How far can you go with a bowl of instant ramen?  I went pretty far with it last week.  What normally takes 3 minutes to cook, took me 3 hours instead.  Yes.  I spent 3 hours on preparing this ramen.  The result was great!  It was worth the time! Let me explain why it took so…

This steamed split bun is usually made of pork belly or duck.  It usually takes a long time to braise pork belly before its tender and nice.  It’s delicious but it’s also greasy and heavy.  So I thought what if I create a vegan version of it that’s healthier, easier, and faster to make?  The…

I had this red bean soy milk the first time at a McDonald’s in Hong Kong back in March. Recently I can’t stop thinking about the warmth and coziness of this awesome drink.  With the soy milk maker I stole/borrowed from my in-laws, I did some research and gave it a try.  The result was great!!…

This is not a typical fruit rose tart you saw on Pinterest.  It’s a tart made with an exotic fruit called Cherimoya.  It has a creamy texture and tastes almost like a mushy apple.  That’s why it’s also known as custard apple.  It’s originated in Ecuador, Peru, and many South-East Asian countries.   According to nutrition-and-you.com,…

Instead of dipping shrimps in heavy batter, try this new way of making fried shrimps!  It will be the crunchiest and easiest fried shrimps you will ever try.  Actually there are two ways of doing it.  If you have a spiralizer, use it to make potato threads and wrap them around the shrimps by following the recipe below.  Or you can…

Inspired by a local fusion restaurant, this Asian Bolognese is a magical combo of black bean sauce and tomato paste that is super easy to make and perfect as a weeknight meal.  You can use any noodles of your preference.  In this recipe, I used this frozen udon that only took 1 minute to prepare.  Not…

If you haven’t tried Asian pears before, now is the time!  It’s crispy texture and honey sweet flavor makes it a really good fall salad.  Asian pears are super high in fiber, low in calories and contains a number of micronutrients that help support blood, bone and cardiovascular health.  There are different varieties of asian pears, the ones…

  Look what I found at Treasure Island (not kidding… it’s the name of a grocery store in Chicago.)  It’s lobster mushrooms!  Not only does it look like cooked lobster meat, it tastes almost like lobster too, almost.  The flavor is not as strong as baby bella mushrooms nor the conventional white button mushrooms but it…

  It’s getting cold in Chicago.  I need something to warm myself up and prevent myself from getting a cold (again).  I need carbs and spices!  What’s better than a hearty pot pie in fall?  But this is not your traditional pot pie, it’s a flavorful, heart-warming, spicy pot pie – Lemongrass Curry Pot Pie.…

Football season has started! Looking for some snack ideas to feed a crowd? This Guacamole Wonton won’t disappoint!! It only requires 6 simple ingredients like avocado (duh!), red bell pepper, sweet corn, onions, lime juice, and wonton skin! It’s crispy on the outside and soft and chunky on the inside.  You just simply can’t go wrong with…