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Rainbow Osmanthus Tang Yuan (七彩桂花汤圆)


Today is the first time we celebrate the Lantern Festival (元宵节 – Yuan Xiao Jie) with the girls in their SF apartment. Since the girls left for college, we haven’t been able to spend CNY together. This is the first year since they graduated that we are able to get-together again for CNY. There is none other than tang yuan Read More

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Buddha’s Delight – Luo Han Zhai (罗汉斋)


What is another good CNY vegetarian dish to cook besides my favorite Braised Mushrooms with Fatt Choy? 罗汉斋 came to mind but  it requires me to assemble 18 different vegetables/vegetarian ingredients! I made a list and was able to find about half of them in the kitchen. After a whirlwind trip to the grocery store, all my ingredients are in Read More

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Pumpkin Yam Paste with Gingko Nuts (白果金瓜芋泥)


I am in search of my Chinese/Teochew roots. This weekend, I decided to try an authentic Teochew dessert Pumpkin Yam Paste with Gingko Nuts (金瓜芋泥) – more aptly called Au Nee in Teochew. We always had this dessert at the end of a meal at Teochew restaurants. It is tough to find a Teochew restaurant here in the bay area; Read More

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Spicy Korean Chicken and Potato Stew


This chicken recipe is simple and easy and definitely a keeper for times when I need to whip up a dish quickly. No need to cut chicken, no need to mince garlic, just throw all into one pot and stew …. Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Ingredients 3 lb chicken wings and drumettes 2 Tbsp canola oil Read More

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Baked Salmon Linguine


Google search: “What is clean eating?”. Answer: “ … At its simplest, clean eating is about eating whole foods, or ‘real’ foods — those that are un- or minimally processed, refined, and handled, making them as close to their natural form as possible.“. I guess this baked salmon linguine is as clean as I can possibly make it. It does Read More

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Nacho Pizzette


This last trip to Puerto Vallarta, Ashley was in search of Nacho Supreme. We tried a few versions, they were all so good and tasty. I had to try to make it at home and decided to make EK a birthday Nacho Pizzette instead of a birthday cake. This is my version of Nacho Supreme loaded with Italian sausage, tomatoes, Read More

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Green Papaya Salad


Its been a one-month hiatus since my last posting from Thanksgiving. In between, we spent 5 days in an all-inclusive resort. Needless to say, we indulged in drinks and food. Its time to make up for the over-eating! To close the year, I decided to post a healthy recipe. I am not a fan of raw vegetables, but this is Read More

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Chilli Lobster


Dungeness crab season reminds me of those trips out to Little Red House in East Coast for Chilli Crab. The best part of eating Singapore Chilli Crab for me is the chilli sauce. I couldn’t bring myself to kill a live crab and since I am really after the chilli sauce, I decided that its just as good to have Read More

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Asian Meatball Soup


This weekend’s cooking theme is homey Chinese food. Besides Three-cup chicken, I decided to make a simple meatball soup that my sister prepares often back home. The secret ingredient is the very tasty homemade meatballs, tender and springy. Sipping the soup brings back many fond memories of childhood days. Prep-time: 30 minumtes Cook time: 1 hour Ingredients 1 lb ground Read More

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Three-Cup Chicken


I love three-cup chicken for the thick, aromatic sauce. While it is true that you need equal parts of soy sauce, rice wine, and sesame oil, the key to success of this dish is to have lots of garlic and basil. I tried it this weekend as part of the catering menu for the girls.  Delicious! Drizzle the sauce over Read More

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