YUM Seeking to Acquire Majority Interest in Little Sheep


YUM! Brands, Inc., which operates KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silver’s and A&W All-American Food Restaurants, is seeking to acquire a majority interest in Little Sheep. From the YUM! most-recent quarterly report: We currently own 27% of the outstanding shares of Little Sheep Group Limited (“Little Sheep”), a Hot Pot concept headquartered in [...]

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, Cupertino, CA


Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot has opened another restaurant down the peninsula. For those living in the South Bay, all the deliciousness that 小肥羊 has to offer may be obtained at 19062 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino, CA. Loree Center is located away from all the more popular Chinese retail destinations, which is a good thing. [...]

Simply Ming Cookbook


The Simply Ming cookbook features recipes from Season 1 of the Simply Ming television series. Since Chef Ming Tsai has all the recipes (and video!) from Season 1 on his website, you can test out the recipes online first to see if the ingredients or dishes are to your liking. The basic premise is that [...]

Howie’s Artisan Pizza, Palo Alto, CA


Returned to Howie’s Artisan Pizza for some more good food and photos:The delicious flatbread that accompanies the hummus and tahini appetizer. Who can resist warm, soft, puffy flatbread? Great plain or with the hummus.The above-mentioned hummus and tahini.Finally, I ordered the chipotle chicken sandwich just for variety. Loved everything except for the chicken breast. The [...]

Howie’s Artisan Pizza


Whenever I want pizza, I always return to Howie’s Artisan Pizza, which is located in the Palo Alto Town & Country Village. During my last visit, I ordered the pepperoni pizza and the cherry tomato, smoked mozz’ and salami pizza, both of which are pictured below. I’ve also enjoyed the sausage and roasted red onion [...]


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After a recent trip to Beijing, I returned home to a request for 北京酸奶. Funny. No one mentioned that the yogurt tasted that great when we were over there or else I would have paid more attention. Anyways, 北京酸奶 is more of a drinking through a straw instead of an eating with a spoon type [...]

Broiled Miso Butterfish


My favorite fish used to be Chilean Seabass. However, because of concerns over sustainability and mercury poisoning, I have been avoiding that delicious dish for quite a few years now. The great thing about the Chilean Seabass was that it was such a forgiving fish. Even if you slightly overcooked it, it remained juicy instead [...]



Thank goodness for the photo because I could not read the Chinese and the English was utterly incomprehensible. At first, I thought the dish was named after a Chinese senator named Bao Zhikou. It could be possible, much like how Dongpo Pork 东坡肉 bears the name of 苏东坡.From the photo, the pièce de résistance appears [...]



Not sure how 木瓜炖雪蛤 ended up as The Chinese Flowering Quince Cooks the Snow Clam Synopsis. As far as I know, 木瓜 is papaya, not the Chinese Flowering Quince. I can see how 雪 which means snow and 蛤 which means clam ended up together as snow clam, but where did synopsis come from?Google Translate [...]

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Knives


Having a knife sharpener is the most impractical of practical kitchen appliances. You cannot prepare food without a sharp knife. From mincing to chopping to slicing to dicing, having a sharp knife makes these essential kitchen tasks an absolute joy.So, after unboxing the Chef’s Choice 1520 AngleSelect Diamond Home Electric Knife Sharpener, I proceeded to [...]