On Meeting Queens’ Joe: First date with Joe’s Shanghai in Flushing, Queens

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With its increasingly dominating Asian population, Flushing embodies considerable concentration of Asian businesses and flavors. And the business that Flushing represents the most is its restaurants which are mostly Chinese and Korean. Flushing has been the premier destination for New Yorkers and New York travelers with big appetite for authentic Asian cuisine. Going directly to [...]

I DON’T JUST TALK TO FOOD. I WRITE TO THEM TOO.

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My friends and family think I’m a bad case of psychology because I talk to food (i.e. I whisper to my Cheddar Jalapeño Cheetos sort of torturing them before their grisly demise). I refuse to be affected—until I started writing/typing letters to food and leaving not just junk food crumbs, but saliva on my keyboard [...]

Singapore: A Gastronomic Tour

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Singapore – It looks like things eased up a bit in Singapore. Ten years ago, when I went there for the holidays, it seemed that following the rules was everything people obsessed about. No eating in the train, no spitting, no chewing gum, no littering, no smoking, no fun, no life. “You say something bad [...]

Wine Drinking in Napa Valley

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Napa Valley, CA – It’s not called wine tasting for nothing. It’s called as such because as opposed to “tasting,” chugging every ounce of fluid poured on your glass will not only ruin the gustatory experience, but will also get you drunk and turn you into a puking disaster. This is a valuable lesson you [...]