seafood gumbo

Seafood Gumbo

October 10, 2014
Gumbo originated from Louisiana (southern region of United States). It usually consists of okra (lady's finger), meat or shellfish and the stock is thickened. They are traditionally served over a bed of rice. To be honest, my gumbo tasting experience only began a couple of years ago but the last few I had inspired me so much. The broth was.. [read more]
Categories: Seafoods, Soups
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Wagyu Donburi

Wagyu Donburi (Aoki / Fat Cow)

October 9, 2014
Once again, it is Throwdown Thursday! Woohoo! In case you missed the first one, or have absolutely no idea what I'm referring to, Throwdown Thursday is inspired by the popular Food network television program - Throwdown! with Bobby Flay, his mission was to challenge cooks renowned for a specific dish or type of cooking to a cook-off of their signature.. [read more]
Categories: Asian, Meats, Throwdown
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emergency chocolate mug cake

BNF “Emergency” Chocolate Mug Cake

October 8, 2014
Some of you might have seen my molten chocolate lava cake recipe a few weeks ago. I've received many positive feedbacks on how their cakes are finally flowing. Two thumbs-up if you are one of them! But alas, I realized not everyone has an oven readily available (i.e my sis) and what happens if you have the sudden urge to.. [read more]
Categories: Chocolate, Desserts
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How easy is that? :-)

Peel A Head of Garlic – No Knife Required!

October 7, 2014
Let's face it, peeling garlic is a pain in the neck. It gets in your finger nails, under your skin and takes forever for them to come apart. The 2nd last thing I want (1st thing is garlic breath) is to have my fingers reeking of garlic. So here is any easy way to peel as many heads of garlic.. [read more]
Categories: Tips
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corn and clam chowder

Clam with Corn Chowder

October 6, 2014
So my MIL (mother-in-law) recently went to a cafe (somewhere in the east) and tasted some clam chowder. We were shocked to hear that she actually liked to it. Okay, a little background on my MIL. She is definitely not big into western food and does not like anything that is creamy or cheesy. I asked her to describe the.. [read more]
Categories: Seafoods, Soups
Kimchi pancake

Kimchi Pancake

October 3, 2014
If you like kimchi, then you MUST like Kimchijeon aka kimchi pancake. There's no reason not to (unless you are gluten intolerant). Jeon in Korean means pancake-like dish primarily made with sliced kimchi, flour batter and sometimes other vegetables. There are many different versions but this easy to make yet delicious recipe is the best (in my opinion). This is.. [read more]
Categories: Asian, Sides
dakgangjeong korean fried chicken wings

Korean Fried Chicken Wings

October 1, 2014
My obsession with Korean food possibly began the same time I watched my first K-drama (a decade ago). In most of the K-dramas, besides drooling over the actors (after my hubby, of course :-P), there will always be scenes of them eating galbi, drinking soju under some pojangmacha (tent restaurants) in freezing weather. Recently, there was this drama which featured.. [read more]
Categories: Asian, Crispy, Meats, Sides
Large Limes

All about LIMES

September 30, 2014
I love limes. Be it the color, the smell, the taste, the health benefits, etc, I just can't get enough of this fruit. Here's why. Although lime is rarely eaten raw, they are used in flavoring savory dishes and desserts. Lime juice enhances the flavor of vegetables and salads without adding fat or too much calories. Win! The high content.. [read more]
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mak kimchi simpl;e kimchi

Simple Kimchi

September 29, 2014
I'm a HUGE Kimchi fan. Be it baechu kimchi, kkakdugi, yeolmu kimchi, etc, I simply got to have it almost everyday. Looking at the amount of $$ I'm spending on kimchi, it makes economical sense for me to make it myself, right? After testing a few recipes, I found this to be the most easy-to-make and yummilicious version. The secret.. [read more]
Categories: Asian, Salads, Sides
buta kimchi

Buta Kimchi (Japanese pork with kimchi)

September 26, 2014
So I did a post on Buta Don a couple of days ago. Since we are on the Buta topic, I thought I might just feature this recipe, for those who like some heat in their food... [read more]
Categories: Asian, Meats
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