Category Archives: Sides

pad gkaprow mu: thai basil pork

After my success with cooking Three Cups Chicken a couple of weeks ago, I found myself in *strong like* with Thai basil. I was looking recipes that contained Thai basil…

couscous with onion, cucumber and red pepper

I like grilling fish or chicken for dinner. Sometimes the LAM would grill a steak or lamb chops, which I love too. But I do not always want to have…

chinese style chicken chop

So, I tried making Spicy Chicken with Honey from  “A Taste of Home” by Andrew Kow, and flushed with my success as it was super delicious, I decided to try another…

spicy chicken with honey

I like trying new things. Once in a while I find a gem of a recipe, and that really makes my day. So I was poring through my copy of…

beef doenjang jjigae (된장 찌개): korean soy bean paste stew

A few years ago, if you were to ask me if I liked Korean food, my reply would have been an immediate “NOPE”. Things changed when we had the mother…

lor bak: braised pork in light soy sauce (卤肉)

When I was a kid, I would watch while my mom made a HUGE pot of braised pork. I would salivate as I took in the aroma of the pork…

steamed threadfin, my mom’s way

I am a Teochew and what we Teochews love is fish. Fresh, fresh fish. Why? Because we love our fish steamed, and you must only use the best, the freshest fish…

three cup chicken (三杯鸡)

I cannot say that I cook a lot of Taiwanese dishes. In fact, I think my repertoire of Chinese dishes is rather limited to what my mom has cooked, which…

deep-fried prime ribs

I was not going to deep fry anything until my slave helper came back from her vacations. Not that we eat a lot of deep-fried food, but once-in-a-while is definitely…

haemul pajeon: korean seafood pancake

I like Korean food. Well, not that I know many Korean dishes, but those that I have tried, I do like. Except Kongnamulguk, or Kongnamul-anything. As far as I am…