Friday, June 09, 2006

15 Seconds of Fame

Some people get 15 minutes of fame. I get 15 seconds...if that. Don't blink or you'll miss it. :P Thanks!

Chichen Itza Restaurant - Los Angeles photograph in Travel + Leisure's "Best Mexican Restaurants in Los Angeles," October 2013.

Chicken Enchiladas with Nutella Mole Poblano photograph and mention in Corriere Della Sera's "Nutella, la Ferrero Ordina alla Blogger di Cancellare la Giornata Mondiale," May 20, 2013.

"Jackpot!" said Niyaz Pirani about my Vietnamese Recipes with Pictures in "Weekly Roundup: Restaurant Week and More," in the Orange County Register's blog, Food Frenzy, March 7, 2010.

"...does things with lemongrass that I didn't even know were possible," said Niyaz Pirani about my Nem Nuong Xa (Vietnamese Lemongrass Grilled Pork Patties) in "Weekly Roundup: Cinnabon Cupcakes and More," in the Orange County Register's blog, Food Frenzy, February 12, 2010.

"...cooks up delicious looking Guamanian red rice," said Niyaz Pirani about my Guamanian Red Rice in "Weekly Roundup: Everybody's in the Kitchen," in The Orange County Register's blog, Food Frenzy, December 20, 2009.

My Fessenjan (Persian Walnut-Pomegranate Glaze) Cornish Game Hens mentioned by Niyaz Pirani in "Weekly Roundup: Recipe Week," in The Orange County Register's blog, Food Frenzy, November 15, 2009.

"...a fantastic yaki udon recipe that I'm definitely trying at home," said Niyaz Pirani about my Yaki Udon (Japanese Stir-Fried Udon Noodles) in "Weekly Roundup: Kogi, Ramen, and Halloween Sushi?" in The Orange County Register's blog, Food Frenzy, October 31, 2009.

"Among the nominees are some of my personal favorites, all Southern California foodies including Wandering Chopsticks, whom I've met and who has helped me navigate Little Saigon's vastness..." said Edwin Goei in "Foodbuzz Nominates Local Foodies for Blog Awards," OC Weekly's food blog Stick a Fork in It, October 7, 2009.

"...a few notable local standouts..." said Amy Scattergood in "Foodbuzz Blog Awards Announced: And the Voting Begins Now" in LA Weekly's blog Squid Ink, October 6, 2009.

Nominated for Foodbuzz Blog Awards for "What Blogger Should Have Their Foodie Life Made into a Movie," October 6, 2009.

Chosen as inaugural spotlight blog on Trakkrz's Asian Food page, October 5, 2009.

Wandering Chopsticks listed as a "Site We Love" in "Best of the Web" on, September 9, 2009.


"Goi Ga Bap Cai (Vietnamese Chicken Cabbage Salad)" featured in "Best of the Web" on, September 9, 2009.


"...bashes Tastebook for stealing photos and recipes." by Jeff Overley in "Weekly Roundup: Love (and the Smell of Beef) is in the Air," The Orange County Register's blog Food Frenzy, August 21, 2009.

Quoted by Elina Shatkin in "Food Blogging Ethics: The Continuing Discussion," The Los Angeles Times' blog Daily Dish, July 10, 2009.

"...whips up Filipino egg rolls," said Niyaz Pirani about my "Lumpiang Prito (Filipino Fried Egg Rolls)," in "Weekly Roundup: Burgers, Pizza... Dog Food?" The Orange County Register's blog Food Frenzy, May 9, 2009.

"Vietnamese goat in seven courses at Binh Dan in Westminster," said Elina Shatkin about my "Vietnamese Goat in 7 Courses (De 7 Mon) - Binh Dan Restaurant - Westminster (Little Saigon)," in "Sampler Platter: Divorce Cakes, Vietnamese Goat & Food Twits," The Los Angeles Times' blog Daily Dish, April 29, 2009.

"...great uses for the bags and bags of lemons we've been trying to use up. This time he's making Vietnamese salty lemonade..." said Becky Stern about my "Chanh Muoi (Vietnamese Salty Lemonade," in "Vietnamese Salty Lemonade," blog, April 27, 2009.

"Japanese flavored salts get taste tested..." said Niyaz Pirani about my "Japanese Flavored Salts," in "Weekly Roundup: We'rrrree Baaacck!!" The Orange County Register's blog Food Frenzy, March 27, 2009.

"Strange doesn't even begin to describe..." says Niyaz Pirani about my "Chicken Enchiladas with Nutella Mole Poblano," in "Weekly Roundup: Liquor Delivery, Ice Cream Cupcakes and Rabbit Stew," The Orange County Register's blog Food Frenzy, February 7, 2009.

My strawberry doughnut picture from "The Donut Man - Glendora" was featured in David Farley's article, "America's Best Doughnuts," in, January 6, 2009.

Quoted and interviewed by Mark Stuertz in "Little Saigons," in AmericanWay, January 1, 2009.

"Bun Cha Hanoi (Vietnamese Hanoi-Style Rice Vermicelli Noodles with Grilled Pork Patties)" and "Do Chua (Vietnamese Pickled Stuff ie. Carrots and Daikon)" recipes were featured in Stephanie Im's "Bodega Bistro" in AsianWeek, December 12, 2008.

"Wandering Chopsticks makes mashed Okinawan purple sweet potatoes," said Elina Shatkin about "Mashed Okinawan Purple Sweet Potatoes" in "Sampler Platter: Pork Recalls, Fruitcakes, and Purple Potatoes," The Los Angeles Times' Blog Daily Dish, December 11, 2008.

"Japanese braised pork belly that's so tender you'll have trouble slicing it without the meat falling apart," said Elina Shatkin about "Buta No Kakuni (Japanese Braised Pork Belly)" in "Spam-pler Platter: Texas BBQ, Bordain Likes Ladies Who Lunch," The Los Angeles Times' Blog Daily Dish, November 17, 2008.

"For instance, you can make an AMAZINGLY impressive batch of pumpkin ravioli ... with wonton skins... then crisp them up quickly in a pan of melted butter and torn sage leaves," said Weetabix about "Pumpkin Ravioli with Browned Butter Sage Sauce," in "We Love Pumpkin So Much We Should Just Marry It and Have Babies," Elastic Waist, November 10, 2008. Also, reprinted on Shine from Yahoo! on November 11, 2008.

"The most decadent recipe for a pumpkin-based dish," said Elina Shatkin about "Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Cranberry/Pumpkin Butter/Walnut Filling and Maple Icing" in "Sampler Platter: Smaller Twinkies, Kosher Sports Drinks, and More," The Los Angeles Times' Blog Daily Dish, November 3, 2008.

"Canners are also experimenting with mixing subject and medium -- pickled grapes anyone?" said Lisa McLaughlin about "Pickled Grapes" in "Canning: In Pursuit of the Perfect Pickle,", October 1, 2008.

"A lesson for us all," said Mike Sowden about "Sprouting Potatoes? Homegrown Fingerling Potatoes!" in "Eco Links to Green Your Weekend,", September 26, 2008. My site was nominated for Best Food Blog! Nominated by Blondee47, August 28, 2008.

" blog listing..." says M. about "Bollini's Pizzeria Napolitana - Monterey Park," in "Reader Recommended: Bollini's Pizzeria in Monterey Park, California," Slice.Serious Eats, June 5, 2008.

"...deliciously recorded and photographed...highlight Vietnamese cuisine at its best...her collection of diverse recipes, mouthwatering photographs, beautiful garden highlights and informative posts about Vietnamese history gives readers a wonderful perspective into Vietnamese culture and food traditions," says Diane Duyen Cu in "Have Computer, Will Write," Nguoi-Viet 2, May 29, 2008.

"Ca Phe Sua Da (Vietnamese Milk Coffee Iced)," mentioned on Jaden of Steamy Kitchen's cooking segment on Sunrise 6 a.m. on WWSB ABC 7 Florida, May 12, 2008.

"There are no In-N-Out burger joints around here, but after reading this explication of the restaurant's "hidden menu," and seeing the included photos of the food, we really wish there were," says Jim Genzano about In-N-Out and the "Hidden Menu," in "Whiz of the Web: Thirsty Thursday,", March 20, 2008.

"Ggaduki Kimchee (Korean Pickled Radish/Daikon)," mentioned by Amy Sherman in "Crazy About Kimchi,", February 21, 2008.

" picks from this online celebration of Nutella," says Amy Sherman about "Chocolate Mochi with Nutella Filling," in "Happy Nutella Day,", February 8, 2008.

"...talented and generous gourmet...gorgeous step-by-step photos..." says Helen Jupiter about me and my "Shanghai-style Sticky Rice Siu Mai Dumplings," in "Tuesday Taste Test: Happy Chinese Jew Year,", February 5, 2008.

"Oh, how we long to live in Paris...just reading the...entry about buckwheat crepes, we believed it, just for a moment," said Weetabix about "Buckwheat Crepes: Crepe Memories From Paris and a Video Demonstration," in "Stuff Other People are Eating," Elastic Waist, May 11, 2007.

"...great post on buckwheat crepes..." says Lia Bulaong about "Buckwheat Crepes: Crepe Memories From Paris and a Video Demonstration," in "Required Eating: Buckwheat Crepes," Serious Eats, May 10, 2007.

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