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Walnut Shrimp

Walnut Shrimp

Ever since I was little, there was one (ok, maybe it was two) dish that I looked forward to (fine it was three) when I attended a Chinese banquet. Four dishes. I had four favorites out of the twelve dishes and if they weren’t present […]

Chinese Pickled Cucumbers

Chinese Pickled Cucumbers

I wanted a change from the usual Japanese pickled cucumbers I normally make, and found a recipe for Chinese pickled cucumbers on this site. I didn’t have the chili oil their recipe called for so I used a couple pinches of red chili flakes. You […]

Summer Rolls (aka Fresh Spring Rolls)

Summer Rolls (aka Fresh Spring Rolls)

I’ve always called these summer rolls as long as I could remember. Personally, I only called the fried ones spring rolls, and the fresh ones summer rolls. I tried to start a debate about this on Instagram and it seems like everyone calls them different […]

Naw Mi Fan in a Rice Cooker

Naw Mi Fan in a Rice Cooker

I have used this recipe more times than my mother’s recipe. Such a statement should never be uttered (blasphemy!) but I must. This recipe requires 8 hours of soaking the rice before simply throwing everything together and pressing a button on a rice cooker. My […]

Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi

I needed an excuse to eat spam (don’t we all?) so I decided to make spam musubi. Since we don’t live in Hawaii and can’t go to the local convenience store there to pick up a giant slab of rice with a giant slab of […]

Lion’s Head Meatballs

Lion’s Head Meatballs

Chinese dishes always have very….poetic descriptions. While westerners may take them literally (with the exception of ‘ants on a log’) Chinese people like to describe what the dish looks like with creative names. Lion’s Head meatballs, since the meatballs are so humongous, resemble a lion’s […]

Chicken with 3 Kinds of Mushroom in Oyster Sauce

Chicken with 3 Kinds of Mushroom in Oyster Sauce

The name of this dish is a mouthful, but I had something like this at a Sichuan restaurant in Marietta, GA and wanted to try making it at home. Chicken with 3 kinds of mushroom is a very specific sounding recipe, and since I like […]

Vietnamese Lemongrass Meatball and Vermicelli Noodle Salad (Bun Cha)

Vietnamese Lemongrass Meatball and Vermicelli Noodle Salad (Bun Cha)

I’m going to be honest here. I had bun cha (lemongrass meatball and noodle salad) for the first time this year, and since I am such an expert now I decided to replicate it for my blog. I don’t know how authentic this is, but […]