10 Of My Most Memorable Dining Experiences

I love good food and constantly seek out new tastes and experiences. My motto when it comes to food is that I will try anything once. Sometimes it works out great, other times not so much. My most recent fail was veal brains at M. Wells Dinette which got me thinking about my best and worst experiences. I have had quite a few memorable ones over the years but the below are the 10 of the best dining experiences that I have ever had.

Taling Chan Floating Market in Bangkok

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The dreaded C word

My mom just told me that my favorite uncle has been diagnosed with cancer. I don't come from a family that expresses their emotions. But there is no need for words. I love him as I know he loves me. I didn't pick up the phone to call him and … [Continue reading]

HK Tycoon’s Canteen aka Fook Lam Moon 福臨門


Fook Lam Moon is a world-wide high end Chinese chain serving top rated Cantonese Cuisine. But the only branch I have been to is their flagship eatery in Wanchai as purported to be the best tasting. I have visited there twice during our 14 month of … [Continue reading]

Homestyle Chinese Cooking


On most days I eat two meals: lunch and dinner. For lunch I either eat out or get takeaways. Dinners I cook. Lunch is usually unhealthy as it's mainly, fried chicken, fried pork chops, fried shrimp, fried fish, steak, pad thai, pizza, blt's, etc. But … [Continue reading]

Maintaining a Healthy Weight

When G and I first showed up to J&K's July 4th BBQ, the first thing J said to G is "You lost a lot of weight!" G laughed and said that's what everyone has been telling him but he actually gained some weight recently. And then J said "Well you are … [Continue reading]

Smorgasburg 2014 at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5

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Due to my limited stomach space, the huge amount of vendors, and the horror stories I heard about the long lines, I worked out a plan of attack the night before. First G and I arrived at 10:45am to grab a picnic table in the shade near the … [Continue reading]

Cape Cod Seafood Shacks Review

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What I love most about our annual Cape Cod Trip is the food. Last year we ate at Cooke's Seafood (Hyannis branch), Chatham Pier Fish Market, and Arnold's. This year we skipped the first two, revisited Arnold's, and added Original Seafood Restaurant … [Continue reading]

Man Wah at the Hong Kong Mandarin Oriental


Man Wah is one of the most highly regarded Cantonese restaurants in Hong Kong. Originally, I wanted to dine there for Valentine's day 2012 but with Valentine's day being HUGE in Hong Kong most nice places were all booked. In retrospect, I am glad … [Continue reading]

Kei Kee Dessert 佳記甜品 BZai Liang Fen


During my entire 14 months stay in Hong Kong, I only visited Yuen Long once. My parents wanted to visit because they heard from their friends that Yuen Long is still relatively authentic for Hong Kong. I can vouch for this as Yuen Long looks like the … [Continue reading]

How to Enjoy Your Meal at Peter Luger’s

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(1) Do not expect good service when dining here. That way it will be a bonus if the service is good and par for the course if it is bad. (2) Bring your debit card, cash, or Peter Luger's credit card. Expect to pay around $100 a person for what is … [Continue reading]

Caprice Hong Kong: A Feast For The Eyes


High-end French Cuisine is often associated with snobby waitstaff. I am happy to report that this is not the case at Three Michelin Star Caprice. Infact, service was one of the highlights of the day. Our servers were genuinely nice, helpful … [Continue reading]