Sweet Soy Glazed Basa Fillet

I’ve been trying to get more fish into our diet and fell in love with this recipe for Basa fillets. The sweet soy glaze is a bit similar to the unagi sauce, so I’ve been referring to this dish as the poor man’s version of grilled Unagi  (Unagi Kabayaki).

Baked Lotus Root Chips

During our first visit to Kyushu, Japan, we tried Karashi Renkon, a mustard filled lotus root, which is a speciality of Kumamoto. We also tried lotus root chips which I really liked and regretted that we didn’t buy more to bring home. So during the Chinese New Year weekend, I decided to make lotus root…

Roasted Buttermilk Chicken Thighs

When I first saw the recipe for buttermilk roasted chicken on Smitten Kitchen, I wanted to try it out immediately because it looked so simple AND that you can marinate the chicken ahead of time, making this a fantastic recipe for meal prep. The chicken marinated in buttermilk was so juicy and while there are…

Mini Buttermilk Pancakes with Strawberries & Nutella

When I was brainstorming on what to make for a group of 20+ co-workers during our “12 Days of Baking/Cooking” event, I decided that mini pancakes would be the perfect dish. Most of us start early so a breakfast item is always nice, plus these mini pancakes on a stick are pretty easy to eat…

Chicken & Mango Curry

Prior to this curry recipe, the only curry I’d make is the Japanese curry from a box. Yes, A BOX! Glico’s curry are so convenient and yummy! However, I wanted to learn try making curry from scratch and started off with this easy Thai Yellow Coconut Curry with Mango recipe from Minimalist Baker. Since Mr….

Pork & Cabbage Gyoza (Dumplings)

When I was little I’d help wrap dumplings with my mom and grandma. My mother tells me I am a dumpling monster because I’d be able to eat 30 boiled dumplings at once. That sounds like a lot considering I can only eat about 10 for a meal now. I’m sure it was because I was…