Instant Antidepressant: Baby, it’s cold outside so let’s go out!

Watching the snow falling is one of the beautiful things in the world, but it is not really my favorite thing to do. It makes me feel a bit blue and depressed. I think it’s because I know this peaceful quietness would disappear very soon. Yesterday, Sunday November 5th 2017, it was a bit snowingContinue reading “Instant Antidepressant: Baby, it’s cold outside so let’s go out!”

April 4th 3.0: mkt.

Ethan Stowell is beloved, down to earth kind of guy.  He owns 9 restaurants and 1 pizzeria all in Seattle.  He will be opening 3 more this year.  Yes, he is beloved and down to earth kind of guy, but he is also crazy. He is crazy about food.  He is crazy about connection andContinue reading “April 4th 3.0: mkt.”

60-degree weather:  Il Corvo, Pioneer Square, Seattle

This place seats 38 people.  You share your table with strangers.  It only opens 4 hours a day from 11am.  It’s jam packed and you feel like canned anchovy.  They only serve 3 kinds of pasta with a few kinds of appetizers. No desserts, no after lunch coffee.  The line gets long at 11:10am.  TheyContinue reading “60-degree weather:  Il Corvo, Pioneer Square, Seattle”

Not Too Odd (actually quite nice): Oddfellows Cafe + Bar

Rustic, funky, vintagey, hip and eclectic. All of it. This place is one of a few cafes where you want to spend for hours.  One of those places you get immediately comfortable and hanging out with hip crowd.  Oddfellows Café is located inside of Oddfellows building, built in 1908 (my house is built in theContinue reading “Not Too Odd (actually quite nice): Oddfellows Cafe + Bar”

Dum Sum in the Evening: 飲茶 Yum Cha

Silk Road travelers.  They must have traveled under severe and harsh conditions but I can’t stop fantasize about the time period.  Transporting silks, gold, precious stones, fabrics, animal skins, exotic fruit on the back of camels… 飲茶: 飲=drink  茶= tea Dim sum is linked with the old tradition from yum cha (tea tasting).  Silk RoadContinue reading “Dum Sum in the Evening: 飲茶 Yum Cha”

Happy Meal: Sunday Brunch at Sitka & Spruce

“A Sunday well spent brings a week of content”  Whoever said this, gets my respect automatically. My favorite meal is brunch on Sundays.  Not Saturday, not holiday brunch.  It must be Sunday brunch.  My work starts Monday so Sunday is the day I recharge and rejuvenate my body and soul so that I can tackleContinue reading “Happy Meal: Sunday Brunch at Sitka & Spruce”

Seattle Food Icon: The Dish (no famous chef required)

There is something romantic about eating at a diner, especially at the counter. Drinking a very bad cup of coffee in a very thick unmatched ceramic mug.  The food is greasy and its portion is gigantic so it’s promising that you’ll get a huge gut-bomb even while you are eating.  You can easily find thoseContinue reading “Seattle Food Icon: The Dish (no famous chef required)”

Sixty Four Minutes of Patience Takes You to…Amsterdam: Arabica Lounge

1. It is a long line to order your food and drink. 2. It takes a long time until your food comes out. 3. Staffs are not so  attentive. If you do not like these facts of restaurants or cafes, you would not like to keep reading this post because this place I write aboutContinue reading “Sixty Four Minutes of Patience Takes You to…Amsterdam: Arabica Lounge”

Buddies: Anthony Bourdain and I

I feel like Anthony Bourdain and I know each other. At personal level.  After watching his shows millions of times, when he says, “this is delicious,” I can actually tell if he means it or not.  I actually understand how happy he is when he is slurping his noodle bowl at this tiny street venderContinue reading “Buddies: Anthony Bourdain and I”

To Be or Not To Be: Red Cow Has an Answer

To be or not to be a meat eater, that is the question.  Right?  I was vegan for a while and was pescetarian until October 2014.  I was vegan when living in Atlanta, which I was eating vegetables, fruits and grains.  When I moved back to Seattle in 2008, I just added seafood to myContinue reading “To Be or Not To Be: Red Cow Has an Answer”