Crispy Chicken Karaage

As a cardiologist, my mom has always been extra conscious of what we eat at home, deep fried food was never on her menu. But on the opposite, my dad has his passion for all things fried, and would alway order his own KFC on the side. After 10 weeks of lockdown and cooking from […]

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Pho the Real Boss

Gave it a fun name, because this recipe actually came from my boss. Every time we are in LA for regular meetings or reporting, he would make Pho for us over one of the weekends. Pho is regarded as the national dish of Vietnam with many different recipes, yet if you don’t know, California has […]

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Shanghainese Savory Turnip Pancakes

I’ve always preferred savory to sweet when it comes to snacks, and Fried Turnip Pie (油墩子) is a traditional street-food in Shanghai that reminds me of many childhood memories when I lived there. If you’ve been to Wu Kang Road in the Former French Concession (法租界), that’s where me and my friends used to hang […]

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When should I exercise

A scientific guide of WHEN to exercise – curated from Daniel Pink’s book WHEN, that I reviewed in yesterday’s journal. It is worth the investment of time, to find out our chronotype to optimize efficiency for all kinds of daily activities. Exercise in the morning, if you want to: Lose Weight: our blood sugar is […]

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Short Rib Caramel

Inspired by the recipe from our dear friend Daniel Wong, Chef de Cuisine at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur – I’ve curated part of the recipe due to lack of ingredients during lockdown, which accidentally became a Asian-fusion from the original version. The short ribs are super juicy yet tender soft, fall off the bones and […]

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Shanghainese Scallion Oil Noodles

A super humble, yummy, traditional, minimalist dish that is commonly served as breakfast, lunch, or dinner in Shanghai. Ingredients: scallions (Spring Onions) cut them into finger length Seasoning Measures: 1-2 tbsp Cooking Oil 1 tbsp Dark Soya Sauce 2 tbsp Light Soya Sauce 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce 1 tbsp Brown Sugar Adjust to your liking […]

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