Category Archives: cast iron wok

Dream Dish: Steamed Ribs in Brown Bean Sauce

Do you ever dream about a dish you like?  For me Steamed Spare Ribs in Black Beans is one of them. It’s a mystery to me why it’s only served as a dim sum lunch item and never on the dinner menu?   Note: I have an Amazon affiliate store for those who cannot get…

Best Ground Turkey Weeknight Dinner Ever!

Seriously, this easy Ground Turkey dish for a weeknight is the BEST!  And so EASY.  You can adapt it to whatever diet you’re on…Weight Watchers, Keto, Paleo, South Beach, etc.  Vegetarian or vegan, no problem!  Try with kidney, red or black beans, chick peas, butter beans, lentils or tofu. This delicious Ground Turkey dish was inspired…

Easy, Yummy, Singapore Noodles Video

Journalism graduate, Lei Huang produced this video of my Singapore Noodles when she was working on her documentary for her Master thesis project.   I was honored to be a part of her short documentary, “Taste of Home” about how food help people build home when they are far away from home. You can also get…

Easy to Make Singapore Noodles!

You’re going to LOVE this easy Singapore Noodle dish, so simple a novice can make it! It’s so delicious and addictive with curry flavors, colorful, crunchy veggies and two different meats, an irresistible one-dish meal. I discovered this popular dish is not from Singapore, what a shocker. I don’t care, my mom who was born…

Mapo Tofu, Wok Star Style

Mapo Tofu, literally translated means “pock marked grandma’s tofu”, don’t ask me why! I guess there’s a slight resemblance to pock marks? The beauty of this dish is you can adapt it to however you like it, spicy or not at all, with tri-colored bell peppers or with ground pork or just plain.  And that…

Secret to Stir Fry Noodles That Don’t Stick

Everyone loves stir fried noodles but not when they stick to your wok.  My simple rules will guarantee NO-stick noodles if you use a well seasoned cast iron wok.  I must confess I was always intimidated frying noodles especially after watching my mom and then my sister fry them so expertly.  They did use a…