Chicken Chow Mein 雞炒麵

There are many ways to make stir fried noodles (chow mein 炒麵), some with meat or seafood, some with just a few simple vegetables and soy sauce. Food trucks, home chefs and restaurants, they all have their own style and method to make delicious noodles that nobody can resist. People normally use Continue reading


Raisins and Almond Teacakes

Lynard said this adorable little treat reminds him of his grandma’s cooking in Georgia when he was a little boy. I think it is very sweet that I can make something his grandma did. But anyway, a teacake is basically a dense large cookie made with sugar, butter, eggs and flour. Dried fruits such as raisins and currants are Continue reading

Pepper Jack Mashed Potatoes

I like to make Shepherd’s Pie for Lynard when it is cold outside and he is craving something super satisfying. It is one of his favorite American comfort food during the winter season. But for somebody who take the sandwich apart, then eat the meat and bread separately, shepherd’s pie is not my ideal food. I can, however, Continue reading

Savory Sticky Rice with Mushroom 糯米飯

Sticky rice, also known as sweet rice or glutinous rice, is the main ingredient for making
old-fashioned stir fried sticky rice with Chinese sausage, dried shrimp and mushroom.
The traditional recipe is pretty hard to follow, too many steps. Stir fried sticky rice is almost unheard of in newer restaurants and among the younger generations. For older home cooks, we often get turned away by its complex Continue reading

Chicken Mushroom Siu Mai and Dumplings

Going to Chinese dim sum restaurants on Chinese New Year has become a tradition for many families. Even the western tourists will come to Chinatown and celebrate the Lunar New Year. The problem is you normally have to wait for an hour to get a table. Food and services are pretty slow because they are just super busy. If you can mentally prepare yourself for a hectic morning then you will enjoy your outing with a happy smile. The fun part is you may run into Continue reading

Vegetarian Stir-Fry with Snow Pea Pods

This is probably the quickest stir-fry anybody can do. Most people want to eat healthy food. That means eating more vegetables, less meat, and cooking at home. But who has time to cook? This simple dish takes 10 minutes to cook, better than eating salad. All you need is:
1 pound snow pea pods, 2 carrots, 1 small onion, 2 cloves garlic, 1 Anaheim pepper or any chili pepper you like. See the adorable Continue reading