Mom's Home-Cooking Was (and Still Is) The Best
I'm often asked "what is your favorite dish?" My answer is -- whatever my mother makes! Our family favor...Continue Reading
Favorite Snacks: From Taiwan to Georgia
What are my mom's favorite snacks? Marbled tea eggs, Georgia boiled peanuts (a bit messy, but good, have to hold book in lap) and beef jerky! Tea eggs bring back memories of Taiwan where she grew up. ...Continue Reading
Chinese Food Cravings
I love sweet and sour anything. I have guilty pleasures eating in our favorite Chinese restaurants or takeout food once in a while when time or energy is low to cook at home. While Chinese takeout satisfies ...Continue Reading
Asian rice and noodle bowls with our homemade sweet chili peach and teriyaki pineapple sauces are an easy "gourmet" meal after a busy day or school night--scrumptious Asian-inspired Bowls! Versatile options wi...Continue Reading
Southern barbecue is world-famous and Asian spices are legendary. In Georgia, my Grandma ("Nai Nai") fixed my favorite after-school snack: teriyaki pork chops. Therefore, our sauces fuse the best of both East-West traditions and pleases vegetable lov...Continue Reading
Homemade spring rolls are so good, it’s worth the effort! Directly translated from Chinese Mandarin, "spring rolls" often marked the end of the long winter and the be...Continue Reading
Day in the Life of Chinese Southern Belle: Backseat Cookin'
I had a full day TV shoot then had to go directly to an annual meeting potluck. What to do? I had a Tupperware-style bowl with a lid and a bottle of our My Sweet Hotti...Continue Reading
History and Appeal
Lettuce wraps originated in China but are popular throughout Southeast Asia. Especially in Thailand as larb kai. "Teriyaki" is thought to have originated in 17th century Japan...Continue Reading
Want a break from salads or craving something hot and saucy? This vegetable stir fry is so fast, easy, delicious and versatile, we enjoy it every week! No special wok or tools needed. Use your own favorite stir fry sauce or use ours,
Here's a quick video for choosing sushi rice. Using the correct type of rice is an important part to making delicious, healthy rolls that don’t fall apart! Avoid sushi spillage and watch this video!
Check out more of Natalie's helpful tips on co...Continue Reading
Fish is a very auspicious Chinese symbol and represents "extra" or "plenty." Cooked and eaten whole, the fish head is reserved for the guest of honor to eat. (Don't shirk the foodie duty and offend the ancestors or your guests!) Serving whole fish is...Continue Reading
I love sharing and learning about new fruit and vegetables, like this tropical fruit salad. Here’s how you can jazz up a boring fruit salad with delicious and beautiful tropical fruits popular in Asia like dragon fruit, pomelo and jackfruit...Continue Reading
This Asian Greens and Vegetables Stir Fry is a popular family favorite. It is a dish that highlights the color and flavor of fresh, seasonal produce. In addition, this dish can be adapted for “what’s growing in the garden or farmers market.” ...Continue Reading
Mom's Chinese Spaghetti recipe is a family and party FAVORITE especially with kids! A great way to "sneak in" veg...Continue Reading
Learn More about the past of the Spicy Sweet & Sour Beanthread Noodle Salad!
Noodles have been a staple food in many parts of the world for at least 2,000 years. Interestingly, a 4,000 year-old bowl of noodles was unearthed in northwestern ...Continue Reading
Everybody loves teriyaki and who doesn't go crazy for noodles? This is a match made in heaven: Teriyaki Chicken Vegetable Lo Mein with fresh Asian-styled lo mein egg noodles is great for any season or occasion. Our noodle recipe is healthy, savory a...Continue Reading
Try our easy, mouth-watering Soy Ginger Teriyaki Wings based on our family restaurant's braised chicken wing recipe. In addition to being delicious, this recipe is perfect for Game Day, parties, BBQ grilling or any day!
Here is a Delicious EASY s...Continue Reading
DELICIOUS TERIYAKI MEATBALLS ARE SO EASY, SO GOOD! Enjoy as snack or meal, meatball sliders, kebabs, appetizer...popular with the whole family. Kids gobbling up too many? Kick it up a notch by adding a squirt of vinegar hot sauce or Sriracha 🙂
Do you SNUSHI? You’ve gotta try it!
My recipes and demos are easy, healthy and use creative. In addition, you can mix ‘n’ match ingredients so you don’t have to sacrifice your waistline, time or budget being a slave to recipes or hard-to-f...Continue Reading
This Asian-inspired slaw is one of my go-to favorites for an easy, versatile and flavorful dish that can be a light vegetarian meal or topped off with grilled fish or chicken or a zesty side and topping to BBQ, fish tacos, ribs, burgers, pizza and mo...Continue Reading
Kid's Sushi Rolls: Fun and Yummy! Contrary to popular belief, enjoying sushi doesn’t have to mean eating raw fish or fish at all! The word sushi actually means sour-tasting and refers to an ancient form of fermented fish and rice in Southeast Asi...Continue Reading
Contrary to popular belief, enjoying sushi doesn’t have to mean eating raw fish or fish at all! The word sushi actually means sour-tasting and refers to an ancient form of fermented fish and rice in Southeast Asia. Now, Western fusion influence...Continue Reading
This Asian Ramen Noodle Soup recipe will warm you heart and your stomach. This dish uses delicious flavors, healthy ingredients, and simple instructions! In northern China and other parts of Asia, noodle Continue Reading
Buckwheat noodles are nutritious and wonderful hot or ...Continue Reading
Go Farm to Wok with our best home chef tips for the perfect stir fry! Includes step-by-step recipe video with cutting technique, seasonings, and more.
Here’s one of my original (and most popular) creations–purple sushi rolls!
Mom and I love eating the rice color spectrum–white, brown, pink, red, purple, black, sweet, glutinous, wild and mixed! Whole grains are good for you with more fiber...Continue Reading
Ginger, Garlic, Green Onions
Our signature cooking tip and the secret to many of our home-style dishes and Stir Fry 101. This tip is the Magic 3Gs: Fresh Ginger, Garlic, Green Onions. We even take it camping!
Fresh is...Continue Reading
We did this fun kids workshop at Taste of Atlanta. I think they had as much fun making them as eating them! We also did a mini-Mandarin and chopsticks lesson.
Sticky Rice Rollies are lunchbox treats and a favorite snack of Chinese...Continue Reading
Use one or your favorite combination of stir fry vegetables in this garlic chives & tofu Stir Fry. We like bok choy, garlic chives, carrots, red peppers and smoked/baked tofu. I’ve also used whatever I find seasonally at the farmers markets –...Continue Reading
The Sesame Teriyaki Chicken is a popular favorite dish and is now healthy and easy to make. This dish contains our natural, ready-to-use cooking sauces. In addition, kids love it!
The Wild Wild East BBQ & Teriyaki sauce is different from many ...Continue Reading
Not served in any restaurant, this is Mama's childhood favorite stir fry dish features a new Asian vegetable; flowered garlic chives. In addition, it contains an uncommon but delicious tofu product; pressed and seasoned bean curd. Therefore, this dis...Continue Reading
Use tomatoes in your stir fry! Tomatoes add instant color and natural flavor without extra salt! The sweet tartness of the tomatoes balances out the heartier greens like kale, chard or beet greens. This one features kale and we enjoy it frequently in...Continue Reading
Natalie's five spice rutabaga or "invention is the mother of necessity" creation came to be after a farm share pick up that had more turnips and rutabagas than she knew what to do with. The natural sweetness comes from the steamed rutabaga. In additi...Continue Reading
Ni Hao, Y'All! Fresh Peach Salad Dressing with my Sweet Hottie (mild), our natural, award-winning dipping sauce and dressing. In addition, this dish is chocked full 'o' fresh peaches, ginger, garlic, and honey and delicious on salads. In one step, ...Continue Reading
Chicken Wonton Soup is a quick and easy soup recipe that is ready in just 30 minutes. Our family enjoys soups any time of the year, believing that hot or spicy foods help "cool" the body through perspiration. Traditionally in Asia, noodle soups had...Continue Reading