The biggest drawback to living so far away from home is getting a hold of food I use to take for granted. Take this cakwe – Chinese crullers for an instance, there are at least 2 shops within a hundred meter radius just around my home in Indonesia selling them from early morning till late […]
There are so many variations of sweet and sour pork, and they are all equally delicious. The one I am most familiar with is of course the Cantonese version, which is the one with slices of pineapples, bell pepper, and onion. Today I am going to share the recipe for Peking sweet & sour pork […]
It must have been more than a decade since I last sink my teeth into a piece of 白糖糕 bai tang gao – steamed rice cake. Since both sets of my grandparents are Cantonese, I grew up eating tons of this soft, chewy, fluffy cake. It looks so simple, but believe me, getting that just right […]
The cold weather has been pretty insane lately, and here in Minnesota, the average day time temperature hovers around – 20 Celsius ( < 0 Fahrenheit!). It is the first time my life to ever experience such extreme cold winter, which by the way is business as usual around here. With such weather, I have […]
There are many dishes served in numerous Chinese restaurants in Indonesia that I cannot find anywhere else. One such dish is this super delicious ayam goreng lada garam, and another one is ayam goreng mentega. Ayam goreng lada garam – spicy chili fried chicken can be considered a more recent invention, probably in the last […]
I’m back my dear readers! Sorry for the super long break from blogging. A proper explanation will involve a rather long story, so please make do with the short summary. It started with a car crash (hubby and I are okay, but the car is totaled), then hubby took a leave from his job, and […]
Want a recipe for an easy spicy sweet and sour fried chicken? There are a million ways to prepare sweet and sour sauce, but I think I have found a super easy way if your home is regularly stocked with Thai sweet chili sauce, tomato ketchup, and soy sauce.
If you love dishes with Chinese herbs, you are going to love this simple codonopsis, shiitake, and red dates chicken. It is more traditional to use one whole chicken cut up into pieces, but I like to simply use 8 pieces of drumsticks. Another good option is to use chicken thighs. I honestly think chicken […]
Let’s talk a bit about this 15 minutes eggplant spicy soy sauce. I think this is an awesome summer dish because one, it takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish, and two, you only need your microwave for this. I don’t know about you, but I try to avoid staying in the kitchen […]
Mention wontons and people immediately conjure up the image of steaming hot soup, which is not bad, but fried wontons are actually so much better. Of course fried wontons means deep frying, there is just no avoiding it, but trust me, it is worth it. The best fried wontons is made with pork, so unless […]
Today, I am sharing a recipe to make taro swirl bread. I use taro paste from my previous taro paste recipe, so if you want to make this bread, please refer to my previous recipe to make taro paste before hand. Or, if you want, you can use red bean paste too to make this […]
Have you ever visited Asian bakery and look at the pretty purple color from their taro baked goods? Actually, you can make taro paste easily at home, just with a handful of ingredients: taro root, coconut milk, and sugar. You won’t get the shocking bright purple color though (I suspect the ones from bakery are most […]
How can anyone resist freshly steamed Chinese steamed buns, let alone one shaped in rose, and come in light purple and bordering pinkish hue? After saving so many of these recipes for a long long while in my Pinterest board, I finally took the plunge and make these babies. Verdict: taste really good, soft fluffy […]
One of my readers ask me about how to make almond tofu that is ever present in Chinese buffet in United States. Well, the easiest way would be to buy almond tofu mix, but that feels a bit like cheating, but it works if you want to go the simplest route.
Someone in your house is hungry and demand to be fed in less than 15 minutes. Does this sound familiar? Well, if you have one pound of broccoli and one block of firm tofu, you can make this tasty and healthy dish under 15 minutes, thus problem solved. Also, have I told you that this dish is […]
When I am lazy but still want to cook something quick and healthy, I often rely on steamed dishes. Today, I am going to share this steamed chicken with red dates recipe, a super easy dish, super fast to prepare, and pretty healthy to boot. If you want to be extra healthy, opt for free range […]