Category: Recipes


Taiwanese Sticky Rice with Pork and Mushrooms – You Fan (油飯)

I’ll admit, I’m not sure if the original You Fan is made with pork belly. But everything is better with pork belly, right? You Fan is a traditional Taiwanese dish that I grew up eating in morning markets. It is made with steamed sticky rice with a fragrant shiitake mushroom, dried shrimp, and pork topping […]


The Best Sea Salt Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – ‘healthier’ with less sugar, just as delicious!

Browned butter! It’s slightly burnt butter with an amazing nutty flavor and caramel-y smell. It makes everything smell so delicious, I wonder if I can just burn it as a candle… How to brown butter The key to browning butter is patience. The difference between browned butter and burnt butter is just a few seconds. […]


The Best Soft and Fluffy Japanese Milk Bread

Asian bread is the best. Yes, I love croissant and baguettes, but there is nothing quite like the slightly sweet and suuuper soft cloud-like texture of Asian bread. High Gluten Flour (Bread Flour) I have tried baking bread with all purpose flour, but they usually turn our denser and more crumbly. Using high gluten flour […]


Cantonese Steamed Scallops with Vermicelli on Half Shell

There is something about seeing scallops in their half shell on a bed of vermicelli (asian glass noodles) that makes me soo excited. This dish is usually found at Cantonese restaurants, and you’ll be happy to know that it’s actually super easy to make. It’s also quite healthy…no butter, no fat on the scallops. Plus, […]


Garlic Butter Mussels with White Wine

All the best things in one pot. Steamed mussels are wondering with bread, fries, potatoes, pasta…this list goes on. You can also experiment with the flavor by adding your favorite seasonings and spices. Some ideas: Thai steamed mussels – with lemon grass and Thai chili Spicy coconut mussels – with jalapeño, cilantro, ginger, scallions, coconut […]

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