Gordon Mark

Photography, food, friends, family, and faith.

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  • Favorite foods: cocount custard pie, cheesecake, dim sum, hot pot, sul lang tang, sundubu jjigae, broccoli, falafel, banana pudding

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The Best Chinese Bakery Sweets in Manhattan's Chinatown

Thank you Ida and the Serious Eats team for your hard work and effort in putting this together. Even though there are some parts I don't agree with and some baos and pastries missing, I can appreciate the massive undertaking and ambitiousness. Are you guys going to do a savory companion post? Ida, what are you personal favorite bakeries and things to get at them?

Clay Pot Rice at Yummy Noodle: The Best Deal in Chinatown?

I'm going to affirm that you do keep the pots. Everywhere I've taken out clay pot rice you keep the pot.

On another note, my friend recently told me that there's a place on Chrystie St next to Wah Fung that has even better clay pot rice.

Rice Roll Showdown: Who Makes the Better Rice Roll on Elizabeth and Hester in Chinatown?

Yeah I also primarily go to the one on Grand near Bowery. You get more for your money, offer more stuff, and have better sauces. But for these two I used to go to the westside one until they started giving less. So between them I go to the eastside one because I see them making the rice noodle there in the cart.

Lunch Today: New Malaysia

Good to hear New Malaysia matches up with your experience in Malaysia. Next time you go though I highly recommend the honey glazed steak with fried rice (even though it probably isn't Malaysian).

Goodbye, Dumpling

OMG Nooo! I'm sorry for your loss Kenji. Also no need to apologize for the slideshow, we understand. Prayers and condolences. RIP Dumpling, RIP.

Malaysian Restaurant Week (NYC) Recommendations?

Haven't heard about this; thanks for the heads up! I really like New Malaysia in Chinatown and Nyongya! I think those two are good. I'm kinda curious about Fatty Crab so I might check that one out.

Atlanta: Burgers to Die For at Grindhouse Killer Burgers

That kung fu flick is called Kung Fu Hustle! It's awesomely hilarious movie worth checking out!

And wow that burgers looks super tasty!

Lunch Today: XO Steamed Rice Noodles at XO Restaurant

Hmm never tried that, I'll have to order it next time I go. Next time you go I recommend getting either Salt Baked Pork Chop With Egg on Rice or Salt Baked Chicken Cutlet With Egg on Rice. You get a really good (and tasty) amount of food for only $3.95!

Lunch Today: Canton Kitchen

Don't go for lunch or dinner. But go for their breakfast menu.

Serious Eats Is Four Years Old: Happy Birthday to Us!

Happy Birthday!!!!!!! Thanks for letting me be a little part of those 4 years! Keep up the awesome work you guys do! 8D

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

The new place looks awesome! Looking forward to seeing it in person next time I drop by!


Let me know when you go Robyn! I kinda work near there and I've been wanting to go again.

Amazing 66: A Truly Amazing Menu in Manhattan's Chinatown

Roast Chicken with Garlic/Preserved Vegetable is one of my faves! Great review! You got a lot of the dishes my family and I would've ordered. I gotta try that fried chicken stuffed with sticky rice.

Fresh Food on TV: Weekend Edition

@ bessfour: Crap, sorry I misread the date.

@ therealchiffonade: Thanks for the correction!

Fresh Food on TV: Weekend Edition

@ bessfour: If you're talking about "Alex's Day Off", it premieres next Sunday.

The Best Mooncakes for the Mid-Autumn Festival

@ gargupie: Whoa, lava melting egg yolk?! The ones I've had were always solid.

@ Joe DiStefano: Thanks for the recommendation!

@ alicemeichi: I didn't know they had one with wintermelon! The tin has Tai Wing Wah in English on it. Also it's the one with the picture of big flowers.

A Guide to Jerky in Manhattan's Chinatown

@ NYminknit: Thanks!

@ engmcmuffin: It's terrible for you??? It is a bit pricey at 4 something to 5 dollars. But it's a nice treat every so often.

Off the Beaten Path: Taking One for the Team at LQQM Kung Fu Bing in Chinatown

Went there a few weeks ago and it was pretty disappointing. I think I was expecting something more than meh-tastic sandwiches.

Fresh Food on TV: Weekday Edition

@ lambowner: Food Network shows reruns pretty often so if you missed that episode you can catch it before the next one on: Thurs. 9 p.m.ET/PT, Fri. 12 a.m. ET/PT, and Sat. 2 p.m. ET/PT

Fresh Food on TV: Weekday Edition

@ lambowner: New episodes of Next Food Network Star are on Sunday nights at 9.

Fresh Food on TV: Weekday Edition

They don't host the entire episodes online but they do have the recipes from each show.

Fresh Food on TV: Weekday Edition

@ Grumpy Old Man: The links are just links to the shows' mainpages.

Food Network, enough cakes already!!!

Yeah I try not to put any of those shows on the food show listings. What do you feel about the shows on PBS and public television? Are there any good food (and drink) shows online? Also, a tangent of sorts, any good food and/or drink radio shows/podcasts?

Fresh Food on TV: Weekend Edition

Hey no problem. I've had that happen to me a bunch of times too.


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