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aston’s specialities, east coast rd

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I don’t know too many people who are all about steak and meat and beef, but I do know one. Jay is all about beef and rice and Aston’s serves a lot of beef and some rice so I figured him and Steph would be prime candidates to drag to Aston’s.

We actually ended up here because Steph wanted to try out Summer Frost and, while some might argue that you could have shaved milk ice for dinner, most people need a little more sustenance than that.


I got the prime ribeye or was it the NY strip… Whatever. It was a big ol’ slab of meat and when you’re living in Asia you’re usually getting big ol’ slabs of duck or maybe noodles but rarely, if ever, straight up meat.

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March 13, 2009 at 8:00 pm

eat eat eat all the way home

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Unless you’re a major NSync fan, the post title is strictly informative and not funny.

I had a fantastic 2 1/2 weeks at home in California. Two of those weeks I spent in Hanford with the family vegging out, eating lots, and hanging out with the brothers. Not too many new meals but lots of old favorites.

I spent 3 days in the Bay Area catching up with good friends. The grand finale there was a meal at Pho Vi Hoa. I ordered the sliced pork meal. It was as good as I remember it. (Thanks to Jane and Jlin for housing me while I was in the Bay!)


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fried chicken wings in noodle soup

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We passed this place on our trip back to a clothes shop that we first found on our way to Stanley Market. There was a line out the door so we figured the place had to be good. Before seeing MG and Julia off on their shopping adventure (I was going to putter around Times Square and then rest at the hotel to help recover from the cold I had) we stopped by here for lunch.

No English here but plenty of pictures on the walls and other diners slurping huge bowls of soup that you can point to. We did the ‘I want that one, bottom one, on the right, yah the right, no the bottom, thick noodles, yah, uh huh, yup’ thing. It seemed to work. This is what HKD26 will get you.

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January 23, 2008 at 8:24 pm

under bridge spicy crab

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We got lots of good recommendations from friends of things to do and places to visit in Hong Kong. One of the places that we heard about multiple times was the spicy crab place under the bridge. Little did we know that this was not just a description of the place, it was the NAME of the place: Under Bridge Spicy Crab.

One taxi ride later we found ourself at the aforementioned bridge with the spicy crab on the menu. We got dropped off at the corner and walked first up to a shabby looking kitchen. This was confusing. Was it an expensive hole in the wall? We were ushered a few doors down to a fancier building and waited a few minutes for our table. If you decide to pay them a visit, make a reservation. We did and we still had to wait.

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January 23, 2008 at 10:21 am

wing stop, fremont, ca

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Let me sum it up right quick: we will not be returning to this joint.


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September 17, 2007 at 10:28 pm

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noodle bar, athens

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It was Greek food day #5 by the time we got to Athens and while we enjoyed the grilled-oregano-lemon-olive-oil delights we were ready for a little break. Just a few doors down from the Central Hotel Athens was Noodle Bar. That’s right. Us mostly Asian folks were desperate enough to try Asian food in Greece.


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July 29, 2007 at 3:25 pm

joann’s famous fried chicken

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If you’ve ever been to my crib (yah I totally said crib) for a get together, I have probably fed you this. My family loves this stuff and I love sharing it with friends. Really you can’t go wrong with fried wings but the seasoning on this is ADDICTIVE. What makes it kind of different is that the marinade is the batter – a delicate combo of green onions, garlic, sugar, and sesame seeds. At home we make it in 15 lbs batches marinated overnight and fried to a delicious golden brown. One day this chicken will make me famous so no recipe but feel free to drooooool.

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June 14, 2007 at 9:58 pm

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