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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 […]

Lemongrass Paste

Lemongrass Paste

How to make lemongrass paste for adding into recipes.

Homemade Poke Bowl

Homemade Poke Bowl

Homemade poke bowls are fairly easy to assemble. See how I said assemble and not cook? There’s no cooking involved! The most difficult thing about this would probably be driving to the store to find sushi grade tuna and the other components of the bowl. […]