Spa food or peasant food? A simple Chinese lunch

People often mistake the fact that I love food with an overarching sophistication when it comes to eating.

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Lin’s Easy Curry Laksa

One of my absolute most favorite dishes to eat when I’m back in Malaysia is Mee Laksa (laksa noodles). There are two types of laksa — one is curry laksa and is coconut curry based, while the other called asam laksa and is a sour-ish fish soup. Both have noodles, and are served in those great, giant noodle soup bowls with a big spoon and a pair of chopsticks. My favorite is curry laksa (although you can eat it at any meal, it is one of my favorite breakfasts!).

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A few months back Coralie and I were sitting at a bar of Piatti in La Jolla, enjoying a glass of wine and chatting with the bartender. It was a great place to relax, catch up, and watch the hustle and bustle of the dinner rush as we waited for our table. A waiter came up with an empty tray and the bartender began filling it — but suddenly I realized they weren’t serving wine, they were serving heaven. 😀

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