Instant Pot Hawaiian Kalua Pork

I was introduced to Kiawe Liquid Smoke, a distinct Hawaiian Liquid Smoke that is used in Hawaii to make Kalua pork. I’ve made Kalua pork a dozen times (recipe on my blog) but never used this specific liquid smoke so I got some and took my Kalua Pork to the next level! I also used... 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 →

Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Sizzling Crepes)

Banh Xeo, Vietnamese Sizzling crepes, is super addicting and great to eat at any time because of the insane amount of fresh and crisp veggies that accompanies the whole banh xeo eating experience.  I normally make salad wraps with my banh xeo and dip it in prepared fish sauce, but recently saw lots of people... Continue Reading →

Korean Spicy Pork (Jeyuk Bokkeum)

On restaurant menus, I've seen Korean Spicy Pork identified with various names like Jeyuk Bokkeum, Dweji Bulgogi, and even just Spicy Pork Bulgogi.  I would love to know the actual name of the dish if anybody knows! Whatever the name of this amazing dish is, Korean spicy pork is probably my favorite Korean dish of... Continue Reading →

Taqueria Style Al Pastor

  I love going to taquerias and birthday parties where the taquero cooks al pastor directly on a flat top iron grill and serves up a hot plate full of beautiful al pastor tacos fresh, delicious, and made to order.   Sometimes when the al pastor cravings creep up on me, and I want to cook... Continue Reading →

Tacos Al Pastor

Tacos Al Pastor is one of my FAVORITE tacos in the whole world to eat.  I determine the greatness of a taqueria based on the taste of the Al Pastor alone.   If the Al Pastor at a taqueria is no bueno, I probably would not come back, even if the other protein options are delicious. #AlPastorSnob... Continue Reading →

Grilled Lemongrass Pork Skewers

Over the past few years, these aromatic and delicious BBQ pork skewers have been a smashing hit at all family birthday parties and holiday events.  It is the perfect protein option for fresh vermicelli bowls, banh mi sandwiches, or eaten straight off the skewer.  It is also, in my opinion, best topped with roasted crushed... Continue Reading →

No Limit Baby Back Ribs

When I smoked ribs for the first time, I used a Weber Kettle accessory called the Smokenator to convert my Weber Kettle into a smoker to smoke my Baby Back Ribs.  For the past few years, I've been happily using Selena, my Weber Smokey Mountain, to smoke my ribs and meats.  I still believe it's... 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 →

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