Ever since I can remember, I have always enjoyed soupy noodles. One of the first dishes I learned to cook was beehoon soup or rice noodle soup, in additiion to frying an egg and cooking rice. In my early teenage years, I would cook myself a pot of noodles very similar to Mee Suah Soup [...]
Hot pots and nabemono are especially good during the colder months. The cooking can be done and kept warm at the table on portable stoves or in electric pots. I like to serve them in the weekends when dinner can be enjoyed at a more leisurely pace. The ones I have shared so far are [...]
The temperature dipped to the twenties this past weekend and the snow came sooner than expected. We were out shopping at the mall when the snow started to fall. We quickly made our final purchases and scrambled home. Come Sunday morning, there were three inches of white pristine snow on the ground. We woke up [...]
Not too long ago, I chance upon this book, Japan Country Living: Spirit, Tradition, Style at our local library. It is a very interesting book with a glimpse into the daily lives of the Japanese people in the countryside, far away from the fast-paced, high-tech modern cities we so often associate Japan with. The pictures [...]
The weekends are too short and they go by too quickly! Even though I am home most of the time, I still look forward to the weekends because it is a break from my crazy schedule and a time to bond with family and friends. Saturdays are just the best! It is a day to [...]
Cooking at the table around the fondue pot is fun for the family and friends. It makes social gatherings easy and simple and encourages people to spend time together over a meal. The casual atmosphere encourages the conversation to flow while we dip, eat, and drink.
Hotpots are very popular in East Asian cuisine. It is a broth base fondue where food is dipped into the broth and cooked at the table by each dinner guest. The Chinese hotpots can be pretty lavish and the spread may include several different types of meats, seafood, fish cakes, dumplings, tofu, noodles, and vegetables. [...]