Category: XiaoCooks

persiMon® 3 Ways

During university, Stephen and I were roommates along with one of our best friends. Our roommate would often bring persimmons and Stephen was never a fan. I love the flavour of persimmons but the fruit was a bit finicky to enjoy, waiting for them to ripen, then peeling and dealing with a fuzzy tongue afterwards.

Shio Turkey Ramen Broth

I moved to Canada with my family when I was 5 from China to St. John’s Newfoundland. It was a bit of a culture shock. I remember being incredibly upset the first time I was introduced to pizza, refusing to eat any of the cheese and crying for congee. Needless to say, growing up Turkey

Sichuan Eggplant with Ground Turkey

I have always been a big fan of meal prepping and packing my lunches for work. I make healthier food choices, am kinder to my wallet eating out less and it saves me time during the week when I can just grab a container from the fridge and go. Coming home from my first trip

Turkey Baos – 2 Ways

It’s been 3 months since I returned to work from maternity leave and the biggest challenge has been learning to balance work (starting a new role), family and making time for myself. Stephen’s been amazing at his new role of working dad while I’m slowly coming to terms with the limited number of hours in

Spiced Pork Skewers with duBreton

Summer has officially arrived and that means food festivals. My favourite events during the hot months in Toronto are most definitely the Asian night markets that have become more and more popular in the past years. Wandering down aisles of stalls offering everything from bubble tea to stinky tofu, I’m always trying to figure out