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Sweet Potato Bread

Sweet Potato Bread

Asian bread sold in Chinese/Japanese/Korean bakery typically use the same dough, but made into a wide variety of bread using various creative filling, be it…

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Afghan Spinach Bolani

Afghan Spinach Bolani

The first time I tried an Afghan bolani was at Costco. I know, pretty sad right, but I was hooked nevertheless. Since I love cooking, of course I simply must…

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Spinach Omelette

Spinach Omelette

Telur dadar or Indonesian omelette is a cheap and quick way to whip up a last minute side dish. At its simplest, it is a combination of lightly beaten egg with…

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Barley Pandan

Barley Pandan

When I was young and still living with my Grandma, she loved taking us to little Chinese eateries around town that serve simple food like wonton noodle soup,…

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Butternut Mantou

Butternut Mantou

Mantou (馒头) or Chinese steam buns are usually white, but since I prefer my all purpose flour to be unbleached, I know they are not going to end up white, so I…

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Braised Tofu and Shiitake

Braised Tofu and Shiitake

Braised tofu and shiitake is one of the most traditional Chinese home dish. Each family typically has their own variation, and this time I am making it into a…

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Red Bean Butternut Tang Yuan

Red Bean Butternut Tang Yuan

Celebrate Lantern Festival on the 15th day of Chinese New Year with tang yuan. This butternut version with red bean filling is perfect for festive occasions.

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Brown Butter Butternut Bread

Brown Butter Butternut Bread

Butternut squash is something that I fall in love with instantly the moment I gave it a try. Once cooked, butternut squash resembles pumpkin or kabocha, both…

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Sticky Rice Cake with Red Bean Paste

Sticky Rice Cake with Red Bean Paste

The earliest memory of Chinese snacks that I have is probably this sticky rice cake with red bean paste and egg tart. Both are almost guaranteed to be found in…

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Red Bean Bread

Red Bean Bread

Is there anything more comforting than red bean bread? It is the quintessential Asian bread. Be it Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or just about any other South East…

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Broccoli & Garlic Stir Fry

Broccoli & Garlic Stir Fry

When I was still living in Indonesia and watching Western movies, I always wondered why Western parents seem to have problem getting their children to eat more…

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Vegetarian Dumplings

Vegetarian Dumplings

Chinese dumplings (jiaozi/饺子) is one of my favorite food year round and a must have item for Chinese New Year. There are so many varieties for the filling be it…

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