Pumpkin spiced pancakes 南瓜鬆餅

Got too many pumpkins for the holidays and don’t know what to do with them aside from pumpkin pies? This pumpkin spiced pancakes are quick and easy. Make your Sunday morning brunch a little different from the regular simple pancakes and they taste sooooo good.

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Vegetable Oyako-don (Chicken-Egg-Don) 鮮蔬野菇親子丼

This is such an easy and nutritious dinner. In one bowl, you get everything you need for a meal with meat, vegetables, egg, and rice. And it only takes about 30-40 minutes from preparation to finish. Isn’t it perfect for working wives or moms?

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Stir-fried tomato and scrambled eggs 家常蕃茄炒蛋

Tomatoes are in season!!!

It’s one of my favorite ingredients to all kinds of dishes. No matter Asian dishes like beef stew, Mexican dish such as salsa, or pasta, burger, or sandwiches, I always love lots of tomatoes. I prefer cooked tomatoes over fresh tomatoes. The cooked tomatoes taste sweeter and the flavor is much more enhanced. Also, cooked tomatoes contain rich lycopene and antioxidant which is really good for health.

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Three Ingredients Banana Pancake (Do Not Recommend…)

This recipe has been popular for a while and I haven’t really got the gut to try it out since I’m not really a big banana person.

The truth is…. for people who are not absolutely LOVE bananas, don’t even bother to try. 🙂 It does taste ABSOLUTELY like banana. In regards to the texture, I would say it’s more like a “tamagoyaki (Japanese sweet omelette)” than a pancake.

 (Tamagoyaki)

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Ma-Po Tofu (麻婆豆腐) Sichuan Peppercorn spicy sauce tofu, another rice killer

I love the scent of Sichuan peppercorn in stir fries. However, the restaurants normally use the whole peppercorns which irritate and numb your tongue when you bit one accidently. Some restaurants would strain the Sichuan peppercorns and just leave the oil after frying them, but with this way you lose lots of flavor.

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Taiwanese Breakfast Burrito 古早味培根起士蛋餅

This is a really common Taiwanese breakfast. You can easily find it in most of breakfast shops called “Dan`(egg)-Bin(pancake).” It’s basically a wrapped omelette with all kinds of ingredients as your choice. The basic traditional Dan-Bin is just pan fried whisked eggs wrapped in pancakes with oyster sauce or hot sauce. However, the variety-loving Taiwanese makes the manu with so much choices and combinations with all kinds of add-ons that you can think of: tuna, cheese, ham, bacon, grilled chicken, sausages, or vegetables… One of my favorite flavor is the bacon and cheese wrap. Yum Yum!! Continue reading Taiwanese Breakfast Burrito 古早味培根起士蛋餅

Home made Shabu Shabu and Sichuan pepper hot pot 溫暖麻辣鴛鴦鍋

One of the best thing in winter is to stay at home having hot pot Shabu Shabu with families and friends. I got this new two-sided hot pot and a portable gas stove from the Asian super market. Can’t wait to try it out at home. 🙂

In Taiwan, having a hot pot is so common and is really popular during winter time. The base soup can have many varieties. One of the most popular is the Sichuan pepper hot pot and the basic plain stock. Not only the base, you can also boil all kinds of different ingredients into the pot from meat, seafood, vegetables, mushrooms, tofu, or all kinds of fish or meat balls.

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