Savory Oatmeal

Growing up, I always enjoyed congee for breakfast. My grandpa’s congee was the best. It would take hours of him simmering the pot of rice. Occasionally, my grandpa would make an oatmeal version which I am calling savory oatmeal. It has the flavors of congee but is super quick to make. I think this dish…

Garlic Oil Pasta

This is a super easy weekday meal that you can throw together when you just don’t have time to cook. In order to make this recipe, you will need some garlic confit and garlic oil. The recipe for garlic confit is super easy, so if you haven’t seen my post on it, check it out….

Chickpea Tofu

This chickpea tofu is also called Burmese tofu. I have always wanted to make tofu at home and this seemed like a good starting point. For this recipe you will need 1 cup of chickpea flour. This can be made by grinding up dried chickpeas. (you can find other chickpea recipes where I grind chickpea…

Easy Icebox Cake

This week was my son’s birthday so I thought I would make him a cake. Well I decided to go for easy, because you know me, I love easy and quick. Well this is probably as easy as it gets. Basically you only need 4 ingredients (whipping cream, wafers, vanilla and sugar) and you do…

Chicken and Shrimp Wontons

Wontons are a staple in my freezer. They are great addition to instant noodles or just in a bowl of warm broth. Many stores carry frozen wonton in the freezer section but they are easy and fun to make. You can make your own wonton wrappers but a lot of Asian stores carry pre-made wrappers….

Hainanese Chicken

This is one of the easiest chicken recipes that I’ve made. Easiest and still delicious!! Hainanese chicken is a South East Asian dish that can be easily made at home. Its also versatile so you can add your own personal touches to it. Start with a whole chicken. Many sources tell you to use the…

Hand Pulled Noodles

Over the summer, I tried making my own hand pulled noodles. I didn’t know how easy they were to make and it only takes a couple ingredients. To make these noodles, you need flour, water and salt.  The ratio might change depending on the type of noodle you want and how you want to cook…

My Grandma’s Mantou Recipe

There are a lot of things that you can take for granted especially during these time. I look back to days when I used to bake and cook with my grandma and I would reminesce on some of the food we ate. One particular recipe was chinese steamed buns. We used to make them almost…

Easy Corn Soup

This is an easy recipe that can be created with pantry items. It is sometimes served at Chinese restaurants and makes for a great alternative to chicken noodle soup. Start by boiling 5 cups of chicken broth and 1 can of corn in a pot. You can use creamed corn but I also found that…

Bread in a Bag

Once again, I am attempting to cook with my toddler. I thought he would have so much fun with this activity but I don’t think he cared for it much. Also our yeast was old and we couldn’t find any yeast in the store so the buns didn’t rise as much as I wanted them…

Hawaiian Loco Moco

This Covid-19 pandemic has made people better cooks, bakers, and experimenters. I’m finding more people looking for ways to be creative in the kitchen. It has even got me to experiment and try out foods that I normally would not have tried. Today I thought I would find a recipe that was delicious as well…

Homemade Char Siu

I can’t get enough of char siu. There is something about the stickiness and tenderness of the pork. I thought I would try my hand at making my own char sui. I wouldn’t say this was an easy task. There are a lot of ingredients and time that is needed to make it. My aunt…