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So a while ago, Top Chef contestant Hung talked about Four Season Rice Pot.

Top Chef Contestant Hung

In fact, a recent rerun of No Reservations in Hong Kong featured this delicious sausage filled dish on Temple Street as Anthony Bourdain and Josh devoured this one-clay-pot-wonder.

Anthony Bourdain in Hong Kong

So running on yellow fever, we decided to give this one-pot-wonder a try.

How to make this complex dish? Basically throw everything into a pot and bring to a boil. Wild mushrooms, onions, shoyu, bamboo shoots, green onions, white pepper, salt, garlic, white onions, rice, chicken stock, water, sesame oil, and Leup cheong.

Half way done....

As the pot cooks for about 45 minutes, the sausage goodness seeps into the rice and permeates the entire pot. All the veggies do the same but the mushrooms soak up all the savory flavors.

Steamy one pot love

Check out the final mixa-mixa.

Hung better bet right - let's dig in

Sweet from the sausage goodness that envelopes the room once the cover is removed.

Salty from the mushrooms which sucked up all the deliciousness from all the players in the pot.

And hints of spicy from the chili pepper flakes which speckled evenly throughout the dish.

Savory from the garlic and shoyu which help melt everything together into one happy family.

As we unearth the final few bites…we found that our rice could have used a bit more sesame oil. More browning  = more crispiness.

Sausage and rice is so SO nice

But overall, we pretty much got that crispy bottom.

Crispy browned rice thanks to our clay bowls

Awww yeah.

Brown bottom indeed

Who’s your crispy rice bottom daddy?

Reporting live from QuarryLaneFarms…

Whatcha doin tonight?

Be here at 7:30p tonight

You should go to NoodleCat (@Noodle_Cat) tonight at 7:30p for the Cleveland Brick-n-Mortar (@bricknmortar216) Pop Up Kung Hee Fat Choy dinner with Top Chef contestant and show consultant Chef Lee Anne Wong (@leeannewong).

Top Chef Lee Anne Wong

We are…and we’re definitely bringing a Dragon too (FYI-2012 is the year of the Dragon).

Also hilarious to get a personal reminder phone call from Chef Jonathon Sawyer (@chefsawyer) about tonight. That dude cracks me up.

Chef Sawyer was prob doing this dance when he called, "This is Jon!"

So, bring your best Chinese tonight and get your Wang Chung on for a Chinese New Year dinner tonight at NoodleCat!

Kung Hee Fat Choy everyone!

Reporting live from QuarryLaneFarms…

Feeling philanthropic, we decided to enter a cooking competition.


Summa Health System’s 11th annual Men Who Cook Fundraiser is Friday and we hope with our dish, and the other 51 contestants and entrees, raise a ton of money for Palliative Care (supportive/pain) and Hospice Services (Cancer).

Men Who Cook this Friday

Total of 52 different dishes? I almost guarantee you’d be too full to sample everyone’s entrees. Or…prove me wrong and eat 52 courses.

It’s a Vegas theme so dress like you’re so money baby!

Double down....


Who: YOU

What: Summa Health System’s 11th annual Men Who Cook fundraising event will show off the best dishes from our favorite local amateur chefs – everyone from Summa physicians to business leaders to firefighters and policemen. Our panel of female judges – all prominent members of the greater Akron community – will pick this year’s best dish.

When: Friday May 13th, 2011 from 5:00p-9:00p

Where: St. Joseph’s Family Center at 610 W. Exchange Street in Akron, Ohio.

Why: Proceeds will benefit Summa’s Palliative Care and Hospice Services. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (800) 237-8662 or visit Tickets are $60 per person.

Fast and easy register online here!

Our dish? Hawaiian Kalua Pig Sliders with Lomilomi tomato.

sneak peek at our slider...Mmmmmmm

Are you drooling yet? Want some?

Shhhhhh! We’re planning to bribe the top female judges. #sexytime Heh heh heh.

I better start prepping for the estimated 300…Man, this is similar to a Top Chef challenge huh?

300 plates in 4 hours....Man that's tough!

Plus you’ll get a chance to meet all the crews from @QuarryLaneFarms

(QLF’s secret word for this competition in “Humuhumunukunukuapua’a”)

Rumor has it, Pete Kenworthy(petekenworthy) from WEWS-5 has got a mean white chicken chili. I can’t wait to try it.


Who knows, maybe we’ll arm wrestle him too.

So come on out and support a great cause!

(in your best Gossip Girl voice) #munchamunchabitches

Reporting live from QuarryLaneFarms….

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