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  • Favorite foods: chocolate, banana cream pie, sushi, garlic bread, chicken wings
  • Last bite on earth: Something with chocolate.....

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Cacao Drinking Chocolate Basket

Beer. Bitter beer and sweet chocolate.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

Roast prime ribs!

Snapshots From Hong Kong: Red Bean Pie from McDonald's

About 12 years ago in Hong Kong, McDonalds sold fried apple pie along with some ice cream. Apple pie a la mode! Back in the days, I don't know what it was called. But I loooooveeeed it!!! Hot and crispy apple pie with creamy and cold ice cream. Heaven!
By the way, I really wish US McDonalds would serve fried apple pie. The fried one tastes so much better!

Impromptu Taste Test: The Cult of Yakult

I have been drinking these little bottles since I was a little kid! These are very common in Hong Kong! I love them. I usually drink them in one big sip. I know what you mean by the dry-mouth feeling. It does feel a bit weird in the mouth, but that doesn't bother me. I like yakult, and I still drink them today.
By the way, they can be found in regular supermarkets (ralph's, albertsons, vons etc.) in Los Angeles. Maybe the same all around the country?

Ultra-Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna

Do I need cottage cheese or ricotta? I only see cottage cheese on the ingredient list. But in the recipe, it is calling for ricotta.

Win the Valentine's Day Collection from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Chocolate and raspberry swirl! YUM!

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Dinner Tonight: Korean Japchae (Noodles with Spinach, Carrot, and Beef)

I've been living for the past four years with a jar of kimchi in the fridge, and have explored Korean barbecue for the past two. But for some reason I had never sat down to japchae until a few weeks ago. Instead of aggressive and spicy, it was comforting and calming—the kind of home-style dish that I could imagine needing during a hectic week. This version from The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook is a good recreation, even if I did have to bump up the soy sauce factor. More