Monthly Archives: December 2013

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Chewy Molasses Cookies

I never paid molasses cookies much attention until my brother volunteered to bake these from scratch for a dinner party. My brother? He, who would rather eat cereal for dinner…

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Shanghai Rice with Greens (上海菜飯)

Every region in China has its own cuisine style and signature dishes. My family always orders Shanghai Rice with Greens whenever we visit a Shanghainese restaurant. The dish is a…

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Steamed Egg (蝦仁蒸蛋)

I fell in love with silky smooth steamed eggs the first time I ate it at a Japanese restaurant. It was always served in a medium size Japanese tea cup…

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Avocado Salad

Ripe and buttery avocados are one of K’s favorite foods. We usually make tons of guacamole as a snack. As delicious and healthy as the guacamole is, it unfortunately encourages…

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Almond Crsip (香脆杏仁餅乾)

These crispy and nutty cookies are the easiest cookies I ever baked. Ever. Just mix all the ingredient together, spread the batter onto a cookie sheet and bake. The cookie…

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Lemon Cookies (檸檬餅乾)

Lemon zest and lemon juice make these cookies a lighter and less sweet fare from most cookies. I wanted them to be very lemon-y so I grated some extra lemon…

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Tea Braised Pork Hock (茶香滷豬腳)

Pork hock is a delicious dish quite similar to trotters but a bit meatier and larger. It’s flavorful, tender yet chewy skin is the star of the dish. The tea…