Cantonese Style Beef with Black Pepper Sauce 黑椒炒牛肉

Beef In Black Pepper Sauce + Giveaway (CLOSED)

Despite lingering summer heat in the past week, I can smell the cool, crisp, and dry air of fall approaching. That means when it’s chilly out, I get to spend more time in my...

Kabukicho 2

Travel Through Tokyo On Modest Budget – Part 1

For a very long time, I have been wanting to start a travel / dining section on Yi Reservation where I can share some of my travel tips and dining experience. In celebrating our...

Snow Skin Mooncake Recipe 冰皮月餅

Snow Skin Mooncake 冰皮月餅

If you have been following this blog, you probably remember my last minute mooncake recipe from last year. Since I owe everyone a bunch of recipes, I’ve decided to be more proactive this time...

{Recipe} Egg Custard Filling 奶黃

Egg Custard Filling 奶黃

Egg custard is a popular filing known for its bright yellow color and creamy and smooth texture. It’s used in many Chinese style pastries and dim sum dishes such as baked custard bun and...


Shumai | Siu Mai 燒賣

I know it seems an eternity since I shared a recipe on this site and I do apologize for the lack of activity and I thank you for your patience. I hate to pull...


Reflection on My Ramen Pop-up

It just seems like yesterday when I wrote about my involvement in a noodle pop-up called Ra(Mein) back in April. Then here I am, four months later, writing a quick reflection of my pop-up...

Ra(Mein) - Ramen popup coming to LIC Flea

Introducing Ra(Mein)

I’ve been busy lately but I know you all want to know what’s going on at Yi Reservation so I am checking in to make a short but reallly exciting announcement.

steamed piggy buns recipe

Steamed Piggy Buns

Believe or not, these soft and almost too-adorable-to-eat steamed piggy buns are one of the hottest Dim Sum items served up in restaurants here in New York City. On a recent visit to Golden...

Stir-fried Garlic Pea Shoots Recipe

{Recipe} Stir-Fried Snow Pea Tips 炒豆苗

Happy Chinese New Year of the Monkey! I hope all of you got to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2016 in some way and if you got to cook something off the Chinese New...

Free Chinese New Year Cookbook

Chinese New Year Recipes | Free Cookbook

Let’s get to the point. If you are looking for Chinese Cookbook specially for Chinese New Year, you are in the right place. Chinese New Year, a.k.a. Luna New Year or Spring Festival, is...