• Cookies ’n Cream Mooncakes (no-bake recipe)

    Easy 2-Ingredient Cookies ‘n Cream Mooncakes

    September 10, 2022Van

    I can guarantee that this is the easiest (and laziest) recipe for mooncakes – absolutely no baking or cooking involved! These are very untraditional, but they look awesome & taste like cookies n cream cake pops. I have a few other mooncake recipe on my site, just search “mooncake” and you’ll find my snow skin mooncake recipes and a few other no-bake mooncake recipes as well.  Mid-Autumn Festival or Tết Trung Thu is an ancient festival considered “children’s day” in Vietnamese culture. It’s day to celebrate the harvest, spend quality time with your kids – spoiling them with toys, their favorite foods, paper lanterns & treats such as mooncakes. Traditional mooncakes are made with a dense pastry dough and filled with various combinations of lotus seed…

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  • UBE Viral Canned Cinnamon Roll Recipe Hack

    August 15, 2022Van

    UBE Edition of the viral canned Cinnamon Roll Hack. Ube is a purple yam that’s a popular ingredient for sweets and desserts in Asia and Hawaii, it has a lovely nutty flavor, almost like a cross between vanilla & pistachio.…

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  • Brown Sugar Boba Milk Tea with Trader Joe’s Instant Boba Kit

    August 15, 2022Van

    Brown Sugar Boba Milk Tea with Trader Joe’s NEW Instant Boba Kit – first time trying out their boba and I have mixed feelings about it… The boba pearls are sourced from Taiwan and the texture is nice, they’re soft…

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  • Foodland’s Wasabi Ahi Poke Recipe

    August 12, 2022Van

    Foodland is a popular grocery store chain in Hawaii famous for their poke and many people think Foodland has the best poke on the islands. I’m sharing my copycat of Foodland’s Wasabi Ahi Poke – it has a spicy kick from…

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  • Dark Chocolate Creme Brulee Recipe

    August 11, 2022Van

    Dark Chocolate Crème Brûlée 🥂 a rich, elegant dessert that’s simple to make. The chocolate custard is reminiscent of chocolate mousse, the texture is very smooth and creamy.  Plus it’s always a bonus when you get to bust out the…

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  • Rice Cakes with Sweet Red Bean Filling Recipe (Snow Skin Mooncakes)

    August 3, 2022Van

    I made these beautiful flower-shaped rice cakes filled with sweet red bean paste for the Qixi Festival (Chinese Valentine’s Day 七夕).  These rice cakes look complex, but they’re actual simple to make with the help of a mooncake mold. These rice…

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  • Harry Potter Butterbeer Float Recipe

    July 31, 2022Van

    Harry Potter turns 42 today! I love the Harry Potter books & films so much, it’s only fitting that I’d find a little way to celebrate a character that’s brought me so much joy & entertainment 🧡 Happy Birthday Harry,…

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  • Baby Yoda Drink Iced Chai Latte with Matcha Cold Foam Recipe

    July 28, 2022Van

    Iced Chai Latte topped with Matcha Cream Cold Foam 🍵 Here’s my copycat of the viral Starbucks drink inspired by Baby Yoda. I used Trader Joe’s Chai Latte Mix to keep it quick and simple, but this is so delicious!…

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  • Trader Joe’s Corn & Hatch Chile Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream Recipe

    July 25, 2022Van

    Here’s my recipe for Corn & Hatch Chile Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream that won the Grand Prize for Trader Joe’s Instagram #TJsCornContest  The corn cupcakes are moist and fluffy with a hint of Hatch green chiles which adds a subtle spice…

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  • Viral Canned Cinnamon Roll Hack Recipe

    July 17, 2022Van

    This is my version of the viral canned Cinnamon Roll Hack where you add heavy cream and butter to the rolls before baking to make them extra soft and fluffy.  I also make a quick cream cheese frosting so these…

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