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Last week’s Szechuan spicy cold noodle was such a big hit. I received a number of emails from some of you and I truly appreciate your support to this recipe oasis of mine.

Since a lot of you expressed great interest in more cold noodle recipes, I am going to share a unique dessert cold noodle recipe with you today. (more…)

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If you have been following this blog or my social media, you know my obsession with noodles is pretty well documented.

Not to exaggerate, I can take a bowl of delicious noodles at any time of the day, 365 days a year.

However, on a hot and humid summer day, I usually prefer a bowl of flavorful (more…)

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Are you skilled in wrapping gift boxes or tying knots? You may also have what it takes to make these bamboo leave covered sticky rice (glutinous rice) dumplings aka Zongzi 糭子, a beautiful and delicious traditional Chinese treat served around Dragon Boat Festival.

If you haven’t heard, Dragon Boat Festival (aka Duanwu festival ) is a Chinese holiday that occurs on the 5th day of May according to the Lunar calendar. For this year it falls on May 30th. (more…)

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This delicious and healthy Chinese herbal chicken soup not only warms your heart but also heals your body and soul.

On a recent Friday afternoon, it became clear to me that my constant fatigue and mild headache that had been bothering me for weeks wasn’t going away soon.

Already watching my schedule and diet amid a trifecta of a bad cold, overseas trip jet-lag, and bad spring allergies, I knew I had to do something more.

My Chinese instinct immediately told me that I needed o a good Chinese herbal soup to boost my immune system and reset my inner balance. (more…)

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Serious question – do you consider potato a vegetable or a starch food?

As I was preparing for today’s recipe, I just couldn’t stop thinking about this question. And, depending on the answer of the question, you’d either call today’s Chinese shredded potatoes a vegetable dish or a side dish. (more…)

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In summer 2016, Mrs. Yi Reservation and I spent 9 days in japan touring Tokyo and Osaka/Kyoto/Nara (aka Kansai region).

Our goal of this trip was to travel and eat well in Japan on a modest budget and we both think it was a success! (more…)

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