Category Archives: Recipes

Sayote Kimchi Recipe

You can “kimchi” all kinds of vegetables and Mom tried it out with sayote thinking [...]

Pickled Sayote Recipe

Pickled mango is popular in Hawaii. I grew up with it as a childhood treat [...]


Shoyu Chicken With Potatoes And Eggs Recipe

With a potential meat shortage underway due to COVID-19, Mom found a great deal for [...]

Hot And Sour Soup Recipe

Everyone knows hot and sour soup. It’s the staple soup served at Chinese restaurants and [...]

Green Onion Pie Tortillas Recipe

Mom decided to try something new today and I think she hit the jackpot on [...]

Easy Beef Burger Patties Recipe

With just 1 pound of beef, you can make 6 decently sized burger patties in [...]

Teriyaki BBQ Pork Recipe

Like teriyaki BBQ chicken, teriyaki BBQ pork is fast and easy. It does take a [...]

Soft Stovetop Buns Recipe

Chinese cooking often involves a lot of flour and dough work and Mom excels at [...]

Chinese Cabbage And Long Rice Stir Fry Recipe

Cooking long rice in a stir fry can be tricky. The noodles can clump together [...]

Potatoes And Pork Stir Fry Recipe

You normally wouldn’t think to add potatoes to a stir fry, but if you can [...]

Pork And Beans Recipe

A friend gave my brother a humongous bag of pinto beans so he decided to [...]

Blooming Squid Stir Fry Recipe

Squid is not the first thing people stock up on at the grocery stores, but [...]

Leafy Greens Stir Fry Recipe

It’s sometimes a chore to get people to eat dark green vegetables, so Mom has [...]

Minced Pork Tofu Recipe

The steps for this recipe is similar to mabo tofu: put in all your ingredients, [...]

Fishcake And Long Rice Soup Recipe

Fishcake keeps very well in the freezer and Mom always has several of them on [...]

Teriyaki BBQ Chicken Recipe

Teriyaki chicken can be found at almost any plate lunch restaurant in Hawaii. It’s usually [...]

Tempura Batter-Fried Fish Recipe

We had a whole bag of frozen Pacific cod in the freezer so Mom brought [...]

Half-Green Papaya Namasu With Ginger Recipe

We have a lot of papaya trees in our yard. Mom always makes sure we [...]

Fried Saimin With Chicken Recipe

Fried saimin is a fried noodle dish that you’ll only see in Hawaii. Saimin usually [...]

Deep-Fried Pork Jerky Recipe

Mom’s Thai friend brought over some deep-fried pork jerky that she made and we loved [...]

Pork And Squash Jiaozi (Dumplings) Recipe

Mom received some beautiful young squash from a friend that she decided to use in [...]

Chicken Katsu Recipe

Chicken katsu is originally a dish from Japan, but it’s also commonly found in local [...]

Green Onion Pie Recipe

This is hands down my #1 favorite traditional Chinese dish. My Mom would make this [...]

Pork And Green Cabbage Baozi Recipe

Baozi (or bao) is just one of the many traditional dishes that I grew up [...]

Roast Pork Butt Recipe

Roast pork butt is one of the easiest things to cook ever. It’s literally salt [...]


Green Cabbage Kimchee Recipe

Mom reserves cabbage kimchee for those days when we’re totally out of kimchee and she [...]

Budae Jjigae Recipe

Dad has been into Korean dramas for the past few years and he’s catching on [...]

Pickled Wakame Salad Recipe

If you’re in the mood for a cheap, tasty, and refreshing salad, give this pickled [...]

Pickled Cucumbers With Sichuan Peppers Recipe

Mom takes Japanese tsukemono up a notch by adding some spicy sichuan peppers to the [...]


Dried Fruit Recipe

Every year our starfruit tree in our front yard drops a ridiculous amount of fruit. [...]

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