Scientist/food enthusiast.

  • Location: So Cal
  • Favorite foods: Sushi, Buffalo Wings, Pork, Pastries, Dumplings, Noodles
  • Last bite on earth: Rice, sunny side up egg, sesame oil, soy sauce - all mixed together. Pretty much all Korean people ate this growing up.

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

Sausage and mushrooms!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Phantom of the Fridge Secret Stash

Dorito loco taco supreme? =D

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Phantom of the Fridge Secret Stash

Everything. Dorito loco tacos??

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

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

New years - rice cake soup with the whole fam.

AHT Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

Wrong bun to patty ratio.

What's Your Favorite International Soda?

Fiora vanti from Ecuador (fresa flavor)

Win Pop Chart Lab's 'Breweries of the United States' Poster

What about somerville brewing company?? (slumbrew?)

The Best Places to Eat Near Wrigley Field

How about p.s. Bangkok? My fav thai restaurant in the city.

Boston: Pho Hoa's Banh Cuon Thit Nu'o'ng (Steamed Rice Rolls with Grilled Pork)

Drool - I'm going there for lunch.

Win Tickets to the James Beard Foundation Awards, Monday, May 9, in NYC

The Girl & the Goat!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Truffle Lovers Pasta

love them shaved on top of risotto.

Win a Free Organic D'Artagnan Turkey

The brussel sprouts look amazing...

Best seafood in Boston

A second vote for Neptune Oyster, one of the best lobster rolls in the city and their menu all around is amazing. I would skip legal, the atmosphere is underwhelming as well as the food. If you're looking for best seafood overall, I'd recommend Woodman's in Essex (a little out of the city, but totally worth the drive). All around best place for whole lobster, steamers, fried oysters etc (apparently Best seafood in america according to forbes magazine?). Pick your own in front, they throw it in a big pot and comes out with bibs and red plastic trays. Best onion rings I've had in my life.

2 days in Chicago

Third for Lou Malnati's for pizza (sausage and mushroom). Hot doug's is great. Frontera grill and the publican are fantastic.

Poll: How Do You Like Your Eggs?

Big fan of runny yolks in general, my favorite way is basted.

What Cookbooks Would You Recommend To Others?

The Zuni Cafe cookbook. It's beautifully written and talks a lot about why they do certain things in addition to providing a wonderful range of recipes. I've only skimmed through it, but ad hoc at home by Thomas Keller looks intriguing. I agree with the Rick Bayless suggestion above also, his books are fantastic.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Two Peter Luger Steaks

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Two Peter Luger Steaks

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Culinary Adventure Society

Street food in Seoul with my dad last year.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Russ & Daughters Brunch Package

Advice needed on best electric stand mixer

I'm very happy with my kitchen aid artisan. No problems in over four years and I use it fairly regularly for just about everything.

Sauces for Belgian Fries

I love the horseradish sauce. I think it's mostly sour cream + prepared horseradish?

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Two Peter Luger Steaks

Favorite frozen entrees?

I'm sure some of you will thumb your noses at the thought of eating frozen entrees, but let's get real, most of us don't have enough time to cook every night and resort to the occasional frozen entree from time to time. What are your favorite varieties? I really like Stouffer's Mac and Cheese and Marie Callendar's lasagna.

Favorite Chicago Foods?

So I'm a Chicagoan stuck on the east coast, I'm heading home for the weekend and was thinking about all the places I have to hit up while I'm at home. Does anyone else care to share their must eats in Chi-town?

Here's a few off my list:

1. Deep dish pizza - Sausage (in patty format) and mushroom from Lou Malnati's or Gino's East. Giordano's as a last resort. I'd rather eat dirt than eat Uno's pizza. I also like the less known, but equally delicious chicago style thin crust.

2. At least one hot dog w/ everything on it - ketchup has no place on a hot dog

3. Buffalo Joe's wings in evanston - I took a friend there once (a really petite asian girl) and she ate double what I ate then licked the sauce out of the bowl.

4. Gyros - I really like The Works in glenview ( - they dip the pita in a vat of oil before throwing it on the griddle.

5. Italian Beef - usually from portillos.

If I have enough time (and room in my stomach) I'll add Mexican - usually tacos al pastor, Hackney's for a burger on rye and a deep friend onion ring loaf, and korean bbq at san soo gap san (

Where to eat in SF?

In town for about a week, any restaurant suggestions? Chez Panisse and R&G lounge are on the agenda. Friends have suggested:

Tao Cafe
Tango Gelato
Akiko's sushi

Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Market Scene: Copley Square Market in Boston

Note: This week we add Boston to our mix of Market Scene reports. Penny Cherubino, of BostonZest, reports. Photographs by Penny Cherubino There's been a farmers' market in Copley Square for decades. Long before the local food movement took hold, residents and workers in the historic heart of Boston have been buying fresh, local products from Massachusetts farms at this location. In the past five years, this market has doubled in size. On Tuesdays and Fridays the park is turned into a festival of fresh produce, eggs, meat, smoked fish, cheese, specialty food products, baked goods, plants, cut flowers, crafts, and prepared foods. This week I saw greens everywhere—lettuce, Swiss chard, Asian varieties, collards, mustard, spinach, and bok choy. And,... More

I Want This: Shin Bob, a Ball of Old Rice

I didn't know what Shin Bob was when I first came across it, but as a rotund blob with nubs-for-arms and abnormally huge eyes, it was love at first sight. And then Emily Koh told me that the Korean words "shin bob" translated to "old rice" (think of the crusty bits at the bottom of a rice cooker) and it all made sense—the brown gradient, the rice paddle sticking out of its head, the accompanying untainted rice grain buddy. Never before would I have thought that a ball of old, crusty rice could be so cute (although I'll note that burnt bread is also quite adorable); it's a fine example of Unexpected Anthropomorphic Food. Alas, I think I'm living... More

Snapshots from South Korea: Hotteok, Two Ways

The popular street food hotteok (hoddeok, hodduk, or if I were to say it out loud, ho-duck) is a brown sugar, cinnamon, and nut-filled pancake-like dessert found on the streets of South Korea. The first time I came across it with Dan Gray, I didn't know what I was looking at. Me: [while passing a truck with a big sign in Korean] "Do I wanna eat whatever's in that truck?" Dan: "Yeah, it's hotteok!" Me: "OH GOD, YES." (This is how I speak in real life. I try to tone it down in my writing.) This truck in I-don't-know-where Seoul made the healthier baked version of hotteok, as opposed to the deep fried version I would come across the... More

Cake Baking is Cool, Finally!

Photograph from ginnerobot on Flickr A recent article in The Telegraph claims that cake baking is cool again, likening it to rock 'n roll. I didn't know it ever wasn't. I suppose this is saying that passions for baking and cakes are no longer restricted to fuddy-duddy spinsters, but now are cool for the masses. Hopefully this means more cake for me. Related Rachael Ray-themed Cake Historic Cake Tteok Cake... More

Can Anyone Help Me Make Bulgolgi?

My roommate in college was Korean, and she made bulgolgi for me at few times a month. I still go out for Korean barbecue whenever I can, but I'd love to make it myself. I have very little experience with... More

Snapshots from South Korea: Rice Cake and Dumpling Soup from Koong

Earlier this month I visited Seoul, South Korea, for the first time. Here's a look at something I ate from my one-week trip. One of my favorite foods in the world are Asian dumplings in all shapes and forms. After hearing my plea to eat mandu, Korean dumplings, my friend Rob brought me and a friend to Koong in Insadong. That the front window looked onto a dumpling-making station seemed like a good sign. Another potentially good sign was the prominent photograph of a old woman and her granddaughter outside of the restaurant, if I am to equate "grandmother" with "tasty home-style cuisine." The story behind the restaurant is that this woman fled from North Korea to South Korea during... More

How to Make Money on Food Items in the Shape of Religious Icons

The Consumerist today has posted a funny guide to recognizing and exploiting religious-icon-shaped foods. Picking through a bag of Cheetos, Chris Walters estimates there may be as many as four Jesus- or Mary-shaped chips per purchase. It's partly a matter of luck, but it also takes a good eye for spotting the random edible miracle. You should also remember that context is everything: You might find a Shiva or an Apollo, but they're not going to be that newsworthy in the U.S., so stick with tried-and-true icons like Jesus or the Virgin Mary. A Cthulhu-shaped snack might net you some cult fame but probably not a lot of money. Related In Videos: And Finally Tonight, Jesus in a Bucket of... More

Snapshots from South Korea: Seafood Noodle Soup from Samcheong-dong Sujebi

From May 8 to May 12 I visited Seoul for the first time, mostly to eat as much food as I could and learn about a cuisine I knew little about. When Dan of food blog Seoul Eats told me he was going to take me to a restaurant that specialized in dumpling soup, I envisioned mandu. But this dish featured the dough-only sort of dumplings, like dumpling skins without the filling, which turned out to be even better than my initial idea. For my introduction to sujebi, a noodle soup dish where the noodles are chunks of roughly torn dough, Dan brought me to Samcheong-dong Sujebi, a popular old-school sujebi joint sporting a light teal color scheme that, I... More

Gallery of Rice Cakes from Seoul's 7th International Tteok Fair

If you think of rice cakes as only being round or block-shaped, you're...right about most of them. But at the 7th International Tteok Fair in Seoul, South Korea, there were more! So many more! For the rice cake competition, contestants made elaborate dishes that, unfortunately, only the judges could eat, but they provided plenty of eye-candy for the rest of us. Since there were too many for me to include in my overview of the fair, I separated my favorites into this gallery. Many of the tteok dishes were make to look like other things. This South Korean flag, for one.... More