Sweet Onion Omelette

Life’s simple pleasure is sweet onion omelette with a bowl of fragrant jasmine rice.  Shelter-in-place forces me to cook so much every week. Its tough to juggle working and cooking on a week day. I am grateful to have this simple and delightful dish to turn to when I don’t have the time prepare an elaborate meal. This sweet onion Read More

Fresh Lychee Martini

My nephew-in-law Han Ming posted in our group chat that he has lobang for $2 per pound fresh lychee. That is a steal! I jumped at the lobang and asked for 2 lbs; they gave the lychees to me as gifts instead 😊. Thank you Han Ming and Syn Wee! There are about 25 lychees to a pound. It is Read More

Spiral Curry Puff – Flaky Crust

August 9th – Singapore National Day. I was overjoyed when I found out that Singapore Connect is organizing a National Day-In-Place virtual hawker food fare. Covid has prevented us from making our annual trip home and deprived us of the hawker food that we crave so much. The organizer offered some all-time favorites from bay area Singaporean chefs. We were Read More


Pronunciation: con-KEEL-yay. That’s the new word I learned last weekend flipping though an Italian menu. Shelter-in-place has been stressful. Working from home blurs the start and end of a work day. Many days, we work round the clock ‘zooming’ with co-workers in different time zones. Everyone in our household work from home, so figuring out what to put on the Read More

Yolko Ono

On our way down from Seattle, we stayed one night Portland to break up the long drive back to the bay area. Our first stop was the Columnbia River Gorge. Wow! Awe inspiring is how I can describe the scenery in front of us.  We drove along the Columbia River Scenic highway hoping to make a few scenic stops during Read More

Arroz con Marisco

After months of shelter-in-place, finally San Mateo County  is opened up for outdoor dining! We lost no time in making a reservation at one of our favorite haunts: LV Mar in Redwood City. I had my fix for margarita and a very flavorful seafood dish of Arroz con Marisco. What stood out to me is the usedm of black rice Read More

Steamed Mussels

Part of my Arroz con Marisco recipe calls for 3 cups of seafood stock and steamed mussels. This method of preparing the mussels gave me a cup of rich and flavorful base to start the seafood stock. Bonus: yummy mussels for my Arroz con Marisco. Note: While doing research on how to clean and steam mussels, I learned that when Read More

Pollo Asada

I really wanted to cook Arroz con Marisco this weekend. Arroz is rice in Spanish. Marisco means seafood! While I have Hanna to enjoy seafood indulgence with me, I have to serve a chicken dish for EK the non-seafood eater 🤔. Pollo Asada is the mexican chicken dish this weekend. All I have to do is to marinade the chicken Read More

Mexican Corn on the cob

I have never been a fan of corn on the cob until I tried grilled sweet corn at Sol Cocina in Scottsdale. The corn came nicely charred and carved tableside. The corn kernels are crisp, sweet and juicy. I like to stir a good dollop of chipotle/mexican crema and lime juice to make it a liitle creamy, smoky and tangy. Read More

Fried Sweet Plantains

I had Arroz con Marisco at LV Mar several weeks ago. I love the dish so much that I made a special effort to recreate it in my kitchen. This copy-cat recipe wouldn’t be complete without the sweet plantains. These crispy and sweet plantains complements the flavors of the seafood and black rice perfectly. Choose plantains that are very ripe, Read More

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