Choy Sum in Garlic Sauce

 Choy Sum 菜心 with Garlic Sauce
Choy Sum in Garlic Sauce 滑湯菜心

Choy sum (also called choi sum, yu choy, 菜心) is a leafy vegetable, available in Hong Kong, Macao, China, Taiwan and many Asian supermarkets in western countries. Choy sum has delicate sweet flavor, with tender texture. At home or in Chinese restaurants, choy sum is by far the most popular Asian greens in Chinese cuisine. We often see choy sum stir fried or blanched. The stems are the most Continue reading


Soy Sauce Chow Fun with Bean Sprouts


Chow fun (stir fried flat rice noodles or sar hor fun 沙河粉) is a common dish in Chinese cooking, many home cooks know how to make it. Soy sauce chow fun started out as a poor people’s dish, used mainly flat rice noodles, bean sprouts and green onions, flavored with soy sauce. People love chow fun because it is very filling and tasty. Restaurants add beef to the dish for more flavors and more money. Beef chow fun Continue reading

Pumpkin Spice Carrot Cake with Frosting

 Pumpkin Spice Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Pumpkin Spice Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Autumn has all the fun things we all look forward to, such as raking leaves, taking down the garden, picking apples, Halloween, Pumpkin Festival, Thanksgiving, and the endless drinks and desserts made with pumpkin pie spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and ginger.

I found out that pumpkin spice is not pumpkin, or the spices Continue reading