Shanti Christensen’s Book Giveaway and Umami Kale (updated)

Book Giveaway details below, ends tonight Sunday, April 16: 12am ET, good luck!  If you crave real home cooked Chinese food, you can win Shanti Christensen’s book, “Family Style Chinese Cookbook: Authentic Recipes from My Culinary Journey Through China!” (see details below!) It’s a MUST.  Shanti’s quest to learn authentic Chinese cooking led her into 40…



Lucky Chopsticks 2017, oh what a night!

Lucky Chopsticks: An Asian Night Market was the ultimate dream for Asian food lovers and the closing event for the 15th South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Over 30 Asian fusion restaurants participated and hosted by Andrew Zimmern, most widely known for his popular TV show, Bizarre Foods. Thinking of attending Lucky Chopsticks next year?  Here…



Chinese New Year Roundup of Celebrations in Miami

Kung Hei Fat Choy!  Since I’m not organizing a Chinese New Year gathering this year, I’ve put together a list of Chinese/Asian restaurants celebrating Year of the Rooster with a Lion Dance or Special Menu or both so you can go and experience it, you’re welcome.  Call them PRIOR to going to avoid disappointment, I’m…



Wok Steamed Chicken & Mushrooms

Wok Steamed Chicken and Mushrooms is a simple, healthy and tasty dish to start your New Year Resolution right and you will be rewarded with loads of compliments!  There’s very little prep time and considering it’s only 2 main ingredients: organic chicken thighs and oyster mushrooms, it oozes with natural flavors. It’s a very typical…



Stuffed Squash a la Wok Star Style

The three elements to delicious food are flavor, texture, color in that order and this Stuffed Squash a la Wok Star style is the perfect dish! Impress your friends with this dish… TECHNIQUE IS KEY… So, I wanted to do a festive dish for the holidays and of course squash came to mind. I love…



Best Eats During Art Basel Miami

Art Basel Miami means there’s a mad scramble to get into popular restaurants, so I’ve compiled some of the BEST eats that are more out of the way.  You’ll get innovative food, value for your money and most are chef owned! Yes, I love supporting chef owned restaurants, I admire and respect what they’re doing!…