Jollof Rice

I was reading a book called Oil On Water, about 2 Nigerian journalists trying to find a missing woman, and a dish they mention many times is Jollof rice. So I did a little more research, turns out that this dish is popular throughout West Africa, especially in Nigeria & Cameroon, and it is the origin of…

Japanese-Style Pancake

Even though I always prefer waffles than pancakes, however, if there’s one type of pancake that I will always get whenever it is available, it’s the Japanese-Style pancake. It’s thick, fluffy, light, and jiggly, and super fun to eat & make. This recipe makes about 4 pancakes You’ll need: 2 egg yolks 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup…

Apple Pie

I know on this website, we usually do a lot of posh recipes from all over the world, but sometimes, we have to go back to the basics and to the classics & popular. So, instead of making a tarte tatin or a äppelkaka, we are going to make an easy and absolutely amazing, classic American…

Chinese Braised Pork Belly

The Chinese Braised Pork Belly or “红烧肉” is one of my favorite dishes when I was growing up, whenever my mom makes it during the weekends, there would be no leftovers. This recipe is very different from almost any recipes you will find because it’s my grandma’s and her grandma’s, it only have 6 ingredients and…

Old-Fashioned Donuts

Everyone loves donuts, and my favorite one is the old-fashioned donuts, a much cakier version of the more common donuts. You can make this in large quantities and save them for breakfast or just a snack, it’s very delicious and easy to make, this recipe makes about 7-9 donuts. You’ll need: 300 g flour 190 g sour…

Broccoli & Beef Stir Fry

Even though this dish is considered to be one of the “American-Chinese Food” dishes, I actually had this dish very often when I was growing up in China, it’s just one of those great combinations of flavors, and it’s quick and easy! This recipe serves about 2 You’ll Need: 3/4 lb beef 1 lb broccoli 1/3…

Carbonara

If you ask me what the easiest pasta to make is, my answer would probably be Carbonara. It only needs 5 ingredients, takes about 15 min to make, and it’s absolutely delicious with a creamy sauce made egg, parmesan & pecorino romano. This pasta is so good that I use it as a standardized test…

Blanquette de Veau

If there’s a dish that screams French, it’s the Blanquette, a white, creamy sauce made with veal broth and a range of classic French herbs. The creamy sauce is made with both a roux and using cream reduction technic, so, just be ready for the amount of fat that’s going to be in this dish….

Bacon & Egg Pie

Happy Pie Day! So here is a New Zeland classic, the Bacon & Egg Pie! Not sure how the New Zealanders invented this before the Americans, but this is easy, hearty and delicious! This makes one pie using a 14oz baking/pie dish You’ll need: 1 sheets puff pastry or shortcrust pastry 3 slices thick cut bacon…

Teriyaki Salmon

I lived in Seattle for about 5 years, and one thing I absolutely adored is the teriyaki. However, the teriyaki most of us who live outside Japan are familiar with is very different from the traditional teriyaki. This is not only in the flavor of the sauce (traditional sauce tends to be more savory than sweet) but also the…

The “Casanova” Burger

A while back, The Cheese & Burger Society published a list of delicious burgers, and on top of that list, is the “Casanova” burger, made with Swiss cheese over a 10 oz patty with ham and sauteed mushrooms over some potato rolls. However, to me personally, after making this burger, I realized that this recipe has several…

Tofu Burger Patty

First of all, I just want to say that after 3 days of researching and experimenting on how to make a great vegan tofu patty, I have the utmost respect for those who gave up meat and decided to follow a more environmentally sustainable path. When I made this recipe, I tried my best to keep it…