Isn't there a Seinfeld episode where Jerry proves that black and white foods just don't go well together? I think it was the black-and-white cookie that did him in and made him puke for the first time in decades.
…a colleague informed us they're a play on a Chinese phrase: heibai liangdao tongchi (黑白两道通吃), which describes people who are so well-connected with both the government (that's the white side) and organized crime (“black society,” as it's called in Chinese) that they can “eat from both sides.” In other words, someone who has a foot in both camps.
Edwin Goei was born on the island of Java, grew up in La Habra, studied in Irvine, and eats everywhere. Before becoming an award-winning restaurant critic for OC Weekly in 2007, he went by the alias “elmomonster” on his blog Monster Munching, in which he once wrote a whole review in haiku.