Short Order : My Dream BLT

By Tsz on April 1, 2013

Short Order pork belly BLT

Gastrophoria is a pork belly BLT from Short Order. I'm normally not the biggest fan of BLTs as they're always too something or another. For example, there's the classic too-little-bacon, or the too-much-mayo, or the much dreaded too-sour-tomatoes. I've never found one that was "just right" till an unexpected encounter at Short Order. The BLT there ...

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How I Came to Roast 50 lbs of Pork Bellies for 200 People

By Tsz on April 7, 2010

Catering

A few weeks ago, an old classmate emailed me out of the blue, asking if I catered (I didn’t) and would be interested in cooking for her 25th birthday bash. Chalking it up to ignorance (as they say, ignorance is bliss), I replied immediately and told her while I had never catered, I was up ...

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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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