Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Joy and Wonder of Chinese Magic

I love international foods. For two years and four months I lived in an international community when employed by the English Language Service of Radio HCJB in Quito, Ecuador and there I learned the labyrinth of living with people of other cultures. In the midst of the wonder of it all, as well as the confusion and frustration, I developed a real taste for foreign cuisine.

And when I am free to chose my restaurant of choice, I almost always choose Far Eastern cuisine.

The staff of Li's Buffet know me on sight and Koi is a new local delight that opened just this year. When I sit down at these restaurants, it is with a delighted and contented sigh because I believe in magic and I have been given the opportunity to participate in the arcane relationship between a chef and his or her ingredients to make a delicacy that would have pleased any ancient emperor.

Yet nothing matches the sheer magic of the Yu Zhou Cafe in


  1. I do wish I could convince my brother to try some Chinese food sometime. At least without the usual cracks about it barking at you...

    1. Remember this gem from the late 90's?