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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 […]

Banh Mi with Lemongrass Meatballs

Banh Mi with Lemongrass Meatballs

Since I had extra ground pork from making lemongrass meatballs and lemongrass paste, I decided to whip up some banh mi after making my bun cha. I’d recommend making the pickled daikon and carrot at least one day ahead of time, though. Making the pickles […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Grilled Lime Chipotle Pork Chops with Nectarine Salsa

Grilled Lime Chipotle Pork Chops with Nectarine Salsa

These pork chops are marinated in Saucy Mama Lime Chipotle sauce, then grilled, and topped with fresh nectarine salsa. This is my third entry for the Saucy Mama contest.  And since the entries are limitless per contestant, I will keep cooking until I can cook […]

Pork and Chive Potstickers

Pork and Chive Potstickers

It’s about time I made some dumplings. You’ll enjoy these! The filling consists of ground pork, Chinese chives and tofu. Yes, tofu.

Barbecued Pulled Pork

Barbecued Pulled Pork

Not only is it Sangria season – It’s BARBECUE SEASON! This recipe was adapted from something I found at Recipezaar.com.  2 things about this pulled pork recipe: 1 – it is soooooo simple to make and 2 – it takes 18 hours to cook. But […]