Chive Cakes from The Slanted Door

Chive Cakes from The Slanted Door

Do you do Dim Sum Chinese restaurants? I’ve made the shift myself. Why not? I found I was eating so many “appetizers” at my local Chinese spots, that I had no appetite left for the “main courses.” Dim Sum in Chinese tapas and I’m in love with it. For 20 years, Charles...
Shumai: Japanese-Style Shrimp Dumplings

Shumai: Japanese-Style Shrimp Dumplings

My local Japanese restaurant is wonderful. I walk in and even before I have sat down, I can hear the bottle of beer being opened and the back a voice in the kitchen shouts, “Shumai! Double order.” This appetizer is ubiquitous in Japanese restaurants for a very simple...
Chicken with Rosemary Dumplings

Chicken with Rosemary Dumplings

I have the flu. Not pleasant. But being an optimist, I always seek to make the best out of a bad situation. “How are you?” Suzen asked. “Awful,” I said. Then I coughed. She grimaced. She can’t take me being sick. I coughed again. Softening her up. “Do you want...