LynnInHK Profile - (1100430)

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Home Town: Centreville, Virginia, USA
Living In: Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Member Since: Aug. 2001
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Needlepoint, Walking, Photography, Reading Books
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Sweet, Sticky and Spicy Chicken
Ono Spareribs
Green Beans with Hazelnuts & Lemon
Marinated Greek Chicken Kabobs
Greek Veggie Salad II
About this Cook
Previously known as LynnInTokyo, I've just moved to Hong Kong after five and half years in Tokyo. Before Tokyo I lived in Singapore for almost three years. Both Singapore and Tokyo are abundant with food culture and interesting restaurants, and I can't wait to find out what Hong Kong has to offer in terms of unique culinary experiences. The delimma for me, however, is ever present: do I go out to try a new restaurant or do I stay in and try to make a new recipe? The compromise is to eat out on weekends and cook on weekdays. I find cooking to be a good way to relax, from menu planning to grocery shopping to the laboring in the kitchen, to the final plating and presentation, it's always different, always fun.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking, period. I buy a cookbook everywhere I go so my collection is quite impressive and I flip through them regularly to look for things to make. But I do have a weak spot for cakes, pastries and yeast breads. To see some of the things I cooked, and a bit about life in Tokyo, take a look here: To see more food pictures, look here:
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up we've always had housekeepers and then it was on to boarding school so I didn't learn how to cook until I was in grad school and living on my own. Since family is now only hubby and I plus dog, and we always end up traveling on holidays, I guess our family tradition is making breakfast (french toast, dutch babies, pancakes, crepes) on weekends.
My cooking triumphs
Learning how to cook from scratch on my own, and successfully making the perfect macarons:
My cooking tragedies
Made a batch of half-cooked brownies once, from a box too. Till this day I don't know what went wrong.
Recipe Reviews 242 reviews
Sweet, Sticky and Spicy Chicken
It was neither sweet nor sticky, but had an overwhelming soysauce flavor. Won't make again.

75 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 27, 2008
Greek Veggie Salad II
I decreased the vinegar by 1/3, but it was still quite acidic. the taste is great though, just that my stomach was protesting all night because of the amount of vinegar in it.

26 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 18, 2006
Marinated Greek Chicken Kabobs
One word, BLAND!

27 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 18, 2006

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