Blog Archives for tag appetizer

taiwanese cucumber salad

Taiwanese Cold Cucumber Salad (涼拌黃瓜)

涼拌黃瓜 (liáng bàn huáng guā), or cucumber salad, is a very common appetizer at many Taiwanese restaurants and is a… Continue reading »


Fresh Corn Salsa

I know that I always talk about how picky of an eater I used to be, almost to the point… Continue reading »


Sichuan-Style Peanuts

We were hanging out at a friend’s house playing board games when hunger struck–painful and relentless, as always. Since it… Continue reading »


Magic Mushrooms (Salmon-Wrapped Avocado)

  I recently put chalkboard paper on some of my kitchen cabinets to make the kitchen look a little less… Continue reading »


Corn Potage (Japanese Corn Soup)

James and I are fortunate enough to live near Little Osaka in West Los Angeles–honestly, we probably patronize restaurants on this… Continue reading »

Healthy Spring Pea Soup

Healthy Spring Pea Soup

It’s that time of year again: when the all of your favorite machines at the gym are occupied no matter… Continue reading »


Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

A friend of mine has been extolling the wonders and deliciousness of a particular empanada stand at the Century City… Continue reading »

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Unfortunately, I was unable to keep to my regular posting schedule because of a little thing called life. I flew… Continue reading »

Scallion Pancakes (蔥油餅)

Scallion Pancakes (蔥油餅)

My first memorable experience with scallion pancakes (蔥油餅, cōng yóu bǐng) was with James at his family’s restaurant six years… Continue reading »