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Category: Asian

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken

We can talk about authentic Chinese food vs. American Chinese food but I’m in my mid 30s, I was born in the US, and I occasionally crave greasy, deep fried chicken covered in a sweet sauce. I won’t deny it, and I won’t say authentic […]

Cantonese Pan Fried Noodles

Cantonese Pan Fried Noodles

Since it was just my 20 month old baby and I in the house this afternoon, naturally I decided to make a lunch for 6 people. I mean, if I put in the same effort making lunch for 2 as I do for 6, I […]

Pork and Shrimp Siu Mai

Pork and Shrimp Siu Mai

  Since the nearest Dim Sum restaurant is 35+ minutes away, and I don’t feel like packing diaper bags and two young children into our car to trek there, and I had all the ingredients for siu mai in the house, the most logical decision […]

Popcorn Chicken with Basil and Sage leaves

Popcorn Chicken with Basil and Sage leaves

My apologies for not including step by step photos. But I figured a recipe post with 2 photos is better than no recipe post at all. A couple weeks ago I had tried popcorn chicken with basil from a bubble tea café in San Jose, […]

Garlic Eggplant Stir Fry

Garlic Eggplant Stir Fry

  I haven’t been back to the blog for a few months now, I’ve had a few reasons. One of them was, if I stepped one foot into the kitchen I’d have a toddler clinging desperately on my leg, not letting go unless I stopped […]

Soy Sauce Eggs

Soy Sauce Eggs

  I made soy sauce chicken last night and had some leftover stock, so I made soy sauce braised eggs. The soy infused stock can be used over and over again for chicken, eggs, tofu and so on.  The more it is reused, the more […]

Chinese White Cut Chicken

Chinese White Cut Chicken

I don’t really know the exact translation for the name of this recipe, but in Cantonese it would be ‘white cut chicken’. I’ve also seen it on other sites  called ‘steeped chicken’, bái qie ji, or more commonly ‘Hainanese Chicken’, which is of Chinese origin […]

California Rolls

California Rolls

  So….what did everybody make for the Superbowl? We made California rolls. Not really a common snack when watching the game, but we don’t watch football much. We had so much chicken wing dip and other cream cheese related snacks during the holidays that we […]