Saturday, December 12, 2015

Black Bean Noodles

Check out Maangchi for the full recipe!

Ingredients for  2-3 servings

  • jjajangmyeon noodles
  • ½ pound pork belly, cut into ½ inch cubes (about 1½ cups’ worth)
  • 1 cup of Korean radish (or daikon), cut into ½ inch cubes (about 1 cup’s worth)
  • 1 cup of zucchini, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 cup of potato, peeled and cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 1½ cups of onion chunks
  • 3 Tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup and 1 Tablespoon of black bean paste
  • 2 Tablespoons of potato starch powder, combined with ¼ cup water and 1 teaspoon of sugar in a small bowl, set aside
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • ½ cup cucumber, cut into thin matchsticks for garnish
  • water

Directions for making jjajang sauce

  1. Stir-fry the pork belly in a large, deep wok with 1 Tablespoon of vegetable oil for about 4-5 minutes, until golden brown and crispy.
  2. Pour out the excess pork fat.
  3. Add radish and stir fry for 1 minute.
  4. Add potato, onion, and zucchini and keep stirring for about 3 minutes until the potato looks a little translucent.
  5. Clear a space in the center of the wok by pushing the ingredients to the edges.
  6. Add 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil to the center of the wok, then add ¼ cup of black bean paste and stir it with a wooden spoon for 1 minute to fry it. Then mix everything in the wok and keep stirring.
  7. Add  2 cups of water to the wok and let it cook with the lid closed for about 10 minutes.
  8. Open the lid and taste a sample of the radish and potato. If they’re fully cooked, stir in the starch water little by little. Keep stirring until it’s well mixed and thick.
  9. Add the sesame oil and remove from the heat.
  10. Serve with noodles (jjajangmyeon) or steamed rice (jjajangbap).

Friday, December 4, 2015

TO HEBE 2015 Live in Vancouver

To HEBE 2015 
Her first North American Concert at UBC Thunderbird Stadium

Photographers: Miya Gu & Jun Ying

Tonight's show was amazing! Hebe has such a beautiful voice 

Thank you for visiting Vancouver!

Photographers: Miya Gu & Jun Ying

See you next time 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

To Hebe 2015 Live in Vancouver

It's Happening!
December 4th 2015

For more info, visit - To Hebe 2015

【我的少女時代 Our Times】

Movie Theme Song - Hebe Tien
A Little Happiness
Official MV 

See you all there!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

UYU Ice Cream Parlour

    UYU Ice Cream 
    Address: 433 Abbott St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1R3

Another ice cream parlour popped up in the Gastown area!

This cute little shop serves soft served ice cream made with organic milk. You can choose from a variety of different toppings such as nuts, granola and freeze dried fruits. They also have different sauces that you can drizzle over your ice cream. 

A and I decided to try out UYU after our big meal at the Afghan Horsemen. I was super excited to try this new ice cream parlour because they had Thai Iced Tea soft serve (at least that's what I saw on Instagram) but once we arrived their two feature flavour was Matcha and Pumpkin Spice. Apparently UYU changes their flavours every so often - which means they might not be making Thai Ice Tea soft serve for awhile... sigh. The guy working there did tell us that their upcoming flavours would be Tiramisu and Earl Grey - which sounds really good too! 

Anyways, A tried their Pumpkin Spice soft serve topped with pistachio bark and toasted sunflower seeds and drizzled with honey sauce. I had their Original soft serve (because they ran out of Matcha) topped with coconut crisps, freeze dried raspberries and drizzled with raspberry sauce. It was a very nice refreshing dessert to help us digest all the meat we at at the Afghan Horsemen.

Would I go back? Of course! At least until I get a chance to try their Thai Iced Tea soft serve!
UYU, if you are reading this - please let me know when you make your THAI ICED TEA SOFT SERVE AGAIN!


Bye for now!

UYU Ice Cream Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Well Tea

Central Richmond › 4811 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond

A big thank you to KLIP Magazine for inviting me to Well Tea's Tasting Menu.

Well Tea located in Richmond is on its way to celebrating their 10 year anniversary with delicious new drinks and new items on their menu! I can't believe its been this long already! I remember when  my friends and I first came here to study during exams because it was one of the few bubble tea places that opened late besides Blenz - which was always packed with students. And to be honest I much prefer a Milk Tea Slush and Deep Fried Chicken Nuggets over a cup of coffee any day - especially when I needed to study.

One of my favourite items on their Tasting Menu is the Wasabi Chicken topped with fresh cucumber and scallions. The chicken is cooked in a seasoned broth and then served cold with a touch of wasabi to liven it up. 

Next on the list is a snack that I always order with my bubble tea!
Scallion Pancake wrapped with Beef and Fresh Cucumbers served with their famous Garlic Sauce.

Who can guess what this is?

This is another feature item on their New Tasting Menu.
Deep Fried Pork Knuckles infused with Tea Leaves - Feeling adventurous? Give this dish a try!

Last but not least, Well Tea's famous House Special Milk Tea!


Happy Eating!

Well Tea Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Friday, October 23, 2015

Something Refreshing

The days have been getting colder, but I am still craving a refreshing cold drink.

Brew your favourite Green Tea - mix with honey to taste
Let it cool down in the fridge
Fill a tall glass with ice - pour in your Green Tea
Add a squeeze of lemon

Drink up!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Weekend Love


"Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success." ―Oscar Wilde

Friday, October 16, 2015

Muse Salon Vancouver

It's Friday! Perfect day for a new look.

Blue Bells

New Ombre Highlights by the talented Tomomi at Muse Salon.
My favourite place to go for all my hair needs!

    Address: 3020 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2V9

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Date Night

Date Night with the new bride!

Best Friends

"Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life."
― Mark Twain

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Desk Challenge

What's on your desk?

Sometimes I would just sit in front of my desk doing absolutely nothing at all.


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Food for Thought


Rainy Day Parade

Rainy Day Parade

Need a little something for the rain?

Rainy Day Parade by minnieyao featuring Kate Spade

H M linen shirt
20 CAD -

Joules waterproof jacket
160 CAD -

Black pants
31 CAD -

Hunter tall boots
200 CAD -

Rebecca Minkoff backpack
170 CAD -

Isabel Marant scarve
745 CAD -

Black hat
300 CAD -


Monday, September 28, 2015

Hebe Concert 2015

To Hebe 2015 Live in Vancouver

To Hebe 2015 Live in Vancouver

The one and only Hebe Tien is bringing her signature vocals to Canada for the first time! 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Office Essentials

A few key pieces to have in your closet!

Office Essentials

Theory dress
415 CAD -

Michael kors bracelet
395 CAD -

Dolce Gabbana lips makeup
45 CAD -

Liquid eyeliner
45 CAD -


Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday Night Dancing

Who wants to go dancing?

Friday Night Dancing

Dolce Gabbana black crop top
340 CAD -

Ted Baker skirt
285 CAD -

Zara shoes
40 CAD -

Black purse
27 CAD -

Tech accessory
70 CAD -

Yves Saint Laurent red lipstick
48 CAD -

Voluminous mascara
24 CAD -


TGIF - Girl Friday

Happy Friday Day!

TGIF - Girl Friday

Marc by Marc Jacobs tee shirt dress
460 CAD -

Gianvito Rossi black stiletto
880 CAD -

3 1 Phillip Lim genuine leather handbag
1,415 CAD -

Olivia Burton flower bracelet
145 CAD -

Tech accessory
695 CAD -

Fendi round glasses
605 CAD -

Casetify apple iphone case
47 CAD -

Stila waterproof liquid eyeliner
29 CAD -

NARS Cosmetics lips makeup
39 CAD -

Volumizing mascara
24 CAD -

Essie nail polish
11 CAD -