Beef and Ginger Stir Fry

When I think of a meal, I always think of rice plates. For Chinese people, we always think of what dish is a good rice plate to make a simple 1-2 person meal. Ginger and green onion beef (薑蔥炒牛肉) is always at the top of the list because of the simplicity of the wok tossedContinue reading “Beef and Ginger Stir Fry”

Chinese Beef Stew Recipe | 炆牛腩

Beef brisket is a chinese classic dish that is the epitome of hearty comfort food. It is incredibly versatile and there are complexities to the levels of texture and flavor. How do you make this dish good? Well, imagine a nice cut of beef brisket, slowly braised in a combination of chicken broth and spicesContinue reading “Chinese Beef Stew Recipe | 炆牛腩”

Authentic Mongolian Beef Recipe

Mongolian beef is a chinese american dish that is actually not created in mongolia. The dish originated in taiwan as a chinese barbecue. The dish has no links to mongolia cuisine or cooking. The word association of monoglian barbeque was popularized and the stir fried beef dish of mongolian beef was created.  What is MongolianContinue reading “Authentic Mongolian Beef Recipe”

Chinese Spaghetti Bolognese

Chinese spaghetti bolognese (焗肉酱意粉), Well it’s not an Asian dish but this dish is seen all over hong kong cafes “ cha chaan tengs” all over the world.  What are Hong Kong Cafes? Hong kong cafes otherwise known as cha chaan tengs are a type of fast casual restaurant in Hong Kong that serves aContinue reading “Chinese Spaghetti Bolognese”

Sichuan Mapo Tofu Recipe

I used to wonder why people would order Mapo tofu all the time at my restaurant. I didn’t eat it growing up so I didn’t get what the big deal was. But after I had it, I understood the allure of it. The soft silky tofu combined with the fragrant spices mixed into the meat.Continue reading “Sichuan Mapo Tofu Recipe”

Bone Marrow Fried Rice

Few years ago, when bone marrow was the new “it” food item, it was everywhere. I just remember how much my dad and my sister use to love eating the bone marrow used for boiling soup. That soft, silky texture of bone marrow tastes rich but after being boiled in soup, the only remnants areContinue reading “Bone Marrow Fried Rice”

Braised Oxtail Stew

When I make dinner for my husband – no matter how fancy the dish looks or how many hours I’ve worked in the kitchen – he always asks me the same question: sauce? So much so, that now my son Connor says now too! Without a doubt, both of my boys love saucy dishes andContinue reading “Braised Oxtail Stew”