Category Archives: Food

Have You Ever Tried Guilin (China) Noodles? Only Four Places in L.A. Have Them…

Guilin is a city in southern China but because of it’s area and makeup it has its own specialty noodle dish, Guilin rice noodles.  Though Chinese food is everywhere it seems especially in Los Angeles you can only find this particular dish at four restaurants in Los Angeles.  Ironically all four restaurants are owned by the same family.  LA Weekly asked them about it and breaks down the dish a bit here.

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This Thursday: Burger King to Launch its Bacon Sundae?

Is this even a good idea?  What do you think?  This is one of Burger King’s motions to revamp their image, will it work?

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Best Food and Booze in Brooklyn with Dale Talde via VICE [VIDEO]

You may know Dale from Top Chef, or if you live in Park Slope, you might have seen him when you walk by the big windows on 7th Ave. that act as a portal into Talde, his temple of Asian-American cuisine. In this episode, Dale and his business partners John Bush and Dave Missoni set out on a quest to show you that there is no need to cross into Manhattan to quench your desire for late-night feasting. The crew stops at Franny’s on Flatbush Ave. to eat some of the best Italian food anywhere, and then it’s off to Pearl’s Social & Billy Club in Bushwick where Dale secures his buzz in preparation of cooking up a dream Asian-American feast.VICE

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Food Wars? Should Americans Chefs Be Able to Cook Chinese Food? Francis Lam vs Eddie Huang

As the fusion foods become more apparent and we see people of various ethnicities making foods outside of their culture it seems lines are being drawn.  There are some that feel that an American chef should not be able to dictate to the consumer what Chinese food is for example. Others that feel that some may stray from original recipes because of various factors (like distance) and that should be embraced.  Check out the quick writeup LA Weekly did so you can see what the Lam and Huang had to say about it and where they said these things.

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IT’S NATIONAL DONUT DAY

As common as donuts are to American society it’s no surprise that there is a national day dedicated to them…well it’s today so see if you’re local donut shops have any specials for you.  Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme definitely do.

 

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TOP 6 TACOS of SAN FERNANDO VALLEY via LA WEEKLY

We posted their Top 10 Tacos in Los Angeles so it’s only natural they have a Top Tacos for the San Fernando Valley.  Though it sits outside of Los Angeles (technically) the amount of taco culture there is just as important to the overall taco culture in Southern California.  Check out LA Weekly’s picks here.

 

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ANTHONY BOURDAIN JOINS CNN

Bourdain will host a weekend show dedicated to food/travel.  What CNN had to say about it:

“For more than a decade, Anthony Bourdain has been a trailblazer in educating Americans about different cuisines and cultures around the world, as well as an outspoken commentator on social trends ranging from the rise of celebrity chefs to the impact of fast food chains to the spread of vegetarianism and veganism,” said Whitaker. “Examining the world through the prism of Tony’s unique expertise and passions continues CNN’s long-standing commitment to international reporting and to promoting global understanding.”

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ANDREW ZIMMERN BIZARRE FOODS: TURTLE BALLS [VIDEO]

A local specialty in the state of Pennsylvania, check out this quick clip of Andrew having a taste.

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10 BEST TACOS IN L.A.

Tacos has almost become synonymous with Los Angeles…and with this post L.A. Weekly lists the top 10 in the city right now.  Did they miss any?  Read it all here.

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LA WEEKLY Q&A w/ ROY CHOI

This is a cool interview with Roy Choi, the guy behind Kogi, Chego and more.  This man is viewed by many as the man who started the food truck evolution.  In the Q&A they talk about his status in Los Angeles, helping inner city youth, calling out Jamie Oliver and going vegetarian?  Read this informative piece right here.

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