The Missing Lokness
  • Crispy Oven Baked Garlic Chicken Wings
  • Strawberry Semifreddo
  • Rainier Cherry Cream Cheese Hand Pies
  • Korean Beef and Kimchi Quesadillas
  • Cedar Plank Salmon with Cilantro Pesto and Grilled Lime

Crispy Oven Baked Garlic Chicken Wings

Crispy Oven Baked Garlic Chicken Wings

It is National Chicken Wing Day today! Seriously, who can keep up with all these national food days? There is one almost every week. I heard about today’s one through the morning news. This recipe is a complete coincidence. Last week, Bryan requested chicken wings for dinner. While I was [...]

July 29, 2015 Lokness Appetizer, Cook, Poultry 2

Strawberry Semifreddo

Strawberry Semifreddo

July is normally the driest month in Los Angeles. Last weekend was a completely different story. The storm from Mexico bought in heavy rain, lightning and thunder. It felt like it rained more over the weekend than many days during the past rainy season. The rain wasn’t too much of a problem. It [...]

July 23, 2015 Lokness Cook, Dessert/Sweet 10

Rainier Cherry Cream Cheese Hand Pies

Rainier Cherry Cream Cheese Hand Pies

My cherry memory all started from maraschino cherry. What kind of cherry is that? You know that bright red cherry on top of a cake or drink. Yup, those are maraschino cherries. I hate them with my guts. They are overly sweet with an artificial taste. That texture really throws me off too. Yuck! [...]

July 8, 2015 Lokness Cook, Dessert/Sweet 17

Korean Beef and Kimchi Quesadillas

Korean Beef and Kimchi Quesadillas

When I was looking through foodgawker couple weeks ago, I saw these Korean beef quesadillas from Mantitlement. What caught my eyes wasn’t only the stunning picture, but also the name “Korean beef”. A few years ago, I have posted a Korean beef recipe. It is a simple meat dish with the sweet and [...]

June 30, 2015 Lokness Beef, Cook 8

Cedar Plank Salmon with Cilantro Pesto and Grilled Lime

Cedar Plank Salmon with Cilantro Pesto and Grilled Lime

I am typing this post with only my right hand. Some of you may have seen a few of my Instagram pictures and found out that I sprained my left wrist. Be honest, I have no idea when and how it happened. It started to hurt a little about a week [...]

June 24, 2015 Lokness Cook, Seafood 12

Los Angeles: Taberna Arros y Vi

Taberna Arros y Vi

I haven’t done a restaurant review for a while. Recently, we went to a Spanish restaurant, Taberna Arros y Vi near Santa Monica Pier. That was a pretty unique place, so I thought I would share. Last weekend, Bryan and I just were in the mood for some tapas. Luckily, [...]

June 22, 2015 Lokness Eat, Restaurant Review 0

Lychee and Ginger Cooler

Lychee and Ginger Cooler

When I was in Mitsuwa (Japanese supermarket) last week, they have lychee. I immediately grabbed a bag. It has been a long time since I had lychee. It is probably because they can only be found in Asian supermarkets. Back in Hong Kong, my mom would always buy a bunch [...]

June 17, 2015 Lokness Cook, Drink 12

Hong Kong Style Beef Fried Rice

Hong Kong Style Beef Fried Rice

I have been craving for Hong Kong food for a while. Maybe it is the gloomy weather… It has been cloudy and dark all the time. In the past few days, tropical storm Blanca even brought in the humid. OH MY! That rainy, warm and humid weather really reminded me [...]

June 11, 2015 Lokness Beef, Cook, Rice 16

Paletas de Fresas (Mexican Strawberry Popsicles)

Paletas de Fresas (Mexican Strawberry Popsicles)

Have you tried paletas (Mexican popsicles)? Paletas are popsicles made with real fruits and a few other basic ingredients. There are two varieties, water based and cream based. Most of them are made with water, like watermelon, pineapple and guava. Some are made with milk and cream. Just like today’s [...]

June 3, 2015 Lokness Cook 11

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins

I am totally obsessed with blueberries at the moment (blueberry ginger fizz & brioche french toast with blueberry compote). I am sure you probably aren’t surprised that I am posting another blueberry recipe this week. These muffins are over-the-top and they would make anyone happy! Bryan and I love them so much [...]

May 20, 2015 Lokness Cook, Dessert/Sweet 12

Kimchi Fried Rice with Beef

Kimchi Fried Rice with Beef

Korean seems to be the trending cuisine these days in Los Angeles. Most of the authentic Korean restaurants are located in Korea Town near downtown Los Angeles. There are always long lines, and parking is the worst. Finding street parking is almost impossible. Valet is your only option. Even with all the troubles, [...]

May 13, 2015 Lokness Beef, Cook, Rice 18

Halibut with Summer Squash and Roasted Potatoes

Halibut with Summer Squash and Roasted Potatoes

Fish on! Fish on! If you have watched River Monsters, you would know this phrase really well! I watch a lot of TV shows. Other than dramas (American, Hong Kongese, Taiwanese and Korean), I like to watch something educational and natural related (River Monsters, Cesar 911, Frozen Planet etc.). River [...]

May 6, 2015 Lokness Cook, Seafood, Side Dish 6