Author Archives: Eleanor Hoh

Cooking teacher and creator of Wok Star Kit. I love showing easy, healthy, quick eats without recipes or measuring.

How to make crispy noodles and dumplings fast

My second 5 minute Facebook Live experiment didn’t pan out as well as expected. So, more experimenting.  Under the broiler vs frying in your wok requires much less oil and effort. The traditional technique to crispy gyozas/dumplings is to fry with oil, then add liquid and cover but it requires vigilance and can only be…



Facebook Live Wok Star Cooking Challenge, Nina Malavia -1

Here’s my first Facebook Live Wok Star Cooking Challenge with Nina Malavia, talented Social Media Maven and ex-pastry chef. She wokked up a dish using surprise ingredients I presented without using any recipes or measuring any ingredients, just like how she learned in my cooking class. I hope to showcase more Wok Stars and want…



Lisbon: a Foodie Heaven

For me, food is the main focus of every trip.  Last year’s sister reunion in Lisbon was no exception. Traveling with three sisters is tricky. Luckily, we all share a love of good food, thanks to our mom, who in our minds was one of the best cooks ever.  Here’s a roundup if you only…



Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent, documentary executive produced by Anthony Bourdain

JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT, a fascinating documentary executive produced by Anthony Bourdain, is a character exploration of the legendary chef – and the enigmatic mystery of his genius.  The documentary opens May 19 and June 2 in South Florida at select movie theaters.  Attention all chefs, wannabe chefs, foodies and anyone who likes to eat,…



Finka Table and Tap, best Cuban, Korean, Peruvian Fusion

Expect the unexpected when you visit Finka Table and Tap, a Cuban, Korean, Peruvian Fusion gastropub, inside a brick building that previously housed KFC.  A 260 seater that would make any chef/owner run a mile but not pint sized Chef Eileen Andrade. She’s a little firecracker with enough energy to shoot off a rocket!  I…



Shanti Christensen’s Book Giveaway and Umami Kale (updated)

Book Giveaway details below, ends tonight Sunday, April 16: 12am ET, good luck!  If you crave real home cooked Chinese food, you can win Shanti Christensen’s book, “Family Style Chinese Cookbook: Authentic Recipes from My Culinary Journey Through China!” (see details below!) It’s a MUST.  Shanti’s quest to learn authentic Chinese cooking led her into 40…