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I know it’s been awhile since I’ve done a cooking video, so when I realized I still had a package of pickled mustard greens in the refrigerator, I decided to whip up one of my favorite Northern Chinese-style dishes and filmed it for you all!

You’ll see this pork with pickled mustard greens noodle […]

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In the last few months when dining at modern Asian restaurants, I noticed a dish popping up often on the menu as an entree option. That dish is rice congee, also known as jook in Chinese.

So it’s not unusual to see jook on the menu of a Chinese restaurant, but for dinner? It’s traditionally […]

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Everybody’s writing about sweets and chocolates lately. Wonder why? Hmm, for me, while I do like making chocolates, I was thinking lemon instead.

Meyer lemons, more specifically, because this is the season for citrus, and Meyer lemon is the king of lemons for its beautiful color and slightly sweeter juice. I decided to try a […]

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It’s been awhile, but I finally got off my butt and put together a new video for my subscribers on my YouTube channel. It’ll be interesting to see what you all think when you see that I cook (again) with Spam!

This time I make a fried rice dish with Spam but add […]

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I’ve been a tea lover for years, and in the last couple of years I’ve been obsessed with milk tea such as Hong Kong milk tea and Thai iced tea. So when I received an invite for a special event involving milk and tea, I was so there.

The event last Wednesday was sponsored by the […]

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When I visited my Mom last month in Honolulu, I planned to shoot a cooking video that I had wanted to do for years. I asked my Mom to show me how to make joong.

Joong is one of those Chinese delicacies that is often made at home, and rarely bought from the stores (although […]

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One of the best things about San Francisco is the Saturday Ferry Plaza farmers market, and coinciding with that is the free CUESA cooking demonstrations at the educational kitchen.

Some of the city’s best chefs and cookbook authors host the station for an hour and guide the audience through their seasonal recipes using ingredients […]

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With Chinese (or Lunar) New Year just around the corner (it’s Sunday, Year of the Snake), I thought I should do a demo of a Chinese dish. While this particular dish isn’t traditionally served during the new year celebration, it’s still one of my favorite things to eat.

Lo mai gai, which literally translates […]

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No Recipe Required for Cooking Lamb

On September 30, 2012 By

I’ve been feeling guilty about neglecting my YouTube channel, especially since strangers have been nice enough to subscribe. Trying to think of a recipe, I decided why bother with a recipe?

Sometimes the best dinners are the ones where you don’t need a fancy recipe. You can cook a real restaurant-quality dinner without […]

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You know how kids don’t like vegetables growing up, so they mostly eat meat or starch? It’s no wonder that my Mom always fed us a simple, common Chinese dish called ju yook bang, which literally means “pork meat cake.”

I think of it like a pork hash, because it’s basically ground pork mixed […]

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Most recipes are about the ingredients, and for me, the simpler the better.

But some recipes are about the technique. And that’s certainly true for my Mom’s stuffed tofu dish, which she calls “yurn daufu” in Cantonese. It’s basically firm tofu that’s cut into triangles and then stuffed with a bit of Asian fish […]

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