I rave on about my pork belly recipe that I've learned and cooked for friends and family over the past eight years. I've published my personal red-cooked pork belly recipe on the much loved Asian-recipe site RasaMalaysia.com and I've shared a couple versions in my cookbook, Family Style Chinese Cookbook. I'm fixing personal portions of my much-loved red-cooked pork belly at a popup Onita Mihaly and I are hosting in Oakland, next week. Our popup will be a menu reflecting how two daughters of immigrant moms interpret recipes they grew up with and the ones they've learned along the way.
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, I invite you to enter Oakland, one of our country's top local food scenes, and pull up a seat. Meet some folks at the table and strike up an interesting conversation. Speaking from experience, I'm a big fan of popup dinners because they're places where I feel like I'm interacting with humans again. Okay, it's not like we're living amongst cyborgs. But, we live our days behind desks and screens — or at least I do — and it's a refreshing experience to break bread with people and relate.
Check out the 5-course menu that pulls flavors from Korea, Vietnam, China, and the Philippines. Each course is enlivened with a personal story behind it. And if you've learned anything about me by now, you know that stories are one of my favorite ingredients.
I love to cook easy, homestyle recipes for family and friends. In this blog, you'll find stories and recipes I've learned from families in China and other parts of the world.