August 20, 2018

Every year I plan at least one Chinese banquet for my friends in Philadelphia's Chinatown. We always set one up for the Chinese New Year, usually Cantonese style. I like to pre-order so the food just pours out of the kitchen upon arrival. I make sure we get a bit of ev...

July 24, 2018

bb-q chicken opened last winter in Chinatown on Race Street on top of "Sally Skincare Center." Up those stairs is a takeout spot with some seating  to enjoy a menu of wings, drumsticks, and boneless bites complemented by a long selection of funky teas from Tsaocaa....

July 2, 2018

You don't have to go farther than Philadelphia's Chinatown to catch many of the Instagram worthy ice cream trends you might be seeing. 

First up, black ice cream. Kuriimii sells that activated charcoal vanilla soft serve that is more about the look than anything else. I...

June 6, 2018

 When I am leading my Chinatown food tours, I am always on the look out for new spots. Hidden Gem popped up a few months ago. I stopped in and got to chat with the owner and found out she used to own Empress Garden, a Taiwanese restaurant a few storefronts down that I...

August 4, 2017

One of the first "pieces of writing" I remember being proud of was a short story I wrote in 4th grade about trying soup dumplings for the first time. I remember being taught to eat them (by biting  a small whole in the side) by a waiter I thought was very cute. Soup du...

March 15, 2017

Philly's food scene rocks at a lot of things, in recent years it has because something we can brag about. But it does not totally rock at a few things, Thai food is certainly one of them and dim sum is another.  A few newer additions to the dim sum scene has us moving...

August 2, 2016

Thai rolled ice cream may be the hottness food trend right now, but I am more in to what tastes good, that and not waiting in line. 

A La Mousse, run by the folks from Sakura Mandarin and located next to it in Chinatown, specializes in awesome and cute desserts. I love...

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