LION'S HEAD MEATBALLS

LION’S HEAD MEATBALLS

The Chinese often has unique way in naming the dishes. Lion’s head meatballs is one of the example. The shape of the meatballs resemble the head of the lion. There are lots of...

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GARLICKY BAKED CHICKEN

GARLICKY BAKED CHICKEN

I know when you read the recipe and you see that there’s 4 heads of garlic in this recipe, you gonna think I’m a nutcase !! I’m a garlic lover !! and yes…too...

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STIR-FRIED SHREDDED PORK WITH SWEET BEAN PASTE

STIR-FRIED SHREDDED PORK WITH SWEET BEAN PASTE

I have to admit that it does get a little hot to cook at the kitchen lately. I consider Minnesota’s summer as a “mild” one compare to that in Oklahoma, but still, the...

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SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN LIVERS

SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN LIVERS

I can’t even remember when I start to enjoy eating offal meats (or known as organ meats). Offal meats are not entirely alien in Asian cooking actually. Well, I’m not saying all Asians...

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DRUNKEN CHICKEN SOUP

DRUNKEN CHICKEN SOUP

Sesame oil, ginger, and cooking wine are three important ingredients in confinement recipes. If you are wondering what confinement is, you can read about it here. This drunken chicken soup or sometimes people...

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OX TAIL IN WINE SAUCE

OX TAIL IN WINE SAUCE

I can’t remember when I started to enjoy eating ox tail. I never grew up eating one and it was never in the menu when my mom cooked. There are famous Indonesian dish...

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KHAU YUK / TWICE-COOKED PORK BELLY

KHAU YUK / TWICE-COOKED PORK BELLY

This is another sinful affair that I had when I was home. Mom whipped up this wonderful twice-cooked pork belly or in one of the chinese dialects, called Khau Yuk. The meat is...

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POT-ROASTED CORNISH GAME HEN

POT-ROASTED CORNISH GAME HEN

The idea of cooking a whole chicken can be intimidating to some people. Well, I was one of those people (at the beginning of my journey into the kitchen). I still kinda get...

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STIR-FRIED CHICKEN WITH LEMONGRASS

STIR-FRIED CHICKEN WITH LEMONGRASS

Stir-fried chicken with lemongrass is a quick and delicious Vietnamese-inspired dish you can whip up at your very own kitchen for sure. With several recipes I’ve posted using lemongrass, I think you can...

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THREE CUPS CHICKEN

THREE CUPS CHICKEN

If you are familiar with Taiwanese food, you probably heard of or ate three cups chicken before. It is so called “three’cup” or san bei qi (三杯鸡) because the sauce that is used...

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BRAISED MEATBALLS

BRAISED MEATBALLS

Braising is also one of my favorite cooking methods besides steaming and stir-frying. Braising is also pretty common in the Chinese kitchen, especially when it comes to meat and vegetable dishes. Like in...

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STEAMED FISH AND TOFU STACKS

STEAMED FISH AND TOFU STACKS

Tofu is one of the common dishes you will see on the table during meal time. It is definitely also one of my favorite ingredients to cook with. Not too much messing around...

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