Pandan Cakes

Honestly, we weren’t expecting much. So, we were very happily surprised with these. They’re a bit like a Twinkie. But, these are so much better than a cloyingly sweet, greasy (paste-y) cream filled twinkie. They’re softer, fluffier, less greasy, and just all around tastier. We actually want to eat these. […]

Chateau De Saigon

Fried Tapioca Shrimp

Bun Bo Hue

Fried Fish Topped With Lemongrass

The topping of ginger, lemongrass, onion, and scallion lightened up this fried fish dish nicely. It was pleasantly fresh with a […]

Northern China Eatery

Mandarin Pie

So crispy and piping hot, it took every ounce of our patience to wait.

Golden brown in places and soft, tender nooks hide in other spots. Then inside, buttery tender pork, green onion, chive and… is there finely chopped shrimp, too? […]


Makan’s Ramyun

Bowl one…

And, here’s bowl two.

Sharing? That’s just crazy talk. We both wanted our own bowl. And, we weren’t disappointed. The powerfully rich broth was a complex union of deep, dark meaty stock and bean […]

Jang Su Jang — Jjampong

Jjam Pong Noodle Soup (Or, Jjampong)

With Hand Cut Noodles

It’s official. We finally love soup. And, wow, this was an incredibly memorable one. It wasn’t listed on the menu…

It’s the first one posted on the […]

Ping’s Place — Beef Noodle Soup

Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup (Hong Shao Niu Rou Mian)

Hong Shao = Red Roasted Or Braised (In Soy)

Niu Rou Mian = Beef Noodle Soup

Beef Shank & Tendon Topped With Beautifully Pickled Greens And Herbs

It’s all about […]

Pumpkin Pie Donut

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Donut

So, let’s say you stop visiting a place for a very long time. You know that it’s a place that you don’t enjoy it. But, you forget exactly why. This “creme” filling was an instant reminder. They can’t call it buttercream. Why, you ask? […]

Lotus Vietnamese — Pho

Crispy Lotus Root With Salt & Pepper

These dense, crispy rounds and half rounds offer a savory richness that kept us coming back for more. We’re sure to be craving them in the very near future.

Actually, we’re up for a mini road […]

Nam Phuong — Bun Bo Hue

Canh Chua Cá (Sour Soup with Fish)

This soup was loaded with vegetables. There was a slew of celery, a heaping bowlful of bean sprouts, oodles of okra, jalapeños, and pleasantly spicy red peppers. This bright array of vegetables brought the sweet and sour broth […]

I Luv Pho

Bún Bò Huế

It’s all good. From the herbs, to the onion slivers, to the beef, blood pudding, pork and pork hock, all were present in delicious abundance. And, the broth was rich and meaty with a delicate lacing of spices. We immediately contemplated a […]