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Category: Asian

Pork and Shrimp Siu Mai

Pork and Shrimp Siu Mai

After years of steaming foods on a plate placed on a rack in a pot of simmering water, I finally bought a bamboo steamer. Both methods (the Macgyver version I’ve always used, and the bamboo) yield the same result, so you don’t need fancy equipment […]

Chinese Stir Fried Green Beans

Chinese Stir Fried Green Beans

In my opinion, Chinese cooking takes the same amount of care and effort in preparing their vegetable dishes as they do with their meat dishes. Their most simple preparations can make vegetable dishes hold its own against any main entree. One of my favorite side […]

Fried Tofu with Shrimp

Fried Tofu with Shrimp

I had a craving for Korean fried tofu, but I also had a craving for something a little more substantial, like that Chinese fried tofu with shrimp they serve at dim sum. Why not combine them and get the best of both worlds?

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

Cantonese style pan fried egg noodles topped with minced pork and mushrooms in a rich tasting, broth based sauce.

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 cafe 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 […]