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May 2019 comment 25 star 626

Japchae— korean stir-fried glass noodles. clingy, chewy noodles tossed with stir-fried vegetables and shiitake mushrooms, fragrant with garlic and sesame oil. still one of my favorites dishes. .
korean stir-fried glass noodles (japchae)
4 oz korean sweet potato starch noodles
5 oz (about one small bunch) spinach, washed and drained
3 oz extra-firm tofu
½ medium onion, thinly sliced
½ red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 carrot, cut into matchsticks
3 stalks green onions, cut into 1 inch lengthwise strips
4 shiitake mushrooms, sliced thinly
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
3 tbsp soy sauce or tamari (for gluten-free)
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
salt and pepper to taste
bring water to boil in a large pot, then add noodles and cook for 6-8 minutes, until soft but still slightly chewy. drain and rinse in cold water, then cut in half with scissors.

for the spinach, blanch in a separate p*t (bring water to a boil and throw in spinach for one minute until wilted), then rinse the spinach under cold running water, squeeze into a ball, and cut the ball several times.

in a nonstick pan, cook the tofu until browned on both sides, then remove from pan.
next, sauté the onion, mushroom, bell pepper, and carrot together for 2 minutes until softened, then add in green onions and cook for another minute.

finally, add in the noodles to the pan, the minced garlic, soy sauce, sugar, and sesame oil. taste and add salt as desired. toss until well combined, and sprinkle with the sesame seeds. serve warm.

May 2019 comment 145 star 5,122

Cute chubby me ☺️☺️☺️
art credits: @happyfluffcomics

May 2019 comment 109 star 20,607

Happy mother's day to all the wonderful mothers out there! i'm so thankful to my mother for fueling my hobbies and constantly pushing me to be my best self 💞

May 2019 comment 35 star 622

Before the month of may is over, i wanted to highlight asian pacific american heritage month #apahm⁣
i am chinese-american, an “abc” (american born chinese), and i am proud to be part of this unique culture.⁣
and by culture i mean the very specific mix of asian and american traditions, thinking, and histories. oftentimes, these can be two clashing schools of thought, and conflicting customs.⁣
i’m sure many of you can relate, as the first generation in my family to be born in the usa, and raised by immigrant parents who very much carry with them the practices and expectations of their motherland, growing up in this dichotomy of eastern and western teachings was very confusing. and then tacking on the fact that i grew up in california but then spent all of high school in beijing. i never felt enough of either one identity. ⁣
as i become older and more self-aware, i’ve come to realize that this is not a detriment but an advantage.⁣
i no longer feel the need to question if i’m chinese enough or if i’m american enough, because now i know i don’t need to be one or the other, nor do i have to be all of both.⁣
i can take the wisdoms of both sides, understand what does and doesn’t work for me and be my own unique blend. ⁣
📸 «ð˜¢ð˜¸ð˜¦ð˜´ð˜°ð˜®ð˜¦ 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘳, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘸𝘦𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘨𝘶𝘺»

last month comment 121 star 310

Here at the asian pacific american heritage month awards and reception at city hall with @jasmineleelee and @flora.hui 🎉

May 2019 comment 39 star 670