Ma Po Tofu

This is a second Sichuan receipe I am sharing this week. Just like the green beans receipe, I have attempted a few times to make this dish better. This is also a spicy dish, but gives great flavor to tofu. If you are running low on poultry in the freezer, substitute for this dish. It…

Sichuan Green Beans

Stir-fried green beans has been a favorite dish of mine from my childhood. I have tried many times to recreate the dish from my memory, and this is one of my better receipes. The key to the dish is to constantly stir the green beans in the pan in oil so that it stays crispy….

Asian-inspired PIZZA

A few weeks ago, I saw this receipe for breakfast pizza on foodnetwork.com. It looked amazing, so I decided to recreate the receipe to include asian ingredients. Instead of using flatbread, I use naan as the base. I also topped with braised pork bone meat and asian vegetables (gai lan and king oyster mushroom). The…

Cheesy Salmon

Recently, I bought some spicy cheese mix from Crate Barrel to make tacos. Since there was a lot of left-overs, I decided to use the cheese for a salmon dish. I have tried various ways of making salmon so that it doesn’t taste so “fishy.” I have been gathering ideas from friends and from my…

Beef Pattie Sandwich for Picnic

Hello everyone! I am finally back with more recepies. I am sharing a simple sandwich receipe for those of you who likes to go on hiking trips. Last week, I went to Tobermory for two days. I visite the flowerpot island and snorkeled to see the shipwrecks. It was an amazing experience. Bringing your own…

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…