Tangy Lotus Root Salad

Tangy Lotus Root Salad

If you’re not familiar with it, lotus root has a crisp texture, almost reminiscent of celery but less fibrous. When picking a lotus root, try to to pick one where the ends are in tact, this helps retain moisture and also tends to be less Read More

Tofu Noodle Salad

Tofu Noodle Salad

Ok so maybe there’s a better name for these than tofu noodles but I swear that’s what they are and that’s what I always called them. They look like noodles and they’re made of soy. This tofu noodle salad is inspired by the flavors of Read More

Suan La Fen 酸辣粉 (Hot + Sour Noodles)

Suan La Fen 酸辣粉 (Hot + Sour Noodles)

This is my take on suan la fen, or sour and hot noodles. The dish is from Sichuan and typically made with sweet potato starch noodles, what you my recognize from other dishes like japchae. The spiciness of the dish can be adjusted based on Read More

Pork + Shrimp Shumai

Pork + Shrimp Shumai

A dim sum favorite, this makes ~24 shumai. But honestly, if you’re going to go through the effort, might as well make a double batch and freeze half of it for later! To freeze, place uncooked shumai on a tray in the freezer for ~2-3 Read More

Shrimp Cheung Fun (Rice Rolls)

Shrimp Cheung Fun (Rice Rolls)

After hargow, these are my personal second fave dim sum item. However, making them does take time and they’re gone so quickly :'(( Please read me!! Ok now that I have your attention (I take no offense, I often skim/skip the intro section of recipe Read More

Steamed Black Bean Spare Ribs (Douchi Pai Gu)

Steamed Black Bean Spare Ribs (Douchi Pai Gu)

I was surprised that these were so popular as a dim sum favorite! We always ordered them but they were just.. something there that I ate, rather than something I would go to dim sum in search of. I tried making this a few ways, Read More