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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Fresh Basil Salsa and Shrimp Cocktail 雞尾酒鮮蝦佐羅勒莎莎醬

Gotta try something Mexican this week!!!!

Salsa is one of my favorite kinds of Mexican side dish. The refreshing, spicy sauce with chips is the best appetizer.

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Copycat Hot N Juicy Boil~ Let’s get your hands dirty!!!

Absolutely LOVE this recipe!!!! Recommendation: 100% Must Try

After our last visit to Hot N Juicy, me and J kept thinking about the savory, hot, buttery taste of those shrimps. Occasionally we found this video tutoring how to make copycat version of Hot N Juicy cajun boil and garlic butter sauce. It seems not difficult at all!!! And the best part is when making your own Hot N Juicy boil at home, you get to choose what to put include in your meal, the quality of seafood, and you can tweak the taste as much as you want~~~ (Best of all, it’s a lot cheaper LOL)
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[DC] Hot N Juicy- really HOT!!!

Recommendation: 85%

Another really popular restaurant!! Once you registered at the entrance, anticipate around 1.5-2 hours waiting until you get a seat.

However, the food really worth the waiting. Make sure you have enough water. It’s sooo good but soooo hot!! 😉  Continue reading [DC] Hot N Juicy- really HOT!!!

Korean Spicy Stir-Fried Chicken 韓式辣炒雞

This is a super easy “rice killer” dish. 🙂 Little bit of sweet, little bit of spicy, little bit of savory. The best part is that it’s another one-pan dish. All you need to do is to put all ingredients into one pan and done!! My favorite ways to cook.

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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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Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup 老爺心目中的台灣=牛肉麵!!!

If you want me to indicate one most popular dish that can represent Taiwanese food, I would say the beef noodle soup. It is so common but has so many varieties that pretty much every Taiwanese loves it.

This is also one of Mr. Big’s favorite dish, his impression of Taiwan since his childhood. Whenever he’s away from home for a while, the top-of-mind cuisine that he wants from me is this spicy beef stew.

He will be coming home soon from a one-month training. I just spent a couple hours in the kitchen making this beef stew yesterday and let the meat sit in the broth overnight to soak in all the flavors. Today would be the perfect timing to serve this warm comfort food to welcome my man home. 🙂

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