Category: XiaoCooks

Milk Buns

Like everyone else on our social media feed, Stephen has become a baker this year. He’s even earned the title of “master baker” from Alivia. While his no-knead bread is essential to my avocado toast breakfast, it’s his milk buns that’s won her heart. We’ve followed China Sichuan Food‘s recipe to a tee until the

3 Cup Turkey

As the temperature outside cools and our backyard fills with leaves to be raked, our menu at home has slowly been taken over by stews and soups. We’re still juggling childcare with Alivia being at home from daycare, which makes time management and meal prep top priorities. Having extra portions of protein to pair with

Potato Salad

The first time I had Stonemill Kitchens’ homestyle potato salad was at my friend’s baby shower. We’ve known each for almost two decades and her parents are like family. Dinner that night featured some of her mom’s delicious cooking as well as samosas brought by a friend and this seriously delicious potato salad. Stephen and

Turkey Siu Mai

Dimsum is more than just a meal or a category of items on a menu. It’s a Sunday tradition where my little brother ate nothing but char siu baos until he was in high school. It’s weekly lunches in Chinatown with friends during university and agreeing that 3 people was the optimal number for sharing

Crispy Skin Chicken

Cooking a whole chicken may be daunting and not be in everyone’s comfort zone, but it’s my favourite way to enjoy the protein and I highly recommend finding a recipe to try out. From roasting to rotisserie to deep frying, there are endless options. There’s also so many delicious cuts of chicken aside from breast,