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Lotus Root Salad

A couple of days ago, Chef Duyen from our Marco Polo kitchen made me a crunchy and refreshing lotus root salad for lunch.   It was so delicious that I had to try and make my own version of it. 310 more words


Vegetable Stir-fry with Tempeh

Since both Angela and Audrey are vegetarians, I am always seeking out good sources of vegetable protein, and tempeh is one of the most nutritious choices I have discovered.  495 more words


Fish Maw Soup for the Octogenarians

I don’t know exactly when and how it started, but my parents and their old medical school classmates have been holding a monthly reunion in Shanghai.  680 more words


Braised Fish Maw & Some Other Musings

Many of you might never have heard of it, but fish maw is considered a delicacy in China — one of the four treasures of the sea. 883 more words


Mango Avocado Prawn Salad & No-Bake Healthy Mango Cheesecake

My mangos and avocados finally ripened to perfection.   I made a mango, avocado shrimp salad and a no-bake mango cheesecake with them.  The zesty salad was simple to make, and it was very refreshing and delicious. 485 more words


Sweet Sour Spareribs & A Happy Surprise

It’s not my birthday, not Christmas, not Chinese New Year.  It is almost Halloween, but not quite yet.  On this most ordinary day of the year, I received a surprise package from Pikky Lim, one of our ADs.  720 more words


Vermicelli Salad with Minced Pork and Prawns

There is a simple but well known Shanghainese dish called Ants Climbing a Tree (蚂蚁上树,) which is a vermicelli stir-fry with minced pork. I have made this dish countless times since adolescence because it is easy and delicious.  625 more words