Monday, May 22, 2006

yumma yumma

Oh, what have we here?

Why yes, it's one of New York City's finest ways to cool off during its 90 degree plus summers.

This is a fresh mango slushy coconut aloe jelly drink. It comes with a very big straw, as you can see in the picture. This delicious cool and creamy drink is from Healthy Dessert which is located on Center and Walker in Chinatown. The novelty of this drink comes from its multi-colored tiers. Fresh mango chunks sit on top of a layer of coconut slushy over mango slushy over a pool of questionably green aloe jelly (which is good for your skin from the inside too). The drinks come in a veritable rainbow of tropical flavors. Also, the mango pudding is not to be missed.

Healthy Dessert is newly reenovated too, so now you can sit contentedly browsing through the Asian mags while listening to cheesy Asian pop music in chairs with backs. Sounds like heaven, no? Healthy heaven ...

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

tv dates released


There a thing in tennis called "quick-served," where someone serves the ball before the other player is ready and, of course, is caught off guard.

The Community Access Television station effectively quick-served me when my friends came up to me and said heartily (they're Austrians), "We saw you on TV!"

Here are the upcoming dates this week, showing on CAT, Channel 18 on Cox Cable:

Tuesday, 5/9/2006 4:00 PM
Thursday 5/11/2006 8:00 PM
Friday 5/12/2006 6:00 PM

We're having a viewing party at Ella's Restaurant in Fayetteville, AR in the lounge which is on the corner of Maple and Arkansas Avenue at 8PM. I would love it anyone would like to join me in watching.

For my other readers, I'll be releasing videostream as soon as I have my hands on the edited programs ...

Monday, May 01, 2006

japanese picnic and wiffleball

Perfect weather calls for dining outdoors while the sun sets at 8pm.

I hanker after raw tuna despite all my mother's warnings about mercury.

Spicy Tuna Tataki

2 scallions
3 tuna steaks
3 t sriracha sauce

In a food processor, first blitz the scallions, and then add the raw tuna steaks. Mush together with sriracha sauce (the key ingredient to spicy tuna). Keep cold.

Wasabi Potato Salad

3-4 medium sized red potatoes
3-4 scallions minced
3 t chopped parsley
4 boiled eggs (10 minute eggs)
3 T wasabi mayonaisse
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Nori sheet in matchsticks (optional, cut with scissors)

Boil the potatoes for 20 minutes. Add eggs into the pot at the halfway point. In the meantime, mince scallions and parsley. After the potatoes are finished dice them. In a large bowl place diced potatoes and peeled boiled eggs in. Throw in the rest of the ingredients, mashing the boiled eggs with a fork into uneven pieces.

Serve with Green-Mint Ice Tea.

Green-Mint Ice Tea

1/2 c boiling water
2 Green-Mint teabags
24 cubes of ice
6 c cold water

Steep the tea for 10 minutes. Put tea in a pitcher and add the ice, and then add the rest of the water and stir.