Category Archives: Cooking Tips

Nearly Homemade Duck Noodle Soup in under 30 minutes

Nearly homemade duck noodle soup

While you were all watching Super Bowl, I made this delicious Nearly Homemade Duck Noodle Soup in under 30 minutes! The Yu Choy and mushrooms I got from that new Chinese market, IFresh in North Miami were so good. And roast duck from King Palace. Quick and easy! Try it for weeknight especially when it’s…

4 Tips to Add Flavor to Any Dish

SPICE RUBS… I ADORE dry spice rubs, how did Chef Patty Ruiz know? She brought me a gift of her three handcrafted spices: Harissa Dry Spice Rub, Zaatar Spice Blend and Chinese Five Spice Blend.  If you’re in Miami, she also gives cooking instructions and can create a magical event for you, her styling is…

Fullei Fresh Marketplace, a community space for healthy living

Who’d have thought right here in Miami, we have an organic hydroponic sprouting farm?! It was started by Manny Wong, a Chinese family from Cuba.  Fullei Fresh grows a variety of organic sprouts as well as bean sprouts AND it’s hydroponic which means NO pesticides or bacteria! AND organic, WOW, so happy. . .I was always…

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…

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…

Stuffed Squash a la Wok Star Style

The three elements to delicious food are flavor, texture, color in that order and this Stuffed Squash a la Wok Star style is the perfect dish! Impress your friends with this dish… TECHNIQUE IS KEY… So, I wanted to do a festive dish for the holidays and of course squash came to mind. I love…