Main courses

Asian dishes


Salads and side dishes

Sweet treats




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Mr. D ... 16 January 2013 at 3:18 pm

Do you have a ‘Chicken Bok Choy’ soup receipe? Perfer one that uses water vs. broth / boullion (sp? ) cubes.

Thank you ..



cg 23 January 2013 at 12:29 am

hi mike – i don’t, but that sounds delicious!


Kimmy 29 June 2013 at 4:25 am

Hello! Do you happen to know other traditional chinese recipes? (or any insight from traditional recipes: like they don’t use milk, apparently)

My thesis is about them. (Comparison/Analysis of the traditional chinese food to the filipinized version of it)

Please contact me @


cg 8 July 2013 at 4:11 pm

hi kimmy – all i know is what i’ve learned from my mom. you might want to reach out to people that immigrated from china – i was born in california, so my insight is more secondhand. good luck with your thesis!


elsie 5 November 2013 at 6:31 pm

hi kimmy – have you tried this cookbook:
“The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen – classic family recipes for celebration and healing” by Grace Young? good luck with your thesis!


Stephanie 13 December 2013 at 6:39 pm

Hi! I just stumbled across your website while searching for a broccoli salad recipe and I just wanted to say that I appreciate that you put your recipes in a printable format along with the blog post. Most blogs do not do this and I love that you have! Your website is lovely and I love the photos of your food. I’m going to look around some more. 😀


cg 13 December 2013 at 11:59 pm

hi stephanie – so glad you found your way here! and you are awesome for taking the time to comment. glad you find the printable recipes useful – the recipes here are like my personal cookbook, and i like being able to just pull up the recipe alone when i need it too. =) hope you find food here to enjoy!


Kathy 7 February 2015 at 1:22 pm

Do you have a recipe for lamb with scallions?


cg 9 February 2015 at 1:40 pm

hi kathy – no, sorry!


Mrs. Swarbrick 13 July 2015 at 5:04 pm

Hi Chinese Grandma,

I was looking for a recipe for Sweet and Sour Pork for tonights dinner. We used to have a great recipe from a friend who was from china growing up. Was hoping you’d have a connection.

Say hello to Nate the Great!
Mrs. Swarbrick (AKA Lisa)


cg 13 July 2015 at 7:10 pm

hi lisa – i don’t have one but this one seems like a good shot if you haven’t found another. good luck and hope you are having a great summer! xo


Diane Tompkins 27 July 2015 at 4:11 pm

Hi, just found your web sit. I was reading about Stan’s Donuts. I need a good raised donut recipe. Do you have the recipe for Stan’s Donuts? Would love it. Thank You


gail 8 February 2016 at 1:58 pm

Do you have a recipe for scallion pancakes ? Thanks 🙂


cg 23 February 2016 at 1:52 pm

hi gail – i’ve been meaning to shadow my mom for this one! she’s been gathering tips from friends for years, and i think she’s got it pretty well perfected now. thanks for the reminder! i’ll try to get it for you soon. =)


Anne 19 February 2016 at 1:40 pm

Hi Chinese Grandma !
I love your website, I just discovered it and I am excited to try your recipes. My mother is Chinese, my dad French and I married an American 🙂
Anyways… I was wondering if you have a wonton and/or chinese dumpling recipe ? I have great memories of making those with my own chinese grandma in Hong Kong when I was a little girl.

Thanks for all the hard work !!! Everything looks delicious.


cg 23 February 2016 at 1:48 pm

hi anne – so glad you found me! i have my mom’s wonton recipe. and i keep meaning to document her dumpling recipe, but it’s so challenging as she of course doesn’t measure anything. one day soon, i hope! in the meantime, hope you find some yummies to make here. =)


Cheryl 30 August 2016 at 1:51 pm

My daughter just spent the summer in Chengdu studying Pandas and came home with Hot Pot and Dumpling recipes in her head, no measurements but I made the dumplings as she told me last night and they came out delicious.
Dumplings Filling
Ground Pork, Napa Cabbage chopped small and drained, S&P and ginger.


Pam 28 May 2017 at 8:39 pm

I love your steamed sponge cake recipe! Would you happen to have a recipe for the Chinese tamale (joong/zongzi)? It usually has sticky rice, mung beans, salted pork, sometimes Chinese sausage, and preserved egg, all wrapped in big leaves and tied up.


cg 29 May 2017 at 7:50 pm

hi pam – ah, i love zongzi…but sorry to say i don’t have a recipe. in northern china where my parents are from, they make zongzi with plain sticky rice (no filling) and eat them dipped in a little sugar. super yummy but different from the savory sort. so glad you love the steamed sponge cake!


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