Browsing Category : Appetizers

Thai Omelette


This is the most unassuming dish at our dinner table tonight and I think it turned out to be the tastiest dish for the evening. Everyone took a bite and was amazed how yummy it is. Yes, plain simple omelette but with a few atypical omelette ingredients. This is a simple, quick, and easy dish for a homestyle Thai dinner. Read More

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Steamed Tapioca Cake


I am a big fan of kuehs. Nonya, Malay, Indonesian, I love them all. One of my favorite kueh is tapioca cake. There are different ways to make tapioca cake; baked, steamed, or fried. I’ve tried Baked Tapioca Cake. I think that is the easiest, just stir the ingredients and stick them in the oven. Steamed tapioca cake takes a little more effort. Read More

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Egg Salad Sandwich


Sometimes in our quest for something new and fancy, we often forget what is old and simple is actually the best. I’ve made this simple egg salad sandwich many times when the kids were younger. Now that they have all grown up and I do not need to prepare those quick-fix sandwiches anymore, I have not visited this recipe for Read More

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Crispy Dumplings (Golden Purses)


I gave myself A+ for patience and effort as I scooped these little purses out from the hot oil. I am amazed by the amount of time and effort involved now that I try to document this recipe. I lost count of the number of hours that went into creating this dish. I have painstakingly chopped everything by hand to Read More

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Garlic Bread


I used to buy frozen garlic bread whenever we have spaghetti at home until I discovered a homemade garlic bread recipe. There is no going back to frozen garlic bread once I tried this recipe. It does take a little more work, but for the homemade taste, it is worth investing some effort. Hanna made this garlic bread to go Read More

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Nacho Pizzette


This last trip to Puerto Vallarta, Ashley was in search of Nacho Supreme. We tried a few versions, they were all so good and tasty. I had to try to make it at home and decided to make EK a birthday Nacho Pizzette instead of a birthday cake. This is my version of Nacho Supreme loaded with Italian sausage, tomatoes, Read More

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Green Papaya Salad


Its been a one-month hiatus since my last posting from Thanksgiving. In between, we spent 5 days in an all-inclusive resort. Needless to say, we indulged in drinks and food. Its time to make up for the over-eating! To close the year, I decided to post a healthy recipe. I am not a fan of raw vegetables, but this is Read More

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Spam Musubi


  I have wanted to make Spam Musubi since we came back from Hawaii four months ago; everyone in the family really enjoyed Spam musubi while we were there. Since the girls are all home this weekend, I decided to give this recipe a try. Ashely reminded me to flavor the rice, so instead of using plain cooked rice, I made sushi rice Read More

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Avocado Toast


While circling around UCLA looking for a good place for breakfast, we chanced upon a cafe called Le Pain Quotidien. One of their signature menu item is Avocado Toast.  When it was served,  I knew instantly that I want to replicate it at home. It’s really a very simple,  tasty,  healthy breakfast that takes no time to prepare. Try it,  Read More

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Fusion Egg Tart


  I tried to make Hong Kong egg tarts a couple of weeks ago with a recipe that took hours to prepare the flaky tart dough. It was way too hard and the results wasn’t that great. I’m determined to try it again today and this time, I decided to combine Tartine’s flaky tart recipe with the authentic Asian egg Read More

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