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…

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…

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…

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…

Shanghainese cold noodle

In a hot summer day, something refreshing is the way to go. Cold noodles are popular around Asia and depending on the country and region, they are prepared differently. Various noodle types, toppings and sauce are assembled together to create the ultimate refreshing meal! In Korea, cold noodles are called Naengmyeon where traditionally, buckwheat noodles are served in…

Bolognese zuchinni noodle

I love pasta for its sauce. I would cut down on the carbs just to add more sauce and cheese. Because CHEESE is amazing! Zucchini noodle is the perfect solution! It has the form of spaghetti and holds as much sauce as you want. These noodles are fairly straightforward to prepare. The idea is that…

Tea leaf eggs

Tea leaf eggs is a direct translation from the Chinese word 茶叶蛋, pronounced as, Cha Ye Dan. They are sold over the street venues and they are absolutely delicious, healthy, and good for gains! The eggs are often steep with black tea leaves, five spices and soy sauce. As they are steep with cracked shell,…

Sesame walnut lava tang yuan

So… The Chinese Lunar New Year celebration has almost come to an end. In case you have missed it, it started on the 8th of February, lasting for a period of 15 days, until 23rd of February. On the last day, the full moon appears again and this day is called Lantern Festival. Traditionally, people…