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Green Onion Pie Tortillas

Mom decided to try something new today and I think she hit the jackpot on these. Store-bought tortillas can sometimes taste a little dry....

Soft Stovetop Buns

Chinese cooking often involves a lot of flour and dough work and Mom excels at applying this knowledge to bread. She initially made these...

Chinese Cabbage And Long Rice Stir Fry

Cooking long rice in a stir fry can be tricky. The noodles can clump together since they have a tendency to stick. But the...

Potatoes And Pork Stir Fry

You normally wouldn't think to add potatoes to a stir fry, but if you can take the starch out, then stir-fried potatoes are a...

Pork And Beans

A friend gave my brother a humongous bag of pinto beans so he decided to make this hearty stew in a slow cooker. It...

Fried Saimin With Chicken

Fried saimin is a fried noodle dish that you'll only see in Hawaii. Saimin usually refers to a hot noodle soup with egg noodles,...

Green Onion Pie

This is hands down my #1 favorite traditional Chinese dish. My Mom would make this once in a while and I remember requesting it...

Pork And Green Cabbage Baozi

Baozi (or bao) is just one of the many traditional dishes that I grew up with. My Mom would make these by hand and...

Tag: Starch

How I Grow Big Daikon In My IBC Aquaponic Systems

Mom has been growing daikon (white radish) for many, many years right in our yard. We doubted daikon would grow well in my aquaponic systems (both Japanese and Korean), but decided to try it out anyway. Turns out, they...

Upgrading My Solids Filter To A Radial Flow Settler (Chop-And-Flip IBC Aquaponics)

I've had my two IBC chop-and-flip aquaponics systems for about half a year now and over time I've realized that I hate cleaning the solids filter I had originally installed. My solids filters were buckets filled with shade cloth,...

Salt And Pepper Shrimp

I'm not a huge shrimp fan, but I love deep-fried shrimp that leaves the shell so crunchy that you can eat it. My Mom's salt and pepper shrimp recipe is one of my personal favorites and I definitely wanted...

Walking The Pathways At The Ko Olina Lagoons (End Polio Now Awareness Walk)

My friend Sarah volunteers with the Kapolei Rotary and since she knew I needed a break from being cooped up in the house, she invited me to join their End Polio Now walk along the four Ko Olina lagoons....

Outdoor Brunch At Kalapawai Cafe & Deli In Kapolei

What's neat about Kalapawai Market's Cafe & Deli in Kapolei is that it's made to look a bit old school. The original Kalapawai Market first appeared in 1932 in Kailua and played a part in the culture of their...