Braised Tofu in Claypot

Normally I like to have the dinner ready within 15-20 minutes of hubby coming home, but last night I didn’t get a text until he already opened the garage door, so the meal preparation was all kind of chaos! Though this recipe is really simple to make, even with a frizzled cook it still turned…

Kimchee, pork & tofu

Went to the library’s cookbooks section looking for inspiration yesterday, found Ming Tsai’s recipes and decided to put my kimchee to good use, and develop my own simpler dish. The problem is regular kimchee from the market probably doesn’t have enough spices to give the tofu a kick, so I had to add some other…

Thanksgiving Dishes

This post is a little late, but I have been busy with work, holiday set ups and the new kitchen appliances. Anyhoo, here are some of the dishes we served this Thanksgiving, this year we started a new tradition, smaller Thanksgiving get together with my husband’s side of the family, it was very stress free…

Fish Balls & Vegi Soup

Hubby went to San Fransisco this year with a couple of his buds, they had the pleasure of eating some authentic Japanese hot pot. As soon as he came back to Houston, there has been a lot of mentioning of fish balls, and not just any fish balls, theses have stuffing in them. Well we…

Asparagus & imitation lobsters

This was a real simple dish to pull off, I basically modified the sauce for Hong Kong style Gailan and the family ate it all up! For any parents out there who want their children to eat more greens, this is the sauce to try… 1 bunch of asparagus, snap off the end and cut…

Bitter Melon & Pork

So who is a fan of “bitter melon”? As a kid and young adult I hated eating them, but my Mom always said they are good for “cooling down” our bodies. My parents’ organic “farm” is doing so well, 4 beautiful bitter melons were waiting for me the last time I visited. I’ve decided to…

Thai Basil Beef

Cooked every single day this week, I am getting pretty good about estimating what to buy and use up all perishable within 4 weekdays. The sweet basil plant in my organic garden has been growing like crazy, so little girl happily cut a bunch down to help me with flavoring this dish. Definitely a keeper!…

Pepper Pork

This is the other dish I made tonight, got such wonderful praises from hubby and little girl. The sauce is the same as Hong Kong Style Brocolli, a little bit of marination to prep the pork in advance made it even more flavorful. 2 green bell pepper, cut into bite size 1 pound of pork…

Tofu Noodles w/ Asparagus

My Mama gave me a bunch of real skinny asparagus, I thought about baking them with salt, pepper and olive in high heat for 10 minutes, but didn’t think it would go well with the other dish for tonight’s dinner, so instead whipped this up, real simple and tasty, although little girl didn’t particularly enjoy…

Sa Cha (沙茶) Pork

Was chatting with my Mama and discussing new recipe ideas, she brought up this delicious dish we both had at my cousin’s birthday party, and told me how she cooked her version after going home. I’ve added bamboo shoot to mine to make it even more healthy, hubby said it was good but definitely needs…

Japanese Seaweed Salad

I grew up loving all types of seaweed dishes, but Japanese seaweed salad was not introduced to me until the last few years. As many of you might know, they are super pricey and there’s never enough to go around. Last weekend I decided to buy a package of salted seaweed, found a simple salad…

Steamed Tofu with Pork

Last week I received a nice comment from a fellow food blogger (Rice Palette), I’ve decided to try one of the recipes from the site, and oh my! What a wonderful and healthy dish it turned out to be, Kudos to you Rice Palette! 50 g of tofu 150 g of ground pork 2 chopped garlic cloves…