Chinese Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and sour soup (酸辣湯) is a delicious combination of spicy hot pepper and vinegar to make a delicious soup. If you’ve never tried it, this combo works really well. Whats great about this soup is the light heartiness of this soup. The highlight of drinking of this soup is enjoying the variety of vegetablesContinue reading “Chinese Hot and Sour Soup”

Fermented Bean Curd Recipe- Water Spinach Stir Fry

Fermented bean curd is a kind of “cheese” of the east. It is a fermented tofu flavored with various seasonings such as soybean, vinegar, sesame oil and spices. The result is a creamy and smooth tofu that can be smashed and broken down into a paste. It is believed that the longer that bean curdContinue reading “Fermented Bean Curd Recipe- Water Spinach Stir Fry”

Japanese Crab Salad

It’s Memorial day weekend! Which means, it’s officially the start of summer! This summer, skip bringing a boring Caesar salad and make a Japanese crab salad instead? I personally LOVE this salad. It’s cold, crunchy, and it’s just simply beautiful to look at. The Japanese crab salad has artificial crab, crunchy cucumber, and bursts ofContinue reading “Japanese Crab Salad”

Chinese Green Onion Pancake

Chinese green onion pancake or “ 葱油饼” is a savory, flaky, flatbread folded with oil and scallions. It is a popular Chinese dish that is known to be a street snack as well as an appetizer at restaurants. When done right, a scallion pancake has layers of flavor and texture: crispy on the outside, chewyContinue reading “Chinese Green Onion Pancake”

Cauliflower Miso Soup

A while ago I was asked by a friend, what else can you make with miso? That question intrigued me. It just so happened that on a cold night a few nights ago, I was standing in my kitchen trying to figure out what to make with the cauliflower I had sitting in my fridge.Continue reading “Cauliflower Miso Soup”

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”

Watercress Soup

There are times that I’ve had a string of unhealthy meals filled with fried and salty foods, and I’d be left feeling bloated and gross. Some people in that situation would turn to juice cleanses, but I personally believe in a different kind of detox, something a little less extreme and way more comforting: watercressContinue reading “Watercress Soup”

Bok Choy Vegetable

There are a few types of bok choy breeds in markets. The bok choy “大白菜” is commonly referred to napa cabbage. The bok choy 小白菜 is commonly used in Cantonese cuisines and it has a darker leaf with a crunchier white stem at the bottom of the plant. The more common bok choy seen in americanContinue reading “Bok Choy Vegetable”

Pea Shoots Vegetable

Pea shoots “大豆苗” is one of the most expensive Asian vegetables. It may be because it is a seasonal vegetable and there’s a small window to eat this vegetable every year. It is very popular with Asian people, because not only is it highly fibrous, it is believed that eating pea shoots can prevent cancer.Continue reading “Pea Shoots Vegetable”