The Missing Lokness
  • Guava Cream Cheese Puffs 4| The Missing Lokness
  • Black Garlic and Mushroom Risotto
  • Lychee-Ginger Granita

Guava Cream Cheese Puffs

Guava Cream Cheese Puffs 4| The Missing Lokness

When it comes to bakery, we probably all have a favorite. For me, I have a few favorites. When I want a moist and tasty cake or cupcakes, I go to SusieCakes. Their cakes are very basic, but always moist. J.J. Bakery has my favorite Asian baked buns. Sausage buns, BBQ pork buns etc. [...]

July 20, 2016 Lokness Cook, Dessert/Sweet 5

Black Garlic and Mushroom Risotto

Black Garlic and Mushroom Risotto

Have you heard of black garlic before? I first heard about them from an instant ramen noodle. An instant ramen brand, Nissan Demae Ramen is the most popular ramen brand in Hong Kong. A few years ago, they have started to sell a ramen with black garlic oil tonkotsu flavour. I [...]

July 13, 2016 Lokness Cook, Rice 2

Lychee-Ginger Granita

Lychee-Ginger Granita

Heard of “Granita” before? It’s an Italian semi-frozen treat. It’s kind of like a combination of sorbet and shaved ice. The outcome is all depends on how you freeze it. Some use a gelato machine, which give a finer texture to granita. It’s almost like a sorbet. Some just do [...]

July 6, 2016 Lokness Cook, Dessert/Sweet 7

Hong Kong Style Beef Satay Noodle Soup

Hong Kong Style Beef Satay Noodle Soup

Let’s talk about breakfast! What kind of breakfast do Hong Kongers eat? I will try my best to group them into a few categories. Baked buns: Pineapple buns, BBQ pork buns, and sausage buns etc. You can either get them the day before or buy them fresh in the morning. Sandwiches: [...]

June 30, 2016 Lokness Breakfast, Cook, Pasta/Noodle 7

Strawberry Hibiscus Ice Pops

Strawberry Hibiscus Ice Pops

It’s officially summer. Oh, we can all feel it in Los Angeles. The past few days were unusual sizzling HOT! Downtown LA reached 100˚F (37.8˚C). We typically get this hot during August and September. So ridiculous! The good thing is that I live close to the coast, which is always slightly [...]

June 22, 2016 Lokness Cook, Dessert/Sweet 5

Strawberry Chocolate Tarts

Strawberry Chocolate Tarts

Are you ready for Father’s Day? If you need a last-minute gift and your dad loves strawberries, these strawberry chocolate tarts will win your dad’s heart! When my parents came in town a month ago, I picked them up from the airport. On the ride to getting a quick-lunch, the first thing [...]

June 15, 2016 Lokness Cook, Dessert/Sweet 7

Yosemite National Park Trip

Half Dome

Sorry for my absent. Last week, I spent most of the time with the family. We walked around town, ate a bunch of good food, and played video games. I introduced my parents and my sister to a cell phone game that I love called “Tsum Tsum”. They got all addicted. We all sat [...]

June 8, 2016 Lokness Live, Travel 0

Pork Belly Miso Soup with Rice

Pork Belly Miso Soup with Rice

We are back from Yosemite! Yosemite is really one of a kind. You got to see this place at least once in your life! I will be writing a post next week. Stay tuned! May is an unusal busy month. My sister’s graduation, my parents’ visit, bunch of gathering, Yosemite [...]

May 25, 2016 Lokness Cook, Pork, Rice, Soup 1

Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream

Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate? Strawberry? Something unique like brown butter candied bacon? Or maybe just good old vanilla? I am totally crazy about ice cream. I eat them all the time! Growing up, some of my favorite flavors are chocolate, taro and coffee. I don’t drink [...]

May 11, 2016 Lokness Cook, Dessert/Sweet 7

Stir-Fried Swiss Sauce Chicken Udon

Stir-Fried Swiss Sauce Chicken Udon

I love noodles, especially udon. Wait until you try this dish, you will love udon as much as I do! Few years back, I posted the Swiss Sauce Chicken Wings recipe. It is a classic Hong Kong cafe style dish. Even though it is named “Swiss”, it really has nothing to do [...]

May 4, 2016 Lokness Cook, Pasta/Noodle, Poultry 7

Tapioca Pearls with Mango

Tapioca Pearls with Mango

After 3 weeks of savory beef recipes, I realized I need a dessert! While I was trying to come up with an idea, I suddenly craved a Hong Kong dessert that I haven’t had for a long time. In Hong Kong, there is a chain dessert place called “Hui Lau [...]

April 27, 2016 Lokness Cook, Dessert/Sweet 0

Steak Tacos

Steak Tacos

This week, I don’t have a story to share. But I recently did an interview with a blogger friend, Kylie. She is an awesome photographer who lives in France. On her blog, Curated Life, she shares photography tips, styling tips and delicious recipes. I am honored that Kylie invited me to share [...]

April 13, 2016 Lokness Beef, Cook 15