Osaka Food and Tour on Modest Budget – Part 1

In summer 2016, Mrs. Yi Reservation and I visited Japan for 9 days where we spent time in Tokyo and Osaka/Kyoto/Nara (aka Kansai region). (I know this is a super-duper-late post nonetheless we wanted...

asy Chinese tea eggs Easy Chinese Tea Eggs 茶葉蛋 recipe

Easy Chinese Tea Eggs 茶葉蛋

For those of you who travel a lot, you know that street food is more than just a quick and delicious way to fill up your tummy but a unique way to learn a new culture...

How to Make hot chili oil 辣椒油)

How to Make Hot Chili Oil 辣椒油

Updated on 2/27/2017. Originally published on 2/24/2011 Chinese hot oil aka spicy chili oil or 辣椒油/红油 in Chinese is a chili infused oil and a fundamental condiment used in many Chinese dishes. And for...

How to Make Steamed Rice without Rice Cooker stove top

How to Make Steamed Rice without Rice Cooker 米飯

Basic cooking: steamed rice with no rice cooker (stove-top method) Let me start this post by telling you something embarrassing. A few weeks ago, I had a friend over to help me put together...

black sesame tang yuan recipe

Black Sesame Glutinous Rice Ball (Tang Yuan) 黑芝麻湯圓

Updated on 2/10/2017. Originally published on 2/17/2011 Chinese Glutinous Rice Balls, also known as sticky rice balls or TangYuan 湯圓 or YuanXiao 元宵 in Chinese, are these Chinese style soft and chewy boiled rice balls stuffed with...

how to make matcha molten lava cake for valentine's day

{Recipe} Easy Matcha Lava Cake (Molten Cake) 綠茶心太軟

This elegant and decadent Matcha Lava Cake (molten cake) is perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s Day! While CNY is still going strong (in China anyway) and am still suffering from all the food comma,...

Cantonese style steamed crab over glutinous rice (sticky rice)

Steamed Crab over Glutinous Rice 籠仔蒸蟹飯

This traditional Cantonese style Steamed Crab over Glutinous (Sticky) Rice 籠仔蒸蟹飯 is a seafood lover’s paradise We are officially in the home stretch now before the Luna New Year Starts on this Sat, January...

easy daikon radish (turnip) cake

{Recipe} Easy Daikon Radish Cake 蘿蔔糕

This pescatarian daikon radish cake (aka turnip cake) is a healthy take on the classic radish cake. Hello everyone, hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a great start of 2017. The holiday...

hwo to make hot and sour soup recipe

Easy Hot and Sour Soup 酸辣湯

2016 is almost coming to the end. It’s getting colder and colder here in New York City and my hibernation mode is slowly kicking in. All this really translates to: between now and the...

(recipe) how to make soft asian milk bread (hokkaido milk bread)

Soft Asian Milk Bread Hand Knead Method 牛奶麵包

Years ago I posted an Asian Soft Milk Bread (aka Hokkaido Milk Bread) recipe where I introduced TangZhong (aka water roux), a slush made from liquid and flour, to make the bread incredibly light and flavorful. That original recipe went...