Lap Cheong Buns

Lap Cheong Buns

On a Sunday a few weeks ago (like many Sundays), I was looking for something to make when I remembered that Popo had given me her old bamboo steamer and The Dim Sum Book by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo.

I’ve made dim sum with Popo a few times and it’s always been an interesting challenge. There were the soup dumplings that were tasty but kind of leaked and both successful and failed steamed buns. Luckily, these baked ones turned out pretty well except for the salt. 

It’s not often that I tap into the Chinese in me. Most of the time I feel very American. But, this year I am attempting to make more Chinese foods. I’ve already been off to a pretty good start with egg drop soup and wonton soup. 

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Baked Scallion and Sesame Seed Buns

Baked Scallion and Sesame Seed Buns

This is my Thanksgiving but not so Thanksgiving post. 

I've been anti-make-Thanksgiving-food-before-Thanksgiving this year. Last year I went all out because it was my last year in college. I hosted a Friendsgiving and cooked everything by myself and from scratch. There was a roasted chicken (because it's smaller), stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls, cranberry sauce, and a gorgeously cracked pumpkin pie. If that sounds stressful it really wasn't because I was in my element. I had a rough timeline set out, I went grocery shopping a few days before, I called Popo to ask her how to make her stuffing and cranberry sauce, my friends made drinks, and everyone loved the meal. It was a great success with no disasters if I may say so myself. 

But, it wasn't the Thanksgiving I really wanted. 

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