An Easy Side Dish – Guylan (Recipe)

There are a lot of different vegetables out there. Some I have probably never even heard of and then there are others that all look the same. Leafy greens are supposed to contain lots of nutrients, so here’s an easy recipe for a green vegetable that you may not be familiar with – guylan which…

Asian Fish Markets and Trying Sea Urchin

You know what I find fascinating? Other than finding food and learning about different cultures, it’s where my readers are from. It’s especially intriguing when I discover someone reading my blog from a place I’ve never even heard of. It only makes me want to discover more about that country (and, of course, the food)….

Wedding Traditions

I have been pretty calm the past several months, but this past week panic mode set in as I realized I only had a few more days left. I will be in travel mode, but I’m also going away to get married. There was lots to prepare, but I finally made it after months of…

XO Sauce Cheong Fun (Recipe)

It sounds strange, but XO sauce is actually the name of a sauce that some claim to have originated in Hong Kong. The name seems to denote hugs and kisses at first, but the in Chinese culture the symbols represent chicness or high prestige. Don’t worry though, it’s an affordable sauce that can be found…

Yali Pears with Tendrilleaf Fritillary Bulbs (Recipe)

Walking into a traditional Chinese herbal store can be intimidating. There are so many foreign herbs that are beneficial to use, but they don’t always come with instructions. One such herb is called the Tendrilleaf Fritillary Bulb or what I refer to as “Chuan Pei”. These little bulbs can be found in some medications, but…

Pomelo Peel Stew

You know how I’m a strong proponent for not wasting anything when it comes to food? Usually I am referring to offal, but how about the skins of a fruit? Some use the zest of citrus fruits for baking and cooking or even turning them into dried goods or candies, but have you ever consumed…

Thai Shrimp (Recipe)

Are you looking for an easy dish with a bang to use those bouncy, juicy, and succulent shrimp? Try this easy Thai shrimp recipe. Ingredients: Cooking oil About a dozen shrimp 1 tbsp shrimp paste with soya bean oil paste Bit of salt A splash of Shaohsing rice cooking wine Scallions, sliced Instructions: Clean and…

What’s For Dinner? – A Chinese New Year Eve Meal

Chinese New Year was on Friday February 16th this year. It just happens to coincide with Family Day weekend, which means many of us get to enjoy an extra long weekend off and who doesn’t appreciate that? This year, we had a small intimate family gathering and were blessed enough to have a table bursting…

Chinese New Year – Year of the Dog

It’s scary how time flies. Tonight will be Lunar New Year Eve (also known as Chinese New Year) and we will be bringing in the Year of the Dog. Just like any celebration, that means some good eats are in store! In previous years, I’ve shared what we ate on New Years Eve, what was…

Rendang – A Fiery Indonesian Meal

Sometimes, you just need a meal that you know is going to blow your taste buds away. Rendang is just one of those types of dishes and it’s a classic Indonesian dish. This delicious, but fiery coconut milk based-stew can be prepared with different types of meat, like beef, lamb or chicken. Beef is probably…