Joe’s Ginger

09. September 2003 Chinatown, Chinese 0
113 Mott Street on Hester 212/966.6613 about $60 for two, with two drinks, without tip ♥ ♥ ♥ Updated, 2006: Joe’s Ginger has move to 25 Pell Street off Mott, 212/285.0333 There is now an alternative to Joe’s Shanghai. I come to Joe’s Ginger now to avoid the long wait for a table at Joe’s ...

Shanghainese String Beans with Minced Pork

08. September 2003 Vegetables + Salads 0
This is one of my favorite dishes from Joe’s Shanghai in New York City. The string beans always look wilted but they’re still crunchy when you bite into them. I’ve done this dish at home so many times that I think I know the secret to it. Ingredients: half a pound of sweet string beans ...

Squash Runners Wrapped in Prosciutto

07. September 2003 Vegetables + Salads 0
For a short time in the fall, squash runners show up in Chinatown. The Filipino way would be to boil them until tender. Then we dip them in white vinegar mixed with bagoong, or shrimp paste, using our hands and eat them with white rice. Squash runners are nutrituously bitter so the sour and salty ...

Tuna Salad

04. September 2003 Fish, Vegetables + Salads 0
I bought a jar of Calypso tuna in olive oil during one of my visits to Di Palo in Little Italy. It is more expensive that the tuna-in-a-can that you see in the regular supermarket so I was curious to taste the difference. First of all, the olive oil that Calypso uses tastes good on ...