baked custard egg tarts

Shortcut Egg Tart Recipe (Dim Sum Style)

Silky smooth custard filling surrounded by a buttery and flaky crust–this is how I want my egg tart experience to be every time. This recipe has gone through multiple rounds of testing to figure out a simple, but flavorful egg tart that won’t give you headache to follow. This recipe is a hybrid of Hong Kong (dim sum) and Portuguese…

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rice cooked in Instant Pot

How to Cook Perfect Instant Pot Rice

Making perfectly cooked white rice is easier than ever with this Instant Pot rice recipe! Instant Pots are all the rage these days and it could be a good decision for you if you want to consolidate appliances like a rice cooker, slow cooker, a yogurt machine, and a pressure cooker all in one. While it may seem like a…

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Korean fried chicken

Korean Fried Chicken (Sweet, Spicy & Extra Crispy!)

Double fried to crispy perfection, this saucy Korean fried chicken recipe is sweet and comes with a gochujang kick. This recipe is specifically the sweet and spicy version, called yangnyeom-chikin, which means “seasoned chicken,” but you can leave this sauceless for an amazing treat too. What’s so special about Korean fried chicken? Korean fried chicken, also generally called “huraideu-chikin,” is…

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taro milk tea with boba

Taro Milk Tea Recipe w/ Tapioca Pearls (Boba)

This recipe delivers a rich and creamy vanilla flavor of taro in super fun to drink boba milk tea is the perfect metaphor for summer in a glass: sweet, refreshing, and you never want it to end.  If you want taro milk tea made from fresh taro roots and purple sweet potatoes, then this recipe if for you. After trying…

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cooked bok choy in a pan

Easy Onion & Garlic Bok Choy Recipe

This bok choy recipe will give you tender, but crisp bites of fresh greens in a savory sauce that is as fast to make as it is to eat. If you’re like me and love incorporating different types of greens into your meals and want to change things up from spinach or everyday greens, this is definitely worth adding to…

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pan of yaki udon noodles

Yaki Udon (Easy Stir Fried Udon Noodles)

This easy yaki udon recipe will give you thick and chewy udon noodles wrapped around crisp al dente vegetables, juicy pork belly strips, and glazed in a sweet and savory soy sauce base. If you enjoy lo mein, you’re going to want to try one of Japan’s most popular dishes–yaki udon. A little background… If you’ve never had udon noodles,…

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nests of udon noodles

How To Make Udon Noodles From Scratch

Thick and plump with a slightly chewy consistency is the only way I can describe these udon noodles from scratch. Making homemade udon noodles is actually a lot easier than it sounds, especially if you have made homemade pasta before. It’s also a lot of fun because it includes a good foot-stomping workout!  What is udon? These thick udon noodles…

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Filipino breakfast w garlic rice

Easy Garlic Fried Rice (Sinangag Filipino)

Savory and crispy fried garlic pieces covered in plump and steamy rice–smelling garlic rice in the air is how I always want to wake up. Sinangag is garlic fried rice and, most importantly, it’s also a Filipino breakfast staple. Mom would always make a big batch of sinangag with pork tocino and longanisa to start off the family’s day. This…

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iced matcha latte & whipped cream

Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte

An ice-cold matcha latte is as refreshing as it is delicious and with this recipe, it’s absolutely easy to make at home. Matcha is historically used as a ceremonial tea in Japan, these days its reach has expanded internationally and used in various forms like matcha ice cream, Urth’s matcha boba drink, mochi donuts with matcha icing, and even Starbuck’s…

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Miso Glazed Salmon Recipe

Sweet and salty umami-packed glaze over flaky salmon filets over a bed of rice and greens–miso-glazed salmon is a quick and easy weeknight dinner for even the busiest people! While many of us are familiar with Cheesecake Factory’s famous miso-glazed salmon, myself included, this recipe uses a more traditional Japanese take by using sake, mirin, and miso. This recipe is…

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tray of Filipino BBQ pork skewers

Filipino BBQ Pork Skewers

Tender pieces of flavorful pork glazed with a sweet and savory sauce and fresh off the grill–these pork BBQ skewers are so mouth-watering that you’ll want to hoard them all on your plate. It’s no wonder these are a Filipino delicacy.  What pork and BBQ means to Filipinos BBQ and grilling in the Philippines is a large part of cooking…

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assembled mini fruit tarts

Mini Fruit Tarts

Fresh fruit slices and a sweet custard filling on top of a bite-sized cookie shell–these mini fruit tarts aren’t just beautiful, they’re delicious and refreshing. Growing up (and even now), fruit tarts were a big staple for birthday parties. Maybe it’s because the use of fruit on top of sugary custard gave some semblance of a healthier treat, at least…

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