Articles posted in ‘Chinese’

Red-Cooked Pork Belly and Baby Cuttlefish

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Very early readers may remember that I was a professional figure skater in my early life. (Lon too! I swear. Isn’t that crazy?) In my early 20s, I joined a hip-hop and breaking crew. My 30s seem to be shaping into my partner dancing era. I am in love with Argentine Tango and I also […]

Triple Mushroom, Lotus Root, and Soybean Skin

Friday, April 5, 2013

I kind of really fell off the planet for almost two years. Becoming a first time mom is tough, at least it really kicked me in the butt. It took me a long time to get back in the game (I hope you’ve noticed the new regularity in posting!) and then I realized: things had […]

Celebrate Lantern Festival: Tangyuan and Fermented Sweet Rice Soup Two Ways

Monday, February 11, 2013

Happy Lunar New Year! I hope you are having lots of dumplings (representing silver & gold ingots) during the next two weeks! We wish all of you an amazing Year of the Black Water Snake.
If you haven’t had enough celebrating, you’re in luck. Lantern Festival (a.k.a. Yuanxiao Festival) occurs on the 15th day of the […]

Taiwanese Ro Gung

Friday, November 30, 2012

This Taiwanese specialty called Ro Gung seems to be a lesser known dish as I couldn’t find anything in my google search. (Does anyone know if this is known by another name?) The gist of this soup is that it’s a cornstarch thickened soup with soft pork and fish paste dumplings… ok blobs. That probably […]

Salted Fish & Chicken Fried Rice

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

One of the most common misunderstandings of Chinese food is that soy sauce is in everything. It’s not! Further, nearly everyone that talks to me about making fried rice thinks there’s soy sauce in that (even if they know soy sauce is not in everything). There are many different types of fried rice so while […]

Clams with Black Bean Sauce

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I wish I could convince more people to cook bi-valves and it’s not just because I love them so much. I hear from nearly every novice cook that they are afraid to cook clams and mussels. They just assume it’s going to be difficult. On the contrary, it’s easier than learning how to cook chicken […]

Three Egg Sprinkles

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

We had a small potluck last Friday, which would have been super easy to prepare for had I not cut my finger and have to go to the hospital for stitches on Wednesday. It really wasn’t too bad (the tetanus shot was worse) except that the ER doc instructed me to not cook, wash dishes, […]

Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It’s taken a very long time for winter to come this year and I’m not complaining.  However I have been waiting for my noodle soups; they are one of my favorite categories of food. (Have you ever thought about what your favorite food categories are, as opposed to favorite foods?) Credited for getting me through […]

Bean Curd and Watercress Salad

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I know it has been a long time since I’ve blogged! And, NO little cousin Jeffrey, the blog is not dead. Give me some time! Caya is just under 15 weeks old and she does not like to nap. She takes up all my time all day long!
My mom made this Bean Curd and Watercress […]

Pigs’ Feet and Peanut Soup

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Chinese women traditionally stay home for 30 days postpartum. There are all these rules about what you can and cannot do; what you should and should not eat. My mom stayed with us for five weeks and cooked vigorously. I could hear her muttering menu planning all day long. No Chinese leeks, no daikon radish, […]