Taiwanese Fried Chicken Cutlet with Orange Honey and Miso Glaze
An extra large fried chicken cutlet doused in a sweet and sour glaze inspired by Taiwanese night markets.
Sweet Potato Mochi Balls with Gochujang Butter Sauce
I'm not a regular sweet potato, I'm a cool sweet potato. Sweet potato mochi balls actually. And I'm tossed in a gochujang parmesan butter sauce!
Creamy Green Beans with Miso Mushroom Sauce
If Thanksgiving green bean casserole and Din Tai Fung's garlic green beans had a baby, this creamy, umami bomb would be it.
Sticky Rice Pork and Honeynut Squash Pearl Meatballs
Pork and honeynut squash meatballs are wrapped in sticky rice, sesame seeds, and furikake. Add them to broth for the perfect cold weather dish.
Butternut Squash and Pork Lasagna
Traditional lasagna gets a fall makeover with a tomato butternut squash and pork sauce layered with ricotta mozarella and scallion.
Caramel Apple Shaved Ice
The caramel apple becomes the perfect shaved ice, where tart apples are finely shaved and drizzled with a whiskey miso caramel and topped with peanuts.
A conversation between me and my grandma during Thanksgiving.Read the story
My cookbook, First Generation: Recipes From My Taiwanese-American Home is available wherever cookbooks are sold!
Recipes and stories that explore what it means to be Asian American.
Hey there! I'm Frankie. I've always felt somewhere in-between, being culturally American yet not white enough, and too American to never quite fit in to my own Taiwanese roots. I started this website as a place where I could explore my identity through food and share the recipes that define me as a Taiwanese American first-gen kid.
You'll find everything from recipes passed down from my family to dishes that blend the cultural lines and make my ancestors pass out (and that's okay!). I just want it to feel like you’re eating in my grandma’s kitchen and getting the best kind of fat with 10 year old plump me, pork buns stuffed in the face in a suburban midwestern kitchen full of steam and nostalgia.
Most popular recipes this week
Tomato Egg Drop Soup with Dumplings
Ribbons of scrambled egg are the star of this tomato egg drop soup, with a broth made of tomatoes, scallions and ginger. Top with some dumplings for extra comfort.
Japanese Curry Bolognese
The most comforting pasta dish that combines the flavors of Japanese curry roux with Italian bolognese.
Tomato Egg Salad Sandwich (Tamago Sando)
A homemade version of the 7-Eleven Japanese egg sandwich featuring summer tomato jam mixed into creamy egg salad.
Miso Glazed Roasted Zucchini
Thomas Keller's roasted zucchini recipe glazed with an umami miso mirin sauce and topped with fresh scallions and crunchy sesame seeds.
Scallion Pancake Panzanella
Scallion pancakes replace bread in this delicious summer panzanella featuring sun gold tomatoes, scallions, basil and a black vinegar soy vinaigrette
Recipes for a cold day
Cheesy Corn Pasta
Sweet corn is blended with onion and mixed with cheddar/parmesan to create a sweet and savory summer pasta.
Creamy Tomato Carrot and Ginger Soup
An homage to the creamy classic tomato soup flavored with the sweetness of sautéed carrot and the subtle zing of ginger.
Grilled Cheese for a Bad Day with Scallion Mayonnaise
An indulgent play off the classic grilled cheese featuring melted gruyere and cheddar alongside apple and scallion mayonnaise oozing between two thick slices of artisan bread.
Zuppa Toscana Congee
Simple congee serves as the perfect base for the flavors of the iconic Zuppa Toscana soup from Olive Garden. The congee features a comforting base filled with ground pork, kale, garlic, and sliced potato.
Banana Walnut Mochi Bread
A tribute to classic banana bread with a chewy (and gluten-free!) twist. Rice flour steps in for a guest appearance to create new texture within this sweet and nutty bread.
Taiwanese-American Chicken Pot Pie
A classic chicken pot pie with a filling made from onion, chicken thigh, potato, and carrots — but seasoned with classic Taiwanese grandma flavors like scallions, ginger, rice wine, and soy sauce.