Mini Persimmon Galettes with Cream Cheese Spread

Mini Persimmon Galettes with Cream Cheese Spread

I generally dislike baking *but* the two pastry-like things I do like to bake are scones and galettes because they’re both pretty forgiving. I also think that galettes > pies. Disclaimer: I am definitely not a baker but these are some persimmon galettes I brought Read More

Braised tofu with five-spice powder

Braised tofu with five-spice powder

This tofu is coated in a flavorful, glossy sauce made of Chinese five-spice powder, white pepper powder, and soy sauces. Like the name suggests, five-spice powder is made of a blend of five spices (duh): star anise, fennel seeds, cinnamon, sichuan peppercorn, and cloves. I Read More

Creamy Kimchi Rice Cake Bake

Creamy Kimchi Rice Cake Bake

I saw these ‘macaroni’-shaped tubular rice cakes at the store a few months ago and have been meaning to make something fun with them for a while and wowowow is this it. As much as I love a good mac and cheese at Thanksigiving… this Read More

Sambal-Ketchup Shrimp with Basil

Sambal-Ketchup Shrimp with Basil

This one is currently on my weeknight dinner rotation. You get a little sweetness from the honey, some tanginess from the ketchup, just a bit of a kick from the sambal oelek, and finish it off with sweet basil for that herby freshness. Every once Read More

Cu Chow Mein (Shanghainese Thick Fried Noodles)

Cu Chow Mein (Shanghainese Thick Fried Noodles)

This simple chow mein (fried noodle) is super easy to whip up for a weeknight meal, especially when you’re using frozen udon — something I always have stocked in my freezer. Shanghainese chow mein typically has a darker color thanks to the dark soy sauce, Read More

Penang Beef + Pumpkin Curry (slow cooker)

Penang Beef + Pumpkin Curry (slow cooker)

I can not get over how good this curry is! I generally love the pairing of beef and pumpkin (kabocha squash), and this one was no exception. To amp up the canned curry paste, I added fresh aromatics such as galangal, lemongrass, and makrut lime Read More