Drowning. Fear and helplessness quickly takes over as you realize that oxygen is no longer easily accessible. You realize that oxygen is a distant luxury that you may never get to enjoy again. The marine life that occasionally and randomly happen upon your future-corpse, of course, do not have the slightest idea what drowning feels like. They know no life other than that of the … Continue reading Identity
Meat on sticks grilled over an open fire in the food court of an Asian/Chinese mall. Say What? Is this Legal? Am I in a night market? Am I in China? Answers: Chinese yakitori. Yes. No, but close. No, and not quite close. It wasn’t mealtime and I was on my way home. But one look at the pictures in front of the stall and … Continue reading Crystal Mall Food Court: 99 BBQ House
I normally do not do Cantonese BBQ meat rice plates because their portion sizes never seem to satisfy me. But since I’m making it a goal of mine to try out the food from every single stall in the Crystal Mall food court, I decided to order a roast pork and guai-fei-chicken rice plate from Delicious B.B.Q. The thing with roast pork on BBQ rice … Continue reading Crystal Mall Food Court: Delicious BBQ
Southern barbecue is not exactly my cup of tea (“plate of meat” might be more appropriate here). I like smoked meat and grilled meat and sausage and brisket and ribs and all, but I’m not really into most barbecue sauces. Unfortunately (for me), the overwhelming majority of barbecue served away from the south(ern United States) is of the wet-and-slathered-with-bbq-sauce variety. It is relatively uncommon for … Continue reading Barbecue Blues: Memphis Blues Barbecue Restaurant.
Gyu Kaku – Whenever I see signs or ads for Gyu-Kaku, I am always reminded of Matadors. It’s probably because the two Chinese/Kanji characters in the name of the restaurant have the literal meaning of “bull’s horns” in either Japanese or Chinese. When I think of bull horns, I think of them on a bull that’s charging towards a gracefully moving matador. The matador teases … Continue reading El Matador
Day 9 – Parker Place Meat & B.B.Q. + egg balls and bubble tea Driving along No. 3 Rd. after taking the kids bowling, we randomly stopped at Parker Place looking for a snack and a beverage. We had never been there but thought that it might have some sort of a food court inside, judging from the fact that it was an indoor mall. … Continue reading I’ll follow you to the happy place, wherever that might be…
Day 1: HK BBQ Master I still remember how I was introduced to HK BBQ Master. It was around mid-September, a month after I moved here. My wife and I were sitting in our rental car at the parking lot of the local big box do-it-yourself hardware store overcome with hunger. It had been 4 hours after our last bites of … Continue reading My Happy Place