Happy Year of the Rooster! This weekend, billions of people of Chinese descent around the world celebrated Lunar New Year through family reunions, sharing meals together, giving each other Red Envelopes of “lucky money”. For the first time, hubby and I celebrated the occasion together… Read More
I was never a outdoorsy kind of girl growing up. Nor was anyone in my family outdoorsy. Whenever my Chinese parents took me on family vacations, they mostly involved Disney World or venturing out in new cities, shopping or trying new foods. Even if we… Read More
Wedding countdown 22 days! Having this entire month of February off to myself, and the wedding inching ever closer, I have entered a season of DIY projects nonstop. When it comes to wedding planning, there are a couple of ways most people approach it. You… Read More
I’ve been into chicken lately. And I’ve been on the search for new ways to flavor this wonderful little bird. My friend, Michael, who is also in the medical profession (hooray for physicians who make time to cook!), had shared a favorite chicken recipe of… Read More
When I was visiting my fiancé, Y, in Dallas a few weekends ago, we went to see one of his Indian friends from school, Sunny. We headed to Sunny’s apartment one night to play board games, and being the nosy visitor I am, I stuck… Read More
It’s April already. In any other city, this would mean perfect spring weather, pastel dresses and light jackets, along with breezy beautiful outdoor Sunday brunch dates. But alas, I’m in Houston, where I’ve barely gotten over the ugly winter rains and now 80+ degree weather… Read More
I used to be afraid of cooking with whole chickens. Somehow, I always imagined it as a convoluted process of cleaning out the inside, stuffing it, marinating it and roasting it in the oven, while precariously controlling the tenderness of the meat or crispiness of… Read More
This is day 1 of Day 7 Kitchen, and I’m celebrating the birth of this blog with one of my favorite chicken dishes – 三杯鸡, translated as 3-cups chicken. This is a traditional Taiwanese dish that has been familiar to me since childhood.