• Festivals
  • Buddha’s Delight 罗汉斋 ‘Loh Han Jai’

    Buddha's Delight Chap Chye

    You don’t stumble upon your heritage. It’s there, just waiting to be explored and shared. ~ Robbie Robertson The period of celebration for the Lunar New Year is over, culminating with a gathering over Glutinous Rice Balls 汤圆 ‘Tang Yuan’ with Black Sesame Paste. Buddha’s Delight is a vegetarian dish that is cleansing and easy to […]

  • Desserts
  • Glutinous Rice Balls 汤圆 ‘Tang Yuan’ with Black Sesame Paste

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    No matter where you go, there you are. ~ Confucius Last week I shared our Turnip Cake ‘Loh Bok Gau’ recipe, a traditional dish eaten on the first day of the Lunar New Year. It seems fitting now to share our Glutinous Rice Ball ‘Tang Yuan’ recipe. ‘Tang yuan’ is mostly commonly eaten during the […]

  • Appetizers
  • Turnip Cake ‘Loh Bok Gau‘ 萝卜糕

    Turnip Cake

    A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.  – Winston S. Churchill ~ DIM SUM SERIES ~ A week ago, people of Chinese descent all over the world celebrated the Lunar New Year, welcoming the Year of the Rooster. Following tradition, where Lunar New Year is celebrated […]

  • Mains
  • Fried Tang Hoon 炒粉丝 (glass noodles)

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    Updated from original post on May 26, 2016 Tang hoon, also called vermicelli, glass noodles, 冬粉 (dong fen, meaning winter noodles), is a light version of bee hoon, typically made from some kind of starch. Most commonly found are ones made of mung bean starch, often referred to as ‘mung bean thread’. Compared to bee hoon, which is made […]

  • Breakfast
  • Sunday Morning Tomato Basil Frittata

    Sunday Morning Tomato Basil Frittata

    “A journey into a new year begins with a Sunday Morning frittata served around a warm hearth.” As I was preparing to write this week’s post, I hesitated over which story to share. The Gregorian calendar stands poised at the cusp of a transition and Earth is about to embark on another orbit around the Sun. Past and […]

  • Appetizers
  • Siu Mai Dumplings

    Siu Mai

    “Never judge a Siu Mai by its wrapper.” ~ DIM SUM SERIES ~ Dim Sum (think ‘Chinese tapas’) restaurants are easy to find here in the Bay Area. However, good ones are another thing. They are but a handful, their credibility constantly reinforced by the ever-growing lines and wait times every weekend. True to Hong Kong dim […]