Best Chinatown Bakeries of Manhattan →
This inspires me to do a similar bit for Chicago’s Chinatown.
I may have fetishized the whole conceit of “Iron Chef” a little since I watch it the same way others watch the playoffs. Here are the facts: Iron Chef in Japan is supposedly based on the folklore of a high ranking nobleman who commissioned various famous chefs in his village to cook in a competition. This is probably something ingenious that the Japanese made up to sell their...
Serious Eats Reads My Mind: Portugese Egg Tarts... →
I have been obsessed with the Portuguese egg tart or “pasteis de nata” since I found the Ironbound district of Newark. The Chinese version called “dan ta” has been a staple since I clapped my eyes on my first dim sum cart at the tender age of 7. The difference? The Chinese version is less sweet (no caramelized sugar on top) but I found the Portugese version as satisfying,...