Posts Tagged: food

Porkpie Hat—Down with the Foodies

Have you ever felt as though you were born in the wrong time period? I thought so! Me too. From my taste in music, fashion, and architecture to my views on political correctness, there are any number of ways in which I feel I am struggling upstream against the prevailing temporal currents.  I have an… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—DIY Asian Dumplings from Scratch

For many of my close friends, the first item ordered from the appetizer menu is gyoza, or dumplings.  These delicious morsels of filling wrapped in a thin dough are one of my favorite items to make for a family dinner.  Ever wondered how to make authentic Asian dumplings in your own kitchen? Look no further,… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Top Four Indian Foods to Try

Since venturing upon various Indian restaurants throughout the city, I’ve grown an appreciation for Indian cuisine. Traditional Indian dishes are packed with flavor and complexity and hold a special place in my list of favorite comfort foods. Indian food is heavily influenced by religion and history. Particularly, centuries of Islamic rule followed by Hindu rule… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Four Things I Learned

On my recent trip to Shanghai, I had the opportunity to partake in a traditional Chinese Medicine tea sampling experience that included sampling teas that catered to various bodily needs.  Unlike other tea sampling events, this one was also culturally enriching, as I learned about various tea mixtures, their histories, and the underlying principles of… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Food Tour of Vancouver

Last week, I raved about the desserts I sampled from my latest trip to Vancouver.  However, it wasn’t enough that I boast about the mouth-watering sweets the city had to offer, because the Vancouver food scene also offers irresistible comfort food from all over the world. Food that I couldn’t wait to share with my… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—DIY Green Onion Pancakes

Green onion cakes, also known as scallion pancake or “cong you bing” is a traditional street food item originating in Northern China.  Unlike the take-out items we find at local Chinese restaurants, the original edition is in fact made from unleavened bread.  A well-known rumor in China suggests that pizza was in fact an adaptation… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Ramen 101

Ramen is a Japanese adaptation of wheat noodles.  Its roots stem from China in the 1800s and it made its way to various surrounding Asian countries.  Each country has its own edition of the Chinese soup noodle, but no adaptation has become like ramen in its popularity and reach.  For many, ramen culture is heavily… Read more »