Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Loco Moco above, brunch menu below. We open at 11am Saturday and Sunday, service ends at 4pm and dinner starts at 6. I'll be there ... in costume. Let's go hard in the paint.


Prescription Meds
Rice Porridge - 12 - provides soothing relief via pork sung, silken tofu, scallions, pickles, radish, fried fish cake and sunny side up soy egg
Spicy Beef Noodle Soup - 12 - a spicy short rib based remedy commonly siphoned into the eyes of Taiwanese children if they get A-’s. 
Pork Chop Noodle Soup - 12 - Who needs tussin? Pour some pork chop noodle soup on it. 
Loco Moco - 13 - imported from Hawaii. This cure for the common gang bang comes with a 6oz Pat La Frieda Burger topped with sweet chili gravy, sunny side up egg, cilantro, and a bed of rice.
Grand Slam - 16 - more problems than a little bit? Get the grand slam which includes your choice of fried chicken or pork chop served with XY Hash, Red Sausage Gravy, and sunny side up soy egg.
Taiwanese Flat Booty Cakes - 12 - like secretary booty, but topped with spicy lychee condensed milk syrup, whipped cream, and crushed peanuts
Red Bean Cakes - 12 - like above but filled with red bean and topped with condensed milk syrup, whipped cream, and crushed peanuts
Over the Counter
Mantoast w/ sweet chili compound butter    5
XY Hash w/ or w/o red sausage                     5
Fried Fish Cake                                                 3
Red Sausage Link                                            3
Bao Fries w/ condensed milk (plain or ovaltine) 6
Soy Sauce Egg                                             2
Rice Balls                                                      3

pork chop noodle soup

Rice Porridge before the sunny side up egg... you can get your eggs over easy, but much butter sunny side up so you can mix the yolk with everything

Wit sunny side up

Look Mom! I read Thomas Keller and strained my shit! Spicy Beef Noodle Soup

Monday, October 25, 2010

Southern Foodways Pt. 2... warning: stupidity ahead

Yall remember Robby from post 1... aka the dude I prepped with for about 10 hours. Yea... its a problem. If you haven't been to Southern Foodways, you gotta go. You can feel real smart in the morning listening to symposiums, you can feel real good eating food, then you can feel real stupid at night eating chicken on a stick at 3am bombed out of ur gourd. For chicken, being on a stick is the shit. Its like being on a boat for humans. STUNT.

I blame Kat Kinsman for all this. She gave me Rye that I made a John Daly (1/2 rye 1/2 sweet tea) with and obliterated myself.

Someone else wrote that...

Chicken on a stick... so nasty. But would I do it again? Yes. Kaitlyn, does chicken on a stick make it onto tasting table? haha.

Checkin out the pit that they roasted the cow heads in.

Jim n Nicks! These guys are the shit. Check em out in Alabama. They had one of the best things I ate all weekend. Tongue tacos on homemade tortillas with salsa verde, pickled vegetables, and other dope shit. Dan Latham was helping them out. He is the business.

Ready, set, GO haha. Me and @bigbadchef chopping shitake mushrooms. Was a lot of fun cooking in the Armory kitchen with dudes 20 years deep in the game like John. This chinaman's got a lot to learn...

Gulf shrimp in the tilt skillet. Mad fun cooking with this thing. We dropped 50lbs of shrimp and it was done in literally 6 minutes.


We didn't have a steamer, no problem. Resourceful Whiteboys, Inc. hooked up the tilt skillet with 4 coffee cups, a wire rack, and we stacked 300 baos in it.

Chillin with the prep team at City Grocery... the dude to my right was HILARIOUS. Part time rapper, full time daddy LOL. We served the zha jiang gulf shrimp bacon baos for brunch. We stay makin hit records...

BBB Bacon

And that's all she wrote... we out. Oxford, great place to visit.

Southern Foodways Weekend Pt. 1

First we went to Memphis and saw that God had a child with New York and this is what happened... Statue of Liberty Christ. Throw out your Jesus Pieces yall... this is that new unbelievable hot shit.

My new favorite writer, Francis Lam, got his "to wong foo" on in this photo... no homillz. Cookies, 2% milk, and ur favorite rapper's favorite civil rights leaders all at Makeda's Butter Cookies. ASAP we are going to put photos of Chinese/Taiwanese Leaders up at XY. Genghis Khan, Confucius, Wong Fei Hong, and William Hung. Only the best.

The girls at Payne's BBQ let me rock in the kitchen. Was fun playing with a mop full of bbq sauce.

Quiet... I'm eating a smoked sausage... pause... So, one thing to note about BBQ joints. Just cause it's a good bbq joint doesn't mean ERRYTHING is gonna be good. Ask the people eating, ask the cooks, not all cuts are created equal. For instance, at Payne's steer clear of the ribs, go smoked sausage, chopped pork, and baked beans. Judge the joint on what they do well or don't judge at all...

mmMMMmmm ... probably best fried chicken i've ever had. For real... I can't think of any better besides Bonchon and the first time I had blue ribbon. And that new hot shit i'm dropping at brunch BONG. @stax199 red wings and four stroke... its a movment

Family meal

And then there was Oxford, MS... Just a heads up, we ate fried chicken ERRYDAY of the trip so be ready. This is BIG BAD BREAKFAST owned by John Currence. As one of the locals said, "Boi, its FIYAH". Burger with bacon bits, biscuits with 3 gravies and sunny side up eggs, coca cola brined fried chicken with grits. Boy, you been goin through my rhyme book like Fat Joe? Haha. All the cool kids are cookin' with cola.

Oh and the homie Kirk told me BBB used to be a tanning salon so they kept the shower and put charcuterie in it... I like.

Before this cow died it whispered to me, "eat more chikin..." - chik fil a cow

This was an ill recipe. The JimnNick's crew put the cow heads in burlap sacks and cooked them for 18 hours underground, then pulled the meat and put it in tortillas. 

Eddie!!!!!! "John, I swear, I'm not high. You can trust me on the mandoline."

Whippin work... hallelujah

Dropped catfish all over myself... but i do have a cool naughty band on lol @kashiasage

So they scheduled me for execution... ami two fwo

And then we went to Taylor... Mississippi... great place to visit

P.S. Hyun comin hard with the photos 

Like Elevators... if u don't move yo feet, then I don't eat, so we like neck to neck...

Robby "Grasshopper" Melvin... I'll make a chinaman out of you boy! haha. Robby CRUSHED it on the wok. Worked with him all weekend. This dude can cook. Salt Fine Catering in Birmingham, AL. If you don't know, now you know.

Western Chinese Catfish Fry... I marinated Catfish in egg whites and spices. We stir fried it with chilis, szechuan peppercorns, cumin seeds, garlic, salt, and fresh cilantro to top. Take that, take that, take that.

We cheffin...

I love Senor Edge! The dude that brought me to Mississippi. Thanks homie. Pt. 2 later tonight includes gas station pimpin, chicken on a stick, and lots of other tomfoolery.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Southern Foodways Alliance

Mad tired, just got home. will post more photos tomorrow