Asian Dishes

Thai-rrific Noodles

Thai-rrific Noodles

My hubby has a certain MO when it comes to food.  Over the years he has become a much more adventurous eater but for the most part he sticks to what he likes and when he likes something, he will eat it all the time. […]

That’s a Wrap, Happy Hour Time! (Korean Tacos)

That’s a Wrap, Happy Hour Time! (Korean Tacos)

Jamie is in Atlanta for the summer working but fortunately she will be coming home for a couple of weeks.  I miss my Happy Hour buddy.  We both agree happy hours are the best of all worlds.  It’s much more relaxed than throwing a dinner […]

Thai Curry in a Hurry-Thanks to Instant Pot

Thai Curry in a Hurry-Thanks to Instant Pot

Have I convinced you to try an Instant Pot yet?  If not, here is the recipe that may just tip the scales in favor of that new kitchen gadget. I love curries and last week I came home after a long day at work, pulled out my […]

Spicy Pulled Pork  InstantPot, InstantGratification

Spicy Pulled Pork InstantPot, InstantGratification

I just received an InstantPot pressure cooker for my birthday!  I have previously professed that I am a KITCHEN GADGET FREAK.  I am not exaggerating, I love kitchen appliances.  I am the “what was I thinking, forehead slap” owner of donut hole pans, a strawberry corer, […]

An Easy “Egg”cellent Dish

An Easy “Egg”cellent Dish

I grew up running the streets of Chinatown.  My parents had a mom and pop business right in the heart of Chinatown on Grant Ave. (Yep, Grant Ave…San Francisco…California…USA made quasi-famous by the musical Flower Drum Song).  There are a gazillion restaurants to eat at or […]

Dad’s Fried Rice With a Little Tweak

Dad’s Fried Rice With a Little Tweak

Having posted a fried rice recipe (Kim Chee Fried Rice-Koreatown) recently this comes a bit sooner than expected but a couple of things prompted this post.  The rain is back with a vengeance so I have been holed up at home with Sammy.  The perfect […]

Sheet Pan Magic (Chicken Tikka)

Sheet Pan Magic (Chicken Tikka)

Miss me?  I have been on an extended break from the blogosphere.  Knocked down by the flu during the holidays, my post-election blues (I promise to refrain) and the wet dreary weather kind of got the best of me.  But I’m back!  Ready to tackle 2017. […]

Rice Rice Baby  (Kimchi Fried Rice)

Rice Rice Baby (Kimchi Fried Rice)

Growing up I remember we had one big pot, well worn, dented and it’s bottom darkened from frequent use.  It was my Dad’s favorite cooking utensil and he used it for everything.  He stir-fried, boiled, simmered, stewed and steamed in that pot and everything that came […]

Book Review: The Dim Sum Field Guide

Book Review: The Dim Sum Field Guide

The Dim Sum Field Guide: Not For the Novice Dim Sum Eater I love dim sum so I jumped at the chance to review Carolyn Phillips’ “The Dim Sum Field Guide”.  My first impression of the book was, quite honestly, underwhelming.  “There aren’t any photographs,” […]