char siu bao/roast pork bun

Cha Siu Bao – Steamed BBQ Pork Bun 叉燒包

This is Part III of the Steamed Bun Series. Here are the other posts in this series: Part I: Mantou (Chinese Steamed Bun) 饅頭 Part II: Chinese Steamed Pork Meat Bun 包子 Part IV:...

Fish in Spicy Chili Oil 水煮魚

Fish in Spicy Chili Oil 水煮魚

Here is an inspiration for your next April Fool’s joke. Go to your favorite local Sichuan restaurant with your non-spicy food eating friends. And order the

Quick and Easy Egg Drop Soup Recipe

{Recipe} Egg Drop Soup 蛋花湯

When the temperature finally drops below 50 F (10 C) here in NYC, I know that 1) winter is probably around the corner 2) it’s about the time to cook some soups. And who...

dumpling festival nyc 2015

Dumpling Festival NYC 2015

Update: also check out my coverage on NYC Dumpling Festival 2016 The move is finally D.O.N.E! And Yi Reservation officially has a new home! It was a pretty stressful moving week but at the end...

Ginger and Scallion Fish Dumpling Recipe

{Recipe} Ginger and Scallion Fish Dumpling + Dumpling Festival

Question: what do you do when you have a pescatarian spouse who loves dumplings? Answer: I make some killer vegetarian dumplings. Question: what if your picky pescatarian spouse is no longer satisfied with the...

{Recipe} Mooncake with Salted Egg Yolk and Lotus Seed Paste

{Recipe + Mooncake Tasting} Mooncake with Salted Egg Yolk and Lotus Seed Paste 單黃蓮蓉月餅

Update: also check out the easier no-bake Snowskin Mooncake Akin to the Thanksgiving Day in the US/Canada, Mid-Autumn Festival, aka Chinese Moon Festival, is an important Chinese holiday where family and friends get together...

{Review & Worldwide Giveaway} Chinese Feasts & Festivals: A Cookbook

{Review & Worldwide Giveaway} Chinese Feasts & Festivals: A Cookbook (CLOSED)

Hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend (that is, the U.S. Labor Day which falls on the first Monday of every Sept). I definitely enjoyed spending my day off here in NYC relaxing...

Hong Kong Pineapple Buns Recipe 港式菠蘿包

Hong Kong Style Pineapple Bun Recipe 港式菠蘿包

Pineapple Bun 菠蘿包, known as bor lor bao in Cantonese, or bo luo bao in Mandarin, is a very popular Cantonese/Hong Kong style pastry served as a dim sum snack, breakfast bun, or dessert...

cast iron dutch oven giveaway ($99 value)

{Giveaway Closed} 5.5-Qt Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven ($99 Value)

As I announcement previously, in celebrating my new blog design and as a token of appreciation for your continuous support, I am giving away a brand new 5.5-qt enamel cast iron Dutch oven.

new site design

New Site Design + Upcoming Giveaway

Dear Readers! As you all know that I had been working with a web designer on redesigning my blog for the past few weeks. I am very excited to announce that the wait is...