Category Archives: Chinese

Year of the Water Dragon

So, it’s New Year’s Eve (Lunar New Year), and 2012 is the year of the Water Dragon.  To celebrate, the Hubby and I went to our favorite Dim Sum place–Kirin Court in Richardson, TX.

So far, this place has been the best Dim Sum we’ve found in the Dallas area.  If anyone knows of a better place, let me know! Continue reading


Season’s Eatings

Oh geez, I can’t believe I haven’t posted since September!  My only excuse is that I’ve been super busy with school and work.  Not too busy to eat though, but I’m super back logged on posts, so I’ll have to just fit those in as I can.

First up, my trip back to Maryland for Christmas.

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Brother’s Engagment Ceremony Trip

A few weeks ago the Hubby and I took a trip up to Chicago for my brother’s engagement ceremony.  His fiancee is Vietnamese and comes from a very traditional family.  So, our whole immediate family went to Chicago to participate in the ceremony. Continue reading

Commencement Trip

Wow, oh wow. What a trip.  Just the thing I needed before starting my new job.  I was so proud to see my Hubby walk across the stage and get his Ph.D.  *sniff sniff.  They grow up so fast. Continue reading

Sunday Dim Sum

Sunday, the Hubby and I had a craving for dim sum, so we went to our favorite dim sum place in Richardson–Kirin Court.  This place is really good.  Yes, we’ve had better in New York/Flushing/San Francisco, but for Dallas I think this place is the best.

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Two wonderful years

Tomorrow is our wedding anniversary.  It’ll mark two wonderful years with the Hubby.  yay!  Course, we’ve been together for about 11 years now, so I would hardly call us newlyweds.

I just have to brag, because it was the one thing that I HAD to have at my wedding.  We got the Ace of Cakes to make our wedding cake.  (Does it look familiar?  It’s my blog’s header!)  Since the Hubby and I are big video game enthusiasts, we got a replica of the Rainbow Road track in Mario Kart made out of cake.  The figures are made of fondant.  In the middle, there is a Hello Kitty wearing a traditional Korean hanbok and a Dear Daniel wearing a traditional Chinese outfit.  They are supposed to represent myself and the Hubby. Continue reading

The 99 Ranch is a Chinese grocery store?!

I’m sorry, I would have never guessed that this was a Chinese grocery store from the outside.  Seriously, we pass this place on 75 all the time, and until a few weeks ago, we never even knew what it was.

To be fair, it has no Chinese writing on the outside (as you can see in the picture).  I’ve never heard of the 99 Ranch Market, and the website claims they are the largest Asian grocery store in the country.  I think that’s wrong.  I’ve been in plenty of H-marts and Lottes, and some of them are bigger than this one.  Unless there is a really huge one somewhere else.

So, back to the market.  We pass this place all the time and always wondered what the heck it was.  If you had asked me a month ago, I would have guessed a Mexican grocery store.  Yes, I know that sounds racist.  But, come on!  Look at the thing!  It’s very brightly colored and it’s got a wreath around the 99.  Course, I guess that could also mean some other European country, but we’re also in Texas, so I was going on the assumption that the chances were good that it was Mexican.  Plus, it says “Ranch” in the name. Continue reading