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OLD BEIJING LAMB SKEWER

Makes: 11 ~ 13 skewers The biggest distinction, the true secret of Beijing-style lamb skewers lies in the anatomy of the skewers, which is, the alternating of lean meat and fat.  Every piece of lean meat is accompanied by a piece of lamb fat, which sometimes feels like a 50/50 ratio, making the…

BROWNIE-COW POPSICLES

 SHUT UP, SHUP UP, SHUP UP Makes:  10 popsicles You don’t have to make your own brownie.  You can certainly use a store-bought brownie, with flavours to your likings to make these popsicles.  And if you want creaminess, you can substitute whole milk with half and half.  Note that 3/4…

THREE CHEESE MAZEMEN

  MIGHT AS WELL CALL IT, A-MAZEMEN The stock-technique of Japanese pork-based soup ramen will conflict everything you think you know about making stocks, that’s if you were French at least.  Forget what you know about low-and-slow of a bare simmer aiming at a clear stock.  It’s all about boiling…

THE PETROVSKY POPSICLE

DON’T WE NEED OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH A LITTLE BIT OF MILK Makes: 8 ~ 9 popsicles The black tea leaves is powdered in spice-grinder to give the popsicle a very intense tea-flavour.  It’s a good trick for maximizing tea-flavour in any recipes (such as this cake).  If you don’t have a…

THE HOT BUNNY PASTA SAUCE

” MY CURRENT… ORANGE STATE OF MIND “ Jason has gone to my happy place without me. A week-long business trip to New York, by himself, is just about as much salt as you can rub on a bloody wound of someone who’s doing her time in doggy-prison.  Right.  Perhaps I’ve…

MOCHI DONUTS

” YOUR SKINNY JEANS WILL SELF DESTRUCT IN 30 MIN. THIS MESSAGE WON’T. “ Makes: 10 ~ 12 donuts If you have never worked with sticky rice flour (or sweet rice flour), it helps to keep in mind that it’s actually gluten-free, which means that the flour in its uncooked-form will…

FEATURED: SUMMER FUN

filthy rich miso caramel ice cream

Have I mentioned how unapologetically cheap I am?  Right… to elaborate we must understand that “cheap” is a strictly relative term and I am saying that strictly relatively-speaking, I am incredibly cheap.  I negotiated a 30% raise in my daily allowance in the past decade which is to say that…

poorman’s lobster roll

Right.  I apologize for my “rare” unprofessionalism last time.  Can we start over?  I promise I’ll keep it together this time because oh boy this faux-lobster roll is too delicious to miss out on.  But it’s strange to compose this post because the day I cooked it, my doggy-Armageddon-day had…

winter warmth ice cream

Drop down on a point back in time, all the way back in my 500-sqft studio in New York when I was joyfully smooching a pint of Ben’n Jerry’s which I casually grabbed from the downstair 24hr-deli, and tell me that in the not-so-distant future, anytime-access to my beloved collection…