JiaJiang Noodles 2.0

October 5, 2016 Asian Dishes
JiaJiang Noodles

JiaJiang noodles is one of my favorite foods. This noodle is a popular Chinese street food served in big bowls meant for sharing, in plastic take out cups, and over dinners at home. I grew up eating this noodle frequently, and my mom makes a ground pork and potato version as in my first recipe […]

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Blueberry Peach Pie

September 6, 2016 Dairy-Free
blueberry peach pie

Recently I was at the grocery store and saw that maple leaf cookies have made an appearance again in the front display. These cookies get put in the front of the store every Fall, so their appearance means that the season for blueberries and peaches, pies and watermelon is soon coming to an end to […]

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Double Chocolate Cupcakes

July 16, 2016 Cake Decorating
double chocolate cupcake

From the long hiatus since my last post, I have been on my surgery rotations, during which I almost exclusively ate food of the Trader Joe’s frozen food section. I think I might try them all before the end of residency, though I suppose that depends on how quickly Trader Joe’s changes their frozen food selections. Although […]

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Crunchy Pork Katsu

April 24, 2016 Asian Dishes
crunchy pork katsu

I almost always order pork katsu  or ramen when I visit Japanese restaurants. Ramen for the delicious broth, and pork katsu for the crunchy coating. The texture of pork katsu is like biting into a pad of potato chips. As someone who really enjoys stepping on dead leaves in the Fall, eating crunchy food satisfies […]

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Berry Cobbler

February 21, 2016 Dairy-Free
berry cobbler

Hello there! I’m currently on my neurology rotation and recently made the switch from inpatient neurology to outpatient. Inpatient neurology means patients are living in the hospital while the medical team takes care of them, and was a combination of stroke patients and various neurological diseases ranging from severe migraine to spinal cord disease. It’s […]

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Bloopers and Highlights of 2015

December 30, 2015 Recipe Roundup

Hello from my Grandparents’ place! I’m staying with them for the holidays, and wrapping up bloopers from this year while looking at their view from the 22nd floor (which coming from California where everything is flat, I can never get enough of especially at night when the city lights are twinkling!). I had two big […]

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Fondant People

December 15, 2015 Cake Decorating
Fondant People

Instead of a recipe today, I’m sharing a tutorial on how I make fondant people. They are very fun to make, and make cute cake toppers. If you want the fondant people to keep their shape extra well, you can use a mixture of 1/2 fondant, 1/2 gum paste instead of all fondant. The gum […]

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Caramel Pumpkin Cake

October 12, 2015 Cakes
Pumpkin caramel cake

Silky pumpkin pie is one of my favorite desserts of the Fall. With Halloween around the corner, there is no shortage of caramel candies either. When I was young enough to trick or treat, I remember picking out the caramels and the toffees among the sea of snickers, dum dums, and milky ways filling my candy […]

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Pina Colada Smoothie

August 17, 2015 Dairy-Free
pina colada smoothie

Before the end of summer, I wanted to share a summer drink recipe that is one of my favorites! The simple pina colada smoothie. A mix of the coconut milk, pineapple, and banana lends a very tropical taste to this smoothie. It reminds of the time my parents and I went o Hawaii during college, and there […]

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NYC and DC: 20 desserts later

August 10, 2015 Eats Around Town
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The Spork and I spent an amazing week in NYC and DC and between the two of us consumed 20 desserts. This is of course not counting the salted chocolate chip cookies I made and packed for the trip just incase we didn’t encounter enough dessert. I am happy to report we ate those as […]

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