Mexican & South American Cuisine · Mexican Cuisine · Pork · Soups & Salads

Mexican-Style Pork and Hominy Stew (Pozole)

  2.5 days later… and still eating the same thing. Despite my love of cooking and consuming massive quantities of food, sometimes it gets to be a bit too much. Afterall, if I’m just feeding me but cooking really for 8 people, I can get through 2 days of eating the same thing for breakfast,… Continue reading Mexican-Style Pork and Hominy Stew (Pozole)

Appetizers & Side Dishes · Asian Cuisine · Pork · Seafood · Vegetarian

Chive Turnovers (韭菜盒子 – Jui Cai He Zi)

Vegetarian dishes that pretend to be like their meat counterparts have always struck a dissonant chord with me – why be something you can’t? Here’s a Chinese comfort food with a ton of flavor that won’t leave you saying “…and where is the meat?” This turnover is stuffed with jiu cai (Chinese garlic chives), clear… Continue reading Chive Turnovers (韭菜盒子 – Jui Cai He Zi)

Appetizers & Side Dishes · Asian Cuisine · Pork · Seafood

Taiwanese Chicken Roll – Ji Juan(雞捲)

As I’ve gotten older and more food-obsessed, I’ve started to have flashbacks of these tasty dishes that my mom used to make and gradually has phased out ever since my brother and I grew up. 饅頭 (Man tou) 蘿蔔絲餅 (Luo buo si bing) 牛肉餡餅 (Niu rou xian bing) 芝麻大餅 (Zhi ma da bing) 百頁 (Bai… Continue reading Taiwanese Chicken Roll – Ji Juan(雞捲)

Asian Cuisine · Pastas & Rice & Grains · Pork

Shiitake Mushroom, Pork, and Tofu Mifun

Two mighty Chinese dishes were up on the list, repeats actually since I’ve been craving Chinese food: Lion’s head meatballs and Ants Climbing up a Tree. I can feel the strange stares coming a mile away; lion’s meat and ants are not used in this recipe! Chinese people like to draw parallels to nature and… Continue reading Shiitake Mushroom, Pork, and Tofu Mifun