Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cheng Can Cook: Malabar Spinach ★★★

Malabar Spinach (潺菜) is SLIMY, my favorite veggie. My first time to stir-fry veggie. It is mucilaginous, so if you like the sliminess of yamaimo, tororo, or okra, you will like this veggie. Malabr Spinach can be bought at few Chinese Supermarkets like Cali Food Market in Alhambra. Self-invented recipe below.

Malabar Spinach (Mồng Tơi), Rinsed
Garlic, Chopped or Sliced
Chili Oil

1. Heat up a tablespoon of oil in large frying pan. Add garlic and cook for a while.
2. Add in Malabar Spinach, cook till soft. Add salt and chili oil to taste while cooking.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Half & Half Tea House@San Gabriel ★★

Lavender Milk Tea with Honey Boba is pretty good.

Lavender Milk Tea with Honey Boba $4.35

Mixed Fries $5.85

Chinese Herb and Soy Sauce Boiled Dish Combo with Clear Noodles $8.85

Half & Half Tea House 伴伴堂
120 N San Gabriel Blvd # H
San Gabriel, CA 91775
(626) 309-9387

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Zono Sushi@Pasadena ★★

Happy Hour Mon-Thurs 5:30-7:00pm. Pretty good. I like their Crabmeat Cheese Puff.

Crabmeat Cheese Puff Happy Hour Price $3.25

Oyster Shooter $4.50

Scallop Handroll Happy Hour Price $2.95

Scallop, Seasonal Tropic, and Salmon Skin Handroll Happy Hour Price $2.95 each

Sesame Chicken Happy Hour Price $3.25

Baby Lobster Roll $7.50

Zono Sushi Japanese Restaurant
Ste 3, 230 South Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101-4826
(626) 795-3898

Monday, March 28, 2011

Rainbow Garden@Frankfurt Germany ★★★

Best Thai Food I have ever had. Better than LA. A bit pricey, but it's the best.

Po Pia - Fried Spring Rolls 4,50 euro

Thot Man Gung - Crispy Deep-Fried Prawn Cake with Homemade Sweet Plum Sauce 5,50 euro

Pat Thai 14,50 euro

Pa Nang Nua Gae - Tender Lamb with Curry, Beans, Coconut Milk and Lemon Leaves 18,00 euro

Gai Sam Tuy 14,50 euro

Gai Sam Tuy 14,50 euro

Rainbow Drink 5,00 euro

Welcome Rainbow 6,00 euro

Sculpted Dining Table

Rainbow Garden
Düsseldorfer Straße 1 (Tram: Platz der Republik)
60329 Frankfurt, Germany
069 252066

Ratskeller@Göttingen Germany ★★

Italian Restaurant in a Small Town.

Banana Juice 2,00 euro

Shrimp Kabob with Spinach

Alla Fiorentina - Gnocchi with Spinach Cream Sauce, Scalloped with Cheese 8,00 euro

Markt 9
37073 Göttingen, (Train: Göttingen)
0551 24741

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Burger King@Göttingen Germany ★★

Love the Chili Cheese with Jalapeños.

Select Burgers 3 for 5 euro

Chili Cheese 6 for 3,29 euro, 9 for 4,29 euro

Chili Cheese 6 for 3,29 euro, 9 for 4,29 euro

Burger King Göttingen
Bahnhofsplatz 1 (Train: Göttingen)
37073 Göttingen
0551 - 3894614

Deutsche Bahn Train Dining Car@Germany ★★

Dining on the train. Nice food.

Delicious Baked Potato with Sour Cream and Sliced Smoked Salmon 10,90 euro

Green and White Tagliatelle with Creamed Salmon Sauce and a Small Mixed Salad 8,90 euro

Green Bean Stew with Potatoes and Tasty Farmhouse Ham 9,90 euro

Fruit Flans Saison 3,20 euro, with Hot Beverage of Your Choice 5,00 euro

Ginger-Orange 3,20 euro

Beck's Pils 0,50 Glas 3,90 euro

Inside the Dining Car on the Train

Deutsche Bahn Train

Miscellaneous Food@Germany ★★

Miscellaneous Food & Drinks@Berlin+Frankfurt.

Chocolate Cappuccino@Starbucks

Hot Chocolate@Einstein Kaffee

Kinder Country - Chocolate Covered Cereal

Cake@McDonald's Mc Cafe for 1,00 euro

Fanta Orange

Free Apple Cake for Tasting@Q110 (Kitchen Equipment Demo)

Walden Café@Frankfurt Germany ★★★

Heavenly Cheesecake, but the Campari Orange tasted like Chinese medicine. Now I know that Campari is not for me.

Cheesecake 3,00 euro

Campari Orange 8,00 euro

Campari Orange (Mixed) 8,00 euro

Walden Frankfurt
Kleiner Hirschgraben 5 (Subway: Hauptwache)
60311 Frankfurt, Germany
069 92882700

Villa Kennedy Gusto@Frankfurt Germany ★★★

 Breakfast at Villa Kennedy Hotel. Buffet style + entree order.

Fresh Sweet Tomatoes

Eggs Benedict

Made-It-Myself Shrimp with Pesto

Restaurant Gusto
Villa Kennedy Hotel
Kennedyallee 70
60596 Frankfurt am Main
069 717 121 200

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Villa Kennedy Gusto@Frankfurt Germany ★★★

Delicacy. Gusto Italian Restaurant at Villa Kennedy Hotel. 5 courses 85 euro, 4 courses 75 euro, 3 courses 65 euro. Definitely go for the 5 course, because their dishes are small.

Kracher Auslese Cuveee 2009 - Very Good 9,50 euro

From the Kitchen

Foie Gras Marinated in Moscato d' Ast with Rhubarb

Ravioli with Robiola and Truffle

Smoked Filet of Swordfish with Spring Vegetables

Filet of Iberico Pork with Mille Feuille of Radicchio

Amadei Chocolate Crème Brûlée with Coconut Ice Cream

Kracher Auslese Cuveee 2009 - Very Good 28,50 euro

Chocolate Truffle

Restaurant Gusto
Villa Kennedy Hotel
Kennedyallee 70
60596 Frankfurt am Main
069 717 121 200