Kiwano Fruit and Red Banana

Trying Kiwano Fruit (Horned Mellon) and Purple Banana

I like to try out different ingredients, and when I saw this yellow spikey fruit at the supermarket, excitement over came me, “Would it be sweet and succulent like a dragon fruit or hard like a winter mellon? Do I eat this or put it in soup?” When we got home and sliced into it, […]

Korean Kalbi BBQ Taco Recipe

This being an LA Blog, one must pay tribute early on to Roy Choi, the man who invented Korean-Mexican food and gourmet food trucks -all at once- with the creation of Kogi. This recipe is one you can make with minimum fuss, although it does take planning. One, you need to go to the Korean Market […]

Blue Corn and Cherry Tomatos Nachos

Blue Corn Tortilla & Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes Nachos Recipe.

This is an easy to make party and picnic friendly recipe, which can just as easily be used for a normal homemade meal. Can be made under 30 minutes. I even saved you from cutting up the tomatoes by using the cherries kind. I decided to create this because my son’s friend is a picky eater, […]

Hong Kong Foods.

I’m from Hong Kong originally, and there we have wonderful array of international foods and lots of food obsessed people. We were born foodies before the word existed. Our top pass time is eating out and trying new restaurants. I hope to spend sometime blogging about our foods, my memories and of course our recipes.

Gold Shrimp Dumpling on the 101th Floor.

This is a shrimp dumpling or a prawn dumpling in the more British parts of the world. Inside the very thin piece of tapioca and what starch wrapping is one or two full shrimp. It’s part of dim sum array of dishes, a kind of Cantonese Cuisine, which we will talk more about. The sauce […]

The Lack of Solar Eclipse Food Traditions.

  In Southern California we had a partial solar eclipse today. I was hoping to find some eclipse related food traditions online, but didn’t come up with anything except in parts of Southern India people don’t eat during one. The only other food traditions I found are space or crescent related ideas for Eclipse parties in […]

Off Bloom Mandarins (California 2015)

California is in a drought (2015) and the weather being erratic has caused a number of problems with the produce. Some vegetables were in short supply or destroyed. The lemon yield didn’t come, I had to buy them imported from the supermarket (with wax all over them, sigh). But “off bloom” mandarin were an unexpected surprise this […]