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Chipotle Chicken Bowl


I was introduced to ‘naked’ burrito by a colleague at Oracle. Why ‘naked? It’s burrito without skin:) Since then, 200 cafe is my default lunch stop. There are weeks that I eat the same naked burrito 4 times a week, and it still tastes just as good as ever. The server at the burrito counter knows exactly the combo of Read More

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Hanna’s Meat Loaf


I make home-cooked organic food for my pet dog Nike. Meatloaf is on the rotation every other week. Packed with ground turkey, brussel sprouts, carrots, kaiser rolls, eggs, and milk, it is in everyway much healthier than a lot of food we eat everyday. Many times, the girls will tell me they want to eat Nike’s meat loaf. This weekend, Read More

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Pan Seared Salmon with Cucumber Slaw


I was hooked on the Sesame Salmon bites from Three Restaurant and Bar after the first visit. Those salmon bites are crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. They are so good that I hardly ever try any other items on their menu. This is my attempt to recreate the dish at home so that I Read More

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Teochew Steam Fish (潮州清蒸鱼)


Being Teochew, we have steam fish frequently on our dining table when I was growing up. When we go to a Teochew restaurant, it is also a must have item on the menu. I think Teochews have perfected the art of steam fish! 😉 It is so fresh, tasty, and healthy. However, EK does not eat seafood, and I do not Read More

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Chicken Shawarma


Last summer, I was looking for a place to get some takeout lunch for picnic by the Monterey bay. I stumbled upon Dametra Fresh Mediterranean. Tried their Chicken Shawarma wrap with Tzaziki sauce. It was so good! Light, refreshing, and tasty. We went back to Monterey 3 more times over the summer, and every single time I had to stop Read More

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Vegan Claypot Sensation


Vegan ham, carrots, mushrooms, and bamboo shoots simmered for more than an hour… I was hoping that it will turn out like Claypot Sensation in Vegetarian House. Alas, this vegan ham is not the same as that vegan ham. No matter how long I stew it, it does not get as soft as what is available in the restaurant. Otherwise, Read More

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Oh-so-good Ketchup Shrimp


Hua Jie’s awesome ketchup sauce and fresh, plump shrimp is a match made in heaven. Of all the dishes Hua Jie cooks, this ranks #1 for me. ❤. Ingredients 10 large shrimps, peeled and deveined 1 tsp sugar 2 Tbsp canola oil 1 large sweet onion, finely chopped 1 tsp minced garlic 1/2 cup onions cut into wedges 1 large tomato, Read More

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Claypot Rice


  Claypot rice, stir-fried greens, and Chinese tea. A perfect combo for a family dinner on the weekend. The best part is that I cooked this in the rice cooker 😉. It so easy, yet so delicious. Ingredients Chicken 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken thigh, cut into bite-size pieces 1 tsp salt 1 tsp msg 1 tsp dark soy sauce Read More

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Stuffed Turkey Burger


This recipe is created at Hanna’s request. I was never a fan of turkey till Hanna told me that her favorite is turkey burger. I stuffed the burger with caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms, and Swiss cheese. I’d say the end result is oozing with juiciness… I am starting to like turkey. Ingredients Caramelized Onions 3 large onions, thinly sliced (trust Read More

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Kimchi Fried Rice


  Since the last post on Korean Tofu Stew, I’ve been thinking about how to use the remaining Kimchi left in the refrigerator. I decided to try Kimchi Fried Rice. Wow, it tastes so good! Next time when fried rice is on the menu, this is a definitely a recipe to consider. Prep Time: half-hour Cooke Time: 20 minutes Ingredients Read More

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