Tofu skin is a great alternative to the same old tofu. It’s got a firm but soft texture unlike the spongy tofu. It’s sweeter, more flavorful, and concentrated. Serve with a little soy sauce and it becomes a easy and tasty side dish. Making tofu […]
Soy milk making is as easy as soy bean and water. Some soaking, a bit of boiling and the result is sweet, thick and flavorful. The best part is that it’s cheap to make and you get to pick your own beans and it’ll have […]
Cabbage stir-fry with bacon is a popular kid-friendly veggie dish in Taiwan. But since I’ve still got about 3lbs of leftover ham in the fridge from Christmas, I’ve replaced the bacon with ham. It’s fast and easy but full of flavor. Slightly smoky, savory with the crunchiness and sweetness from the cabbage it’s perfect in any lunchbox.
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) […]
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 […]
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 I just couldn’t resist and what better way to prepare it than a simple, basic spinach stir-fry to really show off the taste of these sweet delicious veggies?
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 […]