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Taiwanese Pineapple Pastries

There is only one bakery in SF that sells these pastries fresh. Sorry, don't know any in LA but definitely you can get them in a variety of flavors in most of the Chinese supermarkets.

Mar 06, 2010
XiaoYen in Los Angeles Area

Garlic-Mint Yogurt Spread

This is a terrific recipe. It's similar to Indian mint yogurt that you normally get from Indian/Pakistani restaurants. I would add slices of cucumber after blending in a food processor.

Mar 06, 2010
XiaoYen in Recipes

Asian-y Tofu Scramble

I would use olive oil instead of butter and add a tablespoon of light soy sauce.

Mar 06, 2010
XiaoYen in Recipes

Easy Buffalo Wings

Buttermilk will make the sauce creamier. I would substitute it with butter and add some paprika. We deep fry our wings and then mix them in the sauce. Make sure you pat dry your wings before dropping them in the deep fryer, otherwise, you will have a spectacular splatter show. One important factor is make sure the oil is hot before you add the wings and fry them long enough so there wouldn't excess oil in the wings.

Mar 06, 2010
XiaoYen in Recipes

What do you make that is SOOO easy yet you impress yourself every time you make it?

Fried rice without fail. Simple and very easy. I'll post one recipe soon on my blog. Just been too busy lately.

Mar 02, 2010
XiaoYen in Home Cooking

Foods That Might Kill You, If Stupidity Doesn't Kill You First

I've never heard of ackee on the list. Time is right on the money about cassava. The high concentration of cyanide in cassava is very lethal to children and causes paralyses in adults. Rule of thumb is to make sure when cooking this root, it is fully cooked. Eating it semi-raw is what makes it dangerous.

Feb 25, 2010
XiaoYen in Features