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Tasting Beer Without Actually Drinking Beer (plus The Best Tasting Clams Recipe)

Since I am breastfeeding my daughter, it will be awhile before I can freely drink beer and wine.  It was actually quite painful to quit those while I was pregnant … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Pork Blood and Bean Sprouts Soup – Super Easy!

I love making soups with pork blood. You either love it or hate it.  If you love it, good for you because it’s not hard to make pig’s blood. You … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Coconut Soup to Prolong Your Milk Supply

During the time that my daughter was in NICU, I wasn’t able to breastfeed – only pumping and tube feeding her.  After 2 months or so, my milk supply has … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · 4 Comments

Pork Bung Midnight Snack

In a previous post, I introduced pork bung.  As a artery clogging, highway to cholesterol food, it still manages to make its way to my tummy on a regular basis. … Continue reading

December 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Very Coconut-y Tom Yum Soup (Vegetarian, Chicken or Shrimp)

I love soup and I love coconut milk so tom yum soup is one of my favourite soups.  Some versions may not have coconut milk and it’s a more watery … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Pig’s Blood and Kidney Soup

Since my previous post about cleaning and preparing pig’s kidneys, I’ve made a simple soup that is highly nutritious (as unappetizing the ingredients are!).  With the bone chilling cold change … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · 4 Comments

Japchae Inspired Potato Noodles Dish

I love eating Japchae but I know that it’s not that easy to make.  Japchae is made with sweet potato noodles, also known as glass noodles.  The texture is chewy … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 12 Comments

Winter Melon and Duck Egg Pork Broth Soup

Here is another one of my quickie Chinese soups.  When it comes to chinese soups, flavours are not developed from its ingredients (well, ingredients take part) but how long we … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stir Fry Daikon (Radish) and King Oyster Mushroom

I love the taste and texture of daikon (radish) whether it’s shredded raw as a sushi bed, in soups, or pickled (found in banh mi or vietnamese subs or in … Continue reading

November 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

Stir Fried Shrimps with Green Peas and Celery

This is a chinese stir fry that is quite a versatile dish since you can add other vegetables to suit your taste.  It’s usually the same rule for most stir … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dried Scallops (Conpoy) and Spinach Dish

My mom occasionally makes one of my favourite dishes from time to time.  It’s a bit labour intensive and the fact that dried scallops are not cheap are reasons why … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Steamed Frozen Fish (Fresh Style)

I love steamed fresh fish.  But I usually order it from a chinese restaurant because they de-bone it before serving.  There’s something about picking up a fresh fish from the … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 7 Comments

Steamed Black Cod (Sablefish) with Black Bean Sauce

Black cod is one of my favourite fish because it’s oily and high content of Omega 3 which I feel that someone my age should have plenty of (but not … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Asari No Sakamushi – Sake Steamed Clams

I love all sorts of clams and shellfish especially little clams and big giant geoduck clams (sooo good when you dip the blanched thin slices in soy sauce and green … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · 5 Comments

Easy Peasy Pineapple & Colour Pepper Asian Salad

Since Patch made a heart stopping dish to a summer BBQ, I decided to make something light and healthy to balance it out.  I had some frozen pineapple chunks in … Continue reading

September 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Simple Soups: Pig’s Heart with Turnip and Carrot

I’ve always preferred making Chinese soups over western soups.  All soups are delicious but there is something about Chinese soups that I prefer. Most of the soups are clear broth … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · 3 Comments

Pork Lettuce Wraps – Simplified Version

This is a simple version of a beef/pork/duck lettuce wrap since it’s made with a few ingredients.  This wrap is a favourite with the family because it’s very flavourful, and … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

How to Make Ponzu Sauce

I love ponzu sauce which is used as a gyoza dipping sauce but I like using it on everything else from noodles to meat.  The garlic and tanginess goes really … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

Making the Most Out of the Spot Prawn Season

I get excited when things are in season.  After having a baby, I try to be more aware of healthy eating.  Well, keywords are try and more aware…!  I tend … Continue reading

May 18, 2013 · 4 Comments

Japanese Scallops Pasta

I’m not really a huge fan of bay scallops, but I like chinese cooking with dried scallops.  Recently, I found some Japanese scallops at a seafood store in Granville Island … Continue reading

May 5, 2013 · 4 Comments

Super Shrimp Cakes

I kinda made up this recipe on a whim.  I was craving for shrimp dumplings but didn’t want to just steam shrimp (I didn’t have any wrappers anyway).  I had … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · 6 Comments

Pork Floss on a Bed of Tofu

Jars of pork floss is a common chinese new year’s gift item (along with fruits) when you visit homes after new year’s.  I like receiving this more than recycled boxes … Continue reading

March 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Japanese Cucumber Salad

I’m always craving for something cold and crunchy as snack.  One of my Taiwanese friend’s mom used to make this all the time and I realized how easy it is.  … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Bak Kut Teh – Meat Bone Soup

Bak Kut Teh is a chinese soup that I think originated from Malaysia although different sites online could argue that it’s true origin is anywhere from Malaysia, China, Thailand, etc.  … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sweetening a Simple Stir Fry

I love heading South across the border to Trader Joe’s.  They sell many ethnic which are not expensive to try.  Which is good, because many of the items I end … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stuffed Cucumber Rings

Another one of my mom’s Chinese dishes that I look forward to having. This takes as much work as making dumplings but the hard work is still making the cucumber … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · 4 Comments

Marinating Fresh Salmon Roe (Ikura)

We picked up fresh sockeye salmon from a native friend (they know their fresh fish!) for a good price (check out this post about gutting), but the price we also had … Continue reading

February 3, 2013 · 12 Comments

Wonton Dumplings Bowl

Today’s cold, rainy typical Vancouver weather calls for something that is soupy and piping hot.  I didn’t feel like doing too much preparation or cooking so I found some shrimp … Continue reading

December 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

What is Pork Bung?

What is pork bung?  Believe it or not, bung is the nicer term for pig rectum.  It’s a large intestine, part of parts where you do not want to eat … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · 3 Comments

Green Beans with Bean Curd

One of my favourite Chinese dishes to make is green beans with fermented bean curd.  Bean curd is not for everyone, I didn’t like it when I was younger because … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · 5 Comments

The Best Fried Rice You’ll Ever Make

This is one of the quickest and yummiest fried rice you’ll make.  The most time consuming part is getting day old rice.  Day old rice is best for fried rice … Continue reading

November 10, 2012 · 6 Comments