Shell Tu

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  • Location: New York
  • Favorite foods: Sashimi, olive oil gelato, dim sum, pig feet, chicken liver, durian, any kinds of berries, duck neck, tofu, greek yogurt, souffle, artichoke, macaroon, Phở...Don't really know how to categorize all these foods...
  • Last bite on earth: Best uni in the world

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French Macarons

shouldn't the egg white be aged for 2-5 days so that it can lose moisture and more easily baked?

The Best Egg Custard Tarts in Manhattan's Chinatown

@sugartoof: the ones in Taipan are always warm, if not hot. And when we went to Breaktalk the first time, it was just hot too :)

Anthony Bourdain's Paula Deen Diss

Yea AB is kinda douche saying that, but that's him.. :)

Jenny McCoy's Milk Chocolate Panna Cotta with Raspberries and Saba

saba is a vinegar according to Jenny, and i could attest to the excellence of this dessert, it's such a flavorful dish with sour, sweet, and savory all involved!

Introducing Jenny McCoy Week

Jenny is such a cool person and talented pastry chef! Get excited for the heavenly panna cotta recipe!!!!!

Chinese Sweets: Beyond Hard Candy

@jo_wang: I know! I was confused by the new name too, so I actually called the company to confirm they are the same thing, and they taste exactly the same...

Chinese Sweets: Beyond Hard Candy

@jessjess: I'm totally on your side. The old package is much more vintage look...

It's Shark Week...

Actually it's Carey who bit off the shark's head, not those fish hehehe :p

A Guide to Chinese Hard Candy and More

@ag3208: You got it! Haw Flakes is actually one of my favorite!!!!! :)

A Guide to Chinese Hard Candy and More

@ambienttra & jester99: haha, of course I won't leave out white rabbit, it's coming up in the next post of milky & gummy candy :)

Dinner Tonight: Cheddar Scallion Polenta Croquettes

@BigJustinTurbo: That was my question too, wondering if I really can substitute polenta with cornmeal in the recipe. I'm excited to try it though esp. since I've been looking for a good recipe for cheese croquette recently...

Taste Test: Dill Pickles

@violetmag: Good for you that you enjoyed working with pickles, I really wish I had that kind of interest in them so that my work would have been easier :p

A Sandwich A Day: Pâté Sandwich from Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in Miami

@phicks & mariomenendez: I haven't tried their pate sandwich, but their other sandwiches are great! ( Good to know, gonna hit there again next time when I visit Miami!

Flushing, Queens, NY: First Look at New World Mall's Food Court

@feistyfoodie & @Tom Sullivan: No worries, I understand, the experience really depends on which store you go and what dish you get from each store:)
@jeffsayyes: We didn't get to sample every store there, that's why it's only a first look :) If you find any good store/dish that's not covered here, please feel free to share so that we can look into that!

Flushing, Queens, NY: First Look at New World Mall's Food Court

@luvsocks: and you can find the crayfish at Sliced Noodles, station #12! They have a crayfish flyer up I think. Hope you enjoy it :)

Flushing, Queens, NY: First Look at New World Mall's Food Court

Hi everyone, sorry to hear that none of you guys liked the place, but I agree that it's the variety that counts more there. If you still wanna give it another shot, you really should try Laojie Cassarole and noodles (Store#19) and Manji Dessert, I hope those places can make up for your previous "mehhhh" experience there :)

Seriously Asian: Natto Day

im gonna stay away from this holiday..

Lunch Today: Vietnamese Bun from Deluxe Food Market

@travels4food: Oh god, that's embarassing, I'll fix it asap :p

Meet & Eat: Shell Tu, Serious Eats Intern

@ag3208: Oh sorry I forgot to mention the recipe. It's actually from one of Jacques Pepin's cookbooks and I believe you can google for the recipe. The dish is super easy but never fails to please the crowd :)

Lunch Today: Pumpkin Buns from Golden Steamer

@happycao: yes! the inside is kinda of pumpkin puree with some cream. The texture is a bit different from the custard buns because it has fiberous stuff in it. IT IS GOOD!

Lunch Today: Pumpkin Buns from Golden Steamer

@vivosergirl: Oh hi, guess you are an eph? ;)

Lunch Today: Pumpkin Buns from Golden Steamer

@hafnerd : Mmmmm, well you are right I'm from China, though I don't see why the name sounds so Chinese...