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Tamago Sando (Japanese Egg Salad Sandwich)

Tamago Sando (Japanese Egg Salad Sandwich)

Love these Japanese egg salad sandos! I’ll randomly crave them when I want something homey; they’re sandwiched between two thick, fluffy slices of shokupan (Japanese white bread). I snagged some extra fancy bread that was imported from Japan that I bought from Nijiya Market. Referenced Read More

Hong Shao Rou (Shanghainese Braised Pork Belly)

Hong Shao Rou (Shanghainese Braised Pork Belly)

This dish is deeply personal. It’s something my mom would make for us. Comfort food. But more importantly, it’s something that her grandma made for my mom. I never knew my grandparents, so it’s only through food that I feel a close connection with them. Read More

Furikake Rice Cakes

Furikake Rice Cakes

These are so fun to eat as a midday snack! Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, a little sweet from the mirin, and tons of umami. Serves 2 as a main or 3-4 as a fun appetizer/side. Ingredients: 1 tbsp neutral cooking oil Read More

Pork Chop Rice (Pai Gu Fan)

Pork Chop Rice (Pai Gu Fan)

Growing up, the other kids my age on the street were Taiwanese. After school, their moms would bring us bian dangs (lunch/bento boxes) that they’d pick up from neighborhood Taiwanese cafes. Pai Gu Fan was always one of them. Thinking about those boxes makes me Read More

Pork + shrimp wontons

Pork + shrimp wontons

We’re a biiiig wonton fam. We love them because they’re a great ~family bonding~ activity and also super versatile – have them in soup, dressed up with dipping sauce, or even fried (I haven’t tried this myself but my friends I’ve gifted wontons to have). Read More

Spicy Glass Noodles with Pork (Ants Climbing a Tree)

Spicy Glass Noodles with Pork (Ants Climbing a Tree)

Spicy glass noodles with pork is more traditionally known as “ants climbing a tree” (ma yi shang shu – 蚂蚁上树); this spicy Sichuan noodle dish is so aptly named because the minced pork cling to the mung bean vermicelli, resembling ants climbing on a tree. Read More