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Chinese Fried Crullers

I thought I’d take some time to introduce a classic chinese breakfast item. Pronounced youtiao in chinese, these are also commonly referred to as chinese fried crullers. I’m not quite sure why this translation...

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Marble Castella Cake

Since I’ve made honey castella cake several times, I wanted to make some variations.  The other day, I made two castella cakes. Originally, one was supposed to be a matcha one and one was...

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Tri-Village Northern Cuisine

Over the weekend, Future Husband and I had some family obligations to attend to in LA. Since we would be done in the afternoon, I chose a place for us to eat dinner at...

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Mini Baked Donuts

I’ve had an image of mini baked donuts with a light blue glaze and white sprinkles.  I was originally going to make them for Mother’s Day, but ran out of time. So I made...

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Castella Cake

I originally wanted to make this post about a matcha flavored castella cake since I’ve already done the originally honey castella cake. But as you can see, this cake is yellow, not green. I...

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Quik Wok

Quik Wok is a fast food American Chinese restaurant located in Rancho Bernardo. In addition, on weekends, they offer some traditional chinese dishes, including chinese breakfast items, noodle dishes, and my beloved knife shaved...

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Homemade beef noodle soup

Chinese beef noodle soup is one of my favorite chinese dishes. The rich, steaming beef broth, tender pieces of meat, and soft noodles make a hearty and comforting meal. I’ve had several bad beef...

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Starbucks Giveaway

Recently, a representative of Starbucks contacted me to see if I wanted to try some samples of their new line of naturally flavored coffees, Starbucks Natural Fusions, and host a giveaway for my readers....

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Chocolate Popovers

I love popovers and have tried several recipes on this blog already. The other day I saw a recipe for Hot Chocolate Popovers. I was really surprised and intrigued. So far all of the...

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Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

For the upcoming bake sale, I also made these soft chocolate chip cookies decorated with some swirl chips. Since starting this blog, I’ve tried out many recipes and collected quite a few favorites. I’ve...