Macaroni Salad and Fried Chicken

I am so in the mood for warmer weather, not that I ever need an excuse to eat fried chicken. 😉 Dig in! Recipe for the macaroni salad can be found in the Macaroni Salad and Grilled Soy Sauce Pork post while the extremely simple fried chicken marinade is listed below: Approximately 2 pounds chicken […]

Cajun Spiced Salmon with Green Beans and Rice Pilaf

Lunch was simple and delicious today! Here’s our short-cut, lazy method that yields moist and tender salmon: Preheat oven to 375°F. Place frozen salmon fillets (do not have to thaw) in a sheet pan lined with aluminum foil. Coat with a couple tablespoons oil and season with Cajun (or Creole) seasoning. Even if oven has […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stir-Fried Shrimp with Asparagus

This is a super quick and exceptionally easy dish to put together! Not only that, it tastes fantastic (that is if you like shrimp and asparagus). :) Enjoy! 2 tablespoons oil (I use vegetable oil or extra light olive oil) 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 pound shrimp (I use frozen tail-on shrimp, thawed) 1 […]

Chicken Fried Rice

I spent a portion of Mother’s Day making this delicious chicken fried rice for our kiddo. It is one of the few things that he actually loves and I typically make a large batch (as in triple the recipe below) to freeze so that all we would have to do for future meals is thaw […]

Spicy Ham Fried Rice

The best part about cooking for yourself is that you get to do whatever you want. You can use your favorite protein and veggies or whatever leftover ingredients you have in your fridge. Once again, I’m attempting to finish up our New Year ham in this easy and delicious fried rice, this time adding Sriracha […]