Chinese Soup Dumplings (小籠包)

Chinese Soup Dumplings (小籠包)

Hi friends, I hope you are all doing well holed inside your house.  One thing I definitely miss the most about not being able to go out is going to restaurants.  I try to keep my cooking really simple to save time, so I usually order the really labor-intensive dishes or difficult to make dishes [...]

Crispy Baked Tofu with Soy Ginger Sauce

Crispy Baked Tofu with Soy Ginger Sauce

I eat a lot of tofu.  In fact, I can devour an entire plate in one sitting. The thing is, I don't discriminate when it comes to soy products - silken, extra firm, beancurd, soymilk, I'll eat them all.  It's funny, when Ian and I first started dating and my mom made Chinese food with [...]

Deviled Eggs 3 Ways

Deviled Eggs 3 Ways

When I was in college, I ate my fair share of deviled eggs.  As music majors, part of giving our junior and senior recitals included hosting the reception.  But with the whole "broke college student" struggle, preparing crowd-pleasing appetizers and desserts on a budget can be really hard.  Enter - deviled eggs.  One year, my [...]

Baked Honey Garlic Drumsticks

Baked Honey Garlic Drumsticks

When I was growing up, my mom made these amazing baked chicken drumsticks.  She would marinate them for 3 days, double bake them, and serve them with a side of disposable gloves.  My friends called them Mama Wang's Chicken™ and joked that my mom should open up a shop that just sold chicken drumsticks. Seriously, they were that [...]

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

This year, I gave up flour for Lent.  That means goodbye cookies, cakes, bread, and pasta.  Hello rice and potatoes!  I'm surprised by how many delicious dishes I am able to eat without breaking Lent.  One of my favorites -  Vietnamese spring rolls.  I always order these when I go out to a Vietnamese restaurant. [...]