Homemade Soy Milk 豆漿

While soy milk is often seen as a daily alternative in the States, soy milk has been a beverage in China and other parts of Asian for hundreds and thousands of years. Traditionally, soy milk is served hot for breakfast and it’s often paired with Chinese style donuts, toast, or steamed buns. Soy milk is not only delicious but it’s also high in protein, low in fat, and packed with nutrition ....more

Zongzi | Chinese Sticky Rice Dumpling 粽子

From the kickoff of the World Cup in Brazil, to Wimbledon Championships, to NBA and Stanley Cup final, this June is one of the most exciting month for the sports fans around the world. Ah, let’s also not forget the annual Dragon Boat Festival aka Duanwu Festival (端午節), an annual sporting event and culinary festival that’s widely celebrated in every 5th day of the 5th month off the traditional lunar calendar. The reason I get excited about Dragon Boat Festival is because of zongzi, a popular dish served around this holiday (and available year-round in China and Chinese supermarkets overseas) ....more

Sesame Chicken / General Tso’s Chicken

For readers who live in North America, the dish General Tso’s Chicken (左宗雞) hardly needs any introduction. This American-Chinese dish is often considered as one of tje favorite Chinese dishes in the US. Since its inception in the 70s, General Tso’s chicken has involved into a staple of American dining and even become the synonym for Chinese food! ...more

Easy Sichuan Mapo Tofu / Spicy Tofu

Tofu has been a frequent ingredient on my dinner table this year as I am trying to cut down my meat intake. And let me tell you that turning a block of flavorless tofu into a tasty meal is not always an easy task. As my quest for good tofu recipes goes on, my number one tofu dish is still the classic Sichuan Mapo Tofu...more

Super Soft Asian Milk Bread 牛奶麵包

If you grew up in Asian communities, you probably need no introduction to the popular Asian style milk bread. Commonly known as Hokkaido milk bread or Japanese milk bread, or milk toast, this super soft and fluffy bread has always been my preferred bread. Since this bread does not necessarily require ingredients from Hokkaido, Japan, I like to just call it soft milk bread for the sake of simplicity ....more

Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce 蠔油芥蘭

This simple but tasty Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce dish first appeared on my Chinese New Year Cookbook If you work long hours and have little time to cook a real meal, you’ll love this...more

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I can’t believe that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! And that means it’s time to think about your V-Day plan! In the past few years I have been the event planner for this special day but it all changed this year after I successfully convinced Mrs ....more

Qiuck Sichuan Spicy Hot Pot 快速麻辣火鍋

This is Part III of the Hot Pot Series. Here are the other posts in this series: Part I – Introduction to Chinese Hot Pot Part II – Sichuan Spicy Hot Pot Part III – Clear Soup Hot Pot This is one of the coldest winters I can remember since I moved to New York. As snow and low temperature continues through the weekend and much of next week, I have been combating the cold weather with some sizzling spicy hot pot (aka Chinese fondue)! ...more

Happy Chinese New Year – Sichuan Bacon and Sausage

We are officially in the year of the horse! How’s everyone’s New Year so far? As you might know, the Chinese celebrate their Lunar New Year for 15 days and that means you still have plenty of time to try some of the recipes from my Chinese New Year Cookbook ....more

Chinese New Year Cookbook

The Chinese New Year is less than one week away! According to the Lunar calendar, the new year falls on 1/31/2014 and it’s the Year of the Horse! Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, is the celebration of the beginning of the spring ....more