Food and trinkets from the Perrin House

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Foodie Stops

For dining: 

Chinese: China Village, Shanghai Club

Japanese: Ari Sushi, Blu Sushi, anywhere Hiro Kyoda is working. 

Mexican: Manuels (order the tortilla skins – not on menu). El Encanto Dos (seafood enchiladas). Carolinas (BEST tortillas on the planet, plus tamales). The Carneceria Party meat we have at our taco parties: Mercado Y Carniceria El Rancho on Bell road. Get the Arrachera meat. If the old man is there, say ‘Si’ to the marinade (each carneceria takes pride in their marinade; trust me we’ve tried many of them to know who’s are the best. Personally, I think the old man has his own citrus grove). 

Asiana Market: My grocer for all those odd international items like: seaweed salad, sushi grade tuna, fresh veggies, sake, hungarian paprika, miso, rice, duck, etc.

French’s Meat Shoppe: BEST butcher in town. Get the Fiesta steaks and seasoning. They are sirloins and they cannot be cooked wrong. Best place to order prime rib roast.  

Schreiners: Cheddar brats. Damn delish.

Phoenix Knife House: Where I get my good knives sharpened. IMG_5974



Walnut Shrimp


Walnut Shrimp

  • Author: Meara Perrin


The Perrin Family favorite when we go to China Village. Took years to master at home! *You will be making use of your dishwasher for this one.



  • 1 bag of peeled, cooked shrimp
  • Salt
  • Cornstarch or baking powder
  • Flour, tempura batter, and Panko crumbs
  • Oil
  • Lemon and Lime juice (the real stuff)
  • Real Mayo
  • 1/2 can Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
  • Eggs
  • Candied walnuts
  • White rice
  • Canned Pineapples
  • Honey


  1. Place shrimp in a bowl of water with salt (peel if needed).
  2. Crack eggs in a bowl and whip.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, tempura, panko.
  4. In another separate bowl, mix mayo, lemon, lime, and condensed milk.
  5. Dip shrimp in egg bowl, then flour bowl, then fry in oil. Oil should be hot enough to quickly fry – don’t overcook.
  6. Place fried shrimp on paper towel and then in large bowl.
  7. Once all shrimp is fried, lightly and carefully toss mayo mix in with shrimp. Feel free to save a little sauce on the side for serving, and drizzle with honey.
  8. Serve over cooked rice with candied walnuts and pineapple chunks.


  • The trick to make it taste the closest to China Village is the amount of lemon/lime mixed in and no healthy alternatives (that’s right!). Unfortunately, you can’t tell until it is already mixed with the shrimp.
  • Also called mayonnaise shrimp, or honey shrimp in restaurants.