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…

Seaside honey grapefruit juice

Finally I feel that summer is just around the corner, and wouldn’t it be great to enjoy a natural fruit drink by the water? Recently fruit juice served in the actual fruit has become more popular in Toronto, and often these drinks can cost you a meal. Making your own will only take you two…

Low sugar berries madness parfait 

Inspired by Korean chain Cafe de Paris’ fruit BonBon,  I re-created one that has much less sugar at a much lower cost!   I’ve taken the frozen berries that I bought last time to make the Unicorn Frapp, together with real fresh cream and some strawberries, and one of the my very own secret ingredient,…

The heavenly natural low sugar unicorn 

This week’s instagram has been flooded with hashtags and posts about the very limited special unicorn drink from Starbucks.  The pinkish purple with swirls of blue was too dreamy to be drinkable, and I wasn’t really dare to try.  And I got curious and read reviews about this unicorn, various people have concluded this mythical…

Make your own low sugar fresh strawberries jelly

I have always been skeptical about store bought jams and syrup, you honestly never know what has been put in it and how much sugar it contains.  So instead I tried making my own and to keep it as fresh as possible, I usually just make a small portion for the rough amount I need…

[cooking] Rainbow warm salad with ramen egg

It’s always been difficult to make a delicious and healthy brunch/lunch vegetarian dish, especially when you try to follow the traditional Chinese healthy winter diet – to avoid cold chilly food. So here I took very basic frequently chosen Asian ingredients to make an easy healthy warm salad, including steamed Kabocha squash(this is definitely my…

A complete guide of Chinese ingredients in English

For those English speakers who are very much into the Chinese/Asian ingredients but often have no idea what they are in English, this complete guide may comes handy for you.   It’s actually compiled by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department in Hong Kong, and have listed almost every possible ingredients that Chinese or Asian…

Easy pan fried crispy lotus root chips 

Recently I’ve been trying to explore many possible ways to make Asian Keto or Paleo dishes, and I came to a conclusion that most crispy textured food do not qualified to be Keto or Paleo in most cases, because either it has been processed or a starchy vegetable.   When you make a salad or…

Easy soft boil egg in just 4 mins

This is the kind of Japanese style soft boil eggs many Asian has a crush on!   There are many different ways to make it, but I find that most of the methods I’ve come across are just too “scientific” for me.  Instead of testing the temperature and time, I just cover the egg in…

Simple Chinese preserved veggie (suit choy)

| simple Chinese preserved veggie (suit choy) | Preserved veggies come in many different ways in Chinese cooking, this is one of the easiest that anyone can try at home! “Suit Choy”, or preserved mustard green is a very popular pickled veggies used in Hong Kong’s Cha Chan Tang, it’s paired with vermicelli soup, fried…

5 super foods for Asian taste

Vegetarian diet is not the only option for better health.  Many have chosen stricter diets like Paleo or even Ketogenic diet.  However I find that the easiest way to start is to include as much superfood in your diet as possible. Paleo and Ketogenic seems to be a tough transition to most of Asians is…