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Oreo Cheesecake

I’ve been seeing some great looking Oreo cheesecakes lately, but none had all of the elements that I craved. Some had the filling with cookie crumbs distributed throughout, some had the insanely delicious looking cookie topping, many were pre-made and expensive. I wanted to combine these elements, homemade at a lower cost, and push the … Continue reading

Shrimp Siu Mei

What’s really nice about a cultural dish such as siu mei is that you will find so many different iterations of the dish. My personal favorite involves using turkey, but a more traditional recipe calls for shrimp. Ingredients: 1/2 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and de-veined 2 egg whites 1 tbls chopped fresh shitake mushroom (you … Continue reading

Review: Geisha Water Chestnuts

Water chestnuts are the root of a Chinese aquatic plant. They aren’t really nuts at all, but more like corms/tuber. They have a fresh, very light flavor and satisfying crunch. They are really nothing like the better known chestnut that you roast over an open fire during Christmas. They are used as a textural difference … Continue reading

Review: Dynasty Gyoza/Potsticker Wrapers

If you read my recent review of Nasoya won ton wraps you would know that I was satisfied with them, but I wasn’t gushing with praise either. They get the job done and make a good dumpling but there was definite room for improvement. I used to think that such an improvement could be found with Azumaya … Continue reading

Key Lime Cheesecake

We were lucky to find a large bag of key limes on sale this weekend at our local grocery store for less than $2, so we scooped it up knowing we’d find a use for it. From that purchase came this recipe. This key lime cheesecake is particularly tart, but sweet at the same time, and it is paired … Continue reading