Recent Posts

Sichuan-style Smashed Cucumbers

Sichuan-style Smashed Cucumbers

Sichuan-style smashed cucumbers are refreshing, a little spicy, and the Sichuan peppercorn gives it that oh-so-good tingly numbness on the tongue (or what we call, mala). Have it as a side or turn it into a full meal with some shredded chicken and peanuts. For Read More

Thai Red Curry Mussels

Thai Red Curry Mussels

One of the last meals I cooked with a friend pre-pandemic was linguini al vongole, and I think that’s the last time I had fresh shellfish. So when I saw mussels on Don’s site, I had to get them. They were plump and sweep and Read More

Egg + Chive Boxes (韭菜盒子)

Egg + 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 Read More

Jian Bing (煎饼)

Jian Bing (煎饼)

Jianbing (煎饼) is a crepe-like chinese pancake that’s loaded with egg, hoisin, chili oil, and your choice of fixins. They were one of my favorite breakfast eats when I interned in Shanghai! Check out my IG stories highlights for more how-tos. Ingredients: For the batter: Read More

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Dumplings

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Dumplings

What do I do when I’m craving a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich but don’t have brioche buns? Make dumplings, of course. Ingredients: 4 strips of bacon, cooked, and cut into bits 4 eggs, seasoned with salt and pepper, scrambled 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese Read More

Nutella Loaf Cake

Nutella Loaf Cake

We love our girl, nutella loaf cake. Born out of the fact that I had a giant jar of nutella and didn’t know what to do with it. Checkout my IG highlights for full video on creating the swiiirrrrll. Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 Read More