Category Archives: #LetsLunch

How to make Malaysian Street Food, Char Kuey Teow in your Wok!

If you love Asian food, Char Kuey Teow, a famous and very popular Malaysian street food is heavenly. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll crave it and dream about it.  Its heady aroma, spicy complex flavors and textures are downright addictive. It doesn’t matter how many times you eat it, you’ll want MORE, it’s that good….

Mangoes for Mother’s Day!

I can hardly believe it’s 2 years since my mom passed away, so for Mother’s Day,  I’m celebrating her life with mangoes, one of her favorite fruit and mine!  Eaten on its own or in a salad or salsa, the creamy, smooth champagne mangoes are divine.  Mangoes always conjure up sweet memories of my childhood…

3 Ingredient Broccolini

Blanching in a wok is the fastest, easiest method to cook vegetables that have hard stems and when you have a lot of them!  A wok is a perfect vessel, it has a wide opening and deep reservoir to hold the water and quantity of vegetables. Alternatively, use a wide deep pot if you don’t…

Surf and Turf

Cooking with and for family and friends always brings back memories of cooking with my mother and sisters and how much fun we had in the kitchen!  I love creating food memories and it doesn’t have to be a big production.  The secret is to make a big splash with the table layout so when…

Green Beans 2 Ways

Eating vegetables is a hot topic, remember when Jessica Seinfeld hid them so her kids didn’t know they were eating them and caused such controversy?  I think that’s the most ridiculous thing.  Kids will grow up never knowing what vegetables look or taste like! I’ve never understood what all the fuss is because growing up,…

Mexican Fried Rice

Mexican Wok Fried Rice is the perfect dish to incorporate my Asian heritage for Asian Pacific Heritage month for a Let’s Lunch post, pay respect to my mom for Mother’s Day and celebrate Cinco de Mayo on a yacht. For me, a Mexican dish has to include chorizo but I didn’t realize Mexican chorizo (firm…