Wednesday, October 05, 2022

Korean BBQ at Home

I was craving for some Korean BBQ at home, so I just made it.  It's easy to make it at home.  You just have to marinade the meats a day before and then prepare some side dishes to go with the meal.  I was grilling with an indoor grill.

              Short ribs and spicy chicken


           Shrimps and veggies pancakes 

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Soy Glazed Potatoes

I love this soy sauce potatoes banchan or side dish that I had at the Korean restaurant so of course I have to recreate it at home.  This is the only way that I can eat until I am content as in the Korean restaurant they only gave you 4 pieces and you probably can only asked for 1free refill, my face is definitely not thick enough to ask for a second refills.  So, I love making this at home!

Since I have been making this more than once, I found an easier way to make it by using an air-fryer.  First you wash and cut the potatoes into pieces and then I coat it in oil and then I air-fry it at 400’F for 20 minutes.  Then, I stir-fry it in a pan with soy sauce, water, brown sugar, dark soy sauce, mirin and let the sauce thicken.  Lastly sprinkle with sesame seeds, mix and enjoy!

If you don’t have an air-fryer, you can do the below method.
I steamed the baby potatoes for 20 minutes first.  Then stir-fried it in oil until slightly crispy, then add soy sauce, water, brown sugar, dark soy sauce, mirin and sesame seeds.  Stir-fried until thicken and serve.

Monday, May 09, 2022

Homemade Tiramisu

This is a cream cheese whipped cream version of the Tiramisu.

I bought an organic lady fingers from Sprouts, it was made in Italy to make this Tiramisu.

I used an older recipe that I had in this blog to make this.  It was quick and easy and yield a satisfying Tiramisu.  I just slightly modified the recipe a little to make this.

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1- 8oz (226g) Philadelphia cream cheese
1/3 cup (40g) confectioner sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

300ml heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup (55g) confectioner sugar

Syrup (C)
3 Tbsp. instant coffee granules
1 tsp. cocoa powder
1 cup warm water
3 tsp. Brandy (or more to suit your taste)

Cocoa powder for dusting as needed
1 packet of Sprouts organic lady fingers


1. Whip heavy cream until soft peak, add in sugar and whip until stiff peak, set aside.

2. Beat (A) until combined (can use the same beaters you used to whip the cream, don't have to wash). Fold in the whipped cream. Set aside.

3. Dissolved coffee granules and cocoa powder into the warm water. Add in the Brandy. Stir to mix well. Set aside.  Use a shallow bowl that wide enough for the lady finger. 

4. Take one lady finger and dip into the coffee mixture,  flip to the other side and coat well and place it into the glass container or container of choice.  Do the same with other lady fingers until you finish the bottom layer.  Then coat the top with the whipped cream mixture and spread evenly.  Sprinkle all over with cocoa powder.  Then repeat the lady finger procedure to top it all over.  Then whipped cream mixture and coat the top with cocoa powder. 

5.  Cover the container and put it in the refrigerator for at least 5-6 hours before serving (or overnight).  Keep any leftover in the fridge.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Stir-fried Soy Tofu Sheet

I love anything tofu, so when I spotted this soy tofu sheet, of course I wanted to buy and try to cook it.  I had it before at a potluck party and it left me with a good impression.  I loved the texture of this tofu sheet and loved that it kept its shape really well even when you stir-fried it. It also took on the flavor of the seasonings well.  So, here is my version and I hope you enjoy it!


1 packet of sou tofu sheet, cut into long strips and separated it.

1 medium size yellow onion, sliced

2 jalapeño, sliced into strips

2-3 stalks of green onion, cut into 2 inches length

Thumb size ginger, thinly sliced

4 cloves of garlic, chopped

Black and toasted white sesame seeds, to suit

Lao Gan Ma chili paste, or homemade chili paste. chili oil, about 2 Tbsp. or to suit

Hoisin sauce, about 2 Tbsp.

Premium dark soy sauce, 1 Tbsp.

1/2 tsp. mushroom powder, optional

Sesame oil, about 1 tsp.

1 tsp. cane sugar

Soy sauce, to taste


1.  In a hot wok, add oil.  Add aromatic, ginger, white part of the green onion, then garlic, yellow onion and jalapeño, stir-fry until fragrant.  

2.  Add the sliced soy tofu sheet, mixed well.  Add the rest of the seasonings, season to taste.  Lastly, add the green part of the green onion, mixed well.  Turn off the fire and add the sesame seeds.  Mixed and serve.  It can be served hot or cold from the refrigerator.  Enjoy!

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Homemade No Knead Baguette

Here is my no knead baguette.  If you want the recipe, just google no knead baguette and the recipe will show up.  I think this only used 4 ingredients and let it proof overnight, then shape, proof again and bake.  Very easy and delicious especially when you air-fry it in an air fryer 350"F for 3 minutes.  Then, spread with your desired spread and enjoy!

Monday, July 19, 2021

Thai Style Glass Noodle Cold Salad

In this warmer weather, I would love to make some cold dish for my girls.  I found that if I make hot noodle soup or Chinese herbal soup, I would sweat after I finish it and that is definitely not welcome when I already hot to begin with.  Hence, making a cold noodle dish or cold salad is ideal.

I just shredded some leftover chicken breast into strips, add some roasted peanut, thinly sliced cucumber, thinly sliced reconstituted wood ear fungus (parboiled it), thinly sliced carrot, some chopped cilantro, some chopped garlic and some toasted sesame seeds.  Place everything in a large bowl and season to taste with fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, sea salt, chili oil and sesame oil.  Mix well and enjoy it cold or as it.