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Return to Chengdu: A Photo-Heavy Food Journey

This trip, like my last, offered the usual noodles, ma po tofu, and other spicy Sichuan dishes. But, as a bonus, I also had an amazing chance to shop and cook a few favorites.
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Published in Lucky Peach: A Guide to Chengdu Noodle Dishes

One of my writing highlights of 2016 was my first published piece for Lucky Peach. I was amazed by the many noodle dishes I discovered in Chengdu.
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A Fast Feeding Frenzy in Shanghai, as Chronicled on Facebook

From xiao long bao to hongshao rou to delicious sesame wontons and sesame noodles.
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A Dream Trip to Chengdu, China

Someone told me you come to China for food, but you come to Chengdu for flavor. I found plenty of flavor and fell in love with the city.
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Two Days of Noodles, Dumplings, and More Dough in Taipei

In which I search for some of the best beef noodle soup and soup dumplings on the street, and find unexpectedly fine food in my gorgeous hotel.
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A Whirlwind of Noodles and More in Xi’an, China

From biang-biang to liangpi to goat blood with silk noodles, I got my noodle fill in Xi'an. Check out this photo-heavy post of noodles and more, including a few video clips that show how to prepare some of my favorite dishes from my short stay in China.
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On the Tonkotsu Ramen Trail: From Its Birthplace in Fukuoka to the Boom in Bellevue and Seattle

After a tonkotsu ramen immersion in Fukuoka (and Tokyo), I return to Seattle to try three new restaurants serving the same style of ramen here. One is great, one is good...and one is a flop.
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10 Sensational Stops for Japanese Food in Shinjuku, Tokyo

If you're visiting Tokyo for business or pleasure, there's a good chance you'll be staying in the Shinjuku area. Arrive at night, and you'll feel like an alien amidst all the neon in the Blade Runner-like atmosphere. How do you navigate the streets to find good restaurants with great food? Here are some suggestions.
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Bowled Over by Donburi and Chirashi in Tokyo

Seafood on rice. Given the quality of these two ingredients in Japan, I’m always eager to indulge in any dish of this nature. During my recent trip to Tokyo, I enjoyed three distinct versions of seafood on rice, including one version that included three different ways of eating it.
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Picture This: A Stomach-Stuffing Sojourn in Seoul

Only four nights meant a lot of fast eating for my first-ever trip to Korea. Here's a photo-heavy (and meat-heavy...and noodle-heavy) look at my visits to markets, a cooking class, cafes (including a sheep cafe?!?) and restaurants.
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