Tag Archives : Recipe

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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Apple Crumble with Pumpkin Ice Cream


This Thanksgiving, I created the Apple Crumble and Pumpkin Ice Cream recipe to incorporate the best of apple and pumpkin pie into one dessert on our dinner menu. The pumpkin ice cream turned out to be the star of the dessert ensemble. In this recipe, I attempted to make the chocolate leaves and pumpkin puree from scratch. Making chocolate leaves Read More

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Spiced Apple Stew


Happy Fall. Its the season for apples, I counted there are some 7 different types of apples on display in TJ! Hillary just texted me to ask how to cook stewed apples. Well, this can’t be easier if you have a slow cooker. Its a 5-minute prep before you go to bed, and wake up to some tender, juicy spiced Read More

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Durian Cream Pie


  This is my contribution for the 49th Goumet Club meet: The Unified Theory of Deliciousness. The host of the club meet says “go take your favorite non Asian dish and go make it Asian OK?”. So I deconstructed my favorite Banana Cream Pie recipe and decided to substitute the banana with durian. This goes beyond Asian, its really South 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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Stuffed Turkey Burger


This recipe is created at Hanna’s request. I was never a fan of turkey till Hanna told me that her favorite is turkey burger. I stuffed the burger with caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms, and Swiss cheese. I’d say the end result is oozing with juiciness… I am starting to like turkey. Ingredients Caramelized Onions 3 large onions, thinly sliced (trust Read More

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Hua Jie’s Pork Chop Sauce


I ate this growing up, and I can eat this everyday with pork chop or chicken chop and I’ll be happy. So happy. Hua Jie was here for 3 weeks. She made this sweet and sour sauce twice at my request, yet every time, I was busy at work and couldn’t watch how she made it. I called her last Read More

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