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Chinese Black Bean Stir Fried Clams

This is probably one of the first dishes I learned as a child.  I still remember watching my nanny make this.  Then one day I pleaded to try and help make it to surprise my parents when they came home for dinner.  My nanny agreed and proceeded to teach me a dish that would be […]

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Daily Prompt: First Light

You may find me strange but when I see first light and open my eyes from a nice sleep, I think “What will I be eating today?”  I literally do love my food.  Many people enjoy food or find it a necessity to survive.  For me, I savor every bite, I appreciate every dish and […]

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Sweet Potato with Honey and Cream Recipe

One of my all time favorite chefs is Ferran Adrià.  El Bulli is a restaurant that has been on my list of places to try but now that dream is not going to happen as he closed the restaurant in 2012 saying it was due to “massive monetary loss”.  However, I still follow all that he […]

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Merry Christmas!!!

Hey everyone!  Another year is almost over and today is Christmas.  I cannot believe this day snuck on me so quickly.  I want to wish you ALL a truly magical and very merry christmas!!!  Hope all of you were nice and got what you wanted from Santa Claus.  I was definitely a lucky girl and […]

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Baked Yam and Marshmallow

I usually make two of everything for Thanksgiving if I have a lot of people over for dinner.  In case one is not enough I have a backup!  This is a very simple dish to make yet it is one of my favorites because I love marshmallow!  Hope you can try this at home not […]

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Family to be Thankful For and Good Food to Share

It is that time of year where I stuff myself all day and feel no guilt.  Because on Thanksgiving Day, I have much to feel blessed about and I like to share that with family.  I don’t have a big family, I wish I did, but I cook like I have a huge family.  This […]

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Szechuan Spicy Shrimp Recipe

Whenever I am back in Hong Kong at home, I really like to take advantage of the fact that I have a huge kitchen and plenty of counter space to work with. I love my kitchen back in Orange County but it can be challenging to cook and blog from there.  Today, I am going […]

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Happy National Pasta Day

I don’t normally get involved in these national food holidays or whatever days there are because every day is some sort of day it seems.  Sounds confusing?  Well it is to me too.  But when I found out that October 17th is National Pasta Day I had to write a blog in honor of my […]

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Liángfěn with Black Bean Chili Sauce

When I started Gourmand Chic almost three years ago, I reached out to a lot of foodies, chefs and people in the culinary social media world.  One of the first people I met was Shanti Christensen.  I got to know her little by little over the years and even though we have yet to meet […]

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Clams with Mint, Chiles, and Bacon

I am a fan of clams.  I love how versatile they are and can virtually be cooked in any style and any cuisine.  Today I am making a recipe from The Herbal Kitchen: Cooking with Fragrance and Flavor by Jerry Traunfeld.  What I love about his cookbook is that he has fabulous dishes you can make […]

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