Appetizers

  • Bulgogi Pizza Recipe

    Bulgogi Pizza Recipe I was inspired to create this bulgogi pizza recipe when my hubby Matthew and I were devouring a giant platter of Korean Fried Chicken Wings in LA’s K-town.  The Korean fried chicken wing glaze is the perfect balance of sweet-hot thanks to the gochujang paste (Korean fermented red pepper paste) and honey.I … Read More

  • Soy Ginger Chicken Wings

    My husband Matthew is a chicken wing fanatic so I always whip up a batch of these easy, delicious and flavorful wings if he’s had a long day.  I bet you have all (or almost all) of the ingredients for this recipe in your pantry right now. These wings are marinated in soy sauce, honey, … Read More

  • Asian Beef Skewers

    Why not shake things up at your Memorial Day BBQ this weekend with this succulent, melt-in-your-mouth recipe for Asian Beef Skewers?  They’re loaded with amazing flavors from the ginger, garlic, soy sauce, Srircha and hoisin sauce.  Great for guests because you can marinate them a couple of hours before and just throw on the grill … Read More

  • Firecracker Shrimp

    Gung Hay Fat Choy!!! Chinese New Year is on February 19th! Welcome to the Year of the Sheep. I wanted to re-post this delicious Firecracker Shrimp recipe that I love to serve on Chinese New Year because firecrackers light up the sky on Chinese New Year and signify good luck on the coming year. These … Read More

  • Touchdown Asian Sliders

    With the College Football National Championship Game airing tonight and since the Super Bowl is around the corner, I thought I’d repost this yummy recipe for Touchdown Asian Sliders featuring King’s Hawaiian Rolls (my fave)!  I love King’s Hawaiian because they’re so versatile, sweet and soft.  I love them so much that I entered a … Read More

  • Sweet and Spicy Thai Cashews

    Ring in the New Year with these Sweet & Spicy Thai Glazed Cashews from my Thai cookbook, “Everyday Thai Cooking.”    People just go NUTS for these cashews.  I love the sticky sweetness from the honey accented by a kick of cayenne pepper and exotic notes from the curry powder and fish sauce.  They’re so … Read More

  • Hello Kitty Spam Musubi

    I was so thrilled to teach the Hello Kitty Spam Musubi Making Workshop at the Hello Kitty Convention in Los Angeles last week!!  Musubi, a delicious treat made with sushi rice, spam and nori, was invented in Hawaii where it’s sold all over from ABC Stores to grocery stores.  Since it was Halloween and since … Read More

  • Crab Puffs

    My friend Scott calls these “little pillows of cream cheese crab heaven.”  For a skinny guy, he can wolf down about a dozen of these before he even finishes his glass of Cabernet.  No one is quite sure of the origin of this Polynesian favorite, also known as Crab Rangoon (what is a Rangoon, anyway?) … Read More

  • Shu Mei with Hello Kitty

    I love Hello Kitty so much I wanted to share my love for her in my most recent You Tube Video.  Dim Sum literally translates as “to touch the heart” so it seemed only natural to showcase my love of Hello Kitty while making shu mei, a staple at dim sum restaurants. Check out the … Read More

  • Coconut Shrimp with Ginger Lime Sauce

    I just brought the twins to Minneapolis for a family reunion with my sisters Laura and Jeanie and my brother Bill in Minneapolis. Between kayaking, visiting Barbie’s Dreamhouse at the Mall of America and getting sent to the emergency room after a crazy allergic reaction to a bee sting, we squeezed in a fun dinner … Read More