Furikake Chex Mix

Pack this furikake mix into glass jars for an easy holiday gift to give to friends and family! #furikake #chexmix #snack #holidaygift

How to Make Furikake Chex Mix To start this Hawaiian snack, you heat butter, corn syrup, soy sauce, sugar and oil together in a pot. Once the butter is melted and everything looks homogenous, you pour it over your cereal and mix until each piece is glossy and coated with the sauce. You then sprinkle […]

Nián Gāo

Happy Chinese New Year! Celebrate with nian gao, a chewy sweet rice cake dessert. #chinesenewyear #niangao #ricecake #chinesefood

What is Nián Gāo (Chinese New Year Cake)? Nián gāo (or nin gōu in Cantonese) is a chewy, sticky cake made of rice. The texture is similar to other food made with glutinous rice flour, including tōng yuen (another one of my Lunar New Year must haves) and custard mochi. It can be flavored in […]

Sushi Bake

Three little packages of spoonfuls of rice topped with imitation crab salad, tucked into crispy seaweed.

What Is Baked Sushi? Sushi bake is rice topped with a creamy imitation crab salad, almost like a sushi casserole. It’s eaten in spoonfuls wrapped in crispy seaweed. Since it’s so rich, baked sushi is best served in small portions as an appetizer.  Sushi Bake Ingredients Here are the main ingredients in this sushi bake: […]

Spam Musubi

Spam musubi looks like mini sushi sandwiches, with very dark green seaweed wrapped around rice and pink Spam.

What is Spam Musubi? It’s a pressed sushi made with Spam, where crispy, pan-fried Spam is covered in teriyaki sauce and sandwiched by fresh rice and roasted seaweed to hold everything in place. It’s a mix of Japanese (the rice and seaweed) and Hawaiian/American cuisine (the Spam). If you don’t want pure Spam, this Spam […]

Grapefruit Green Tea Recipe

A tall glass of orange-y colored iced grapefruit green tea with a metal straw.

How to Make Grapefruit Juice You can’t have grapefruit green tea without the (surprise!) grapefruit. If you’re making a glass for yourself as a quick afternoon break, I’d recommend squeezing by hand. If you’re prepping a big batch for you and all your friends and family (hi, can we be friends?), then an electric juicer […]

Mango Pomelo Sago

A white bowl filled with pale yellow mango coconut smoothie topped with mango and pomelo chunks.

This mango pomelo sago is a fairly easy Chinese dessert to make, unlike some of the astounding pandemic bakes I’ve been seeing (Kinako chiffon roll cakes filled with red bean, whipped cream and mochi??? Strawberry genmaicha cream puffs?? Feed me please). You boil some chewy, bouncy sago and stir them into a mango coconut smoothie, […]