. And crushed red peppers. And some sausage nubbins

Win Two Tickets to the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

Ubons of Yazoo! Because Mississippi is a state I've just learned to spell and if its good I can recreate it at home with their bottled sauce?! Really?! Too good to be true

Are Din Tai Fung's Soup Dumplings Worth the Wait?

The taro dumplings are really good! The paste isn't too sweet, at least not when I had them in Taipei last year

Ultra-Crispy New Potatoes With Garlic, Herbs, and Lemon

What if I parboiled potatoes and then put these under a chicken that I'm in the midst of roasting? Is crust development more about the amount of fat or the high heat?

McDonald's Debuts Mighty Wings in Atlanta, They're Actually Mighty Good

This is like McWings in Asia! ALWAYS meaty, always freshly fried with tons of craggy fried bits just waiting for you to bite into. Finally!

A Sandwich a Day: Cuban at Chez Henri in Cambridge, MA

You forgot to mention how the plantain chips come with this incredible tomato salsa/condiment and how the sandwich is absolutely humongous and even the salad is a well dressed accompaniment! I love this ... along with their duck tamale salad with bacon on a huge pile of spinach leaves, and their mojitos :)

Snapshots from Amsterdam: The Best Street Food

Herring! KENJI I love that stuff. I love the tart smelly oniony vinegar taste and the vague sort of crispness that the fish develops as it's gone through pickling. YUMS.

Dinner Tonight: Stir Fried Rice Cake with Gochujang Sauce

This is my absolute favorite.... But be warned. The flat rice cakes that are often sold next to the tubular versions cook up much much faster and will almost definitely make a sticky mess in your pot if you're not careful!

So Long, Folks (and See You Next Week)

Adam! So sad to see you go :( But best of luck at NYCgo ... I'm a big fan of that site too :) Incredibly useful. I'm sure you'll do incredible things there!

Enter to Win a Copy of the 'Alinea' Cookbook

I had this incredible dish at TW Foods in Boston -- the ice cream had bits of tobacco leaves and tobacco smoke and if you like cigars, it tasted like smoking a strong Cuban cigar, with a bit of a tingle at the back of your throat as though you were actually smoking, from the bits of tobacco leaves. Smoky and minty. It was also surrounded by this pool of syrup made from 15 year old Macallan Scotch. Beautifully sticky and eating it made me feel as though I were sitting in the back room of an oak-paneled old boy's club. Loved it.

Australia Dairy Company in Hong Kong

going here this weekend! i live just 2 blocks away ... am so excited. @aaron mattis, hopefully this lives up to your scrambled eggs

Video: Baby in a Watermelon

Parents do ridiculous things to their kids but that is adorable. I wonder how massive the watermelon is?

Sushi Week Part 1: A Sushi Style Guide and How to Make Sushi Rice

nori turn ... ha. cannot wait to read the next post.

Sushi Poppers: A New Portable Sushi?

You ate them! So exciting :) How was the raw fish in that ..

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Cheese?

@ W.Were Hong Kong is incredible - I actually just bought a massive chunk of Havarti cheese for after-dinner snack. I might gain a ton of weight from eating lots of take-out this summer. But worth it. Hoping to hit up some great restaurants over the course of the next ten weeks. :) Thanks for asking!

More Di Fara First-Timers Report on Yesterday's Field Trip

Aaron! It was your last day? What a perfect way to end :)

Fourth of July Menu Planner

That is the best cake! I love it :) I hope I can find something like that in HK

Meet & Eat: Lingbo Li, Serious Eats Intern

Your ability to handle spicy food astounds me. But can we go eat exotic meats together back in Cambridge? :)

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Yogurt?! I've never seen such healthy foods in the office. Blasphemy.

Seriously Asian: Big Wontons

You know, I've only ever seen "small" wontons in Shanghai. I thought it was a strictly breakfast food. I do love those more though. The skin has the best slippery texture.

Meet & Eat: Joan Fang, Serious Eats Intern

@ulterior epicure: any time. my love for dumplings really knows no bounds.

@maotai & every other bitter melon lover: maybe.. i'll give myself some time to mature before trying it again then. also, i love your username maotai

@chascates: definitely! so excited to explore hong kong's food scene. first up is definitely street food. yuuuumm. favorite part of asia.

Meet & Eat: Leah Douglas, Serious Eats Intern

Leah, SO GLAD we did Del Posto :) Delishious. More eating in NY next time I'm back?

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Sushi?

@ShowMeFood, @shoneyjoe: Yup, it's a picture of a chirashi sushi! It's beautiful but deceiving. Without a picture of the rice, it definitely looks a bit like a box of sashimi

Lunch for One: Curry-Ya

Yum. I love that they give you a pot of the "stew." Extra sauce on white rice is the best.

How to Make Yogurt

I love fresh yogurt - mostly because I dislike the chemical taste in most store bought yogurts. I mostly just start it off with live yogurt cultures though. Where can you buy freeze-dried starters and is there a difference between brands?

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Where to Eat Outdoors in NYC, 2014 Edition

It's been a punishing winter, but now that the weather's reliably warm it's time to get outside. This city has plenty of outdoor dining—so much so, in fact, that it can be hard to know where to go. To help you out, we've rounded up some of our favorite restaurants, from cheap to blow-out, that satisfy on both food and outdoor atmosphere. More

The Food Lab: Crispy Braised Chicken With White Beans and Chile Verde

We're taking the intensely rich, smoky, and hot chile sauce from a Southwestern chile verde, the comforting bean stew of white chicken chili, and adding to it my own personal touch: a perfectly braised piece of chicken; deep flavors, crisp skin, and all. If you're into heat, beans, and chicken, this is about as comforting a dish as you can hope for when the hot summer days start to slowly transition into cool fall evenings. More