Slice & Bake: Asian Tea Cookies

In this Neapolitan-style cookie, Asian flavors of chocolate, roasted soybean and green tea are layered and then dipped in white chocolate.  These decadent cookies are perfect with tea or coffee.

Asian Tea Cookies

Slice & Bake: Asian Tea Cookies

Servings: About 50 Cookies


-1/2 cup butter (1 stick), at room temperature (soft)

-1 1/4 cups sugar

-1/4 cup milk, at room temperature

-1 egg

-2 tsp vanilla extract (or 5-7 drop of vanilla concentrate)

-1/2 tsp baking soda

-1/4 tsp salt

-1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour

-1 1/4 cups white wheat flour

-2 Tbls cocoa powder

-3 Tbls roasted soybean powder

Korean Street Bread

Here in Korea, street breads are very popular.  These waffle-like breads are usually filled with red bean paste, chocolate, or flavored custard.  They come in all different shapes like fish shaped (bungeoppang) or even poop shaped (dongbang)!   In this simple recipe, I show you the technique for making your own Korean street bread at home.

Below, I am enjoying  some dongbang!  It’s cute isn’t it?

DongBangBread1   DongBang2

Apple Bread

Imagine a cinnamon roll, apple fritter, and apple pie… this bread is like a mixture of all three.  I chose to bake mine, but you can by all means fry these up and they will really taste like apple fritters!

Apple Bread

Apple Bread

Servings: 9


For the Apples:

-1 large apple (green or gala/fuji work well), peeled and diced into small chunks

-3 Tbls ground cinnamon

-1/4 cup brown sugar

For the Dough:

-1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

-1/2 cup white wheat flour (all-purpose)

-1 tsp salt

-1 Tbls sugar

-2 Tbls ground flax seeds (optional)

-1 egg

-2 Tbls butter or palm oil shortening

Triangle Kimbap

Triangle kimbap is a popular snack in Korea and it’s really fun to eat.  It is Korea’s take on a sandwich.  Generally, they consist of seaweed wrapped around rice filled with meat, tuna or kimchi.  In this recipe, I used mixed grain rice, baked tofu, and a delicious Korean sauce (ssamjang).  You can be creative with this, some other versions I want to try include teriyaki salmon, bulgogi, and tuna salad.  One reason I wanted to make this is so I had an excuse to buy one of those cute ‘lunch boxes’ for triangle kimbap.

Triangle Kimbap

Triangle Kimbap

Servings: makes 2 triangle kimbap


-2 triangle kimbap seaweed sheets

Soy Glazed Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs are peeled and then simmered in sweet soy sauce for a delicious new snack!  Use these eggs for any recipes calling for hard-boiled eggs to add visual and taste appeal.

Soy Glazed Eggs3

Soy Glazed Eggs

Servings: 3-5


-4 eggs

-3 Tbls soy sauce (Low Sodium)

-1/4 cup water

-1 tsp sugar


1. Boil the eggs in a pot of salted water for about 10 minutes.  Let the eggs cool and then peel.

Chocolate Mint Thick Fudge Pudding

*My next post will be from after my Thailand vacation- look forward to something Thai inspired by the end of this week!*

This is a recipe I enjoyed a lot this summer. It was a great one to cook up then package for  a meal at work._MG_0967

Pineapple Buns

Pineapple buns are a popular treat in Hong Kong.  They get their name from their shape and look, which resembles a pineapple.  What makes these buns so special is the sugar cookie topping, I had never tried anything like them before.  I made mine unique by adding cinnamon sugar on top, like a snicker-doodle.  These are delicious as a breakfast pastry or a snack, serve with Hong Kong Style Milk Tea for an authentic taste!

Pineapple Bun

Servings: makes 8 buns


For the Buns:

-1 cup white wheat flour

-1 cup whole wheat flour

-1 tsp salt

-2 Tbls sugar

-1 egg

Hong Kong Style Milk Tea

When I was in Hong Kong recently, I drank milk tea everyday because it was so delicious!  I made sure to watch how they made it, so I could copy it back at home.  Milk tea is a dreamy blend of creamer, simple syrup, and strong brewed tea.

Hong Kong Style Milk Tea

Hong Kong Style Milk Tea

Servings: 1


-1 cup hot water

-1 tea bag (Lipton Yellow Label is authentic, ceylon or earl grey work well, but any black tea is fine)

-1 1/2 Tbls light coffee creamer, powder (unsweetened original)

-1 1/2 Tbls unflavored coffee syrup (simple syrup)


Salsa+Olive Stuffed Pollack

********At the time this post is published, I will be enjoying myself on holiday in Thailand! However, I wanted to give you something despite being away :) *******

So remember a few weeks ago, when I said I wanted to incorporate more fish into my diet?_MG_0962

Cauli Pizza!

Happy New Year!  I hope you’re all as excited as I am by the promise of the best year yet! I think a wonderful goal to have is to make each year better and better- and generally that is what I strive for :) This food blog has been an exciting part of my year- only a couple months now that it’s been up, but I’ve really enjoyed sharing recipes and pictures with you.  Thank you for following me, checking my posts and liking my facebook page :) Remember, comments are always welcome… but now on to the food..

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