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Yumyum ^^

Yumyum ^^
Home Town: Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong
Member Since: Sep. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
Born in HK, lived in Toronto most of my life. Started to cook my own food in 2005/2006, and am still learning lots! Love to watch the food network and learn cooking techniques. Favourite cuisines are: Asian (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai) and European (Italian and French). Of course, I also love simple foods such as grilled cheese/tomato sandwich, mac & cheese, and soups. I try to cook healthy dishes and often substitute chicken or turkey for red meat. As for baking? That has to be my biggest culinary weakness, along with BBQing. Guess it all comes with experience! Between my bf and I, we try to share the food-making duties, but mostly he takes care of breakfasts (he makes the best pancakes, french toasts and crepes), and we split dinners and weekend lunches I take care of all the desserts, which I love to try making. Especially cheesecakes... Mmmm!
My favorite things to cook
Shanghai stir-fry noodles, asian soup noodles, pasta dishes, chicken, baked fish, desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Lots of warm, fuzzy memories related to: making our own dumplings and wontons and steamed buns, yum! Hotpot on a cold winter`s night... Family recipe for `meen gut dut`...my mother`s decorated cakes...
My cooking triumphs
Making delicious meals for my bf, who loves my cooking! Also, whenever I can make a dish within the estimated prep and cook time, that is also considered a triumph! Haha. Finally, if a dish tastes like my mom`s home cooking, then that is the greatest accomplishment of all. :)
My cooking tragedies
Nothing terrible so far -- knock on wood. Often I underestimate the power of our convection toaster oven and end up burning our HK-style buns. Also, the first time making a toblerone no-bake cheesecake was not such a success. It didn`t set properly and was still runny after 8 hours in the fridge! But I was able to fix that problem the next time I made it by adding an extra 8 oz of light cream cheese. Who says you can`t learn from your mistakes?
Recipe Reviews 43 reviews
Perfect Baked Jerk Chicken
Mmm, I can't wait to try this recipe on the BBQ! Tastes fantastic coming out of the oven, and looks beautiful as well. My mods were: - no allspice (b/c missing from pantry) - mixed oil and spices/herbs in a large ziploc bag - also added about 1/8 cup of mango habanero sauce (purchased from Save-On Meats in Vancouver) - dumped 10 chicken thighs (skin on, but with fat trimmed off) into the ziploc bag, and rubbed/massaged until all chicken pieces were in contact with the marinade - refrigerated for 3 hours, then let it rest at room temperature for about 25 minutes. - baked in preheated oven for 50 minutes, and broiled for 3 minutes So flavourful! Definitely will make again.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 7, 2013
Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies
Solid 3.5 to 4 star rating, for what it's meant to be - which is a healthy, low-fat cookie. Keeping that in mind, I would definitely make it again, on a monthly or bi-monthly basis, so that I'll have some tasty AND easy-on-the-waistline treats available for those times when cookie cravings hit! Based on the items in my pantry, reading other reviews, and my own preference for a less-sweet but still flavourful cookie, I made 6 changes: *to use 1/2 cup white sugar (because I had no brown sugar), *to use 1 tsp baking powder (because I had no baking soda), *to use 1/2 cup quick oats and 3/4 cup rolled oats, *to add 1 tsp vanilla, *to add 1 tsp cinnamon, *to add 1/2 tsp salt. I refrigerated the dough for 15 minutes, then dropped them by the spoonful on a greased, lined cookie sheet, and baked for 12 minutes. (I rotated my cookie sheet after 6 minutes, to ensure even baking). In total, this made 40 bite-sized cookies (in 2 batches). They make a GREAT afternoon snack to go with a cuppa joe or tea. :) Try this, you won't regret it!

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Reviewed On: Apr. 8, 2012
Easy Guacamole
The one and only guac recipe I'll ever use. It's seriously dead simple. If I'm pressed for time, instead of chopping a small onion, I just use dried onion flakes, which rehydrate while the dip is chilling in the fridge. So easy, so fresh, so good! :)

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Reviewed On: Feb. 14, 2012

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