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Air Fried Shisshito Peppers


I have fallen in love with my Philips Air Fryer lately. It’s so easy to just put whatever you want to cook in the basket, turn the knob, and wallah, it’s done! We tried Shishito Peppers at Scrollbar Waterside Kitchen in Redwood Shores. It was so good and it brought us back to the restaurant over and over again. Scrollbar Read More

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Tofu Pudding with Ginger Syrup (豆腐花)


I didn’t know we can make Tofu Pudding at home till I found out that Mama Judy offers it on her bay area home delivery menu. It was so good👍! Since moving to Scottsdale, I can no longer order food from her and has to make it myself. This my first attempt. Turns out pretty good. The Pudding is jiggly Read More

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Mango Sago Pomelo


Updated Sep 21st, 2020 We hosted Ramesh and Vibhav for a backyard lunch on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. A get-together with friends and family in 2020 is unusual to say the least. A clear sky with clean (good enough) air is also unusual in California after a disastrous summer of fire storms. We are ready to put summer and 2020 Read More

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Chipotle Chicken Taco


I was clearing the freezer and found a few pieces of frozen Chipotle chicken. Before EK clean up and put the grill away, I made him grill them. It was a quick and easy dinner. Ingredients Mango Salsa 2 Slices of Chipotle Chicken Avocado Sauce Tortilla Skin Cilantro, lime wedges, and red reddish for garnish Directions Prepare the chicken according Read More

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Shrimp Mango Ceviche on Avocado Sauce


I’ve tried making ceviche with raw shrimp and lime juice multiple times without success. Perhaps psychologically, I just believe they are not cooked through without heat. This time I tried a new approach and poached the shrimp instead. It turned out great! Simple, easy, and safe! Ingredients 1/2 lb shrimps, shell on and deveined Mango Salsa 1/4 cup mango 1/4 Read More

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Paleo Walnut Cookies


Hanna made these paleo cookies for the elderly neighbors when she was back in the bay area a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, when she delivered them, she found that Pat has passed on. Pat used to make chocolate chip cookies on Fridays; we know she likes them! It was very nice of Hanna to look up a paleo recipe to Read More

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Singapore Satay


Updated: August 8th, 2021 Added new pictures and fine-tuned additional ingredients. First Published: September 28th, 2015 No one will argue Singapore Satay is one of Singapore’s signature dish. Whenever we do BBQ in the summer, it is a must-have item on the menu. Thanks to Prima Taste, we can easily enjoy authentic Singapore Satay thousands of miles away from home. Read More

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Braised Pork with Egg and Fried Bean Curd (卤蛋)


Updated: June 21st 2021 How time flies! I have cooked this dish many times since it was first published in 2015. It was always at the request of EK or the children. It is one of the most requested dish these days when the girls visit. I cooked it again this weekend and managed to capture the key steps with Read More

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Vegetarian Delight


Ashley was home last weekend. Now that she is working in Seattle, I can only see her a couple of times a year. I decided that I should cook a meal and also send her home with some frozen home-cooked food. We were worried that the food would be confiscated at the airport. Thankfully, she reported that she arrived in Read More

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Vegan Emerald Tofu Stir-Fry


Unlike regular tofu, thousand layer tofu slices have a special texture. Called 百页豆腐 in Chinese, when pan-fried, it is soft and chewy on the inside, and crispy on the outside. It’s texture is what makes this tofu very addictive. They can be found in the frozen section in Asian grocery stores. The whole family loves 百页豆腐, it’s best served vegetarian Read More

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