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Shanghai-Style Wonton 上海雲呑

I haven’t posted once since my mom arrived from Hong Kong 2 months ago. I’ve been utterly, yet obligingly, spoiled by my mom’s home-cooking and haven’t lifted a finger other than to click an OpenTable reso when it’s my turn to treat.

My grandmother on my mother’s side is Shanghainese and her reputable culinary skills have been passed onto her children while they grew up in Hong Kong. I received none of those skills across the Pacific Ocean, so I rely solely on my mom to make my absolute favourite dish: Shanghai- style wontons. These are fun, straight-forward, and much faster to make with a partner or kids, so round up a squad for your wonton prep! We usually make these in batches of 100 so we can freeze and have them ready within minutes next time around.   Continue reading


Apple Walnut & Blue Cheese Salad

You can think of this salad as a cheese board on greens. The addition of fresh fruits, crunchy nuts, and pungent creamy cheese in salad makes for deliciousness in every bite. This particular combination is a classic for summer, great for lunch or to dress up a BBQ with a nice glass of white … cranberry juice that is 😉 Keepin’ it healthy!! Continue reading

Shrimp and Sweet Potato Soba Noodles in a Creamy Tahini Sauce

Warm chewy soba noodles tossed with your choice of vegetables and protein makes for a quick and easy brunch or light dinner. This recipe was inspired by Fresh bowls, and are impossibly easy to make, and possibly faster to DIY than takeout!

In this version, I paired spicy roasted shrimp with sweet crunchy snap peas, and added some sweet potatoes for oomph. I tossed this with a lemon tahini dressing that is creamy yet light with a punch from the garlic and parsley. This dressing was so good that I’ll start using it regularly on salads and thicker as a dipping sauce.

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