I recently went home to Hong Kong for the first time in 3 years for… a day.
24 hours with my awesome parents, our family helmed by my stylin’ mum.
Picking me up from the airport. Mum hates candids. She’s trying to look elegant and animated while pointing her ‘don’t you dare’ finger at me.
We ate at Pizza Hut because whenever anyone goes home, we revert back to childhood. Too bad I didn’t get any crayons or pogs to play with.
I know you’re all going to say that I look a lot like my mum. In Chinese, the term is “behng yun”, which literally means biscuit print, well, cookie cutter. Making babies with the same mold as the parent! I am a cookie. I want cookies. Caveacookiepreeznowpreez?
Mum’s the boss. She prefers the whole family to be colour co-ordinated, it’s very pre-Victoria-Beckham.
Here we are at a yum cha restaurant. I won’t be there to celebrate Mothers’ Day with her this year but if I could I’d probably bring her to Leanne’s restaurant, The Cardinal,
HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY TO ALL THE LOVELY MOMMIES OUT THERE!
This entry was written by Food, Joey Ng, New York, Photos and tagged American Apparel, Brunch, Dad, East Village, Hong Kong, Mum, Pleated Skirt, Spandex Jersey Blend Sleeveless Turtleneck Crop Top, T.C. Meggs, The Cardinal, Unisex Fisherman's Pullover. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on May 11, 2012 at 12:25 pm, filed under
If there’s anywhere in the world you’d find a big hunk roaming around with an even more handsome dog, it’d be San Francisco.
Went to Noe Valley for brunch at Chloe’s Cafe to catch up with Randy.
Hoping he could hook us up with some total babes, being one himself.
Big hunks, please.
Instead he just went about being babely in his own right, dazzling my friends with his nifty little Square. Oh yea we ate some pretty good food, too. Croissant French toast smothered in strawberries, omelettes with avocado and Jarlsberg cheese, four sides of bacon, and pumpkin spice pancakes. Mmmm before…
‘n after photes.
Then we wandered around the city hoping to catch someone to share our temporarily happy ever afters.
Figured the Mission was the place to go to find some pretty (dirty fuckin’ hipster) babies. Occupy Soup!
He’s gotta love books
Be the best.
Book a room for two with the lovebird special.
(P.S. wouldn’t mind holing up with Jeff Canham, whose ‘For The Birds’ exhibit this is from. Like OMG what a babe.)
Be SMRT. I love these.
But alas, we had no luck finding these hunks. Guess we’re not parking our asses here in NorCal anytime soon.
This entry was written by Food, Friends, Photos, San Francisco and tagged Chloe's Cafe, For The Birds, Ioana Hercberg, Jeff Canham, Mission District, Noe Valley, The Curiosity Shoppe. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on November 26, 2011 at 3:12 am, filed under
While you’re probably gearing up for American Thanksgiving, I’ve already had a Canadian Thanksgive’r.
Luckily, I was back home in Toronto in October with so many of my precious babies so I had much to be thankful for.
Little lady bird, Emma.
We wanted brunch and beautiful men. Where else would you go but the gaybourhood?
The food and the patio view at Fire on the East Side was heavenly.
Though, I think these two were already gonna lead me straight there. Trudy Patootie and Candy baby.
Smoked salmon benedict. They serve you banana bread to begin with, and what makes this benedict so scrumptious is the corn bread it’s lain on instead of a crusty English muffin.
Stuffed french toast with cheescake and berry filling. Sausages on the side.
Took the ferry to see the island and show these one and a half American girls what Canada looks like by the water.
This is how we rock it in the T-dot.
Went exploring and sighing at all the charming little island cottages and hiked on a nature trail. Much needed break from all the chaos.
Made us tired and hungwee. Which was juuuuuust right cuz it was my annual Orphans’ Thanksgiving Dinner night!!
Passing on the tradition of turkey dinner at Sneaky Dee’s that I’ve had for the past 5 Thanksgivings!
At first they thought it was just some bullshit grimey dive bar until they finally tasted the meat, tater, and gravy feast.
Way better than their aunt so-n-so’s, I hear.
Also, snickers pie.
So yea, thank you, thank you, and thank you, too!
This entry was written by Food, Friends, Joey Ng, Photos, Toronto and tagged Brunch, Candice Wheeler, Dinner, Eggs Benedict, Emma Czerny-Holownia, Fire on the East Side, French Toast, Kensington, Sneaky Dee's, Thanksgiving, The Village, Toronto Island, Trudy Hayden. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on November 16, 2011 at 2:55 am, filed under
I just want to trap
spending time with me
cuz what’s mine is yours and yours is mine
If you thought I did much else other than work and eat, you’d be wrong.
Specialising in Japanese style curry, pasta, and salad.
Grilled Vegetable Salad
Chilli oil, pickled onions, pickled daikon
Spaghetti Carbonara. I love Japanese style pastas because they pack a ton of flavour in a much lighter form in comparison to regular Italian fare. I don’t know what the change in recipe is, but it feels less heavy, hearty, and carbicide-y. Just the right amount of creamy cheesiness.
I ordered a side of the sauteed mushrooms. They were pretty bland and dry so I dumped them into my pasta dish. Only disappointing item, though. Rest of the food was fab.
Seafood curry. Love the roasty sweetness to the sauce.
Now for the REAL reason why we came…
Ice cream sundae with LOTTE KOALA COOKIES!!! How cute is this? AND they put strawberry pocky in it, too.
Too cute. To. Die.
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This entry was written by Food, Los Angeles, Photos and tagged Beer, DTLA, Fat Spoon, Little Tokyo, Lotte Koala Cookies, Salad, Sapporo, Seafood curry, Spaghetti Carbonara, Sundae. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on October 25, 2011 at 4:08 am, filed under
L’Avenue down the street from our Montreal apartment had a serious line outside every single day for brunch. So naturally, we had to join the sheep herd and try it for ourselves.
Record label menus.
Reunited! M&Ms, Marissa and Maria.
Another favourite ‘M’ of mine, Mimosa.
This is what I ordered. The mushroom thing. I can’t remember what’s it’s actually called on the menu because my memory in French isn’t as good as it is in regular human.
Everything was in huge portions! And my god. The fruit skewers… so good! The taters, not so good. Bit too heavily greased and seasoned. Eat those last if you have the room.
L’Arc-en-ciel. Smoked salmon benny.
Wisconsin, Paris, and DC in the house! Kelly, Christophe, and Reyhan.
The Mediterranean. I ordered this the next time – usually comes with feta. Eggs, tomato, spinach, and cheese. So fresh ‘n so good. Line up is well worth it!
922 Avenue du Mont-Royal Est
Montreal, H2J 1X1, Canada
This entry was written by Food, Friends, Joey Ng, Montreal, Photos and tagged Brunch, Christophe Chobeaux, Eggs Benedict, Kelly Rux, L'Avenue du Plateau, Maria Aoki, Marissa Venne, Mont-Royal, Pleateau, Reyhan Gezgec. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on October 24, 2011 at 5:16 am, filed under
I’ve left LA and it’s been can’t-stop-won’t-stop since we’ve come to Montreal.
Taking a brunch and free wifi break to finally update!
Our flight was delayed for 3 hours and luckily my favourite restaurant in LA, Kanpai, is just a few miles away from LAX. Usually the manager, Peter, or at least Tony would order all my faves for me. Since I had no clue what they were called I ordered “Omakase” – chef’s choice!
Here are the sashimi masterpieces the chef made for me!
Monk fish liver with caviar.
Jellyfish in vinegar.
Seared toro with truffle sauce. Octopus on the left.
Albacore and fig wrap in basil sauce.
Bonito in radish sauce.
Rainbow salmon with papaya.
8325 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90045
Tony and Etienne already had brunch so while I had eggs, they had tiramisu.
I just love looking at these baked good beauties.
Eclairs. Don’t those Raspberry cake domes look perfect for Chrimbo?
Oh man, marshmallows and fruit tarts. Kryptonite.
Loveliest little box. I’d rather get one of these than a Tiffany blue one, honest.
I chose the Salted Caramel, Raspberry, Earl Grey, and Grand Cru macaroons. I recommend the salted caramel and earl grey ones. They’ve got nice counter flavours to balance out the sweetness.
This entry was written by Food, Joey Ng, Los Angeles, Photos and tagged American Apparel, Bottega Louie, Chiffon Pleated Skirt, Cotton Spandex Jersey Basic Bodysuit, DTLA, Macaroons. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on September 3, 2011 at 6:34 am, filed under
Do you have a happy place? Y’know like whenever you feel sad, and you enter your favourite space and instantly you feel a little better? Well, it was the afternoon after Jack Layton’s state funeral. Puffy eyed and and in need of a pick-me-up, I headed for brunch at my happy place in LA, Bottega Louie.
Even though it’s in downtown Los Angeles and not Manhattan, it’s exactly the kind of place I had imagined Carrie Bradshaw and the girls would brunch at when I was an early teen.
Everything is so whimsically beautiful! Le sigh*
Ms. Etienne made it to America!
Orange eyeliner, as much orange in my outfit as possible in memory of JACK!!
Pink salt! How darling.
Smoked salmon eggs benedict, of course.
Tony is smiling even bigger than when we had brunch at Home. See what I mean about my happy place?
Will post our desserts tomorrow. Come back, or subscribe to my feed!
This entry was written by Food, Friends, Joey Ng, Los Angeles, Photos and tagged Bottega Louie, Brunch, Downtown, DTLA, Eggs Benedict, Tony Pierce. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on September 2, 2011 at 9:00 am, filed under
Day trip to Vegas! Went back since everyone was in town for Project and Magic. Got up bright and early with the sun. Then we figured out the blackout curtains. Bliss!
Got triple booked for dinner trying to fit in plans to see all of my friends from the East coast.
Vanity shots while waiting for an executive decision, haven’t worn a full face of make up in a long time. Gotta fit in in Sin City.
Heirloom Tomato Bufula Mozzarella
Rigatoni Sausage Bolognese
Steak. Their chimichurri was sooooo delicious. Put that on everything.
Miss you so hard, Susie!!
Thank you to StyleCaster and
LAVO Las Vegas
3255 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
This entry was written by Food, Friends, Joey Ng, Las Vegas, Photos and tagged Ari Goldberg, David Goldberg, Dinner, LAVO, LAVO Las Vegas, StyleCaster, Susie G, The Palazzo. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on September 1, 2011 at 9:00 am, filed under