[shopping] Where can you shop reasonable priced organic Chinese vegetables?

I have conducted an Asian grocery shopping tour earlier at a local Chinese supermarket with two participants.  It was indeed a very interesting idea exchange experience.   My two participants are definitely rookies in Chinese cooking, and they were definitely amused on how many Chinese herbs and veggies we use in our everyday cooking; that…

[cooking] Brined pork hock with infused Iron Buddha

This is one of the most traditional Chinese home cooking dish that not many families would make, because it takes a lot of time and effort. In order to ensure the pork hock stays in one piece after brining for a few hours and keeping the collagen and skin good looking and tasty, we need…

[making] List of 0 calories natural sugar substitute

As soon as we all knew how bad sugar is, we all either try to quit sweet or find the best substitute for paleo, low carb diets.   I was definitely born with a sweet tooth, from white sugar I’ve already switched to natural sugar like maple syrup and honey, and now I’m looking into…

[cooking] Burdock, carrots and ginger bits fried quinoa rice

Recently I have been developing more Asian vegetarian dishes, adding various elements like low carb, paleo, keto, etc and trying to use as much whole foods as possible.   Rice and noodles are certainly two major processed food we eat, and we all know about the bad side of them so here I came up…

[eating] The best aromatic and sweet mangoes in town!

Alright, I haven’t been updating my blog for such a long time but I have been cooking everyday at home, really! (Just I didn’t get to post everything when summer hits) Recently I was quite addicted to Facebook marketplace and found that other than used items you can actually buy food from there, like the…

[cooking] Simple Stir Fry 101

Stir fry seems to be the first thing come into everyone’s mind when they think of Chinese cooking.  However many of my non-Chinese friends are still a little bit confuse about how to make a proper stir fry dish. So here are a few steps with simple tools and ingredients to start and follow the…

[travelling] My first haircut experience in Seoul

I met Chaewon during my volunteering at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics games (I think I should write some blog posts to talk about this unique experience too!)  and here she brought me to a hair salon in Seoul for my first haircut experience in Korea! The hair salon is located near Hongdae area, and the…

[travelling] Red crabs by the East Coast in South Korea

During the months with R are considered “oyster months”, then surely Winter is definitely the seafood season you never want to miss.   During December to March is the harvest time of the crabs along the Northern Hemisphere like regions including Japan, Canada, Korea.  Meaty crabs like the King Crabs, Snow Crabs and a regional…

[travelling] A stroll down Gangneung Coffee Street

It was such a hassle to go to the East Sea before the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics.  Taking the bus from Seoul was the only way that can get you to most of the cities along the East coast of the country. But now, with the KTX taking you directly from Seoul to Gangneung, you can…