Steam Fish

Have you ever been to a Chinese restaurant and see that there is a big tank full of lobster, crab, and fish? Fresh seafood is always best enjoyed with barely any seasoning so that the pure flavors of the seafood can truly shine. Steamed fish with ginger and green onion is the perfect example ofContinue reading “Steam Fish”

Pork Dumplings

Pork dumplings is a easy Chinese recipe that is comforting, easy to make, and versatile. Winter is just around the corner and I can already imagine myself deep in hibernation mode – snuggling up with the kiddies while watching a movie and too lazy to go out to buy food. That’s why I usually prepareContinue reading “Pork Dumplings”

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”

Steam Egg with Dashi

Sometimes as a mom I’m not always prepared and have something defrosted and ready to be made from the refrigerator. It is hard to alway think ahead, so when I have those days where I’m not prepared, I make this simple dish for my family. Steamed egg or “蒸蛋” or “chawanmushi” is a classic dishContinue reading “Steam Egg with Dashi”

Mentaiko Pasta

I first heard about this dish after my sister raved about it when she tried it in New York. She described it as a spicy and creamy cod roe pasta. I remember hearing this for the first time and thinking how odd it was to have cod roe in pasta. What could that possibly tasteContinue reading “Mentaiko Pasta”

Black Bean Sauce Spareribs

Black bean sauce spare ribs “豉汁蒸排骨” is a classic Chinese dish that is common in all parts of China and Asia. It is easy to make, saucy, pairs well with rice, can be very versatile and made with many different kinds of vegetables. Black beans are salted fermented black soybeans. It has a salty, sweet,Continue reading “Black Bean Sauce Spareribs”

Chinese Chicken Soup

When I’m feeling a bit under the weather or simply want something comforting and nutritious, my automatic go-to is always a big bowl of steaming hot chicken soup. Not chicken noodle soup a la the Campbell variety you might expect. No, the Chinese soup recipe I always crave is Chinese chicken herbal soup “老火雞湯”, aContinue reading “Chinese Chicken Soup”

Steam Chicken

Steam chicken”白切雞” is always considered my comfort food that reminds me of home. There are days when being a mom just takes its toll. I’m chasing after my toddler and picking up his toys. I’m feeding my newborn and trying to get her down for a nap. All while in the back of my mindContinue reading “Steam Chicken”