Category: Asian cooking

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Vietnamese Banana Cake + Hanoi memories in a video

Vietnamese Banana Cake

Despite my delight in banh mi and pho, I realized I actually don’t know a thing about Vietnamese desserts. Vietnamese coffee is of course not counted in this category! In any case, that was the beginning of my search for a Vietnamese dessert recipe to try, and I came across this rather simple version of …

Asian cooking, Burgers & grilled things, Cooking Recipes, My Comfort Food, Pork dishes

Making Easy Lemongrass Pork Banh Mi At Home

Lemongrass Pork Banh Mi 1 - Making Easy Lemongrass Pork Banh Mi At Home

It’s amazing how open-minded people are nowadays. This “evolution” is one of the things I credit for the influx of all these delightful brands and food products from overseas. Being exposed to curious things abroad through the web, people are now more willing to try new things. 20 years ago, before the Internet became a …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Dimsum & dumplings, My favourite things, Yeasted breads

How to make Salted Egg Lava Buns at home

Salted Egg Lava Buns Recipe

I can’t even properly express how excited I am to share this recipe for Salted Egg Lava Buns with you all! After a few frustrating tries, you’d think I’d have developed a sort of “allergy” when it came to testing recipes for this particular bun already. Well this is one of those times when my …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Yeasted breads

The surprising charms of Asian Red Bean Bread

Red Bean Tangzhong Bread 1 - The surprising charms of Asian Red Bean Bread

When it comes to beans, I’m not really particular. I neither actively seek them out nor do I remove them piece by piece from my chilli. They’re just one of those things I don’t mind, you know? But there are particular moments when I’d eat them wholeheartedly, and one of them would certainly be when …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Cupcakes & Muffins, Korean food, The Breakfast Bin

I wish my mornings were always filled with Korean Egg Bread

Korean Egg Bread 1 - I wish my mornings were always filled with Korean Egg Bread

Visiting a country during its different seasons can be interesting. For one thing, you get to appreciate the artistry that Mother Nature has poured upon each season to make them unique from one another. The changing of the seasons has a way of reminding me as well how there’s a continuing cycle in the Universe. …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Yeasted breads

Sharing my love for Asian Pork Floss Rolls this Chinese New Year 

Pork Floss Bread Rolls 1 - Sharing my love for Asian Pork Floss Rolls this Chinese New Year 

We Chinese are a very superstitious lot. And while I don’t necessarily know or practice a lot of these superstitions myself, I think it’s a fun exercise trying to follow the preparations the elders make for Chinese New Year. They tie a lot of the food they serve to the superstitions, you see. I remember …

Appetizers n' Dips, Asian cooking, Cooking Recipes, Korean food, Pastas & noodles, Rice and grain dishes

A homemade 떡볶이 Tteokbokki Recipe because I’m missing Seoul

Tteokbokki 1 - A homemade 떡볶이 Tteokbokki Recipe because I'm missing Seoul

In my 25 years of life, I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to a handful of countries. Though I have been to three continents, I can still say with certainty that my heart belongs to Asia. To me, the countries in Asia alone will leave your soul satisfied in every aspect, may it be culture, …

Asian cooking, Cooking Recipes, Dimsum & dumplings, Pork dishes

My first attempt at Cantonese-style Char Siu Pork

Char Siu Pork 1 - My first attempt at Cantonese-style Char Siu Pork

It seems only proper that I squeeze in this little recipe for Char Siu Pork after writing about New York’s Chinatown. I didn’t really get to go on a food trip there, but we did eat a late lunch at one of the restaurants, and since we were in a hurry I didn’t bother documenting …