November 18, 2012
I have lived almost all my life in Philadelphia. In my 20's and 30's I spent a lot of time eating in and around Chinatown, but, sadly, have lost touch with the area in recent years. I look forward to getting back in touch with the area once more. I do love Peking Duck though I know that's not very adventurous.
Well, aside from really good Peking Duck and anything Dim Sum, I am interested in expanding out to include Viet-French and Burmese (I used to go to Rangoon--the restaurant, not the city--but don't know if it is still around) and even Indian. My least favorites are Japanese and Korean cuisines.
While working temporarily in Tokyo, I was taken to a "real" Japanese restaurant, where my hosts ordered dishes for me whose names I cannot pronounce much less spell. Though a terrifying experience, I did try everything, even the dishes that appeared not completely dead. :-)
Actually, I answered this two questions above
I spend too much time at home. I am looking especially to be educated about not only the cusine but also about the connecctions to how food functions culturally in various communities in Asia.
Hi, I'm a professor at a local university. I am a voracious reader as well as a lover of Asian food. I am also quite interewsted in becoming more familiar with Chinese language and culture.