Eat, Cook, Travel, Shoot!

Chew Experiments

Glutinous Rice Ball from Scratch (Tang Yuan) | 自製糯米漿湯圓

Glutinous Rice Ball from Scratch (Tang Yuan) | 自製糯米漿湯圓

Glutinous rice ball, also known as 湯圓 (tang1yuan2), is a delicious soft mochi type of dessert (or savory meal) originated in China. This recipe takes you back to the basics, starting from scratch with the most basic ingredient- glutinous rice, also called sticky rice. 湯圓(Tangyuan) […]

Crunchy Potato Stir-fry with Vinegar | 醋溜土豆絲

Crunchy Potato Stir-fry with Vinegar | 醋溜土豆絲

Potato stir-fry with vinegar is a very special dish- the crunchy potato strips combined with the sour, almost overpowering vinegar packed with a little heat and topped with freshly grounded Szechuan pepper to give it a little extra kick. It’s a delicious side dish that […]

Taiwanese Dumpling Soup | 紅燒湯餃

Taiwanese Dumpling Soup | 紅燒湯餃

The combination of some hearty dumplings stuffed with cabbage and pork, or any other flavor of your choice floating in a bowl of hot, flavorful soup. It is sensational. If beef noodle soup tastes like heaven, this dumpling soup really brings it home.

Bacon Cheese Roll | 培根起司捲

Bacon Cheese Roll | 培根起司捲

This savory bacon cheese roll is adapted from a cinnamon roll recipe. (Cinnamon roll recipe included at the bottom) It’s flavorful, gooey, cheesy and filling but you won’t be able to stop at just one. There’s also a secret ingredient of making the rolls gooey that […]

Spinach Stir-fry with Garlic | 蒜炒菠菜

Spinach Stir-fry with Garlic | 蒜炒菠菜

Garlic stir-fried veggie is the basic of the basic in Taiwanese/Chinese cooking. Sweet, tender spinach with pungent, flavorful garlic that fills the air with aroma in under ten minutes. In the season that lacks green veggies at the farmers market, there was some gorgeous spinach […]

Tomato Beef Gravy over Rice | 番茄牛肉燴飯

Tomato Beef Gravy over Rice | 番茄牛肉燴飯

Soft and tender beef with the sweetness of cabbage and tomatoes with a smooth, flavorful and slightly gooey gravy served over rice. Tomato beef gravy over rice is easy to make especially if you have a pot of braised beef already made up, it will […]

Simple Kohlrabi Tossed Salad | 涼拌大頭菜

Simple Kohlrabi Tossed Salad | 涼拌大頭菜

Sweet, spicy, sour, crunchy and the air is filled with the scent of sesame oil and garlic. This dish is sure to freshen up any heavy meal. Kohlrabi is one of those rare and delicious veggie that’s found at Rochester Downtown Farmers Market during the […]

Taiwanese Turkey and Rice | 嘉義火雞肉飯

Taiwanese Turkey and Rice | 嘉義火雞肉飯

Leftover turkey from thanksgiving? I’ve got your back! This is something completely different from your regular turkey meal and it’s simple to make but never lack of flavor. Asian street food style turkey and rice will help you eat up all that turkey because it’s […]