Lin’s Asian Cuisine – Pocomoke, MD

Living on the Eastern Shore of Virginia means having an abundance of seafood wherever you go. Crabs, shrimps, oysters, clams… you name you can get it all year round. Don’t get me wrong, I love seafood (with the exception of most fish) as much as anyone else on the Shore, but sometimes you want something different.

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Tonight that something different was Lin’s Asian Cuisine in Pocomoke, Maryland.

A short 15 minute drive to Maryland is always worth it to John when it comes to Sushi.

Up until last year the only Sushi available on the Eastern Shore was the fake stuff; at least within an hour of us. I’m not huge on Japanese food, but John is.

I love Chinese food. Let me rephrase that. I love American Chinese food (the stuff most restaurants make to cater to us.) Lin’s Asian Cuisine isn’t so much American Chinese food as traditional Asian food. Yes, they have stuff like General Tso’s Chicken & Shrimp (which is what my son ordered) but it’s made with less American intent than other Asian restaurants.

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It’s because of this authenticity that I enjoy visiting Lin’s Asian Cuisine. I don’t love everything on the menu, but I love the variety and ambiance of the restaurant.I’m not a sushi girl. I hate the taste and texture of seaweed wraps; almost to the point of gagging. Up until Lin’s came to the Eastern Shore I had only tried sushi 1 time in my life. It was a “spicy tuna roll” and it made me swear to never try it again. John managed to convince me to try a Dragon Roll on our first visit to Lin’s. I actually liked it.

I continue to try new Sushi each time we go to Lin’s Asian Cuisine. I don’t expect to like it all, but I do try it. I’ve surprised myself a few times by actually eating more than 1 piece of the same sushi. Like the Dragon Roll, my how I love that! Lins-Asian-Cuisine-Making-Sushi
Tonight’s sushi consisted of a Spider Roll, Pink Lady and Goddess Roll. I only tried one tonight as I was busy with my own meal. I tried the Pink Lady since John ordered it with me in mind. Instead of a seaweed wrap the Pink Lady was wrapped with a pink crepe wrap. It was a mix of tuna, salmon, yellowtail, avocado and cucumber. The cucumber seemed to overwhelm the rest of the ingredients, but it wasn’t bad. It was definitely a nice change from the seaweed wrapped sushi.  Lins-Sushi
I opted for Japanese cuisine instead of my usual Chinese food. I ordered the Scallop & Steak Hibachi which came with Miso Soup and a basic salad with ginger dressing. I passed the Miso Soup along to John and ordered Egg Drop soup for myself. Lin’s Asian Cuisine makes the best Egg Drop Soup I’ve ever tried, hands down.

My son chose General Tso’s Shrimp for his dinner. I love the detail they put into his dish; a “flower” made of orange slices and broccoli with a “butterfly” hovering above. I’m still not sure what they used to make the butterfly but it looked fantastic. I of course stole some of the shrimp and broccoli. The sauce used was a bit too spicy for him so I was happy to help him not waste. As I said before, this is one of Lin’s Asian Cuisine American Chinese dishes,catering to locals and what they think Asian food should taste like. While it was good, it wasn’t authentic.  Lins
It was a nice change going to Lin’s on a Monday. We normally go on a weekend and they are packed. Like, people lining up at the door packed. As I said, this is the only place to get good/real Sushi within a comfortable driving distance. If they served nothing else, they would stay open for the Sushi alone.

Sloppy Joe with Homemade Buns

Ever noticed how sometimes the simplest dinner can be all the rave? Take Sloppy Joe as an example. It’s something we’ve enjoyed for generations and come on, what kid doesn’t love them?

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The beauty of making your own Sloppy Joe’s is you get to choose what goes in it. Peppers, onions, mushrooms – anything and everything you desire can be added – or omitted. Go all out or keep it simple. See, beautiful! Here is a great recipe for Sloppy Joe’s that seems very customizable.

Homemade-Buns

Pair them with homemade French Fries and homemade hamburger buns and you’re set. Of course you could just buy the buns from the store, but where’s the fun in that? Don’t be intimidated at the thought of homemade hamburger buns – you can do it.

Buns

Making your own hamburger buns is a great way to ensure only the best for your family. You control the size and know the ingredients. Not to mention it’s so easy to make them. No – really, super easy!

Sloppy-Joes

Homemade French Fries are a longtime favorite of mine. I use redskin potatoes, cutting away the eyes and any imperfections. I leave the skin on for the added nutrients and they are delicious! slop

On a day when I don’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen, this is my go to, healthy and hearty meal; what’s your? 

Sloppy Joe with Homemade Hamburger Rolls

Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Comfort Food
Author: Amber
Serves: 8
An American favorite made even better with homemade buns & french fries.
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (plus extra for flouring surface)
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Sesame Seeds (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  2. Mix in oil and sugar and let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix until dough is soft.
  4. Knead until smooth and elastic like.
  5. Allow to sit for 90 minutes, covered in a warm place.
  6. Divide the dough into 8 pieces and shape into balls.
  7. Cover again and let sit for 30 minutes.
  8. Brush with melted butter and top with sesame seeds if desired.
  9. Place on greased cookie sheets and bake at 425° for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Serving size: 1 bun

Food Porn: Valentine’s Day Edition 2013

There’s only 1 thing that comes remotely close to the joy you get from eating delicious food. No, not that – get your mind out of the gutter. I’m talking about Food porn. You know, those pictures of deliciously scrumptious mouth watering foods that cause your eyes to roll to the back of your head.

Each week we’ll be scouring Pinterest to find the most eye appealing morsels sure to have you begging for more. We’ll start this weekly series off with some Valentine’s Day food porn.

Be sure to tell us the most eye appealing bits of food porn you’ve found this week by leaving a comment. Happy viewing!

Source: squidoo.com via Brooke on Pinterest

Soul Warming Homemade Chili Recipe

Soul Warming Homemade Chili Recipe

Soul Warming Homemade Chili Recipe

Winter’s not my favorite season. It’s actually probably my least favorite season of the 4. It’s cold, my electric bill rises and let’s not forget about that hour of sleep I’m still missing.

Face it, the best thing to come out of winter is warm soups, stews and chili’s. Oh, and hot chocolate – but that’s a given. This week I made my chili so I can dip into it when I get a chill. Continue reading

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