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Curry fish balls: A Hong Kong snack on the run

   If you find yourself running around in the El Cerrito area and are in need of a substantial snack, hop on over to Hong Kong Snack House in Pacific East Mall (3288 Pierce).  The mall is in that section … Continue reading

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Ground pork and tofu

I’ve always loved mabo tofu, the Sichuan tofu and ground meat dish that’s both spicy and numbing in its true form, which contains both chili peppers and Sichuan peppercorns. Many of my friends cannot tolerate the “mala” characterictic of Sichuan cooking – … Continue reading

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San Pablo Lytton casino grub

My Mother-in-law, Elaine, is here visiting from Delray Beach, Florida, which means a trip to Reno – and any other casinos that are handy – with my mother, Renate, Sr.  They came back with a story the other day about … Continue reading

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Put some long beans in your life

That’s right – it ain’t all about run of the mill string beans these days.  Go to your local Asian greengrocer – or an Asian megamarket, like 99 Ranch Market – and pick up some long beans.  They look like green beans … Continue reading

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Fog in the East Bay

It was a foggy evening.  Fog is no stranger to the East Bay, but I can’t remember when I’ve seen such thick fog meandering around from bay to hills.  When Steve walked Berry, they had a good time with it … Continue reading

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Birthday dimsum

Matthew’s 21st birthday today!  Dim sum for eight at Asian Pearl in Pacific East Mall, what else?  Here’s a photo of the tripe and tendon as well as the celebrants after being plied with coffee and cake.  A good time … Continue reading

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Matt’s visit to Hong Kong

I’ve been meaning to post more photos from Matt’s 2007 trip to Hong Kong.  Since I have no food news to report today I’ll do that here.  We have: Aaron, Matt’s cousin and host, with his friend, Tracy, in Shenzhen, … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Snack Shop in Richmond

The Hong Kong Snack House in Pacific East Mall in Richmond is pretty good, I can report, for a little bite or even a whole assortment of goodies to combine to make a meal for your brood.  They have excellent … Continue reading

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I cooked an Asian meal today

Chinese dinner tonight for friends.  I guess I’m just crazy enough to make Chinese food for Chinese guests, but I figure they’d appreciate the gesture as I do when someone serves me up some Eisbein that is less than echt.  … Continue reading

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Great Szechuan in Richmond

A meal today at Steve’s new favorite restaurant, Great Szechuan (3288 Pierce Street, Richmond) at the back of Pacific East Mall.  I’ve written about this place before but did not have any photos until this trip.  I again ordered the … Continue reading

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