Green Onion Cakes – Anyone?

Green Onion Cakes – anyone? The first time I heard of these – the thought of eating green onions in pastry-like dough didn’t seem that appetizing to me. But, once I gave it a try… I was in love with them! Surprisingly, my little nephews love them. So, here’s my take on it. Just click…

Would a “black” duck still be Peking?

I was on a mission to achieve the impossible, making Peking duck in 1 day. I spent endless hours in the kitchen, babying that bird; scalding, seasoning, drying, blasting the air compressor for the skin separation… well,until i got distracted and started do dishes and tidying up for the big feast when my bird got…

Tossed Egg Noodles with Pan-fried Shrimp Dumplings

It can’t get any simpler than this – Tossed egg noodles with pan-fried shrimp dumplings. Don’t be intimidated because of the wrapping of the dumplings. Have fun and get creative. After all, we do eat with our eyes first. But for beginners, just do the simple wonton fold, which is sort of like a Hershey…

Xôi Nếp Than – Black/Purple Sweet Glutinous Rice

Happy Friday! Growing up in Canada, I’ve been told breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, I do try my best to keep up with it as an adult. I mostly eat dinner left overs for breakfast or anything that I wake up craving for. But, did you know that the most…

Jn Chinese Tossed Noodles with Shrimp

Want an idea for Sunday’s lunch/dinner? How about tossing some egg noodles with a spicy savory sauce and some scrumptious shrimp? Check it out… Jn Tossed Noodles with Shrimp Note that this is for Two large serving sizes. Just multiply the ingredient amounts accordingly if you’re planning to serve more people. List of Ingredients: 1…

Tom Kho Tau – Clay pot River Prawns in Roe/Tomalley

A childhood favorite – Tom Kho Tau!! It is often debated what this dish is really called. The actual translation is simply Shrimp braised the Chinese way. Some call it shrimp braised in clay pot with roe. What’s easily agreed on is that it’s SO good! Best enjoyed with fragrant, piping hot steamed jasmine rice…

Jn Asian Cajun Seafood Boil

Ahoy… Calling  all SEAFOOD LOVERS! Here’s a fun recipe for you. It’s so simple and satisfying. I’d suggest adding chunks of corn on the cob, lobster tail or even squid. That’s the fun part about it, it can easily improvised to suit your preferences. List of Ingredients: 1.5 sticks of Salted Butter 1/3 Cup Minced…

Bò Nướng Lá Lốt – Grilled Beef Wrapped in Piper Lolot Leaves

Bò Nướng Lá Lốt – Grilled Beef Wrapped in Piper Lolot Leaves These are so SUPER aromatic!!! Beef wrapped in piper leaf not betel. The leaves are often confused. But betel leaves are more intense in taste and in usage. Betel leaves are known for their use in tobacco chewing which is commonly used in…

Home Roast Duck – Vit Quay

What happens when your home is in a small town where there are no Chinese BBQ house? If you get a craving for duck, you roast your own. Fortunately it’s more simple than you may think. So let me show how quick and easy it is.. . Ingredients: A 5lb Duck 1/3 cup of Bean curd (you…