Ginger Kale Smoothie

For the longest time, the girls have been trying to convince me to try the ‘Green Juice’. I’ve never been a fan of raw vegetables, and had a hard time imagining grinding it into juice and drinking it? Hillary was staying over with me over the weekend and really, really wished she could have a glass of ‘Green Juice’ and Read More

Beancurd Roll in Oyster Sauce (鲜竹卷)

ABC in Foster City is closed 🙁! We miss the dim sum, especially the beancurd roll in oyster sauce (鲜竹卷). It is one of the few non-seafood item on the menu that EK will eat. The black fungus and bamboo shoots add a little crunch to this savory dim sum. While it is not too difficult to prepare these rolls, Read More


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

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

Prosciutto Apple Flatbread

I tried this flatbread at Paul Martin’s Happy Hour a few weeks ago. I was amazed how tasty this combo of bread, cheese, apple, cured ham, and salad turned out. I have since replicated it twice at home and added minced garlic to the combo. It is delicious! Ingredients Pizza crust, soft taco, or any kind of flat bread Minced Read More

Porky ‘Yu Sheng’

Happy Chinese New Year! Yu Sheng is an iconic Singapore dish for CNY celebration. This is our version of fish-less Yu Sheng. We replaced the fish with Bak Kua, fitting for the year of the Pig? Since I couldn’t find mung bean skin, I’ve also substituted it with bean curd skin. Use your imagination with the ingredients and have fun preparing Read More

Pizzadilla and Superbowl Party

EK and I decided that we should watch the Superbowl this year. This is my first attempt preparing for a Superbowl party. How do you like my party spread? Feels like I am feeding an army, but its really just the two of us pigging out :P. This is also the first time I tried to make Pizzadilla. If you Read More

Linguini with Chicken in Creamy Mustard Sauce

I was watching Food Network and saw an episode of Barefoot Contessa where Ina Garten was introducing good ingredients. One of them was mustard. I’ve rarely used mustard in cooking, but upon trying this recipe, I realized I can now introduce another flavor of pasta in my recipe bank! This creamy pasta sauce tastes really good! Ingredients 4 boneless skin-on Read More

Rancheros Eggs

I learned about Rancheros Eggs at a cooking class in Cabo San Lucas. All that I received in the form of a recipe is a list of ingredients. That is quite a challenge to recreate the dish at home?! Thankfully, I was half paying attention at the class and kind of remembered the proportions of ingredients. Anyway, the chef kept Read More

Orange Lime Margarita

Orange-lime Margarita! I am surely getting the hang of making cocktails. The proportions of ingredients in this recipe is perfect for me. EK feels likes his cocktail a little sweeter. Keep simple syrup handy and you can adjust the sweetness easily to your liking. Ingredients Margarita 3 oz Don Julio Tequila 2 oz Contreau 3 oz freshly squeezed orange juice Read More

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