Yes, it’s raining and raining hard here in L.A. and as we’re in the midst of this bad drought, any sort of wetness is welcome.
But you know what—all those stereotypes of Angelenos and rain are pretty much true. Everything from how we can’t drive in the rain (yes, I saw at least three accidents coming into the YOMYOMF office) to how even a little bit of rain leads to major freak-outs:
Little did I know, Mexico produces quite tasty wine. I went on a cruise to Ensanada , a little town in Baja with little expectations. At the risk of being a dumb American tourist, I literally followed a friend onto a cruise with no idea where I was actually going. We docked in Ensanada and got off… and my friend suggested visiting a couple of wineries on Ruta del Vino (the “wine route” in Baja).
If this isn’t the most brilliant business decision ever made by a 13-year-old, I don’t know what it is.
And yes, there was apparently another photo of a Girl Scout selling cookies in front of a dispensary making the internet rounds that turned out to be a hoax, but Lei appears to be the real deal. Read more...
Courtesy of the Vulgar Chef, it is what may be the world’s first ramen taco. Is it any good? Hell if I know, but the fact that such a creation exists—once again, I am reminded that this can be a wonderful world indeed. Read more...
This is probably one of those online stories that’s probably bullshit, but the fact that it’s become a trending topic in Japan suggests that even if it started as a hoax, I have a feeling some people are going to think it’s a good idea and give this a try.
If you grew up in the 80s like I did, you’d remember a show called “Fight Back with David Horowitz,” where he would spotlight products from current commercials, then prove or disprove of what was advertised. For example, “Is Heinz’s ketchup really as thick as it was advertised” or a popcorn test that says “Orville Redenbacher’s pops more than the other brands” and so forth.
Well… I decided to make my own test from one of my favorite boba tea houses… “Half & Half” in Southern California. They advertise drinks at a regular size and offer to supersize it for .85 cents more. I always do the supersize (they call it Supercup). As I was drinking the Supercup sized drink, my friend and fellow offender said that the Supercup is almost the same size as the regular. I said “No WAY!” Thus, this test was the result.
Unless you’re from Hawaii, I don’t think many Americans truly understand how special Spam is. I don’t mean the junk email we receive informing us how happier we’d be if we enlarged our penis or the riches that could be bestowed upon us by a Nigerian prince, but the real Spam. You know the yummy…er…”meat” product:
There are even people right here at YOMYOMF who mistakenly think that Spam is gross or low-class or disgusting. To which I say—whatever! Some people just don’t get it.
If you have never known the pleasure of a plate of delicious Spam fried rice:
I ate my way through Saigon aka Ho Chi Minh City during my holiday break in Vietnam. As I wrote the last time, I was there to help produce my friend’s horror film. But, I’d like to blog about some of the interesting things I ate.
Aside from amazing, well known cuisine like Pho and banh mi sandwiches (which were damn good), I also joined in on many late night “nhau,” or sessions of drinking lots of beer and eating food. Nhau culture is ingrained in Vietnamese culture. It’s a ritual that co-workers, families, and friends do on a pretty regular basis. And with all kinds of “beer food,” there are some unique items to be ordered, stuff that you don’t see much in Vietnamese restaurants outside of the country. Read more...
I woke up this morning with a carving for bacon (which to be honest, isn’t an unusual thing) so when I saw the following pics online, it’s clear that the universe is reaffirming my instinct that I shouldwantneed to get some bacon into my belly.
These images have been making the rounds online in China—it’s an apartment in Wuhan, which is either the home to a butcher (Chinese bacon is apparently air-cured) or someone who really hearts bacon.
As if the majesty of ramen burgers weren’t enough, there also exists in the world–ramen pizza:
Whoever was the genius who decided to put together the two, quite possibly, greatest foods in all of human history, I salute you. My stomach salutes you. My taste buds salute you. My indigestion salutes you.
Under the new rules, such foods must be handled with single-use gloves or utensils like tongs, forks, spoons, bakery or deli wraps, wax paper, scoops, spatulas, or dispensing equipment.
As mandated previously, foodservice workers must also thoroughly wash hands with soap and warm water before entering a food preparation area, before putting on clean gloves or between glove changes.
While in theory, this new law sounds great and will serve the interests of good public health, there are exceptions, the most obvious being sushi chefs who depend on the “feeling” that comes with using your bare hands to ply their trade—a tradition that’s thousands of years old. But you know…whatever.Read more...