Recipe: Gyudon (Japanese Beef Bowl)

Gyudon is a delicious and quick meal of thinly sliced beef that’s simmered in a slightly sweet and savory sauce served over steamed white rice. There are so many different styles and variations, but the basics of it remains the same. This recipe is mostly traditional, but has just a few tweaks that I’ve added…

Recipe: Bean Sprout Salad

Hands down, this salad is one of my favorite foods that my mom made. When I was younger, I used to sneak to the fridge and eat more of this after dinner because it was that good and I was that addicted to the deliciousness of it. It’s really simple ingredients and doesn’t take much…

Recipe: Mommy Mei’s Mapo Tofu

Growing up, my mom (Mei) would cook mapo tofu for dinner and it was one of my absolute favorite dishes that she made. I know some people hate tofu and can’t stand the taste or texture of it, but I love it. Maybe it’s because I grew up eating it and it was something familiar…

Recipe: Filled Lettuce Cups

We all have those days where it seems like cooking anything is too much trouble. These filled lettuce cups saves the day because they’re really quick to throw together, easily adapted to better suit your tastes, they can feed a lot of people with a few ingredients, and because I said so. It’s also a…

Recipe: Chinese Smashed Cucumber Salad

I posted a picture on Facebook of my favorite, most addictive snack…My version of a Chinese smashed cucumber salad. It’s perfect for summertime snacking! Since then, people have been asking me what it is and how to make it. Since there’s a process on how to prepare the cucumbers, I thought I would do a…