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Chang Thai, Our Family’s New Favorite

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

My daughter continues to surprise me with her food interests. Recently (meaning, since she’s gone away to school) she’s learned to enjoy Pad Thai. She came home one weekend and said she wanted to find a Thai place nearby that could feed her need; did I know […]

Two Cookbooks for Christmas: A First Look

Because of varied and incompatible schedules the Elves of the Underground held an early gift exchange (by invitation only; sorry if yours got lost in the Christmas mail rush) for select portions of the Clan. I was the winner (of course), as I got a couple of very fine cookbooks from Deniz, Paula Jo’s […]

The Great Pho Quest Continues: Pho Thaison in Allandale

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

It’s not often anymore that my wife and I are both out-and-about at lunchtime. Not like in the olden days. (Cue nostalgic music. Okay, that’s enough.) It happened yesterday, though, and we took full advantage of it. Our mutual timing was off, so I got in […]

Pho Lee Vietnamese, It’s Total-Lee Pho (and Very Good)

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

I always have my eyes open for new pho places. Recently, a pizza place went out of business in a shopping area I frequent, and right away I noticed a sign that promised an opportunity: Pho Lee Vietnamese Restaurant would be taking over the space. White […]

Fish 4 Friday: Thai Monkfish Soup

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2011»

Ugly. That’s all you can call it. Ugly, UGly, UGLY! (And no, I never dated somebody who looked like that; it’s a rude and vicious slander. She could take her dentures out to soak.)

It’s also called a monkfish. Or an angler fish. If you look […]

Instant Noodles: Fashion Foods Beef Pho Bo

Fashion Foods Instant Noodle Varieties

Pho Bo is Vietnamese in origin. So when I saw the brightly colored bowl of noodles on the shop shelf and it said Beef (Pho) Flavour Instant Noodles on the side, I pretty much expected it had been manufactured in Vietnam.

Silly me. This stuff came from Thailand!

Fashion Food […]

F4F, Summer Edition: Spicy Thai-Style Tuna Salad

Photo from “Cooking Up a Storm”

Ken Hom is one of the most prolific cookbook writers you never heard of (I bet). He’s been pumping out books on Chinese, Thai and other Asian cuisines for more than 25 years now, and he’s been featured on television cooking shows.

He even did “East Meets West” […]

F4F: Tom Yam Soup Your Way

This is the last Fish 4 Friday before Turkey Day hits us in the beltline. With cold weather now affecting most of us (in North America, at least), I decided to take us back to the Tropics with a healthful, spicy dish that also fills our craving for soup:

Tom Yam Soup Your Way

This is a […]