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Churros with Chocolate Sauce

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Churros is a fried treat similar to the funnel cake. It’s simple and fun to make. The first few steps in making churros is similar to making cream puffs whereby you have to make a choux pastry. Read more…

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Recipe: Homemade Potato Balls

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One of my all-time favorite appetizers are Potato Balls.   It was quite popular during my high school, aquanet hairspray and new wave music days.  The first time I had it was  when my friend had her birthday party at the newly opened Tokyo Tokyo fastfood resto that time.  The business is still around serving bento boxes […] Read more…

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Celebrate June with Hokkaido Cakes

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Let me share with you this Hokkaido Cake that I made a couple of weeks ago. I tried the recipe from Ms. Corinne and it turned out pretty good. Hokkaido cakes are very popular in Asia. It’s basically a chiffon cake baked in small square muffin cups filled with cream and topped with a dusting of powdered sugar and fruits in season. It’s delicately sweet, soft and fluffy. Read more…

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Pavlova

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Four years ago, we visited family in Australia where I had my first taste of this delicate dessert: Pavlova. It is a meringue-based dessert with a crisp outer shell and gooey, marshmallow-like on the inside. They say that the dessert was created in honor of a ballet dancer Pavlova, hence the name, during her dance tour in Australia and New Zealand. Read more…

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Valentine’s Date 2014: Aura Brasserie

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My dear one and I spent our post-Valentine’s date at Aura Brasserie with 19 other friends. Aura is owned by Chef Frederic Perrier who is “widely recognized for his creativity and inventive nature by introducing Southwestern, South American and Asian influences in his cooking.” The restaurant is described as “innovative American with an ‘inch’ of French” and was named one of Houston’s Top Ten New restaurants. Read more…

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