Sloppy Joe Sliders at Rye House in the Flatiron District.
The best dumplings I've ever had outside of Taiwan from Din Tai Fung in Arcadia, California
Quality Meats' Duck and Cheese Hot Pockets at New Amsterdam Market.
Mussels, Gigante Beans, and Feta at Kefi in NYC
Bi Bim Bap at Me's Barbecue made a great alternative to the hotel breakfast buffets in Waikiki, Hawai'i.
Korea Garden Grille - Houston's best kept Korean BBQ secret.
Rum Marron is my new favorite drink. Get it at the Roneria at Caracas in Brooklyn.
An Outstanding in the Field original soup. Locally sourced San Francisco Bay area mushrooms in a sublime dashi.
Vegan chocolate-covered donut from LA's only vegan bakery, Babycakes!
Phenomenal eggs Benedict and catfish hash (what?) are the undeniable stars at Portland's Bridges Cafe and Catering.
Modern French macarons
Vietnamese soft and chewy rice cakes with crispy scallion tofu.
Fruit salad with rosewater tahini yogurt for brunch at Public in NYC.
Though the unitiated shy from it, chicken feet in black bean sauce is a dim sum staple. (Lunasia/Alhambra,CA)
Malaysian Style Laksa
"Gambino" sandwich at COCHON Butcher, New Orleans
Lentil Soup with wild boar bacon served at the Sky City restaurant at the top of the Space Needle.
Plat de Côtes de Boeuf. Red wine braised beef short ribs with caramelized Savoy cabbage, glazed sweet carrots, parsnips & jus de boeuf at Bouchon Beverly Hills.
Chicken rice with a difference at Restaurant Keen (now Kimwah)- one of the highlights from the foodie heaven that is my home country Malaysia!
Pierre Hermé's Macarons & Laduree's
Japanese ramen with a Chinese twist at Naga Naga in Los Angeles.
From The French Laundry's Tasting of Vegetables menu, Vol au Vent de Legumes D’Automne (Romaine Lettuce, Sugar Snap Peas, Fennel Bulb, Radishes and Port Wine Reduction)
The pork bun from Fatty Crab in NYC. One of the many notable things I ate in 2009.
Ludo’s Fried Chicken (LFC), with Cantal Polenta, Baby Corn & Mole Sauce at LudoBites
Chili cheese dogs are the cat's meow at Los Angeles' Pink's Hot Dogs.
[recipe] Fried eggs in tomato sauce - a quick and easy dish with step-by-step instructions.
Spoon Bread from the Historic Boone Tavern in Berea, KY [recipe included]
Fried egg on a burger with sweet potato fries - heaven.
My Chicago adventures included a stop at Portillo's. The burger was so good!
Lamb curry, hot naan and rice are first-rate at Knoxville's Sitar Indian Restaurant.
A soft and simply scrumptious cupcake from NYC's Buttercup Bake Shop (founded by one of the women who started Magnolia Cupcake)---YUM!
Guacamole and tropical fruits sundae with ginger ice cream, at the pop-up restaurant LudoBites.
Traditional little cakes from Alsace for the holidays.
fresh scallop covered with creamy coating then baked.