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Thai-Style Crab Fried Rice

Thai-Style Crab Fried Rice

I had some cooked Dungeness crab meat left over and was brainstorming for creative uses of it.. and then I remembered how much I loved the crab fried rice from Fish Cheeks in New York (along with everything else on their menu). Recipe is all Read More

Garlic Noodles

Garlic Noodles

I missed these garlic noodles when I was on the east coast! They’re inspired by SF-style Vietnamese American garlic noodles that I love eating at restaurants like Perilla and Chubby Noodle. The OG ones are supposedly from Thanh Long, which I’ve yet to try myself! Read More

Tamago Sando (Japanese Egg Salad Sandwich)

Tamago Sando (Japanese Egg Salad Sandwich)

Love these Japanese egg salad sandos! I’ll randomly crave them when I want something homey; they’re sandwiched between two thick, fluffy slices of shokupan (Japanese white bread). I snagged some extra fancy bread that was imported from Japan that I bought from Nijiya Market. Referenced Read More

Hong Shao Rou (Shanghainese Braised Pork Belly)

Hong Shao Rou (Shanghainese Braised Pork Belly)

This dish is deeply personal. It’s something my mom would make for us. Comfort food. But more importantly, it’s something that her grandma made for my mom. I never knew my grandparents, so it’s only through food that I feel a close connection with them. Read More

Furikake Rice Cakes

Furikake Rice Cakes

These are so fun to eat as a midday snack! Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, a little sweet from the mirin, and tons of umami. Serves 2 as a main or 3-4 as a fun appetizer/side. Ingredients: 1 tbsp neutral cooking oil Read More

Pork Chop Rice (Pai Gu Fan)

Pork Chop Rice (Pai Gu Fan)

Growing up, the other kids my age on the street were Taiwanese. After school, their moms would bring us bian dangs (lunch/bento boxes) that they’d pick up from neighborhood Taiwanese cafes. Pai Gu Fan was always one of them. Thinking about those boxes makes me Read More