Monthly Archives: November 2013

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Red Bean Soup (紅豆湯小湯圓)

With winter temperatures hovering just below freezing, I crave something warm even when I’m huddling under blankets. Chinese sweet soups are relatively healthy since they are pretty much fat-free and…

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Malaysia – Langkawi

Langkawi is renowned for its beaches, and luckily for us it also meant delicious sea food. We found a little open-air restaurant serving delicious coal-fire sautees and sumptuous stir fries….

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Malaysia – Laksa

One of our favorite dishes all trip was this creamy and spicy laksa. This little restaurant serves more than a dozen different laksas! The thin rice noodles soaks up all…

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Malaysia – Chicken Rice Balls

One of our first stops in Malaysia is a renowned Chicken Rice Balls restaurant. Our first meal in Malaysia was juicy, tender and delicious. The rice balls are a fun…

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Thai Iced Tea

I love Thai Iced Tea and always order it at Thai restaurants. When I found the tea leaves at a Thai grocery store in Chinatown I was overjoyed. It’s super…

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Scallion Pepper Pork Pinwheels (肉末黑椒蔥燒餅)

I love scallions and I love scallion pancakes. These mini pinwheel pancakes have the same delicious layers of fragrant scallions with sesame oil, but take less than half the time…

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Chocolate White Chip Cookies

Ingredients 1.25 sticks Butter, Softened 1/2 cup White Sugar 1/4 cup Brown SUgar 1 Whole Egg (large instead of XL) 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1 cup Flour 1/3 cup Cocoa…

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Potato Skin

Ingredients: Small to Medium Potatos Salami or Pepperoni Mozzarella Parsley

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Taiwanese Pickled Vege (台式泡菜)

Every country has its own favorite pickled vegetable recipe – from the spicy Korean Kimchi to sour crunchy American pickles. The Taiwanese style I grew up with is defined by…

Panna Cotta with blueberry sauce

Panna Cotta (鮮奶酪藍莓醬)

Growing up I bought “milk custard (奶酪)” in little clear plastic cups from the supermarket when I wanted a treat. Sometimes the fancier versions were topped with a little clear…