My mom came to the U.S in the early 1980s. During this time, there are many Cantonese restaurants whereas most of the chefs came from Hong Kong, which was (colonized by the British before 1997) in downtown Chinatown. As an new immigrant, my mom was delighted to be able to have access to these home-town […]Read more "Cantonese – Style Wonton Soup"
Drizzle over cooked chicken, any meat, wontons, dumplings, noodle soups, and anything that goes well with spicy!! (To me, that’s everything!) Best to prepare a day in advance so the oil can settle into this pretty bright, red hue. Most of the spices can be found in Chinese/Asian grocery stores. If you can’t find some […]Read more "Szechuan Chili Oil"
It is one of those nights when you started out cooking one thing and it became something else different altogether. Anyways, I am glad I experimented with what I had on-hand and it tastes wonderful. Some people may call this a pantry soup because most items are already in the pantry! I will definitely make this […]Read more "Spicy Tomatoey Coconut Soup"
My son just loves cookies, ice cream and candy, but then again who doesn’t? I try to make them healthy and tasty at the same time. Just like banana bread, it’s a good breakfast treat when you wake up one morning and do not want to drag yourself in front of the stove to make […]Read more "Bursting with Cranberries-Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies"
What do you do when you have a bunch of bananas that are too ripe to eat?! The answer is Banana bread! That way you don’t have to throw them out and you have something healthy to feed your little ones! This recipe was inspired by my son Aryan and the need to make him a […]Read more "Healthy Banana Bread"
This is probably our version of a rice pudding but the starch here is tapioca. Just like any Hong Kong-nese or Cantonese I love this mango dessert. It would be ideal if you have ripen mangoes sitting around your house every day for the rest of your life. However, that is usually not the case. […]Read more "Mango Coconut Tapioca"
Growing up in Chinatown, I am always excited to try a new drink or food in town. I do not drink alcohol that often but I love my bubble teas, lattes, matcha drinks, Longan drinks, Lychee drinks and any bakery concoctions that I happen to discover in the city. This Lychee mojito was created because I love the flavor […]Read more "Lychee Mojito (non-alcoholic)"