Taiwanese Black Bean Noodles

If you go into 5 different Taiwanese restaurants and ordered their Black Bean Noodle (called zha jiang mian in Mandarin), chances are you will receive 5 different variations of this one dish! The Black Bean Noodle recipe, like most other Chinese recipes, really depends on the restaurant or family and what their preferences are! Some places [...]

Bacon & Maple Chocolate Chip Cookies

The marriage of bacon and maple. I've always seen bacon and maple donuts as well as bacon and maple cupcakes, but haven't seen very much of them on a cookie. For work this week, we are hosting an event in which two chefs will be teaching a cooking demonstration as the audience learns and eats. The theme [...]

Beef Noodle Soup

While I was in Taiwan, my aunt taught me how to make beef noodle soup. There are so many different versions and variations out there, but to determine if the dish is good or not, there are two things you want to look at: the beef, and the broth. Is the flavor there? The color [...]

Chicken Noodle Soup// Cooking in Li

Once again, college has begun again! This year, my friends and I moved into an on-campus apartment building with two bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom, and a living room! So blessed with the amount of new space we have to call our own for the next two semesters to come! With a new apartment life, comes [...]