My Mom is an Ant

By Tsz on October 22, 2009

Tilapia with chickpea puree

If I had to categorize my mom as either an ant or a grasshopper in terms of grocery shopping, she’s definitely an ant. Whenever there’s a sale at Ralphs or Hows, she would load up on protein for the week (more like a month). There’s a neat system she runs each time too: she portions ...

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RH: Just Like New Glasses

By Tsz on October 15, 2009

RH

For everyone who wears glasses: remember the first pair you ever got? After months (or in my case, over a year) of blurriness and haze, the moment that you put on your first pair of glasses might almost be classified as magical—at least it was for me. After struggling with myopia for over a year in ...

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The Land of Milk and Honey

By Tsz on October 11, 2009

Milk and Honey

It may come as a surprise to those who know me, but my Sunday routine as a kid largely surrounded the church. I would wake up at an ungodly hour of 8a (on a weekend!), gobble down a quick breakfast, followed by hours of bible school, then a trip to the church buffet (where I ...

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Ippudo > Daikokuya

By Tsz on October 10, 2009

Ippudo

As much as I hate to admit this being a devoted Angeleno and all, NY has better ramen than LA. I’ve scoured my entire hometown too for the best: Santouka for their succulent cha shu; Shin-Sen-Gumi for their rich, customizable broth and noodles; and Daikokuya for overall best-in-show. I thought I got it all figured ...

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