Brownie Cake

Who loves Brownie? I love it and I have been craving it. So I made this the other day and it’s gone in minutes! J Well, I didn’t eat it all by myself of course, but It was so delicious that I wanted to eat it for all my meal. It is not too sweet…

Chinese Tea Eggs 茶叶蛋 (using earl grey)

I used to eat these eggs when I lived in Beijing as my breakfast. I grabbed 2 eggs every morning on my way to work at the small shop close to the subway station. The smell of the eggs just make me sooo happy somehow, and I could smell it from far away. So while…

Chocolate chips cookies

The classic chocolate chip cookies to satisfy your sweet tooth. Total time: 40 minutes Serving: 25-30 cookies INGREDIENTS 1 cup               softened butter 1 cup               white sugar 1 cup               brown sugar 2                      eggs 2 tsp                vanilla extract 1 tsp                baking soda ½ tsp               salt 3…

Dashi Broth

This is a simple way to make dashi broth. I am not an expert in this section, but I did some research and I am glad I could find the ingredients. Just to be aware, the Katsuobushi (Bonito-flakes) tend to be expensive. So in this recipe I use what I could find and wanted to…

Chinese style Crispy Pork Belly

Another pork dish that I loveee very much, is the crispy pork belly. It took me a while to finally decide to make this, because it does take time. I have to think ahead if I want to have it on which day so that I can prepare one day in advance. Why? The marinate…

Sichuan spicy crispy chicken (辣子鸡)

When I was living in Beijing, I could never go to a Chinese restaurant without ordering this dish, it’s my all-time favorite. Especially when it’s crunchy, salty, spicy, anddd oily! Sounds unhealthy? Yup! Haha… Back then, it wasn’t easy to find a good crispy 辣子鸡, I had to explore many restaurants to find the best…

Fried shrimp-potato chili (Sambal goreng udang kentang)

A very typical Indonesian side dish that I loveeee… It takes a few steps to make this, but the result is very satisfying. It can last in the fridge for quite some time (up to one week). INGREDIENTS 1kg                  Potato (peeled, cut into cubes about 1×1 cm) 2                     lemongrass (crush the bottom part, to…

Taiwanese Braised pork rice bowl (台湾卤肉饭)

When I was living in Beijing, I used to have this meal for lunch or dinner. There was a small Taiwanese restaurant around the corner from my office (back then), and also a hidden Taiwanese restaurant in the Hutong (Beijing typical alley) where I used to live. Super convenient. So lately, I have been missing…

Minced Meat Bowl

I loveeee comfort food! Who doesn’t? Yes, it’s not the healthiest food, but if your tummy is happy, your mind is healthy too, right? I can’t say enough that this dish is sooo delish, strong taste, aromatic, and easy to cook. INGREDIENTS 400 gr              minced meat (I use mix beef-pork, you can use just beef…