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Nov. 28, 2010 7:40 pm 
Updated: Aug. 7, 2011 4:59 pm
Tofu in Dry Pot is one of my new favorite Sichuan dishes when I go out for dinner. The truth about this dish is the heat comes from the Sichuan Pepper Corn and ginger. The combination of Sichuan bean sauce, pepper corn, ginger and garlic gives you a strong flavor. The bean sprouts in the… MORE
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Nov. 21, 2010 5:46 pm 
Updated: Nov. 24, 2010 7:22 pm
Well, I have been saving the Halloween Pumpkins since last week. In order to be able to keep the pumpkins fresh this year, I chose not to carve them. Pumpkin Dumpling/Pot-sticker is what I used to have when I was in China. It combines pumpkin with roasted peanuts--the perfect… MORE
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Nov. 14, 2010 7:08 pm 
Updated: Nov. 19, 2010 7:10 pm
As I promised, I am sharing a recipe with you that involves what I cooked last week--Lu Dan, Chinese roasted eggs (Click to get the recipe). Bao Zai Fan is rice that is cooked in a Sha Guo (Clay Pot). It is one of the lunches I used to have when I went to high school and college in China.… MORE
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Nov. 7, 2010 7:23 pm 
Updated: May 17, 2011 7:58 am
Chinese Lu Dan is eggs roasted in soy sauce with spices. In China, it is usually roasted with some meat as well. You may see it in the take-away BBQ spot in Chinese markets. Ingredients: 6 eggs 2 slices ginger 2 cloves garlic 15 Sichuan Pepper Corn 2 Star Anise 2 teaspoon dark soy… MORE
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Oct. 31, 2010 8:02 pm 
Updated: Nov. 30, 2012 6:35 am
Ingredients: 1 lb chicken breast/tender--cut into small cubes 6 tablespoon vegetable oil 6 pieces of ginger 3 cloves garlic--cut into thin slices 2 green onions--cut into 2 inch lengths 10 to 15 dry chili pepper--cut into small pieces 10 Sichuan pepper corns 2 teaspoon Sichuan Bean… MORE
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Oct. 24, 2010 4:27 pm 
Updated: Nov. 4, 2010 7:48 am
It is rainy and windy in Seattle. So it is the best weather for staying home to cook something spicy to warm you up. So here it is, Sichuan Boiled Tofu. "Shui Zhu" is one of main styles of Sichuan cooking. "Shui Zhu" means boiled. I have posted "Sichuan Boiled… MORE
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Oct. 17, 2010 6:36 pm 
Updated: Nov. 10, 2010 4:50 am
I realized that I have not posted a Salt and Pepper Tofu recipe. This is very similar to Salt and Pepper Squid and Shrimp. Ingredients: 1 box Firm Tofu--cut into pieces 1/2 cup Corn Starch or flour 3 tablespoon mix of red and green chili pepper 2 tablespoon chopped garlic 3 tablespoon… MORE
 
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Oct. 10, 2010 12:04 pm 
Updated: Nov. 9, 2010 12:53 pm
Another week has gone by. I am somehow looking for a brand new week, perhaps it is because I will finally do something related to nursing. I was called by my instructor to help out in the lab as a tutor. When two of your favorite instructors want you to be there, you cannot resist… MORE
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Oct. 2, 2010 1:16 pm 
Updated: Oct. 4, 2010 3:17 pm
Once again, I want to thank EVERYONE for the well wishes and guidance on my nursing career. I feel so supported. This week, I am going to share with you another chicken dish. Larb Gai is a chicken salad dish that you can always find in Thai restaurants. It has the combination of chicken… MORE
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Sep. 26, 2010 6:56 pm 
Updated: Oct. 1, 2010 7:24 am
As I promised, I am going to start sharing recipes again here! Today what I am sharing is a simple chicken dish. As some of you may know, I do not eat meat all that much any more. So this recipe has been sitting in my computer FOREVER, now I can finally share it with you. Cong Xiang Jiao… MORE
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Tao,RN

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Seattle, Washington, USA

Member Since
Nov. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work

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About Me
A simple guy in Seattle who is a Registered Nurse. I LOVE to cook and explore the balance between creative Asian cooking and authentic flavor with limited ingredients. I will update a new dish every week. Recipes are due by midnight every Sunday. Recipes might be updated earlier than Sunday. I will also post tips on Asian cooking periodically...
My favorite things to cook
hmmm, what a tough question to answer! I should say I am always willing to try new recipes. If I am asked about what I cook all the time, that would be Szechuan (Sichuan) food.If I am asked about a specific type of ingredient, that would be tofu and vegetables.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Stir fry, I believe. I miss all the good food my mom used to cook for the whole family. We usually have one vegetable dish, a meat dish and a soup. Nothing is better than mother's food. I am trying very hard to make my food taste like my mom's.
My cooking triumphs
Chinese homemade stuffed Tofu
My cooking tragedies
Cooking takes time. Cooking with the love that you want to share with people that you cook for is the key of making a good dish!
 
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