The Joy Luck Club is a novel by Amy Tan that narrates the lives of four Chinese women living in San Francisco and their relationships with their Chinese-American daughters. They gather monthly to discuss their lives and commiserate about their difficult pasts as they play mahjong.
While food is not the central focus of the book it is one of the features that ties these women together, where there is a gathering of friends, there is food. It is an integral part of how these women connect with their culture as they come to grips with their lives in America, and also how they communicate their heritage to their daughters. Continue reading →
We will be visiting Dallas area neighborhoods in the coming weeks to ferret out the very best cuisine by sections of real estate. Some of the best bites are found in pockets of town that remain hidden to only those who live nearby, and we plan to taste our way through them all. If you have a favorite neighborhood treat please drop us a line.
This week we checked out the nooks and crannies of Richardson and list the very best. Some may be familiar, others perhaps not so much. Continue reading →
The temperatures are still fairly high, but definitely a relief from the boiling 100+ degrees we endured this Summer. With thoughts of Fall weather in our heads we can start planning our diets to fit cooler times.
One of my favorite restaurants in the Dallas area is a tiny shop in Richardson called King’s Noodles. Spartan, tiny and often crowded, delicious are a few words to describe King’s. Continue reading →