Slow cook Unagi pork slice (鰻魚醬燒肉) 

Unagi sauce is one of the most popular and kept-at-home Japanese seasoning, let’s see what we can make with this other than grilling the eel. The unagi sauce is thick and sweet, I’m a fan of these thick soy sauce because I think they go very well with pork and chicken using Asian ways to…

Hong Kong style Chicken pot-hot-pot (惹味濃汁雞煲火鍋)

People in Hong Kong love to improvise, especially on food.  Traditional hot pot comes in a pot of broth with raw ingredients to be cooked at table, and often some people thought the broth was too “monotasted” and came up with this brilliant idea of combining two local dishes into one.   Chicken pot or…

Hong Kong style fresh milk egg tarts

Egg tarts are one of the signature local treats in Hong Kong.  Egg tarts are made in two different kids of shells in general, either cookie shell or puff pastry shell.  I personally prefer the butter cookie shell for its crispiness and here it is to share my way of making this delicious egg tart….

The little Santorini just 3 hours away from Seoul

There are a few staycation spots near Seoul that you should definitely include in your list if you’re planning to visit in the summer.   I wrote about the sea water tofu near the East Korean Sea earlier, just nearby also close to Pyeong Chang where the 2018 Winter Olympic is going to take place…

2018 Pyeong Chang mascot bring free tickets to Korea in Toronto

  This weekend will be the day to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, meanwhile cute mascots of the 2018 Pyeong Chang Winter Olympic games, Soohorang and Bandabi will be coming to visit and celebrate in the lakeshore area in Toronto!   On the same day, the world renowned giant rubber duck will be floating on Lake…

Ube x charcoal creamy ice treats 

I took advantage of the good half hour wait to decide what to pick out of charcoal, ube, matcha and vanilla bean. Finally I have settled with charcoal and ube and I was actually glad to have that wait time to decide! Initially I thought of having a purple and black twist but as I…

Easy peasy 15 mins MSG free Kimchi Stew (김치찌개)

Kimchi stew (김치찌개) is one of the most popular soup/stew you will find any Korean restaurant’s menu.  I tried making the stew and serve in different pots or bowls, but it’s just never the same!  They have to be served specifically in these Korean traditional earthenware pots (뚝배기), because these pots are so thick that…

Where to get MSG free stock for noodle soup?

Dashi or anchovy stock/striped tuna stock, is one of the most essential ingredient you need for any Japanese or Korean soup based dish, for example udon soup and kimchi stew. I found that most of the dashi powder are made with MSG and other addictives, and this striped tuna stock comes in pretty simple ingredients…

2018 Pyeong Chang Winter Olympic mascot is coming to Toronto

In less than a year the 2018 Pyeong Chang Winter Olympic games will begin an recently there are rumours that the mascots – Soohorang and Bandabi are coming to town!   The two mascots of the up-coming Winter Olympic originated from the white tiger that has been considered Korea’s guardian animal “Sooho” and the Asiatic…

A taste of the sea water tofu in East Korean sea

Tofu is one of the ‘must have’ dishes in traditional Korean gourmet, they are made into cold side dishes, hot soups and it also comes in different kinds of soft and hard textures.   In East sea, also known as Donghae (Dong means East while Hae means sea) area has a special place called Chodang…

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