Yu Xiang Yuan [Restaurant]

One night, Jax had a hankering (yes, hankering) for some Shanghai Xiao long bao (soup dumplings).  Using a famous search engine that starts with G and ends with oogle, we found one close by on Fraser Street.  Thinking it would suck, we decided to skip it, and head into Richmond for some tried-and-true ones that we knew…

Cousin’s Spicy Eggplant Tofu [Vegetarian/Vegan]

My cousin in Trinidad specifically requested a vegetarian post, using eggplant.  This was quite difficult for me, as I generally dislike all forms of eggplant.  Don’t like moussaka; don’t like bhurtha; don’t like baba ganoush … suffice it to say I find this vegetable repulsive.  There is however, one single eggplant dish that I do…

Diablo Crispy Pork Belly [Siu Yuk]

Yesterday, we had a BBQ on the beach, so we decided to bring Korean Style Short-Ribs.  While shopping for meat, Jax saw that pork belly was a decent price, so she picked up a couple packs for ourselves.  Co-incidentally, one of her friends just asked about how to make pork belly, so this is the…

Thunder Chili Wonton

Sun nin fai lok!  Happy lunar new year to you all!  In celebration of this date, we are back to Chinese food (yay!)  We were tasked to bring an appetizer to our family gathering this year, and what better way to start your meal than with chili wontons? My family name character translated from Chinese…

Asian-esque Cola Spareribs

I love ribs.  All kinds of ribs.  Short ribs.  spare ribs.  baby back ribs.  side ribs.  pork ribs.  beef ribs.  you name it, I love it.  When I buy a pack of side ribs to throw on the Barbie, there’s always that end piece that doesn’t quite grill well.  Being Asian, I can’t just throw…