Nuo Mi Fan (Chinese sticky rice)

Nuo Mi Fan (Chinese sticky rice)

My mom used to make this a couple of times a year and I would always look forward to it!! Though she’d tell me that I couldn’t eat too much because glutinous rice is harder for the stomach to digest and I’d get a stomach 

Ginger-steamed fish and tofu with soy-scallion sauce

Ginger-steamed fish and tofu with soy-scallion sauce

Say the title of the blog post 10 times fast. jk. My friend Jessie made steamed fish tofu and bok choy, so naturally I had to do the same. I love this because it’s basically the steamed fish with scallion hong shao sauce (sweet soy 

Charred cabbage with peanut sauce

Charred cabbage with peanut sauce

Cabbage and peanut sauce are a duo that’s just meant to be!! I first made this at an Airbnb a few months ago because these were the ingredients I could conjure up together from the pantry, and I loved it! You can either pan sear 

Egg and chive boxes (韭菜盒子)

Egg and chive boxes (韭菜盒子)

Chive boxes (韭菜盒子 Jiu Cai He Zi) are filled with egg, chive, and mung bean vermicelli. They’re another childhood favorite of mine and something that I would always look for on the menu when we went out to eat. Since they’re not always easy to 

Spicy Lap Cheong Pasta

Spicy Lap Cheong Pasta

The pasta gives me slightly puttanesca vibes in the use of pantry staples, aliums, and umami-rich protein, but like.. Chinese. It relies on three Chinese pantry staples: lap cheong, tobandjan, and dried shiitake. Lap cheong aka xiang tsang is a cured, slightly sweet and savory 

Spicy Miso Braised Eggplant

Spicy Miso Braised Eggplant

I used to only like eggplant in baba ghanoush, and over time that came to include other roasted eggplant. Eating in its whole form was something I only started to like a couple of months ago when I started to cook it myself and this