Category Archives: chinese food

CSA Spectacular: The Recipes Return

Achievement: #11. CSA - Weekly Posts

Over the years, our CSA has given us a fair quantity of unusual foods that we’ve never seen before. This year, our goal is to cook every single thing that we receive in the box. Each time we receive our share, we’ll be documenting the recipes we’ve used in our quest. This time, our new-to-us ingredient was tatsoi — so we’ve got a recipe for that, and a whole bunch more. Check it out! Continue reading

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Miso & Wonton: Our DIY Asian Soup Tournament

Achievement: #12. Asian Soup Tournament (7 locations)

Over the course of 2012, we ran what we called an ‘Asian Soup Tournament.’ I had planned on a Miso Soup Tournament, but since Michael is more of a wonton soup guy, we decided to include both soups on the list. Throughout the year, we hit the seven locations planned, and here are the results of the tournament! Continue reading

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Delicious Eats In Pittsburgh’s Chinatown

Achievement: #12. Asian Soup Tournament (7 locations) | #25. Eat In Pittsburgh’s Chinatown | #67. 10 Downtown Restaurants

When you think of the unique neighborhoods around the City of Pittsburgh, chances are there’s no ‘Chinatown’ that comes to mind. What you may not know about Pittsburgh, however, is that we once had a lively Chinatown district. We went downtown and visited what little that remains. Continue reading

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A North Hills Excursion: Chinese At House Of Lee

Achievement: #12. Asian Soup Tournament (7 locations) | #29. 10 More Groupons

Well, I know that after the excitement that was Pittsburgh Restaurant Week, I said we were going to take a break from restaurants for a little bit. But as it turns out, we had our first GroupOn of the year … Continue reading

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Our Year In Overindulgence: Seafood Buffet (And More) At Hokkaido

Achievement: #100. Overindulge on wings, vodka, seafood, and cupcakes (but not at the same time)

Ok, I’ll admit, when it came to the end of the list, we may have been scraping for ideas a bit. But this Achievement is just so inclusive, covering so many different aspects of indulgence! We completed our seafood overindulgence … Continue reading

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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Zaw’s Asian Food & Sweet Tammy’s

Achievement: #2. Eat at every restaurant on Murray Ave

Our next restaurant was another take-out stop, Zaw’s Asian Food. I really had thought this was a grocery store, and not a restaurant, up until we started doing the research for this Achievement (oh, you didn’t know there was research … Continue reading

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Food Pairings That Go With Jean-Claude Van Damme

Achievement: #2. Eat at every restaurant on Murray Ave | #30. Eat a different appropriately-themed food with each Van Damme movie

One of the caveats with the Van Damme Movie Marathon was that we had to tie in foods with each movie. I think this was originally just an excuse for me to sneak in some Primantis (movie set in Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Ka Mei (And A Fortuneless Fortune)

Achievement: #2. Eat at every restaurant on Murray Ave

It was a dark and stormy night… No really, it was! It started out breezy and lovely, but just as we found parking on a side street off of Murray Avenue, the skies opened and one of the most torrential … Continue reading

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