Chinese Steamed Fish in Scallion Ginger Soy Sauce

A whole steamed fish was a common centerpiece at the dinner table during special occasions. The fish, usually tilapia, is bought live, carefully selected by my grandma from a reputable asian grocery store. She then puts the tilapia in a large bowl, carefully cleans the entire fish under water, and then soaks it in shaoshing…

Japanese Tomato Salad

After I met my husband, who is half-Japanese, he introduced me to the world of Japanese comfort cuisine beyond just sushi and udon.  I wanted to learn how to make the type of Japanese dishes his mother made for him during his childhood so my husband gifted me a cooking book called Japanese Soul Cooking….

Essential Ingredients for Lazy Asian Recipes

Many asian recipes reuse the same core ingredients. By stocking your fridge and pantry with these ingredients and their “short cut” versions, you’ll be able to make multiple dishes faster and easier. For the fridge (the Asian trifecta): Bottle of minced ginger in water (I use the brand Lee Kum Kee) Pre-peeled garlic (You can…

Baked Teriyaki Salmon

I’m posting this recipe after one of my friends challenged my definition of lazy.  She said, “I won’t make it if it takes more than 5 minutes.”  .  Well…challenge accepted. Say hello to “marinade”, specifically store-bought marinade. I’ve tried many marinades to find the best one that will make that super cheap frozen Safeway salmon taste…

Kimchi and Tofu Soup

Soup is something I usually make when I feel myself getting sick or I am sick and no one else in the house can cook (sigh).  Due to that reason, I want my soup recipes to be as simple and quick as possible, but still packed with immune boosting ingredients. This soup with kimchi and…

Oster 6-Cup Rice Cooker

First year out of college and working an entry level job, I looked for a cheap but decently made rice cooker for my tiny city apartment kitchen counter. I decided on the Oster 6-Cup Rice Cooker, which worked as both a rice cooker and steamer for other recipes. If you grew up with a nice…

Peanut Chicken Brown Rice Bowl

This recipe is courtesy of HomeChef Lazy Tip: To make it even easier, you can use frozen Tyson grilled and ready chicken strips and cut it into smaller pieces. Serves 2 6 oz. Pre-Cooked Brown Rice 6 oz. Roasted Chicken Breast 5 oz. Edamame 4 oz. Slaw Mix 1 oz. Roasted Peanuts 3 fl. oz….

Easy (Ugly) Pork Buns

Remember when I said not to expect handmade dough on my blog? Well the secret to no fuss pork buns (courtesy of my mom) is a can of refrigerated pillsbury original biscuits. Yep I said it. Here is what you’ll need. Equipment: Food chopper (You’ll not lazy unless you have one of these. Perfect for…