Christine @ Tea for Two Sisters

I'm a freelance photographer who loves to eat.

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  • Location: Ottawa, ON
  • Favorite foods: Noodles, Soup, Dim Sum, Pizza

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Open Thread: Best Rainy Day Eats in New York?

When it's gloomy out, I love making homemade mac and cheese. It's like a blanket that keeps you warm for the post-meal nap. =]

Chain Reaction: McDonald's Rolo McFlurry

The Oreo McFlurry is a classic. I recently tried the promotional Drumstick McFlurry, which consisted of sugar cone pieces, chocolate and some peanuts. It's a really great combo texture and flavour wise and it's not as sweet as the Rolo McFlurry. I'd probably ask for extra peanuts next time.

Snapshots from Vietnam: The Best Things I Ate

It didn't take much to convince me that I need to go to Vietnam. Breakfast of champions: pho with a plate of gio cha quay (aka youtiao) on the side.

Squishing S'mOreos Forever

You are awesome Robyn! Can we see more gifs? Puuuleeeze?

Robb Walsh's Southern-Style Chicken-Fried Steak

I totally agree with ya banananne. Use some of the oil from frying the steak. Make sure to get some of the browned bits too!

In Which We Make A Centuple-Stuf Oreo

I wonder how many oreo pie shells could be made with all the 48 pairs of bare cookies.

Navigating Tokyo 'Ramen Street': 8 Great Ramen Stops, All in One Place

There's still soup left in the last photo! Maybe because I love soup, but I wouldn't leave a drop of the liquid gold shio ramen soup behind.

What's Not OK To Eat For Breakfast?

I won't eat garlic bread for breakfast. Some of my family likes to dip it in a fried egg. I just don't get it. Am I missing something?

Toronto: VPN Pie at Pizzeria Libretto

Libretto was my first Neapolitan-styled pizza. It has been forever etched in my mind. If you're ever in Toronto, try to make a trip to Libretto. I once had the price fixe lunch and loved their onion jam with goat cheese bruschetta. As winkyj mentioned, the line can get pretty long on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Try to get there for lunch.

Cook the Book: 'Bangkok Street Food'

Shenjian bao in Taiwan and shaved ice to wash everything down.

Weekend Cook and Tell Round Up: Pancakes Anytime

I think you can call okonomiyaki pancakes. Among the many things you can mix into the batter, you can put shredded cabbage, bacon, cheese, and green onions. Top with some kewpie mayo, okonomiyaki sauce and some katsuobushi (bonito flakes) and you're ready to eat. You can even watch the bonito flakes before you tuck in, should you need some entertainment with your dinner.

Is Din Tai Fung the Gold Standard For Soup Dumplings?

I visited one of the DTF locations in Taiwan two years ago and found that the dumplings were lacking any personality and attitude - which reflects Kenji's experience. It has been my only DTF experience, but I think I'd rather go to smaller restaurants to satisfy my cravings.

@surveyact: I was lucky enough to be in Shanghai a few months ago, but didn't have any time to visit Nan Xiang. It breaks my heart... well, I guess I have to go back!

How to Find the Best Food in a Foreign City, According to Anthony Bourdain

Hahaa, nerd fury. Great idea.

Like capnguiness, I also try to find a few local blogs and sift through their articles for good restaurants. It's more time consuming, but worth it in the end.

How to Make Sriracha from Scratch

That's an amazing project to work on. A brighter Sriracha sauce, huh? I gotta try this out.

The Best Way to Eat Popeye's Fried Chicken

I'm so going to try 'tacos de papas bayou' next time we have fried chicken. Unfortunately, we don't have a Popeye's in my city.. and KFC just doesn't cut it. I also want to try one thing that I heard:
spicy Popeye's chicken + fresh waffles + maple syrup = win

Travelers: What's Your Favorite Airport Food?

I haven't travelled very much, but having beef noodle soup and dumplings at the Taiwan airport was the best airport food I've had. Don't forget to wash everything down with some milk tea with boba.

Bocaditos de Corn Flakes y Leche Condensada (Corn Flake Clusters)

How much sugar should we be caramelizing before adding the other ingredients? This sounds like a great change-up to Rice Krispie bars - not that there's anything wrong with them.

The Best Soup Dumplings In Chinatown, Manhattan

I'm so jealous that you can get delicious XLB in NY. I think there are 3 restaurants in Ottawa that serve XLB, but they're less than mediocre.

've tried to make XLB from scratch a few times, but they've never turned out that well. I'll give your recipe a shot.

Pad See-Ew

The best part of this dish is when you get the wok hot enough to give the dish a fragrant touch of smokiness. This dish of noodles is just like the Chinese version of rice noodles with beef.

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

For a second, I thought Hambone was going to tackle Robyn. Heads up!

Can't wait to see the results of the best soup dumplings in NY.

Travelers: What's Your Favorite Airport Food?

Noodles and/or dumplings at the HK airport or Taiwan Taoyuan airport. You don't feel bogged down and ready to sleep, although I can imagine why people would want to sleep through their flight meals. If only we could eat this well in North American airports.

The Serious Eats Guide to Food Photography

You can easily purchase a decent point-and-shoot camera for under $500. I bought my sister the Canon SX110 and it still works fine. Canon's most recent edition of that series is the SX130, which you can buy for under $250. There's a manual feature, as well, so you can play around with shutter speeds and aperture.

I try to use the macro function whenever I can, cause I like to crop my images quite tightly.

The last thing I wanted to mention was regarding low light conditions in restaurants. You don't need a tripod. Try a longer shutter speed and stabilize your camera on the table (or on the top of your hand). Take a breath then,as you exhale, click the shutter. Hope that helps.

Great guide, btw!