Cilantro Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Remember the good ole days at Cal? Remember all the good food? Remember Brazil Cafe on Shattuck? If you haven’t had their tri-tip sandwich, you’ve been missing out. Get in your car and go there right now. Go. I think the best part of that sandwich is the cilantro yogurt sauce. Tao and I remember [...]

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Lasagna

Everyone likes a good lasagna, especially Garfield! Whenever I need a quick and easy meal, I look to lasagna.  It’s also real easy to make a large amount to feed guests or bring to a potluck.  There will be many different variations of lasagna, but the basic steps are the same.  You can be creative [...]

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Potsticker Dumplings (鍋貼)

A few weeks ago, I got a request from Cindy for a dumpling party at my place. I host one every once in a while and it’s always a hit.. This time was even better, especially since I had willing volunteers who happily sat and did all the manual labor.. I mean they made beautiful [...]

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Guest Blog #1: Cucumbers and Sam Jang Sauce

Last weekend we threw a dumpling party, at the request of Cindy. Don’t worry, those posts are coming. Anyways, AYoo brought over an appetizer of cucumbers and pepper paste, which I thought was delicious and hit the spot. I’ve been to some Korean restaurants where this sauce is way to salty, but this one was [...]

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Spaghetti Sauce

This is a recipe from my dad, modified to be a little healthier and cooked in a crock pot instead of over a flame. You will need: 6 tomatoes 1.5 to 2 onions 2 green bell peppers 1 garlic clove 1 lb of ground beef or turkey 1 pack of mushrooms olive oil salt optional: [...]

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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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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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