Blueberry-Cardamom Muffins

This is a Tasting Table recipe that I’ve adapted after I realized that I had all the ingredients in my pantry. I’ve made small changes like using frozen blueberries that I thawed out and gently patted down with a paper towel, and then I cut down the sugar and skipped the sugar topping altogether. All ...

Lu Rou Fan, Taiwanese Braised Pork Belly

01. March 2016 Pork 0
I was craving a comforting pork belly dish over the weekend but didn’t want to do a repeat of one of my favorite Japanese dishes, Buta No Kakuni. So I turned to the Taiwanese style mostly because my friend Kevin was posting vacation photos on his Instagram account from Taipei. Don’t be intimidated by all ...

Chicken and Tofu Pad Thai

25. January 2016 Chicken, Pasta + Noodles + Rice 0
Pad Thai is one of those dishes I like to make to hold me over another meal that takes more time to prepare. I thought about making this one while I was waiting for beef ribs to braise. I already had most of the ingredients in the pantry, being this an Asian kitchen and all; ...

Beef Short Ribs Borscht-Style Stew

19. January 2016 Beef 1
Aaahhh, it’s nice to be back updating this site again. It’s been a very long year, 2015, and real life kinda took over and it made me neglect this site. Something had to give, you know? Not that I wasn’t eating and cooking; I was, but I was updating Instagram more with the hashtag #ciaEatsNYC. ...

Cinnamon Rolls

20. February 2015 Baked Goods + Desserts + Drinks 0
My god, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? It seems so cliché to say how fast time flies but it really is true when you look at the last time an update was posted on here: October 2014! It’s been brutally cold here in New York City so there’s been a lot of cooking to ...