Lam Zhou hand-pulled noodles in New York. I love noodles! I love hand-pulled noodles! And I totally want to learn… how to pull noodles. *mimics hand-pulled noodling gesture*
It’s a total hole-in-the-wall that’s sort of become infamous (at least, it seems that way). Verdict – cheap, awesome noodles. The soup and stuff are average but the noodles are great – very “QQ.” Can’t beat that for five bucks in NYC! Awesome lunch in Chinatown.
Anyone that vacations with me knows that I try to pack as many food highlights as possible… New York City was definitely no exception.
After watching Fuerzabruta at the Daryl Roth Theatre near Union Square, we begun Melani’s downward food spiral. She was eating healthy, proportionate meals at regular times of the day until I came to stay with her in NYC. Muwahahaha.
See our ridiculous food spiral after the jump >>
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As the weather (seemed) to be improving, many weeks ago I changed out the belt on my scooter on advice from my scooter guy. I also ordered a new gasket that I’d change while I was in there. Here’s a quick guide on the steps – photos taken just for y’all. *Aww*
How to change your GY6 scooter belt after the jump >>
Brian had found this so-called tapioca heaven long before I visited during my birthday trip. First day in San Francisco, he took me up to the Richmond area to experience this long awaited bubble journey.
Brian brings the bubble after the jump >>
A couple of weeks ago, I traded Matt food for knowledge. After a cram session at Salt Lake Roasting Company, we walked over to Everest Tibetan Restaurant for a late dinner. It was good. Don’t get me wrong. But the cheap frugal person that I am, I balked at the $10.99 price for seven pan-fried momos. Momos = just like Chinese bao or a variation of the Japanese nikuman.
And plus, c’mon! Chinese food should not be that expensive (and hey, you can get delicious nikuman at a Japanese 7-Eleven for ~100 yen).
So, just the tiniest bit enraged (and very, very full from the still delicious dinner), I decided to make my own bao-tzi/bao-zi over the weekend.
Bao-fever after the jump >>
I recently re-registered my scoot: a Kymco People S200. It’s been a blast, but after almost a year of not riding it; I thought I should give it some fresh oil.
Being the lazy, 8-hour desk job type that I am… I tried to surf the internet for where the drain bolt was located. I remembered it was different than what the owner’s manual had down. After a few Google searches, I couldn’t find what I was looking for… so I just went for it! Luckily – it was the correct bolt! Oh, by the way… these instructions most likely work for a People S50 and S125 as well (as they all have the same owner’s manual instructions).
Learn how to change the oil in your Kymco scooter >>
Holly and I went to California recently for my friend’s wedding in Fallbrook. It was a blast. The trip was only four days (but according to Priceline it was a five day car rental — bitches!), and it was packed to the hilt every single day.
For instance… we went to Tea Station three times during our trip!
Tea Station is from the renowned Taiwanese tea company, Ten-Ren. Add fun knick-knacks such as pudding, tapioca, red-bean and ice cream… and you have something that I crave at least once a week. The drinks are incredible delicious and the quality is bar-none. A recent found favorite is red-bean, grass jelly coconut drink above (right-most beverage) with ice cream! In addition to drinks, Tea Station also serves up a few small eats from Taiwan — tea eggs, fried chicken, shaved ice, etc.
The atmosphere welcomes groups to come socialize, play games or for something as simple as a study space — the classics of any good coffee house. Unfortunately, Tea Station has only made it’s way through some parts of California and doesn’t even come close to coming to Utah. Hence, the need to pack it in every time I visit.
Steamed pork buns! Well… sort of… steamed pork buns filled with barbacoa rather than the traditional char siu pork filling. You know, to utilize all the barbacoa I made from before.
Like with most recipes I use, I scoured the web for several recipes. Then, combining the similarities and modifying with quirks that I find appealing — I come up with a variation. Of course, I never tend to write them down and always just dash ingredients in on the fly.
How to make steamed pork buns after the jump >>
Yes, I’d probably put money (the little that I have) on it — I’m probably the only scooterist sporting the Taiwanese look in Utah. I wear it proudly with my halfsies helmet, tinted visor, sunglasses and Spider-man face mask. Could I possibly be the only one in the US too? Well, if you ever see me around town, talk me up (as others have) or wave hello!
Okay, let’s get on with it, shall we? The other day, I changed out my spark plug — did a lil’ self maintenance and trouble-shooting. I’ve been having issues with my scoot stalling on me and someone suggested I switch out the spark plug.
Thanks to fellow blogger Peanut Butter Scooter Time, I had a fairly decent idea of what I was doing. His directions are awesome — but I took a few extra photos and decided to do a tutorial in my own words.
Change your spark plug: Kymco Scooter Maintenance after the break >>
It’s hard living in Utah sometimes… I get on the internet… I get hungry… I surf the food blogs… I crave the food… I reminisce all the good eats I’ve had… And I crave.
But, I can’t get most of it here!
Okay, okay — truthfully, I can get “dou hua” here, but it’s still not the same as the street vendors in Taiwan. I tried a quick makeshift experiment the other night, a “Sandra Lee dou hua,” if you will… You know, cause she does that semi-homemade cooking schtick!
Semi-homemade dou hua recipe after the jump >>