Top 5 Chinese New Year Recipes

Chinese new year celebrates the start of the new year under the lunarsolar Chinese calendar. Each dish and food you eat over the Chinese holiday is suppose to be symbolize a blessing for the upcoming year. The many traditions varies by regions, but for the most part the whole family gathers over Chinese new yearContinue reading “Top 5 Chinese New Year Recipes”

Turnip Cake (蘿蔔糕 Lo Bak Go)

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and the first thing that comes to my mind is: radish cake 蘿蔔糕. Radish cake aka turnip cake aka daikon cake or whatever you call it, is not actually a cake. In fact, it’s a very savory dish consisting of radish, cured meats, dried shrimp that isContinue reading “Turnip Cake (蘿蔔糕 Lo Bak Go)”

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”

Red Date Tea

History of Red Date Tea During Chinese tea ceremonies, a Chinese wedding tradition in which the soon-to-be-married couple serves tea to their elders, there is a customary saying called, “早生贵子,” in which the elders gives well wishes for the couple to, “soon give birth to precious children.” Red date tea 红枣水 symbolizes two things: (1)Continue reading “Red Date Tea”

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”

What’s In My Pantry

Having lived in the San Francisco bay area all my life, I’ve been blessed to be surrounded in a wonderfully diverse melting pot of cultures and cuisines. It wasn’t until high school that I began to try different types of Asian food and was able to discover the complex flavors of other kinds of AsianContinue reading “What’s In My Pantry”