Mango Pomelo Sago Recipe

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, […]

Watermelon Matcha

In the mood for something cold, fruity and colorful? Here's a watermelon matcha. #watermelon #matcha #greentea #nonalcoholic

this watermelon matcha is perfect for hot summer afternoons, when you need a caffeine nudge and plenty of fruity refreshment. we were spoiled at work last year, and got summer fridays for 3 1/2 months. we were blissfully off at 2pm every friday from memorial day until labor day, free to soak up extra summer […]

Zha Jiang Mian

The base of the sauce for zha jiang mian comes from sweet bean sauce, which you can find in Asian or Chinese grocery stores. #chinese #asian #noodles

i first posted this zha jiang mian in dec 2014, but i’ve been eating it for years. figured it was time for an upgrade of pictures, and maybe a written recipe rather than my lazy ramblings (; it’s the last bit of asian pacific american heritage month, aka the last post of the year where […]

Vegetarian Bento Box

This bento box has rice, roasted squash, marinated tofu, garlicky cucumbers, pickled radish and sauteed kale, but you can definitely omit parts as you please! #bentobox #lunchideas #vegetarian

this vegetarian bento box has all sorts of goodies: marinated tofu, sesame hazelnut furikake on rice and plenty of vegetables (pickled, marinated, sauteed and roasted!), with chocolate for dessert!  past me is writing this earlier than i usually would because i’m busy eating ice cream and picking up a sanded trashcan in la this weekend. […]

Yaki Manju

This flaky Japanese pastry known as yaki manju can be filled with sweet red bean, lima bean, sweet potato, etc. #japanese #hawaiian #yakimanju #manju #redbean

this post for yaki manju was originally posted in jan 2014! it’s been updated with some new pictures and new recipe copy. yaki manju is one of those desserts that might be an acquired taste for some. it has beans, and yes, it’s a dessert. however, it’s still pretty tame, and i’d recommend it for anyone […]