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Chicken Pancit (Filipino Noodles)

Chicken Pancit (Filipino Noodles) by Daniel Poon

There are just those days where we don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen to prepare dinner. And in fact, sometimes we’re so lazy we don’t even want to cook! So contrary to popular belief, just because we have this food blog doesn’t mean we’re constantly cooking every day and having lovely home-cooked meals! I’m actually a…

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Flambéing Bananas Foster

Flambéing Bananas Foster by Daniel Poon

I forgot to mention in the Rack of Lamb post that we made dessert after dinner. Bananas Foster is made with bananas that is drizzled with a dark sweet sauce made from butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, dark rum and banana liqueur, and is served with vanilla ice cream. This is a very classic dessert most notable in Southern cooking. In…

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Tom Yum Gai (Thai Spicy & Sour Chicken Soup)

Tom Yum Gai (Thai Spicy & Sour Chicken Soup) by Daniel Poon

If you’ve ever been to a Thai restaurant, you’re probably very well aware of this soup they call Tom Yum Gai. “Tom Yum” is the name of the soup that originated from Laos and Thailand, and “Gai” means chicken. Tom Yum is also typically made with prawns, which is called Tom Yum Goong. Since we didn’t have any prawns on hand, we used…

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Double Blueberry Muffins

Double Blueberry Muffins by Daniel Poon

Feb032010Once in awhile, it’s nice to bust out the KitchenAid and make a nice batch of sweets! Due to an impulse buy at Costco, I purchased a big box of fresh blueberries. I love to just snack on them, but I didn’t want to have a blueberry overdose. So I thought it would be nice to make some blueberry muffins. I relied on a recipe…

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Thai Beef Salad

Thai Beef Salad by Daniel Poon

Jan302010We were inspired to make Thai Beef Salad after having a homemade version at our friend’s sister’s house. It’s a wonderful combination of flavors – tangy from the lime juice, spicy from the hot chili sauce, salty from the fish sauce, mild and refreshing crunch from the cucumbers and carrots, and of course hearty from the beef!…

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Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Habanero Mayo Dipping Sauce

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Habanero Mayo Dipping Sauce by Daniel Poon

We used sea scallops that were about 1.5 inches and took pre-cooked bacon and wrapped them around the scallops. Then, we used tookthpicks to secure them, like shown.Next, sprinkle the scallops with a little sea salt and cook them on a pan for about 3-4 minutes each side until they get nice and brown.For the dipping sauce, we just used…

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Brussels Sprouts with Ponzu, Fried Garlic, and Bonito Flakes

Brussels Sprouts with Ponzu, Fried Garlic, and Bonito Flakes by Daniel Poon

The title of this post speaks for itself. There aren’t many ingredients involved to make this spectacular – and I do mean spectacular – vegetable dish. For those foodies who were at the 1st Annual Foodbuzz Blogger Festival back in November, you all…

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Banana Walnut Bread… from Starbucks?

Banana Walnut Bread… from Starbucks? by Daniel Poon

Yes, as random as it sounds, I made Banana Walnut Bread from a recipe card that was provided at a local Starbucks that I went to a few months ago. I thought it was interesting that they were sharing their recipes to their customers. Here’s what they wrote on the recipe card:Hi,We’re making a change by using simpler recipes and taking…

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Osso Buco means “Hole of Bone” in Italian

Osso Buco means “Hole of Bone” in Italian by Daniel Poon

Tonight for dinner, we whipped up a classic Italian meal of osso buco using beef shanks, but it’s traditionally done with veal shanks (baby cow). The very first time I had osso buco was in Rome, and I realized how much I’ve missed out for not trying it earlier! Osso buco is slow braised with a combination of vegetables, stock, herbs,…

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Lemon Broiled Orange Roughy

Lemon Broiled Orange Roughy by Daniel Poon

Dec132009For those who are not familiar with orange roughy, it’s a species of fish that was first fished commercially off New Zealand, and then later off of Australia. Orange roughy has a mild, delicate flavor and moist, large-flaked meat that holds together well after cooking. We bought some frozen orange roughy fillets at Costco,…

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