Cooking

The Second Spoon Project

2017 project: cooking. The goal is 52 new dishes by the end of the year. Help me brainstorm ideas, help cook if you’d like, and definitely help eat. Don’t forget, bring a spoon.

Edit: I passed 52 in like May. lol.

Evolving List

  1. nio rou mian (Taiwanese beef noodle soup) – 1/20
  2. lu rou fan (Taiwanese braised pork) – 1/27, 9/2
  3. Taiwanese pork belly – 9/2
  4. Taiwanese fried pork chops – 9/2
  5. san bei ji (marinated chicken) – 5/7
  6. dumplings – 1/28
  7. luo buo gao (radish cake) – 4/17
  8. cong you bing (scallion pancakes) – 7/15
  9. Taiwanese braised cabbage – 9/2
  10. bao with pork belly, suan cai
  11. porridge –
  12. dan bing (breakfast egg crepe) – 4/2
  13. chinese-style baked snapper 
  14. cha siu (BBQ pork) – 3/23
  15. dan dan mian (Szechuan noodles) – 3/26
  16. zha jiang mian (Beijing noodles) – 4/10
  17. braised pork – 5/25
  18. xian bing – 
  19. oyakodon (chicken egg on rice) – 2/4
  20. gyudon (beef on rice) w/ egg – 6/23
  21. chawanmushi (steamed egg custard) – 2/4
  22. okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake) – 7/30 (no post)
  23. tamagoyaki (rolled omelette) – 
  24. omurice (omelette rice) – 8/13
  25. tonkatsu (fried pork) – 3/17
  26. tempura – 
  27. sushi
  28. miso salmon – 4/11
  29. massaman curry – 3/5
  30. chicken pad thai – 5/25
  31. Thai cabbage salad – 3/11
  32. phở –
  33. Viet pork chop – 2/18
  34. do chua (Viet pickles) – 2/18
  35. japchae (glass noodles) – 3/18
  36. Korean spicy pork – 3/18
  37. bulgogi (marinated beef) – 3/25
  38. galbijjim (braised short ribs) – 
  39. soondubu jjigae (tofu stew)  – 2/12
  40. poke – 2/22
  41. butter chicken – 2/11, updated 3/20
  42. tandoori chicken – 2/11
  43. goan fish curry – 3/8, 6/25
  44. palak paneer
  45. lamb biryani – 7/16
  46. dahi baingan (eggplant in yogurt) – 4/9
  47. chickpea salad – 2/20
  48. gumbo – 3/30
  49. beef stew – 2/20
  50. beef pot roast
  51. baked brisket
  52. carnitas – 6/26
  53. pork loin roast – 2/3
  54. burger – 4/29
  55. meatballs –
  56. chicken parmesan –
  57. egglant parmesan
  58. baked mac and cheese – 4/2
  59. shepherd’s pie – 3/28
  60. scalloped potatoes – 
  61. English scrambled eggs – 3/5
  62. Eggs Benedict – 3/6
  63. egg sandwich – 3/11
  64. the double awesome – 7/15
  65. egg salad – 
  66. breakfast frittata – 6/25
  67. french omelette – 6/23
  68. french toast – 5/15
  69. shakshuka – 3/4
  70. homefried potatoes (plus steak) – 3/14
  71. challah – 3/28
  72. Chinese milk bread – 4/2
  73. Hong Kong pineapple bun
  74. zucchini bread – 3/8
  75. apple rose tarts – 1/21
  76. nian gao (sticky cake) – 1/27
  77. Taiwanese nougat – 2/18
  78. castella (honey cake) – 2/3, updated 2/11
  79. Japanese cheesecake – 3/11
  80. matcha sponge cake, whipped cream – 3/17
  81. dorayaki (honey pancake red bean sandwich) – 4/11
  82. mango sticky rice – 1/20
  83. carrot cake
  84. chocolate chip cookies NYTimes – 5/11
  85. chocolate chip cookies, Food Lab – 5/14
  86. chocolate chip cookies, Levain style – 5/27
  87. skillet cookie – 3/31
  88. brownie
  89. crepe cake – 
  90. chocolate mousse cake
  91. tres leches
  92. tiramisu
  93. dutch baby – 2/19
  94. baklava – 
  95. chocolate babka – 
  96. macarons

Disclaimer: most recipes in the posts are first drafts. I hope to update posts as I tinker with formulations, but no promises.

Old dishes

  1. sticky rice – 3/1
  2. eggplant, fried, spicy, with pork – 1/27
  3. eggplant, with garlic basil chicken – 5/11
  4. tomato egg
  5. Japanese curry
  6. grilled chicken with scallion ginger oil
  7. salmon – 4/11
  8. banana bread – 
  9. pumpkin bread – 
  10. pumpkin cheesecake – 
  11. blueberry muffins – 
  12. rosemary cranberry scones – 2/12

Small Dishes

  1. stir fried lotus root – 2/4
  2. cucumber sesame salad – 2/4
  3. pork stock – 2/16
  4. Japanese spinach sesame salad – 2/22, all the time
  5. egg bhurji – 5/9
  6. spam musubi
  7. onigiri
  8. roasted asparagus – 3/12
  9. butternut squash – 2/16
  10. mashed potatoes – 3/28
  11. pesto – 7/15
  12. chutney – 7/16

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