Nan Gua Bing, Chinese pan-fried pumpkin cake

Nan Gua Bing, Chinese pan-fried pumpkin cake

Nan Gua Bing, chinese pan-fried pumpkin cakes are these delightful little treats made by mixing steamed kabocha squash with glutinous rice flour, to make a dough with a mochi-like texture. They can be pan-fried plain or filled with some red-bean paste, I also like to 

Peanut-Miso Noodle Soup

Peanut-Miso Noodle Soup

I’m not a big meal prep person in the sense that I don’t often make full meals in advance. I do ingredient prep though — which often means blanching veggies and soft-boiling eggs to have on hand for meals during the week. Sometimes this just 

Shrimp and Broccoli

Shrimp and Broccoli

A few weeks ago I had the strongest craving for Chinese-style broccoli and shrimp with a phat bowl of fluffy white rice. I had some delivered and I *inhaled* the order so fast — it was everything I needed. And then I thought, why am I 

Zucchini-Corn Squash Blossom Pancakes

Zucchini-Corn Squash Blossom Pancakes

I love corn szn!!!! I started testing these pancakes before sweet corn hit the market and the zucchini-squash blossom pancakes kept coming out just a little too watery and I felt like it could use a bit more texture. My friend Steph tested these once 

Menemen

Menemen

Menemen is a homey Turkish tomato and eggs dish that I had quite a few times during my month-long stint in Istanbul. Some people make this with onions, and others without — I read that a survey was conducted and the results were pretty 50/50, 

Chicken and Corn Egg Drop Soup

Chicken and Corn Egg Drop Soup

Ahh, childhood!! When we’d shop at Ranch 99, they’d give us coupons that could be used at the deli counter — if we got the bento box it would come with corn and egg drop soup, which was the part that I look forward to