European (Western and Eastern) Cuisine · Mediterreanean Cuisine · Seafood · Soups & Salads

Bacalao en salsa verde (Spanish cod with peas and parsley)

Is it possible to have too much food? Spain is the first country where I actually did not want to eat anymore. Every night we spent eating amazing beef, octopus, artichoke, paella, fideua, and sausage dishes. But here is the catch: where Americans have the appetizer, main entree, and dessert for a “complete” meal, the… Continue reading Bacalao en salsa verde (Spanish cod with peas and parsley)

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)

American Cuisine · Appetizers & Side Dishes · Seafood

Sweet Potato Shrimp Cakes

Crab cakes, step aside. Sweet potato and shrimp seem like an unlikely duo but the flavors are not to be discounted. Ever tried a pumpkin shrimp bisque? It’s similar but this time instead of bisque happiness, this translates to munchie happiness. The creaminess and sweetness of the sweet potato paired with the saltiness of shrimp… Continue reading Sweet Potato Shrimp Cakes

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)

European (Western and Eastern) Cuisine · Mediterreanean Cuisine · Seafood

Shrimp Saganaki

The combination of shrimp and feta seemed a bit odd when I came across this recipe but the necessity to use ingredients in my pantry over-ruled any second thoughts. I’m starting to sound a bit practical, it’s scaring me. I must buy another cocktail dress to compensate. A recipe that takes less than 20 minutes… Continue reading Shrimp Saganaki