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AKwan's Kitchen: Chinese Turnip Cake

This "glutinous" dish is often a dim sum favorite and also commonly eaten during the Chinese New Year.

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AKwan's Kitchen: Dried Oysters with Black Moss

We're back in AKwan's Kitchen for the new Year of the Horse to make this traditional Chinese dish!

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AKwan's Kitchen: Dumplings

Ring in the Lunar New Year of the Snake by making traditional Chinese dumplings!

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AKwan’s Kitchen: Soondubu Jjigae

Korean hot and spicy tofu stew with seafood

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AKwan’s Kitchen: Yin Yang Fried Rice

Learn how to make this popular Chinese dish.

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FOOD TRUCKS GALORE!

This weekend, we weren’t cooking in the kitchen; we were too busy EATING! At the Boston Food Truck Festival at UMass Boston Campus Center. Here’s a recap. Despite the kinks (see rant in next post below), thanks to Food Truck Festivals of New England for organizing such a nom-alicious event! 😀


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Rant of the Week: Food Truck Festivals ~ WHAT? I need to follow you fu*ers to try every freakin truck!?!?!?!

Food truck festivals is a ploy. After going one yesterday, I confirmed and assured of it. So yesterday, Akwan and I went to check out whats all the hub-bub about these Food Truck Festivals that everyone and anyone in town is talking about. I know, some of you folks would be like…”whoa~~~!!! food from a truck? why would you even eat that crap?”….hey man, food is food, and I assure you, its not the food that I am complaining. The food is pretty good IF you can get to it. OEY~~~~~ The rant really starts here. Ok, so yesterday the event started at 12, good timing, lunch…….or so we thought. We got there, FAT ASS LONG LINE just to check you in. Fine, ok….. There are 20 trucks so we also thought…”well there will be plenty of food….”… I guess there is plenty of food, if you can get to it. Notice how many times I said…”if you can get to it”. The lines are ridiculous, as Akwan would put it….”its like lining up for a ride for a Disney ride”.

Look for $30 admissions, I would think I would be walking away with a full stomach but what we walked away was sunburns. We waited in line for so long, we got freakin sunburns, if I get skin cancer, those trucks are paying for my chemo. Fine, its understandable, I mean it was a big event, there were alot of people, it wasn’t avoidable with the lines and I kept trying to tell myself…”oooh its not that bad, the lines are actually moving, so its ok”. Then we finally smart up and devised a strategy….”oooh what if we split up and you take my ticket for a certain truck and get my share too and I do that same for you….”……sounds like a good plan huh? Trust me, we aren’t the only person that thought of it and its the only way to truly enjoy all 20 trucks but what they did is an ass of a move to the maximum. The truck staff started to tell people…”one ticket person”. We were like…”what the hell?” So THIS is when I started to think the entire thing is a scam. I paid $30, I expected to be able to try all the food thats there, but with the long lines, HOW DO YOU HAVE A CHANCE? Some trucks lines are SOOOO slow, by the time you get food, the other trucks would run out of food. So how the scam works……you are advertised to be able to try 20 different trucks of food, but if you lined up in a line that NEVER moves, and by the time you DO get food from that truck, all the other ones don’t have food for you, now, how can the food trucks run out of food if they KNOW how many tickets are sold. People can’t just walk in and get food, they need a ticket, so they KNOW how many people will be coming. So HOW can they run out of food if they assume every ticket they sold, would be 1 person. Its a definite number, its simple math……. ITS A SCAM!!!!

Like I said, its not the food that I am complaining, if you never been to one of these things, I don’t recommend you to go, but if you choose to, it is a experience in life that you and you only can experiece. I never been to one so it was something new but by the end of it I want to burn a freakin truck down. They were walking around with surveys….ooooh now I wished I filled one in. I would say…”you people are damn SCAM artists!!”. I think I will stick with restaurants, atleast I won’t get a sunburn and I get to walk away with a full stomach. With $30, I can get some high class fancy smancy food for lunch.

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AKwan’s Kitchen: How To Make Tomato Beef

Sorry for the long wait, but we’re back with a new video! This week, AKwan’s master chef visits his kitchen and shows him (and you) how to make delicious tomato beef. Watch to see who the master chef is and what happens!

Full written recipe, outtakes, and behind-the-scenes video after the jump.

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bye Windows XP and HI! Windows 8……..yeah I think I am going to stick with my Windows 7 for now.

Well according to PC Magazine, Windows 8 will be out this fall. Earlier this week, MS also announced that there will be NO more updates or patches for Windows XP. So basically that means if you still have XP on your 15 year old computer. You get hacked and get virus up, don’t blame MS. They won’t help you anymore. While MS killing off XP is still 2 years away but finding out Windows 8 will be coming out this fall…..well thats just news to me but from what I read and from what I heard and from the chief editor, Dennis aka Ninjalane from Ninjalane.com. Its not the easiest thing to use. Well he said something worst but I cleaned it up…hahahahaha.

Anyway, MS is, as everyone in the “industry” says “gamble” on Windows 8. They made Windows 8 touch screen usage heavy. Reports says that if you want to do something with a NONE touchscreen computer is VERY hard to work with.

Ok, I see where they are coming from, they saw Apple’s iOS did so great with their iPhones and iPads but does MS understand that iPhones and iPads are not made for work. Most offices and major corporations that DOES work still use a PC with a keyboard and regular monitors. HECK!!! I have two monitors, so if I am to go to with Windows 8 I need to 2 monitors? I don’t know man, from what I see, MS does things in a pattern. You have to skip an Windows to get to a good Windows….. Remember Windows ME after Windows 2000? and then Windows Vista after XP? yeah…….I remembered that I had Windows 2000 for the longest time for my computer then I to ME, used it for a day and formatted and went back to 2000. OOOOHHHHH Vista BSOD me every 2 weeks, don’t even remind me……..sigh~~~~~ Take my advice, don’t buy into the hype of Windows 8, Wait for Windows 9 or whatever is after Windows 8.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2403179,00.asp

http://www.informationweek.com/news/windows/operatingsystems/232900015

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Google, circa 1990 – NO ITS NOT REAL…..but its fun to think back

OOohhhh I remembered I had dial up back in the days. People now these days take the “highspeed” internet for granted. You have people complaining the web is “slow”. Look here man!! You don’t know slow till you used dial up. OOOOOH I hear stupid kids says torrents are slow…….F U!!! tell me when its slow when you tried to download a video off the net with a dial up connection. Stupid teens……GO GET A JOB!!….AHEM AHEM….anyway….I was checking my daily sites in my office and I came across this fun site. Wait for the dial tone, and then follow the onscreen directions. Its pretty cool. OOOhhh I remember this, internet was free if you know people. I remember I use to tap into a certain uuummmm Institute in Massachusetts thru dialup and I get free internet. Those were the days.

Check it out here
http://www.masswerk.at/googleBBS/

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