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Category: Asian

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 […]

Fish Maw Soup

Fish Maw Soup

My mom sent us a package full of stuff for Chinese New Year. It had homemade dried pork, lop cheurng, dried dates, dried squid, melon candy, pork sung, and fish maw. My husband thought the fish maw looked like pork rinds. Well, they do, but […]

Chinese sticky rice (Naw mai fan)

Chinese sticky rice (Naw mai fan)

 Chinese sticky rice (naw mai fan) is a favorite comfort food of mine. I craved this while I was pregnant but never attempted to make it until now. My mom made this for me when she was taking care of us when the baby was […]

Chinese Pineapple Chicken

Chinese Pineapple Chicken

 I call this dish Pineapple chicken. It’s similar to lemon chicken, or sweet and sour chicken sans red food coloring. Once you make it you’ll be surprised how easy it is to mimic Chinese take-out food. Except I think it tastes fresher and a bit […]

Zucchini Pancakes (Hobakjeon)

Zucchini Pancakes (Hobakjeon)

I got this recipe from a Korean cooking blog called Maangchi.com for zucchini pancakes. The Korean name for this is Hobakjeon (squash pancake). One day I was craving potato latkes and breaded zucchini with Italian breadcrumbs.  And I didn’t have potatoes, or Italian breadcrumbs. So […]

Sweet Korean Fried Chicken Wings.

Sweet Korean Fried Chicken Wings.

I’ve been craving Korean fried chicken wings for roughly 5 years now. So when wings went on sale for $3.47 at my local grocery store, it was a sign that I was meant to make them. KFC has nothing on this KFC (Korean Fried Chicken). […]

Blast from the Past – Thai Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango

Blast from the Past – Thai Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango

    I made this dessert recently and decided to upgrade my past photo with this new one. I   LOVE MANGOES. I love them so much I make artistic (stupid)  flower patterns with them and take their picture. Words to go with this dessert: […]