Category Archives: #LetsLunch

Gratitude: 5 Minute Wonder Soup

Gratitude is a very loaded word for me!  The older I get, the more I realize I’ve inherited many traits from my parents.  Good and bad. The good?  Learning to cook from my parents, they had two totally different styles!  The bad, well, we won’t get into it.  My dad is all about using top…

BBQ Spicy Hoisin Ribs

BBQ Spicy Hoisin Ribs are so easy and ALWAYS turn out juicy and tasty AS LONG AS you use these 3 specific brands of seasonings: San-J tamari, Koon Chun Hoisin Sauce and Huy Fong chili garlic sauce!  Sorry, there’s no comparison or compromise. Start with good ingredients and you’ll have less work to make your…

Remembering Dad on Father’s Day!

When I look back, I realize my Dad was quite eccentric and a non-traditional Chinaman, a strange kind of combination.  I may have picked up some of his traits, hmm. Let’s start with Dad, the non-traditional Chinaman because he ‘kept’ all 4 girls instead of abandoning us in shoeboxes on the roadside (common in China…

Wok Picadillo

I was thrilled to get contacted by Associated Press’ Food Editor, J.M. Hirsch to write an article,  “Asian techniques meet Hispanic ingredients”, which got picked up by many news sites around the world including Taiwan and Trinidad!  My local newspaper, Miami Herald picked this up and did a huge feature story and included 2 more…

How to: Fry Eggs in your Wok

When it comes to eggs, your cast iron wok is the best pan for doing it!  You can never run out of ways to cook them and then there are infinite more ways to eat them on top of, with and inside something!   I’m constantly asked how I get my fried egg yolks so bright, beautiful…

Ginger Honey Wok Brussel Sprouts

This Honey Ginger Wok Brussel Sprouts was inspired by twitter foodies who rave about Sakaya Kitchen’s dish and because my husband loves Brussel Sprouts in any shape or form.  They cause such a stir when you mention them, you either hate or love them, which camp are you? The HUGE bag I bought gave me…