Tag Archives : Recipe

Crispy Peanut Pancake (面煎粿)


Really craving this snack and found a recipe that doesn’t require starter nor yeast for the batter! The batter needs to rest for 30 minutes according the recipe. I made the peanut filling and prepared the batter the night before instead. Rested the batter overnight while I sleep and had a crispy, just-in-time breakfast right when I rolled out of Read More

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Vegetarian Bee Hoon (斋米粉)


Updated Dec 21st 2021 I was inspired by Elaine’s post on Vegetarian Bee Hoon and decided to look up this old recipe. Wow, it’s been four and a half years since I last attempted this dish at home. I actually tried it twice in a row. The first time I was missing some fixings, not fully satisfied. I decided to Read More

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Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Panko Crust


Made this Mac and Cheese for Thanksgiving dinner when my niece visited with her two girls. I always believe Mac and Cheese is a dish for children but surprisingly, it received lots of rave reviews from the adults. I was really too busy to savor and appreciate the dish. Made it again tonight – adult version with Toscano cheese soaked Read More

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Pecan Delight


Updated Dec 11th 2021 It’s that time of the year for some holiday bake. I turned to my favorite recipe from Pat for its snowy look and melt-in-the-mouth goodness. Pat passed this summer 😢. She was kind, friendly, and always shared with us the fabulous cookies she baked on Fridays. So glad that I have the opportunity to get to 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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Rustic Almond and Fruit Galette


Peaches, nectarines and figs are in season!  It will be a shame not to feature them in some dessert recipes. I found a galette recipe from William Sonoma for Rustic Nectarine and Almond galette. I borrowed the almond filling recipe and used Tartine’s galette recipe for the dough instead. Galettes are supposed to be rustic, they don’t have to fit 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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Sicilian Meatballs


For the longest time, I have only made spaghetti with meat sauce, never meatballs. That is until my recent visits to Sicilian Butcher in Scottsdale. For whatever reason, I never like meatballs. In my first few visits to Sicilian Butcher, I did not cast my eyes on this item on the menu. Several weeks ago, we dropped into Sicilian Butcher Read More

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