Victoria Li

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Seared scallops with broccoli
February 5, 2016

Seared scallops with broccoli

Most of you are familiar with Chinese stir-fry dishes. You can order them from any Chinese restaurant. This recipe is a must-order for my family every time we go out to eat, especially on Chinese New Year. Unfortunately, restaurants have been raising this dish’s price […] Read More...
Quick stir-fry in "bamboo" containers
February 5, 2016

Quick stir-fry in “bamboo” containers

I am a bamboo lover. I have bamboo pots sitting both on my office desk and at home. The meaning of lucky bamboo plays a huge part in Chinese culture. Many people give this kind of plant for housewarming gifts, birthdays, anniversaries and achievements. It […] Read More...
Braised whole fish recipe
February 5, 2016

Braised whole fish recipe

Once considered rare in the States, serving a whole fish at the dinner table – head, tail and eyeballs intact – is embraced by a lot of Chinese families, including mine. It is a lot less scary to eat than it looks. Whole fish also […] Read More...
Steamed Pearl Rice Balls
February 5, 2016

Steamed Pearl Rice Balls

It’s Chinese New Year! You know what that means: It’s time for the traditional family reunion dinner. Why don’t you skip the line and celebrate the big day at home this year? Read More...
March 30, 2015

In The Kitchen: 10-minute Mongolian beef

Succulent Mongolian beef is the perfect dish to make when you get that “I’m-too-tired-to-cook-but-I-have-to” feeling after work. This recipe is tasty and easy to rustle up, and all my test bunnies have fallen in love with it at first bite. And the best part? It […] Read More...
March 15, 2015

In The Kitchen: Spam musubi

Spam musubi is one of Hawaii’s most popular snacks. It can be found in most convenience stores there. Today, I am going to share my original spam musubi recipe with all of you. Spam musubi is basically a spam and rice sandwich with a twist. You can add […] Read More...
March 9, 2015

In The Kitchen: Chinese chicken lettuce wraps recipe

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love crunchy, healthy and tasty bites of Chinese chicken lettuce wraps. I devised this recipe as an affordable alternative to the pricey options at restaurants and the best part is that it’s super easy to make and you can substitute […] Read More...
February 11, 2015

In the kitchen: How to make 5 lucky Chinese New Year dishes

From lucky numbers to lucky colors, lucky dates to lucky sayings, Chinese people are all about that “luck”. Certain dishes are eaten during the Chinese New Year because the Chinese believe those dishes will bring good luck to the whole year. The auspicious symbolism of […] Read More...
February 5, 2015

Five Chinese idioms about sheep

Mandarin Chinese idioms are vital to Chinese writing and to the speaking of Mandarin. As the Chinese New Year is approaching, here are some highly useful idioms that you can learn for this Chinese New Year of Sheep. Read More...
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