Honeymoon – Katsu Curry with Green Onion and Poached Egg

My brain briefly danced with the idea of writing a series of travel posts to memorialize our honeymoon. But free time is difficult to come by and my iPhone photos are hardly the type to evoke dreamy wanderlust so the dance came to an abrupt halt. Alas, we’ll just have to make do with some…

Practice – 肉鬆麵包 (Pork Floss Buns)

I’ve been wanting to post for days, but nothing comes to mind. No fantastical dreams, no bread-shaped plants vying for my attention in the rain-sodden yards of my neighborhood.  So I suppose this will be a post of the spontaneous sort, the type where I sit down and write and hope something good comes of…

2016 – Duck Noodle Soup with Crispy Braised Duck Legs

I’m drained from writing this recipe. When I first asked my mom to teach me how to cook, I was a college sophomore to be. It was 2010. I didn’t know how to dice an onion. But that didn’t cross my mind until a few months later, when I was faced with a whole onion…

Life Lessons – Spiral Curry Puffs

The first time I ever went grocery shopping on my own, I could hardly contain my excitement. This, this is what independent adults did. I waltzed all over the store, eyes roaming the shelves for new delights. I came home with a smorgasbord of Claire-pleasing items. A leafy bunch of purple-stemmed Thai basil. Three bright…