My favorite drink – Papaya Milk [木瓜牛奶]

One of my favorite things to do when I go back to Taiwan is to drink myself silly with papaya milk. I love it. You may not like it, but I love it. And since I love it, I am posting the ever so simple recipe for it. So try it, and tell me if [...]

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Zha Jiang Mian [炸醬麵]

I often feel that zhà jiàng miàn (炸醬麵) is more often known as a Korean noodle dish than the Chinese noodle dish from which its name comes from. The name literally means “Fried sauce noodles.” This is a really simple dish that you can easily make a big batch of and eat for a few [...]

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Tao’s first dish: Hoisin pork over noodles

“Mom? Can you tell me how to make ground pork with noodles?” I asked, living away from home for the very first time back in 2000, and feeling like some food from home. I needed step-by-step instructions to cook anything beyond eggs, noodles or rice at the time. I already had the ingredients, because of [...]

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Thai Pumpkin Curry

If any of you have been to Osha Thai restaurant in SF, one of the best dishes there (in my opinion at least) is the Pumpkin curry. Every time I have had the dish, I keep telling myself that I could totally make this… and that’s exactly what I did. It’s taken a few tries [...]

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Leek and beef stew

Yet another chinese home cooked recipe. Warning- I’m really bad with the measurements, since I just eyeball it. Next time I make this I’ll try and measure things out and update this post. Until then, just bear with me. This is a dish my mom taught me and I have made multiple times. Its got [...]

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Crock pot chili

I must say that a crock pot is definitely a solid investment. You just dump all the ingredients in and in a matter of hours… food is ready! Once of our favorite things to make in the crock pot is chili. Only warning is that it makes your whole house smell like deliciousness and makes [...]

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chinese cold noodle or 涼麵

In response of the request for more chinese food recipes, here is another addition. This is a simple and quick recipe for yummy cold noodles. You usually see these noodles everywhere in Taiwan from the local food carts. Now you can have your own at home. It’s great to eat on this on warm summer [...]

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Jalapeno Cornbread

Sometimes you just feel like some cornbread. I used to just make cornbread from Jiffy mix, but then started making it from scratch. I found a recipe on the back of Quaker Yellow Corn Meal for cornbread and have been slowing adapting it… So what I’ve done to make it a bit healthier is.. Flour: [...]

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