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  • Location: Philadelphia / Brooklyn
  • Favorite foods: Unagi-don, cream puffs, saag paneer, bulgogi, linguine al vongole, Mom's braised pork belly and salted zhacai, prime rib, all kinds of shellfish, potato anything.
  • Last bite on earth: Crème brûlée and a latte. Holding back at this point would be unwise.

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Sampling the Fried Delights at Phnom Penh in Vancouver's Chinatown

Phnom Penh! Those chicken wings are a must every time I visit the hometown, not to mention the butter beef. I've yet to find a decent substitute on the East Coast :(

7 Places to Find Great Fried Chicken in Seattle

The fried chicken at Kingfish Cafe is also outstanding.

Poll: Do You Cut Your Burger in Half Before You Eat It?

I admit to being one of those burger halvers. It's probably sacrilege, but I'm a tiny person with tiny hands, so practicalities have to be observed.

Trader Joe's Now Sells Poutine, and it's Awesome


As a fellow Canadian, I totally feel you, Erin. Heading to TJ's after work! :)

Trendy Asian Favorites Done Well at Philly's CHeU Noodle Bar

Great article. I really enjoyed their take on the Hand Torn noodles last time I was there. No love for the black garlic chicken wings?

Cook the Book: Roy Choi's 'L.A. Son'

Savoury tong yuan (glutinous rice dumplings) were my extended family's go-to meal whenever we were recovering from a major holiday and needed to use up the leftovers.

6 Brick-And-Mortar Brunch Spots We Love In Portland, OR

Broder! I still yearn for their smoked trout hash even years later. One of the best standouts in PDX.

A Day in the Life: Robyn Lee, Staff Photographer and Editor, A Hamburger Today

Brilliant. Robyn's day sounds like it's told through an Adventure Time lens.

Nice garter, Kenji.

Where Are You a Regular in NYC?

Black Swan was a former regular until the service went downhill and the music became deafening. Now it's Allswell and Taro Sushi. The Taro staff know our faces by now, even though we're only in once a month.

If I worked/lived in Midtown East, Little Collins would be THE regular coffee shop for me. The lattes and sandwiches there are amazing.

Skàl's Nordic Cuisine and Service Leave You Hanging

Wow, honest review. I had high hopes for Skal, but I guess they still have a lot of kinks to work out. The hunt for an east coast Broder PDX continues...

Sadly my last recent trip to Aamanns Copenhagen was very similar to the service you received at Skal, Max. The food was wonderful, but the service left a bitter taste in my mouth.

Show and Tell: Your Favorite Novelty Mug

Oh, I'm sad I missed this show and tell! This robot mug is mine, here.

The Best (Mostly Cheap) Eats on St. Marks Place in the East Village

Great list, awesome recommendations. I think the only one I wasn't so thrilled by was Puddin' -- incredibly rich and tasty, but sooo overpriced.

A Tour of Economy Candy, the Best and Craziest Candy Store in NYC

Ritter Sport! British chocolate! I'm definitely coming here next time I have a Malteser and Aero craving.

Why Have I Never Tried: Milky Way Midnight Dark

I should bring Coffee Crisp and Wunderbars to SEHQ to make up for that experience.

Staff Picks: What's the Scariest Food You've Ever Eaten?

Sea cucumber. It's unfortunately served at a lot of our family banquet dinners.

Who Makes the Best Pasta in NYC?

Dino in Brooklyn, black squid ink linguine in a spicy tomato sauce. I'm not traditionally a fan of squid, in pasta or otherwise, but it really makes my heart sing.

Open Thread: What's Your Ideal Chocolate Chip Cookie Texture?

Soft and chewy, warm if possible, slightly crisp at the edge.

Dominique Ansel's Latest is a Gingerbread Pinecone Pastry

Where the hell was this when I stopped in this weekend? Gah. Not that I'm complaining about the other great treats I picked up.

First Look: Pizzeria Vetri Opens Doors in Philadelphia, PA

Their margherita pizza is no joke; I ate the entire thing by myself one evening. So gloriously amazing.

Is This the Classiest McDonald's in America?

This reminded me of the KFC on City Ave in Philly - within an old and gorgeous house, foyer, etc. The inside is not as nice, though.

Where to Eat Ice Cream in New York City

More love for Van Leeuwen! Their mint chip is amazing, and the Earl Grey is incomparable in the city.