Steamed Cheesecake

What is the people’s most favorite cake?

 

Well, I bet there would be quite huge debate happen on this topic, but I’m on the cheesecake side. The classy one will be creamy and rich texture and flavor, and it can fill your stomach up with just a slice of it. It is their pro, but sometimes it could be con because it annoys people who pursuit quantity over quality. Well, lucky me I haven’t experienced bad cheesecake yet in my entire life, so it always annoys me that my stomach becomes full with just thin (to me) slice of it.

 

NY cheesecake with raspberry sauce.

 

Baked cheesecake with caramel sauce.

 

Non-baked cheesecake with oreo crumbs.

 

Souffle cheesecake with fresh berry medley.

 

By the way, they all comes with a mountain of whipped cream on side.

 

Now, I bet you now want to have nice creamy cheesecake so you grab your phone to check if there is any availability to make reservation tonight at Cheesecake Factory;)

 

But wait a sec, isn’t it good idea to cook your own, different kind of cheesecake to explore the new world of taste?

If you cook your own, you’ll know what is inside on it and you can choose whatever you want to add up to make your special cheesecake. You don’t need to worry about spending so much time in front of cake shelf to choose which one you’d have, or tipping to your waitress(for those who was bad at math class like me ;P) Now, let’s cook nice cheesecake on your own!

 

This cheesecake is slightly not the same as general cheesecake. It is steamed one, so more fluffy but has rich flavor of cheese like ordinal one. It has stronger texture, so it is perfect for your breakfast too, so let’s enjoy cooking and busy day to start with jewel!  
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Okra Curry

Before I moved to the States, curry was made with only block of curry mix. Brown thick curry with carrots, potatoes, onions, and either pork/beef was the curry to me, and I never knew there are actually so many kinds of curry in the world.

 

Shortly after I moved to LA and met Thai curry. Made with sweet coconuts milk, the thai curry grabbed my stomach and heart so I became huge fan of another type of curry.

 

Then, I met Indian curry. I tried it at some point on my college life, but didn’t have further chance till I started to work. And one day, I found there was a small Indian grocery with deli section, so I decided to try it on my way home from work. There were a huge selection of curry, but I didn’t know what is popular at the store because as the beginner, everything looked identical. They said okra curry was good, and surely it was! I never imagined using okra for curry, but okra’s interesting texture with flavorful, spicy curry was such a culinary discovery to me.

 

Now, even though there are at least 1 Indian restaurant within 3 block in my neighbor, I wanted to try making it on my own, and here it is! It was my first time to buy garam masala or coriander powder but mixing spice was also fun. Maybe it’s not authentic Indian curry, but I’d like to share how I did it because it came out so good 🙂
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Hot and Spicy Mapo Eggplant

Hello there, welcome to my new posting!

 

In my home country, we use either tofu or eggplant as main ingredient for mapo sauce. The spicy and hot sauce are great with both eggplant and tofu, so people sometimes have big debate for which one is better dish.

 

Me, as huge foodie want to avoid joining the debate because both are wonderful dish so it’s just hard to decide which one is better. I already shared mapo tofu recipe, so this time I’d like to show you how I made mapo eggplant.

 

Oh, I forgot to tell you tanooki oops. On the mapo tofu recipe, I skipped using pepper powder because I didn’t have them on my pantry. It was good enough, but if you are looking for authentic dish, maybe this one is better 😛

 

Mellow eggplant in hot and spicy mapo sauce. Such a mouth watering dish, huh?
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Marinated Burdock

Hello there, welcome to my new posting!

Phew! Looks like tax return deadline has been postponed due to technical problem on the website. Did it happen because there are more last minutes people than previous year? 😀

So anyway, have you tried my burdock recipe? If not, you should try when you get a chance, and for those who tried that and looking for the new recipe, here it is!

 

This could be time consuming because you need some time to marinate burdock, but when you get perfectly marinated burdock, you will have unstoppable munching time of them.

 

If you are thinking about cooking not so bold taste of Asian food and looking for a little side dish, you should give it a try. With this sourly crunchy burdock, you can give a little pinch to regular Asian meal;)
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