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Kung Pao Tofu

Kung Pao Tofu

I go meatless whenever I run out of meat in my fridge, which has been pretty frequently nowadays. Now that my kids are out of the house and in school, I have ample time to finish an endless to do list I’ve written because I […]

Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Roast Pork)

Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Roast Pork)

Char Siu (BBQ roast pork) is such an easy dish to make and can be eaten on its own with a side of veggies and rice, or it can be sliced up and used in noodle dishes, BBQ pork buns, or a variety of dishes. […]

Bok Choy and Shiitake Stir Fry

Bok Choy and Shiitake Stir Fry

I’ve always been hesitant to document what I think are unworthy recipes because if I didn’t take hours to prepare it, it may not look good enough to you. That logic hasn’t really worked for me yet. I’ve noticed that some recipes are extremely popular […]

Pork and Cabbage Potstickers

Pork and Cabbage Potstickers

This is my own potsticker recipe I have perfected over the years. It is a cross between my mother’s recipe and traditional gyoza potsticker recipes I have tested. I will bet my firstborn’s entire Pokémon figurine collection, t-shirts, movies and books that you will enjoy […]

Cantonese Soy Sauce Egg Noodles

Cantonese Soy Sauce Egg Noodles

They are so easy to make you wouldn’t think they could be so addictive, but it’s one of those dishes that you take a bite of, and then another bite, and another until the next thing you know you finished the plate.

Popcorn Chicken with Taiwanese Basil

Popcorn Chicken with Taiwanese Basil

Taiwanese popcorn chicken with basil, or Salt and Pepper Chicken (yan su ji) is a popular Taiwanese street food and also sold in a lot of American bubble tea chains. It is cooked with basil leaves and highly addictive.

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 […]