I really enjoy cooking, probably because I really love eating. My mom repeatedly refuses to make a cookbook for me, but she does send me pictures of what she makes all the time. I wanted to compile some of the things that I've made, along with some very basic instructions.

Typically when I look at a recipe, I tend to ignore measurements and cooking times. Instead, I just sorta taste it repeatedly while cooking and add until it tastes "right". In that same spirit, I don't think any of these recipes will have measurements or times either!

My favorite cookbook right now is Samin Nosrat's Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, which really goes into some of the principles of cooking. Check it out!

There are some recipes that I really enjoy but have already been written up very well from other sources. See this list of recipes for those links.

My recipes

Honey Soy Salmon

Smashed Cucumbers (凉拌黄瓜)

Stir Fried Tomatoes and Egg (番茄炒蛋)

Lentil Soup

Anchovy Pasta

Black Beans

Potato Salad

Southern Green Beans

Carmelized Onions

Chickpea Tomato Salad

Hongshao Kaofu (红烧烤麸) - Red Braised Baked Gluten

Tangcu Paigu (糖醋排骨) - Sweet and Sour Pork Shortribs

Shanghai Qingcai (上海青菜)

Fried Pork Chop (炸猪排)

Fried Shrimp (油爆虾)

Pickled Fish Slices (糟溜鱼片)

Steamed Black Cod (清蒸黑鳕鱼)

Pickled Vegetables with Broad Beans (咸菜豆瓣酥)

Boiled Taro

Lotus Pancake (藕饼)

Standard Pork Filling (猪肉馅)

Rice Cakes (年糕)

Wintermelon Ham Soup(火腿冬瓜汤)

Oxtail Soup(牛尾汤)

Stir Fried Tofu and Pork (青椒豆干丝)

Gongbao Chicken (宫保鸡丁)

Thanksgiving Foods

Quick Pickled Red Onions

Lion's Head Meatballs (狮子头)

GCF Food

Lemon Zest Shortbread

Food in the area:


Palo Alto:

Fancy (Postdoc Dinner level)

To try out:

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