Mar 312013
Cooking with Bah Kut Teh Spices

One of the key ingredients in making Chinese Pork Ribs soup (aka Bah Kut Teh) is the spice mixture.  A concoction of fragrant spices like grounded peppercorn, salt, star anise, cinnamon, and cloves are combined and cooked with the soup.  These spices impart a wonderfully delicious peppery flavor that warms and comforts the stomach. To make Bah [Read More...]

Sep 242012
How to Make Homemade Baked Pumpkin Seeds

If you purchased a pumpkin for cooking or decorative carving, save the seeds! The seeds are tasty when roasted, and they offer valuable minerals like zinc, magnesium, copper, iron, and many others. Making your own homemade pumpkin seeds is very easy.  First, open up the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds (also called pepitas).  In my case, [Read More...]

Dec 262011
Lunar New Year Gift Card GIVEAWAY - $100 Total Value

(CLOSED) To celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year for 2012, Kee Wah Bakery (奇華餅家) is generously sponsoring me to GIVEAWAY 3 e-GIFT CARDS totaling $100 value redeemable at Kee Wah is a time-honored family-operated bakery founded in Hong Kong in 1938, prior to World War II.  Kee Wah is an established and time-tested brand of quality [Read More...]

Nov 172011
Food Photos from Italy

In keeping with the promise from my last post (Part 1 – Photos from my Italy Trip), here is my Part 2 sequel that features some of the FOOD that my husband and I had in Italy. Being a big foodie that I am, I was so thrilled about going to Italy that I spent days researching [Read More...]

Nov 162011
Photos from my Italy Trip

It has been a good few weeks since my last post on this blog.  As those of you who are on my facebook fan page knows, the reason is because of a recent trip to Italy.  (If you are not a fan yet, I hope you will become a fan by Liking my fan page – thanks [Read More...]

Sep 222011
Chinese Soup Pot on 92.3FM Radio!

I am very excited to share that the Chinese Soup Pot was recently featured on a local Bay Area radio station, on 92.3 FM! On September 18th 2011, the Chinese Soup Pot was featured in an hour-long noon-time Cantonese radio talk show program hosted by DJ4 and his partner King. The main host talked about how he discovered the Chinese Soup Pot, and that he recommends the site to his listeners as an excellent place to learn about Chinese soups. Listen to a mp3 clip of this radio program featuring the Chinese Soup Pot: [Read More ...]