XO Fried Rice

I alway love checking out new ingredients to use in my cooking. I was super excited to use XO sauce and made umami packed chicken fried rice with it. The XO fried rice is loaded with chicken, Chinese sausage, asparagus, and mixed veggies. Fried rice is always a great way to get the girls to... Continue Reading →

Sweet and Sour Pork

East Lake Chinese Restaurant is my favorite Chinese restaurant in San Jose serving up the best Cantonese-style dishes. I’ve been wanting to recreate some of my favorite dishes from there and recently the girls picked Sweet and Sour Pork because they love the dish.Sweet and Sour Pork was pretty eazy to make and even though... Continue Reading →

Chinese BBQ Pork (Xa Xiu / Char Siu)

California weather has been perfect this week.  We've been blessed with high 70-degree weather and plenty of sunshine..perfect start to the first week of daylight savings time change.  This weather got me super excited for all the planned and/or impromptu BBQ sessions I'll be having in the upcoming months with my family and friends.  There... Continue Reading →

Beef and Broccoli

Weeknights are super busy!  The girls are receiving plenty of homework and projects from school and participating in various extracurricular classes after school.  While I'm at work, even if it's at six in the morning, I am constantly thinking about food and what to cook for the girls for dinner.  I always think to myself..we're... Continue Reading →

Shangri-la Beef

If Yan can Cook…so can YOU!  Martin Yan is one of the first celebrity chef’s I’ve seen on TV and has been a cooking inspiration since I was a kid.  I didn’t have cable growing up, so my brother and I were limited to just local and at times static-y channels on TV.  After we... Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Chow Mein

Last night I hosted hotpot night at my house and had tons of left over noodles and bok choy.  Since the noodles were ready to cook, I went to the grocery store and picked up some tofu, Shitake mushrooms, and vegetables to make a quick Vegetarian Chow Mein.  I was excited about using dried Shitake... Continue Reading →

Honey Walnut Shrimp

Following the new episodes of Luke’s Vietnam on the Cooking Channel, I've been watching Chinese Food Made Easy.  Ching-He Huang, the cook on the show, makes everything look so fresh, super delicious, and so dang easy.  After watching a few episodes of Chinese Food Made Easy, I browsed through the Rasa Malaysia food blog site... Continue Reading →

Tomato Beef Chow Mein

I wanted to make Chow Mein, but noticed all Chow Mein I've eaten at restaurants or at fast food restaurants are prepared with a similar soy sauce/ sesame oil seasoning.  I wanted to twist it up just a bit and do something different.  I thought about it for awhile and for some reason Tomato Beef... Continue Reading →

Lomo Saltado

Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives is one of my favorite shows on the Food Network.  Guy Fieri goes to some cool places around the states and eats bomb-ass food.  This Lomo Saltado dish was inspired by a Triple D episode I saw months ago where Guy goes to Taste of Peru in Chicago.  When the owner... Continue Reading →

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