Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Adventures with a Wok: Las Vegas Asian Restaurants

Check out pictures and the scoop on some Asian dining options in Las Vegas:

Ay-Chung Cafe (Taiwanese)

Orchids Garden Dim Sum (Chinese - Cantonese)

Shabu Shabu Swish (Japanese)

Island Flavor (Hawai'ian)

Archi's (Thai) 

Ichiza (Japanese)

What are your favourite Asian (or Asian-inspired) restaurants in Las Vegas? Please do share!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Have bottles lured you to drink?!?!

Just the other day, some way cool wine bottles called out to me. Has this ever happened to you (whether it be the wine label or the bottle)? These eye-candy bottles were from the Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopedia name and inspired this piece penned by me. What do you think? If you are like me, will you still be tempted to judge a wine by its bottle or label?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Food & Nostalgia in LA

Nostalgia plays a big part of one's relationship with food. For my husband, a must eat food is the fried chicken at Broaster Kitchen in Montebello (Los Angeles County). While we don't make it to LA as often as we'd like, every trip is marked with a visit to this family-run diner. For more information, please check out LA Eats: Broaster Kitchen.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Happy Weekend from Adventures with a Wok!

Photo credit: Adventures with a Wok (Taipei)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Breakfast Nostalgia in Taipei

Photo credits: Jules @ Adventures with a Wok

Breakfast Nostalgia in Taipei - Memories of a special morning.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Terrific Pacific Cookbook


This weekend I found an amazing deal on an Asian-inspired cookbook. Sitting lonely on the clearance shelf was the Terrific Pacific Cookbook: The Vibrant Foods of Thailand, Bali, Singapore, Australia, Vietnam, and Malaysia. In it are "over 300 aromatic recipes". And I got this lovely book for $1. Yes, one dollar US. How could I not take that book home?

Not only are there excellent, Asian recipes, but this book is also filled with historical and culinary tidbits. I am exciting to begin cooking the recipes and reading the stories!

Image by Adventures with a Wok

Monday, April 13, 2009

Pork Stir-fry and Bok Choy

Pork stir-fry dish.


Bok choy stir-fry dish.

Here are some recent culinary experiments from the Adventures with a Wok kitchen! A pork stir-fry dish complete with star anise (bao-jao), dried red chilies, toban chili bean sauce, garlic, green onions, soy sauce and sesame oil. And a simple bok choy stir-fry with garlic, rice wine, and canola oil. What are your favourite stir-fries?
Images by Adventures with a Wok