Scallion oil noodles 

葱油拌面 Scallion oil noodles is my childhood favorite. The fragrant of freshly chopped scallions lightly fried in oil; the color of the scallions transformed from green to golden brown (back then this would be the edible gold foil); the process of mixing the oil with the noodles; and the smooth taste of noodles seasoned with soy sauce. Everything is…

Vanilla rice pudding

This vegan rice pudding recipe requires only 3 ingredients and is bound to give you an amazing morning. Boil 1 cup rice, 2 cup soy milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar until bubbles are formed. Simmer for 10 minutes. Top with fresh blueberries, mint leaves and honey. Vanilla sugar gives the pudding a tint of…

Spicy ahi avocado poke bowl

Poke bowl originates from Hawaii and has generated great internet sensations. It is similar to raw fish salad or inside out sushi bowl. Ahi is yellow fin tuna in Hawaiian. Ahi is commonly found in Hawaii thus traditional poke bowl often involves marinated tuna. Nowadays, spin offs including the substitution of tuna with salmon or…

Rice pudding with pear

Rice pudding is another rice heaven. It is a nice warm bowl of coziness for autumn and winter. The pudding naturally tastes sweet because of the milk, rice and banana. With the addition of pear, the dish has sweet bursts of refreshing flavor. The softness and coldness of pear makes a good contrast with the…

Gluten free banana pancake + pancake tips

These pancakes are fluffy, flavorful and gluten free. They take 10 minutes and are perfect for brunch. You only need four ingredients (one serving): 1 ripe banana 1 egg 2 tbsp almond flour 2 tsp vanilla sugar Essentially you mix the ingredients and cook them. However, here are some tips to drastically improve the result….

Cinnamon hot chocolate

Cold winter night. It is that time of the year. Yes, I am talking about exams and deadlines haha. It is the busy moments before the great holiday season. What better ways to brew some hot chocolate to cozy up and run towards the final line? I like to brew my own hot chocolate because…

Grass green smoothie

The color looks super healthy, the name sounds super healthy. The taste? It tastes great! The sentence “It tastes healthy” somehow have a negative connotation, the underlying expression is “It tastes meh, but it is healthy, so I will eat it.” It does not have to be so. Delicious and healthy can go hand in…

Bubblegum pink smoothie

Making smoothie is similar to mixing colors. The base consists of yogurt (soy or biological full yogurt), and banana. With this beige undertone, I add in fruits and vegetables to fine tune the colors. Usually, there is a maximum of three additional ingredients, otherwise the taste would be clashing. To make the smoothie extra creamy,…

Fried rice with bok choy and minced beef

Fried rice are nutritious and quick to make. It is among the first dishes I have ever made. You can get extremely creative with the ingredients. The base is always with cooked rice and eggs. Of course you can use other grains such as brown rice, black rice etc. Then, I add one type of…

Beef steamed eggs

I have seriously missed the taste of this. Every time I went to my grandparents, they always made this so nicely. It was such a simple and delicious dish that I encountered so often. Beef steamed egg, 肉饼子炖蛋, is usually present at cafeterias in Shanghai. I never knew this is a Shanghainese regional dish until…

Triple almond oatmeal

I love almonds. Their high nutrition values are good for your heart, brain and skin. They are one of the healthiest tree nuts. Basically, high fiber and less unsaturated fat (bad fat). So what do you say about triple almond oatmeal? It is also vegan! Ingredients: 1 tablespoon almond meal 1/2 cup rolled oats 3/2 cup almond…

One pot Asian noodle soup

One of my favorite dishes in autumn is a nice warm bowl/pot of noodle soup. It is comfy, filling and quick to make. You can be really creative with the ingredients, I usually have one meat, at least one vegetable, one carbs and a soup base. Today these things are in my comfy bowl: 1…