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Yu Sheng for Year of Pooch


It’s the Year of the Pooch! Before Nike came into our lives, I could not imagine living with a dog. I am a convert now. Just seeing him wag his tail, snuggling up by my side when I work, and imploring with his soulful eyes to play brings so much joy and affection into our family. What did I miss Read More

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Fried Raddish Cake (生煎萝卜糕)


While you can find these Fried Raddish Cake in all Dim Sum place anytime of the year, these savory cakes have a very special meaning during Chinese New Year. It symbolizes prosperity, good luck, and good fortune. Prepare them yourself and bring the good luck home! Ingredients 1 lb rice flour 1350g white raddish 2 pairs of Chinese sausage 2 Read More

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Chinese Braised Peanuts


I usually count on canned braised peanuts whenever the recipe calls for them. I decided to make them in my own kitchen this time for Chinese Glutinuois Rice. Use the slow cooker, and you don’t have to keep an eye on them as they soak up the flavors of spice, soy sauce and rock sugar. They are tasty as appetizer, Read More

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Crispy Fried Shallots


In many of my recipes, I have referred to these crispy, fragrant shallot bits as the miracle topping. Sprinkle a few teaspoons of these on top of vegetable stir-fry, fried rice, fried noodles, or just about any Asian dishes, it always add a heavenly touch to your dishes. For years, I have been relying on Hua Jie’s fried shallots that Read More

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Saffron Almond Rice Pilaf


When I came across this Saffaron Almond Rice Pilaf recipe years back, I discovered so many firsts: First time I bought saffaron and found out that a tiny pinch of saffaron costs a bomb! First time I discovered that the Jasmine rice I grew up with have a cousin called Basmati Rice First time that I found out you can Read More

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Pumpkin Apple Bread


Tis the season of apples and pumpkins. This moist pumpkin apple bread is a perfect blend of the two Fall favorite ingredients. The treat: savor the aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg while it bakes in the oven. Its one of the signature in our home that Fall is here. Ingredients 16 oz fresh pumpkin puree 1 granny smith apple, chopped Read More

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Stir-fried Greens with Beech Mushrooms


I prepare some variation of this recipe almost every week. This is my go-to recipe whenever healthy vegetables is requested. You can pick the type of greens, baby Bok Choy, Chinese mustard, Chinese brocolli, or any other leafy greens you can find in the Chinese grocery store. I like the beech mushrooms, you can also substitute with any other type 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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Stone Fruits Clafoutis


Summer fruit galore! I stopped by the farmers market this morning and there are stone fruits of all colors on display. Peaches, plums, pluots and more, and they are all bursting in juices and flavors. How can you resist? I came back with a full bag of stone fruits. They are best eaten fresh and naked, but what else am Read More

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