Easy Chinese Shrimp Stir Fry

Some days, it is soooooooo hard to figure out what to have for dinner – I generally prefer to eat home-cooked food but after a full day at work, I am not too keen in spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Thankfully, tonight I am craving a dish that reminds me of home […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

It has been a while again and since the last time I checked in, I’ve completed my internship, graduated, and am officially a full-time librarian! :) Life has been insane, of course, with hardly any free time to do much of anything else other than tackling the usual life responsibilities but nevertheless, we are thankful […]

Anchovy Fried Rice

I can’t believe I did not have this recipe on my blog prior to today. It is absolutely one of my faves! Yum! To prep the anchovies: 1/2 vegetable oil 1 (3.5-oz) package salted anchovies, rinsed once or twice Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add anchovies and fry until […]

Tau Hu Hua (Soybean Pudding)

Tau Hu Hua, Tau Fu Fah, Douhua – it doesn’t matter how you say or spell it, it refers to a silky tofu dessert that is typically served with plain or ginger-flavored sugar syrup…..although lately, I have preferred it with palm sugar syrup instead. It is deliciously light and refreshing during the hot summer days. Enjoy! […]

Pandan Plant

Look what arrived last Friday – a pandan plant! I have wanted one for years! So this one came from Florida…..it survived the shipping wonderfully. Now, it just has to survive me, lol! So far, so good! 🤞

Simple Steamed Banana Cake

So simple to make and absolutely delicious! ❤️❤️❤️ Slightly adapted from the Held by Love, Baked from Scratch Steam Banana Cake recipe 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour 1/2 cup palm sugar* 1/4 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/8 tsp baking soda 1/3 cup vegetable oil (plus a little more to oil the custard […]

Simple Stir-Fried Noodles (Kway Teow)

How I miss the days when I can just walk to a nearby coffee shop and order a plate (or two) of noodles. Now, I have to exert some effort to satisfy a craving, lol. While this is not hawker stall quality, it is still good enough to appease. Enjoy! 1 pound dried flat rice […]

Rendering Lard

I managed to find a fantastic (local) source for leaf fat back in May and rendered a few pints of lard. You can enjoy the lard in baked goods, stir-fries, or use it in combination with another oil when deep-frying. Yum! For the life of me, I can’t find my notes on the exact steps […]

Sourdough Waffles

So light and flavorful – the best waffles I have ever eaten! Love it! ❤️ {Slightly adapted from the King Arthur Flour Classic Sourdough Waffles or Pancakes recipe} 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Almost 2 cups unsweetened almond milk 8-1/2 ounces sourdough starter, unfed/discard* 8-1/2 ounces unbleached all-purpose flour* 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup oil […]

Favorite Fried Chicken

Why do I love fried chicken so much??? Here’s a simple, favorite recipe…..so delicious! ❤️ 1 cup light soy sauce 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons white pepper 4-1/2 pounds chicken wings Vegetable or peanut oil for frying Rice flour Combine soy sauce, sugar, pepper, and wings in a large bowl or Ziploc bag. Set aside […]