Green Tea Chicken Soup

I spent most of last week sick with a head cold, slurping down copious amounts of hot tea. As I was busy with Halloween posts and not very interested in eating regular food, Green Tea Chicken Soup became my life saver. Soup can taste like a 5-star meal when you’re sick, and luckily, with this recipe,... MORE >>

Chai-Butternut Squash Soup with Puff Pastry Teaspoons

Serving soup in teacups is a pretty way to showcase your homiest, fall-themed china pieces. This presentation works really well for tea parties or luncheons but also as the first course for an elegant dinner.Chai-Butternut Squash Soup tastes somewhere in between sweet and savory. Chunks of apples, onions and butternut squash are slow-roasted in the oven... MORE >>

Chinese Soup Dumplings & Silk Road Teas

Drunken Concubine, White Empress, Black Dragon–no, this isn’t the newest Ang Lee film, these are the names of some of my favorite teas from the Chinese tea company, Silk Road Teas.If you don’t understand or speak Chinese, it can sometimes be intimidating discovering Chinese teas to enjoy. I love that Silk Road Teas takes some of the mystery out of... MORE >>

Nori Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Smokey Tomato Soup

With the holiday season being so busy and hectic, you might be looking to enjoy a comforting meal without all the fuss. Nori Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Smokey Tomato Soup is a simple but gourmet meal, one that takes less than 20 minutes to make. During these cold months, this recipe hits the spot. Surprisingly, nori... MORE >>

White Cut Chicken with Ginger Scallion Oil

White Cut Chicken is a specialty found at Cantonese restaurants, and is commonly served during the Chinese New Year.  It’s an easy, healthy dish that requires very few ingredients, yet it’s incredibly delicious. The best place to have White Cut Chicken?  A little shack of a restaurant in Waikiki located behind the International Market... MORE >>