Messy Egg Rolls

These days, before I take a nap or before I go to bed, I tend to think about what I would be cooking for the next meal(s). So yesterday, before I had my afternoon nap (such a luxury to have when you are on summer break), I thought about what to make for lunch today…

BBQ Pork Belly Ribs

My mom would always cook meat with soy sauce and sugar. In Chinese, we call it “红烧”. I wanted to try something different this time. So I decided to use the Kraft original BBQ sauce to braise the pork belly ribs. It turned out better than I expected. At first, I was afraid the ribs…

Baked TonKatsu

Last week, I went out with my friend to Crazy Don near Sheppard and Yonge. My friend tried the curry chicken TonKatsu, and I tried the fish TonKatsu. Both were pretty good and so I wanted to make it myself at home. I looked at several recipes online and on youtube. The steps to make…

Summerlicious Lettuce Wrap

A couple weeks ago, I went to this restaurant in my neighbourhood, called ‘Lee Chen Asian Bistro’, and ordered a serving of shrimp lettuce wrap. I really enjoyed the dish and decided to create my own lettuce wrap. Instead of using shrimp, I am using minced lean pork meat. Lettuce wrap dishes are really good…

Pork Bone Soup via Rice-cooker

Whether it’s summer or winter, I have always enjoyed a good bowl of soup. My mom spends hours and hours making her soup with multiple spices and ingredients. I wanted to create a simplified version of her pork bone soup using the rice-cooker. The taste turned out quite delicious. The rice-cooker works very well for…

Fish Soup for the Mind

Fish has always been one of my favorite things to eat. Since I was very little, my mom has always told me that eating fish is especially good for the brain. I used to always ask my mom to cook me fish when I had an important exam to study for. And now, I try…

Caramelized Chicken Quesadilla (Canada’s Day Special)

Although Mexican cuisine isn’t Canadian, but I have come to love a number of Mexican dishes. They are simple to make and very heartwarming. Of course, being Chinese, I paired Quesadilla with a Chinese cold appetizer, one my favorites, cucumber salad. Ingredients: ~286g skinless chicken breast (diced to cubes) 4-5 tablespoon Kraft Original BBQ sauce…

Valentine Dinner

This is a simple dish that is deliciously cute, and perfectly suited for your Valentine. I stumbled upon this dish when I was googling for cute Japanese breakfast dishes. I used the basics of their design but changed up the ingredients. I hope you will have fun making this as much as I did. Ingredients: …

Quick Snack for the Hungry Mind

Nachos with Steak and Cheese During those late-night studying periods for my dental school, I often resorted to unhealthy food, including ice-cream (kit-kat, haagen Daz), chips and chocolate. Food that are not good for your teeth but good for formulating those carious lesions. I know it’s hard to stay away from snack especially when we…

Braised Pork Belly (外婆红烧肉)

Since my parents have been away for most of the time this year, I have started to cook for myself, following my mom’s receipes and receipes I have found online. With every dish, I like to pair it off with a vegetable dish. This receipe of braised pork belly is based off of “Woks of…