How to Shop at Asian Supermarket

If you’re looking to add some flavor to your cooking, an Asian grocery store is a great place to start. Here are some essential ingredients that you’ll find at most Asian markets. Shopping at an Asian market can be intimating, there is a lot going on, there are many food and produce native to specificContinue reading “How to Shop at Asian Supermarket”

Soup Queens Soups

Growing up Chinese, we’ve always learned that soup is life. Early on, it was ingrained in us that soup is more important than drinking water and it’s easy to understand why. Chinese soups, unlike your average American soups aren’t just savory and delicious. Nope, Chinese soups are aimed at curing specific ailments, such as pain,Continue reading “Soup Queens Soups”

How to Cut a Whole Chicken Chinese Style

When people think about Chinese food, the same dishes usually come to mind: beef and broccoli, egg rolls, sweet and sour pork, orange chicken, mushu pork, chow mein, fried rice, etc. Which is basically the entire menu at Panda Express and what we call Americanized Chinese food. Admittedly, as delicious as those dishes are, they’reContinue reading “How to Cut a Whole Chicken Chinese Style”

How to Cut Live Dungeness Crab at Home

In Chinese culture, nothing says fresh like seeing your seafood swimming around alive in the tank. I remember growing up, I used to poke and prod at the tank and watches as the crabs walked across the tank. My dad always used to joke that the crabs that put up the biggest fight, were oftenContinue reading “How to Cut Live Dungeness Crab at Home”

7 Steps to Make Scrambled Eggs Fluffy

Growing up, I mostly ate Chinese breakfasts: congee, macaroni soup, and Chinese pastries. Scrambled eggs were never something we ate for breakfast and when we did, it was often dry, flavorless and well sometimes, came out of a carton. But then on one fateful trip to Hong Kong, I was introduced to the best scrambledContinue reading “7 Steps to Make Scrambled Eggs Fluffy”

Top 5 Best Trader Joe’s Foods

Shopping these days can be a very intense experience. You’re in a rush because you don’t want to stay in the store too long, and when there’s a lot of people around you begin to get anxiety. Gone are the days where you can leisurely shop and take your time. Which is why, when youContinue reading “Top 5 Best Trader Joe’s Foods”

5 Easy Steps on How to Saute Vegetables Properly

Growing up in a chinese household, my go-to is always Asian vegetables: bok choy, gai-lan, choy-sum, Chinese chives, you name it. While I love eating salad, I love how simple and comforting Asian vegetables can be. It can be steamed, grilled, or my favorite method, sauteed with garlic. I loved that these vegetables were soContinue reading “5 Easy Steps on How to Saute Vegetables Properly”

Christmas Kitchen Gift Ideas 2020

Holiday Gift Guide Christmas is coming up and there are a lot of AMAZING black friday deals that are already available! Personally, I always take advantage of this time to invest in some cookware. Good cookware will last long and will make cooking in the kitchen so much easier, more fun, which in turn, meansContinue reading “Christmas Kitchen Gift Ideas 2020”

Mooncake Festival 中秋節

Gazing in amazement of the full moon, laughing during family dinner, playing with lanterns, and eating yummy mooncakes; that’s how we celebrate the Mooncake festival at my house every year. When my family owned a bakery, we used to make and sell fresh mooncakes every year, around September. Some of my most poignant childhood memoriesContinue reading “Mooncake Festival 中秋節”

Postpartum Care 坐月

Chinese Culture Postpartum Care In Chinese culture, postpartum care is one of the most important aspects of pregnancy, because it can affect your body and health for the rest of your life. As dramatic as that sounds, in Chinese culture, 坐月 or “sitting month” refers to the first month after birth, which is a particularlyContinue reading “Postpartum Care 坐月”