Forget everything you know about “Dakgangjeong.” “Dakgangjeong” is korean fried chicken, and if you don’t know what Korean fried chicken is, then you’ll have no idea what I’m talking about, but follow me. If you can imagine it’s the crispiest, mind-shattering, twice-friend, battered fried chicken that would make a handful of autumn leaves look and […]


When was the last time you made a meal out of a snack? Besides watching the Habs in the Eastern Coonference finals against the Rangers and eating way too many chips that I really should, I’ve been lobbying and petitioning to have things like a plate of chicken taco nachos, pigs in blankets, a box […]


A friend of mine once asked me for a fried rice recipe and I gave them my trusty chicken fried rice with gai lan recipe. I followed up with them the next day to see how it went and they said it was good, but something was different. They asked me what “gai lan” was […]


My dad often says, “where ever the sun shines, you’ll find an Asian person.” In a city as multicultural as Montreal, this adage can also be applied to Asian restaurants. From the barren wasteland of the Westisland to the strip malls of Repentigny, there are Asian restaurants, not necessarily great ones, but ones you’ll be […]


When was the last time you stood in the middle of your kitchen in your underwear scrambling to find a recipe or meal ideas for a dinner party you forgot about? When you talked so much smack about your cooking skills and culinary proficiency that you stipulated to your dinner guests to not wear socks […]


By now you know what ramen is; a dish of glorious hand-pulled japanese wheat noodles served in a fragrant soy or miso based broth with braised pork. Many Asian cultures have their own variations of noodles soup – but you didn’t need me to tell you that as I’m sure you’ve all received that letter […]


Get ready; I’m about to unleash some hokey cliché sayings about how the past year has been quite a roller-coaster ride, a leaning experience filled with ups and downs, pumpkin spice and dry rub. 2012 has been an awesome year for Shut Up and Eat – We launched the Eat With Me initiative that takes […]

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