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…

Mapo Tofu (麻婆豆腐)

When I was off recovering after my chemo treatment, I had all afternoon to prepare dinner. Now that I’ve started to work at the office a couple days a week, I need to get back to preparing meals ahead of time and whipping up something quick for weekdays. Mapo tofu, a spicy minced pork and…

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…

Apple Crumble Baked in Apple Cups

Although I love apple pies, I usually don’t make them at home because I am too lazy to make pie crust. So when I crave for apple pie, I make apple crumble instead. With a crunchy topping and cinnamon-y apples, I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t love this dessert. Well, except my Mr. Chau….

Pork Belly with Soy Sauce & Honey Glaze

I had some extra pork belly from making Pork Belly with Chili Garlic Sauce, so I decided to make pan fried pork belly with a soy sauce and honey glaze. It turned out delicious and goes very well with rice! If you like to eat rice with sauce on top like I do, I’d recommend…

Hainanese Chicken Rice (海南雞飯)

I’ve been craving for Hainanese Chicken Rice (海南雞飯) for the longest time when I was undergoing chemo, but we never got a chance to go eat it. So I got the idea of making it myself after studying several recipes. There seem to be two ways of cooking the chicken, steaming or poaching. I opted…