The Missing Lokness
  • Pork Belly Miso Soup with Rice
  • Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream
  • Stir-Fried Swiss Sauce Chicken Udon

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 0

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 5

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

Grilled College Marinated Steaks

Grilled College Marinated Steaks

Bryan and I graduated for LONG time ago! So, how does “college” fit into place? Bryan developed this steak marinade recipe when he was in college. It is very easy and perfect for any meat-eating college students. Even if you are no longer in college, you will still love how simple and [...]

April 8, 2016 Lokness Beef, Cook 3

Braised Short Ribs with Daikon and Carrot (Pressure Cooker)

Braised Short Ribs with Daikon and Carrot (Pressure Cooker)

If you are moving to another country, what is that ONE kitchen equipment or tool you will take it with you? 14 years ago, my answer was a “rice cooker”. Today, my answer is my “KitchenAid stand mixer”. It is because it is the most experience equipment I own. After spending $300+, I [...]

March 30, 2016 Lokness Beef, Cook 9

Blackberry-Ginger Gin Cocktail

Blackberry-Ginger Gin Cocktail

Last week, I was summoned to jury duty. That was my first jury duty, because I didn’t become a US citizen until 3 years ago. For most people, jury duty probably is a painful job. For me, this is something incredible, because I feel like I am part of the [...]

March 23, 2016 Lokness Cook, Drink 14

Blackberry Ginger Syrup

Blackberry Ginger Syrup

There are still a few months until summer gets here. It has been an interesting weather year in Los Angeles. With the early prediction of strong El Nino, we thought it would be raining like cats and dogs for days from January to March. But instead, there were only 2 strong storms so far. [...]

March 16, 2016 Lokness Cook, Sauce/Syrup 9

Mason Jar Thin Mints Icebox Cakes

Mason Jar Thin Mint Icebox Cakes

It’s Girl Scout cookies season! Which are your favorite cookies? Thin mints and lemonade are definitely my favorites. For the longest time, I hated mint! I just couldn’t stand that minty punch in my mouth. I think it is all thanks to the artificial mint flavors on all kind of [...]

March 2, 2016 Lokness Cook, Dessert/Sweet 21

Seared Scallops with Roasted Pepper Sauce and Garlic Couscous

Seared Scallops with Roasted Pepper Sauce and Garlic Couscous

To celebrate Bryan’s birthday, we went to Big Bear last weekend for a short getaway. Because of the El Nino year, we are hoping there would be lots of snow in the mountain. Bryan and I were both very excited, since we don’t get to see much snow. Even though [...]

February 24, 2016 Lokness Cook, Seafood 7

Roasted Banana Souffles

Roasted Banana Souffles

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. As you probably know, Bryan and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. But we do like to have date nights and enjoy romantic dinners every once a while. A banana dessert is not your typical choice for Valentine’s Day, but you will LOVE this dessert! Because [...]

February 10, 2016 Lokness Cook, Dessert/Sweet 25