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Steamed fish with sizzled scallion oil

Steamed fish with sizzled scallion oil

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, steamer meals are underrated and steamed fish, is probably the most underrated of them all. One of my go-tos is a one-steamer-meal situation that includes fish and veggies like bok choy. it takes under 10 minutes 

Pork and Cabbage Rice Cake Soup (Nian Gao Tang)

Pork and Cabbage Rice Cake Soup (Nian Gao Tang)

This variation of nian gao tang (rice cake soup) is something my mom made all the time, she even made it for us when we were in Mexico because she found some really flavorful pork rib strips at the butcher shop. What’s essential here is 

Beef Bulgogi Potstickers

Beef Bulgogi Potstickers

These beef bulgogi potstickers are inspired by the flavors of bulgogi, a slightly sweet, soy sauce-marinated korean beef dish. It has a hint of sweetness without being straight up ~sweet~ and is loaded with veggies like carrots and cabbage which lend a natural sweetness to 

Braised Daikon with Scallion Oil

Braised Daikon with Scallion Oil

My mom has a lot of what I call “mom-isms” — philosophies, superstitions, wisdom. My favorite ones are the food ones, like “winter luo buo (daikon) it the yummiest, it’s when daikon is the sweetest and fattiest”. And braised daikon is a beautiful thing as 

Mille-feuille nabe (napa cabbage and pork hot pot)

Mille-feuille nabe (napa cabbage and pork hot pot)

“Mille-feuille” means a thousand layers/leaves and often refers to a crisp, flaky French pastry, but in this case, it refers to the many layers of napa cabbage and pork belly in this Japanese-style hot pot. It’s one of our go-to meals in the winter because 

Brown Butter Mushroom Orzo

Brown Butter Mushroom Orzo

After over a year of self-restraint, I finally gave in and got the giant box of mixed dried mushrooms from Costco. It comes with dried yellow boletus, oyster mushrooms, porcini, and portobello, and I’m so excited to have fun mushroom on hand all the time!!