Roast Pork Belly

Does a huge oven make a difference to everyday home-cooked dishes? – Yes, huge differences.Does a huge oven make things taste and look better? – Yes, by a few notches....more

Colourful Snowskin Mooncakes With Sweet & Savoury Surprises

The mid of the autumn season is arriving soon, in less than two weeks’ time. That is when we will be celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival – on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. That is also when we will be eating mooncakes and drinking tea under the watchful eyes of Chang’e, the goddess of the moon, and her pet rabbit....more

Really Spicy Squid In Black Bean Sauce

Another simple recipe of tender chewy squids, this time using large squids, stir-fried with spicy black bean sauce.Read more from 'Really Spicy Squid In Black Bean Sauce'....more

Grandma's Secret Ingredient for Chinese Beef Noodle Soup? Just a Little Rum

Now that I live off-campus, I've realized how much I crave home cooking. I didn't miss it while living off of dining hall food, but that's probably because they distracted me with differently disguised fat.While I'm trying to eat a balanced, temporarily omnivorous diet (earlier this week I realized that I haven't been eating enough protein), I try to find recipes that are more protein-based rather than carb-based. The good thing about this recipe is that it can be tweaked to reflect either! ...more
This looks delicious! I can't wait to give it a try.more

Roasted Chinese Chicken

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I speak Chinese, and that's not amazing

Dear fellow non-Asian Americans, ...more

Priscilla Chan is Mark Zuckerberg’s College Sweetheart, Not Asian Fetish

Usually, when a couple gets married, they are showered with gifts and well-wishes. Not that Mark Zuckerberg is known to do anything the conventional way....more
I've seen Priscilla on an interview and she comes off as very genuine and kind. Perhaps ...more

One Year After the Tiger Mother: The Way We Talk About Parenting Will Never Be the Same

Exit the Year of the Tiger. Actually, 2011 was officially the Year of the Rabbit… but you wouldn’t know it from the talk about Tiger Moms and Butterfly Moms and Wolf Dads, and the multitudes of cross-bred animal analogies that were spawned from Amy Chua’s book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, which was released right before the last Chinese New Year. Many Asian Americans would prefer that whole catch phrase would just go away, but the parenting landscape will never be the same. And you know what?...more
I thought Amy Chua's book was very entertaining - my son (14) also read it and was laughing out ...more

What Do Our Wrinkles Truly Reveal About Us?

Every time I look in the mirror, it seems another line has developed around or between my eyes. Is it lack of sleep, the stress of work and three kids, or could it possibly be the roadmap to my inner self?  If you ask anyone in North America, they’d tell you those wrinkles are simply a sign of age, and in the next breath, they’d refer you to their plastic surgeon.  But according to ancient Chinese medicine, those lines on your face may tell a deeper story about who you are, and may even provide a roadmap to the inner you....more