Taiwanese Ground Pork Rice 卤肉饭

Taiwan Ground Pork Rice image

If you’re going to eat pork, eat it till your mouth drips. ~ Yiddish proverb ~ TAIWAN STREET FOOD SERIES – Part 2 ~ The last time we married east and west over a bucket of Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken amidst the drama of English aristocracy. Today we continue bringing the tastes of Taiwan street food into our homes in California. […]

Pan-Fried Tofu with Egg

Pan-Fried Tofu with Egg

“Silky golden nuggets with a spicy surprise!”  Don’t you just love it when a wrong turn ends up being right, when a mistake turns into an unexpected success, when a kitchen misadventure cooks up a new favorite? That’s what happened the other night – an attempt to save a blooper turned up a surprising appetizer that barely made it […]

Stone Fruit Pancakes

“Like sweet starbursts waiting to explode.” Sometimes it’s not always about how made-from-scratch a dish is. Sometimes it’s just about enjoying simplicity. In other words, sometimes it’s perfectly OK to cheat. How does that work? Ask 5 persons how they would make a pancake and you’ll get 6 answers. (See how that’s cheating? That was a spin-off […]

“Dragon’s Eye” Cabbage and Eggplant

Cabbage Eggplant delight

Let your imagination soar with this unique visual treat. Never give up and good luck will find you. ~ Falkor, ‘The Neverending Story’ My love for fantasy began early. As a child, one of my favourite movies was ‘The Neverending Story’. It was a fantasy within a fantasy. My favourite character was Falkor, the luckdragon. […]

Blueberry Milkshake

Blueberry Milkshake

This delightful blueberry milkshake will be loved by young and old. Summer is my second favourite month (first place goes to spring, but that’s a story for another summer day) and the best time for a blueberry milkshake. The days are long, skies are blue (‘red roses too’), animals feast, and we humans take to the […]

Felix’s Original Chicken Curry Laksa

Felix Original Chicken Curry Noodles

It was a heavy, tepid evening. I was listlessly gathering the laundry which had dried crisply in the sweltering afternoon heat (I love sun dried laundry). Like a splash of water on hot sand, I suddenly craved the spiciness of Malay laksa.  You know what they say about spicy foods cooling you down on a hot day? (Read more […]

Mapo Tofu 麻婆豆腐

Mapo Tofu

This is a popular dish from the Sichuan province. The tofu can be cubed prior to cooking for nice, evenly shaped pieces. I like a tossed-together look and go for irregular pieces, chopped up using the spatula during the cooking process. Other meats I’ve enjoyed include luncheon meat and lap cheong (chinese sausage). The meat can […]

Pancakes with Berry Syrup

I had half a bag of mixed berries – blueberries, raspberries and cherries – left over from the ‘Afternoon of Smoothies!’. What better way to start Sunday morning than with light, fluffy pancakes and a delicious syrup of berry-goodness?  Having the pancakes in bed 🙂 Pancakes 1½ cups milk ¼ cup vinegar 2 cups all-purpose […]