Noodle/Pasta/Rice

“Rice Pie” It Is

(简体)(繁體) And I really don’t have any other better ideas so “rice pie” it is. I’m sure we’ve all suffered from this.  From Cantonese…

Chilled Sweet Summer Risotto

(简体)(繁體) HOW ELSE to explain WHY I stock up on fruits with great enthusiasm but can’t seem to gather the will anywhere close to…

Octopus 8/2

(简体)(繁體) HuuuuuGE~!  And, no.  I couldn’t help it.  I know I’m supposed to be nurturing baby tartlets, or summer fruitcakes, or at least an…

“White Broccoli” Risotto

(简体)(繁體) It is one of my VERY few, absolutely favorite vegetables.  I know it sounds craaaaazy but I actually DO remember my first encounter…

Best Thing Out of a Can

(简体)(繁體) I’m back from my 11 days trip to Hong Kong and Taiwan and find myself dealing with something that I assume everyone’s familiar…

Mush on Mush

(简体)(繁體) I mean everyone has some freakiness they rather keep to themselves.  Something embarrassing about their existence that they would skillfully omit in a…

Taiwan in a Pot

(简体)(繁體) I mean, really.  Taiwanese or not, if looking at this doesn’t induce some watering in the mouth, I’m afraid we don’t have anything…

Magic Shrooms

(简体)(繁體) OK, I sort of bashed it in my previous post (as if it matters), and stripped its right for photos (as if they…

A Confused Chicken Rice

(简体)(繁體) I assume people meant my ethnicity, not the city I currently live in, but even that has no easy answer.  Three decades of…

You.. Dirty Dirty Pasta

(简体)(繁體) Then came the effort the correct it.  And then, TOTAL insomnia.  As I tried pushing through the day without submitting to the brain-paralyzing exhaustion,…

A Roman Daydream

So, here it goes. I’m going to start this story by making a confession.  I have…never been to Rome. I forged this recipe after…