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Asian Street Taco


New take on old recipe. Coronavirus shelter-in-place forces everyone to be creative and make do with whatever we have. This is my popiah recipe transformed: popiah skin replaced with tortilla skin, bean sprouts and cucumber replaced with shredded cabbage. Looks like street taco, tastes like good old popiah otherwise.

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‘Eurasian’ Shepherd Pie


Our theme for the 58th gourmet club meet is Eurasian recipes, traditional or modern. According to our host, many Eurasians recipes are kept as family secrets so there aren’t many Eurasian restaurants or Eurasian cookbooks. We are encouraged to be creative as long as the recipe combines both European and South East Asian cuisines. After some research online, I realized Read More

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Asian Steam Egg


I have been cooking a lot lately due to shelter-in-place. Compared to many other Moms who have to juggle work, taking care of kids, supervise home-schooling, and managing pantry supplies all at the same time, I am thankful that the girls have grown up. I don’t have to deal childcare and homework while observing shelter-in-place. However, managing work and cooking Read More

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Sambal Egg Plant


Oven roasted vegetables is my preferred method of cooking non-leafy vegetables. Especially for eggplants, they soak up much less oil and preserves the taste and texture beautifully. Most of the sambal eggplant recipes I find online involve deep frying or stir frying the eggplants. Let’s make mine the first Oven Roasted Sambal Eggplant recipe and it’s super easy! Ingredients 3 Read More

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Vegan Shepherds Pie


I was overjoyed when Kathleen commented on my post on Crispy Cauliflower! We knew each other through work since 1998, and after many assignment changes, we have lost touch over the years. I reached out and suggested we meet on a video conference. The wonders of technology has collapsed the years of time and distance apart like magic, and I Read More

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Copycat Postino Crispy Cauliflower


One of the new dishes I learned after moving to Scottsdale is Crispy Cauliflower at Postino. It was always an item that we pass on when we look at the menu as no one in the family like cauliflower. During one visit, I heard a server mention that it comes with a to-die-for romesco sauce. That piqued my interest, and Read More

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Truffle Mushroom Quinotto


We tried mushroom quinotto at one of the Los Angeles restaurants over the New Year holiday. I liked the taste of the browned mushrooms, the texture of the quinoa, and the flavor of truffle permeating the grains. It has quite a long list of ingredients for an all-in-one dish, but if you have home-made chicken broth and the fresh herbs Read More

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Baked Penne with Chicken and Mushrooms


The theme for the 57th Gourmet Club meet was Martha Stewart Christmas. Our esteem club member Lee Lee brought baked penne based on Martha’s recipe. Lee Lee advised that she adjusted Martha’s recipe quite a bit and added spicy sausage and fresh herbs. It was so good and I had to try it again at home. Here’s the modified recipe. Read More

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Bibimbap


This is another of those yummy dishes that I tried at Genwa in Los Angeles. I spent the whole morning preparing the banchan (side dishes) and bulgogi. The rest is just an assembly cexercise. It took much longer than I wanted, but I really enjoyed this colorful and healthy meal. Ingredients Beef bulgogi 200g spinach 3/4 lb soy bean sprouts Read More

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Beef Bulgogi


The first time I tried Korean food was at Genwa in Los Angeles while visiting Hillary in UCLA. I was blown away by the bulgogi and a table full of Banchan. Since then, I have yet to find a Korean restaurant in the bay area that is as good as Genwa. We no longer make the trips to LA since Read More

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