First Restaurant Review Video


Today I spent half day playing around with different WordPress theme on my new blog, Dressed With Pepper. And I spent another half day making my first restaurant review video! Making video on iMovie is actually not as hard as I thought it would be.

I’m feeling a little shy putting the video up. Have you ever tried to record yourself talking? How come your voice always sounds so funny when you hear it yourself?

Not to mention I have this really weird accent that I can’t get rid of….. I just hope people can understand me.

Phewww…. it was a lot of work. I will try to make the Chinese version tomorrow.

Please take a look at the new layout:

What do you think of the new theme?

And about the video. I made the video just to test it out. So what do you think of the videos? Do you like it? Do you think it enhance the review? Or do you think it’s unnecessary?

Thank you all so much in advance for helping me build a better blog! :-D

Hey Can I Tell You A Secret?


Shhhhhh…… Don’t tell anyone yet.

So this is the new project I’ve been working on. I am still in the prep process. And I would LOVE to get your suggestions and ideas.

My new blog is called Dressed with Pepper. I haven’t posted any blog entry yet. But today I posted an “about” page, in which I got to be a narcissist and wrote all about me, me and me.

You can read the page here:

And if you can read Chinese, here is the Chinese version:

I know it’s ambitious, but I am planning to write my new blog in both English and Chinese… with more stories, photos, and videos. YES! VIDEOS!

I’m so excited about this new project!! So what do ya’ll think?

Anne’s Baby Shower


Don’t forget to enter the One Month Anniversary Giveaway!

I attended my friend Anne’s baby shower. It was a potluck party. Here are the yummy food I ate that day.

I made veggie chow mein. It was a hit with the kids. haha…. Friends made hummus, salsa, Vietnamese tofu spring rolls, and spicy macaroni. The cupcake wasn’t vegan, but it sure was cute. Read the rest of this entry

Stir-Fried Nagaimo with Beancurd (山藥炒腐腸)

Stir-Fried Nagaimo with Beancurd (山藥炒腐腸)

Stir-Fried Nagaimo with Beancurd (山藥炒腐腸)

It’s my first time cooking nagaimo. I had it before in many Chinese restaurants, but never prepared it myself. This root vegetable is often used in Chinese and Japanese cooking. I like the crunchiness of nagaimo. My first try was a success! Read the rest of this entry

Whole Foods Market’s Vegetable Fun Noodle Soup


A new Whole Foods Market just opened near our house. Husband and I decided to go have dinner in their food court, and do grocery shopping afterward.

Our dinner was from the Asian food court section. I ordered the Vegetable Fun Noodle Soup. Read the rest of this entry

Poor Teddy Had Anaphylactic Shock from Vaccine


We had a very scary and stressful weekend. On Sunday morning, we took our dogs Teddy and Twinkle to get their yearly DHP+parvo vaccine. After that, we almost lost Teddy.

After getting their vaccination, we took them to the dog park. Teddy vomited in the car right after. Then when we let him out of the car, he had diarrhea. Normally he gets so excited at the dog park. He likes to run around and play with every dog. But that day, he couldn’t even walk. He just laid down on the grass, and showed no interest in playing. Twinkle, on the other hand, was absolutely normal and very playful.

Seeing Teddy acting weird, we immediately took them home. Soon after we got home, Teddy throw up again. I called the vaccine clinic and informed them the symptoms. The lady just told me that it sounds like normal vaccine reaction. But if I’m truly worried, I can take him to go see a doctor. Then Teddy threw up 6 more times after that within 30 minutes. Not only that, he started breathing rapidly, and his gum was turning pale.

We knew we had to take him to the hospital right away. Our normal vet is not open on Sunday, so we took him to an emergency animal hospital. When we got there, they didn’t even have to time to have us fill out the paperwork first. They immediately took Teddy back to start treatment right away.  Read the rest of this entry

Japanese Mushroom and Tofu Rice Bowl

Japanese Mushroom and Tofu Rice Bowl

Japanese Mushroom and Tofu Rice Bowl

I was trying to clean my fridge. I found beech mushroom, green beans, and tofu in the fridge. I thought I could use those to make a Japanese style rice bowl inspired from oyakodon. Mushroom would be the substitute for chicken, tofu will be the substitute for eggs, and green beans will add color and crunch. Wish I had onion at home, and that would be even better. Read the rest of this entry

One Month Anniversary Giveaway


Yay~~~~ Asian Vegan Eats is one month old! To celebrate this one month anniversary, let’s have a giveaway! I wrote about Foodie Penpals yesterday. I have put together a Japanese foodie goodie box for my foodie penpal Susan. Would you like to receive a Japanese goodie box, too?

The pictures is the goodies I got for my foodie penpal. One lucky reader will receive a box with similar items. I will pick out goodies from a  Japanese market especially for you.

To enter this giveaway, just leave a comment below answering this question:

What recipe would you like to see on Asian Vegan Eats?

For a bonus entry,  please “like” Asian Vegan Eats Facebook page. After you’ve done so, leave another comment to let me know.

You have till 11/10/2012 11:59PM Pacific time to enter.

Thank you all so much for reading my blog. Good luck!