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…

Warm Potato Salad with Mustard Dressing

When I’m too lazy to go out and pick up grocery or food, I’d raid my kitchen to see what’s I can pull together for a simple meal. One time I only had some nugget potatoes, a few grape tomatoes and one egg. So I decided to turn them into a warm potato salad topped…

Buttermilk Pancakes with Cinnamon Apples & Crispy Oats

My basic pancake recipe is usually my go-to for a quick breakfast but when I want even fluffier pancakes or when I have leftover buttermilk, I’ll make buttermilk pancakes. These buttermilk pancakes are really fluffy and I’ve used them for both savory (pulled pork pancakes) and sweet (like in this recipe) pancake dishes. This recipe…

Fennel & Cabbage Slaw

I don’t really like licorice flavored candies but I don’t mind the taste of fennel. And fennel salad is one of the few salads that Mr. Chau really likes to eat, so I wanted to learn how to make it at home. Here is my simple fennel and cabbage slaw recipe which is great as…