Hi, I am MaomaoMom and welcome to MaomaoMom Kitchen, where I share my favorite recipes using basic ingredients with step-by-step instructions. I am a mom, wife, scientist and food lover. I came to Canada in the late ’80s to join my husband who was studying at UBC. A few years later, we left the beautiful city of Vancouver and moved to Ottawa after we both finished our graduate studies.

I started helping out in the kitchen at a young age, and learned from my grandma how to make noodles and Chinese buns. I always enjoyed cooking but only seriously took it on after my son Maomao (a popular Chinese nickname, just like “sweetie” in English) was born. He was a fussy eater when he was little, and I made a great deal of efforts to try and create different recipes. Now at 16 and 6 feet tall, he eats very well and is conscious of making healthier food choices. My cooking has won his heart that he has little craving for junk food. In today’s fast-paced life, people have less time to prepare wholesome and tasty dishes. As a scientist in Chemistry, I bring lab techniques and skills into my kitchen. I’ve made a mission to bring together the healthy eating and the traditional Chinese cuisine by using high quality ingredients, simplifying procedures, and choosing healthy foods.

In 2006, I started my cooking blog MaomaoMom Kitchen and soon it became very popular among overseas Chinese. Within 5 years, the total views of my blog reached 20 million. In March 2011, I started my own website MaomaoMom.com so that my friends and relatives in China can read my blog. In June 2011, my first cookbook in Chinese was published and distributed through my church as a means to raise fund. Over the years, my friends and colleagues have tried many of my dishes, and I always receive wonderful compliments. My colleagues have suggested that I write the recipes in both languages, so the non-Chinese readers can make these wonderful dishes. However, as busy as I am, I haven’t put in extra effort to make it happen.

The past Saturday was my birthday. Weekends are always busy for me and this one was no exception. We bought fresh meat and vegetables at a nearby farm, did laundry and house cleaning. We then went to a sushi restaurant for lunch to celebrate that I am getting one year younger! For dinner I made Chinese flat bread with pulled pork, topped with chopped fresh cilantro. Maomao said to me: “It’s so yummy! Mom, I want to learn how to make this dish.” That night my husband and I watched the movie “Julie & Julia”.

Meryl Streep was amazing! I was inspired by both characters, their passion for food and their love and dedication to their loved ones. Julie Powell made a decision on her 30th birthday to cook all 524 recipes in Child’s cookbook in 365 days. I’ve decided that I will blog my recipes in both English and Chinese from now on. This not only allows my son and his future family to read these recipes and pass our loved dishes through generations, but also reaches a wider audience so that more food loving families are able to enjoy them.

All original recipes are from different sources such as cooking books and websites, however, all are tested in MaomaoMom Kitchen and instructions are from my own experiences, DO NOT copy and post the contents and photos from MaomaoMom Kitchen to other websites and media.  

Last but not least, I love hearing your cooking experience and stories. So please ask questions, leave comments and share your thoughts.

MaomaoMom, July, 2012

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282 Responses to About/ContactUs

  1. Lily says:

    Please add me to your WeChat group. My wechat ID is yliu_8. Thank you!!

  2. YY says:

    please add me to the wechat: dashelu

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  4. Steve Pedersen says:

    I’m new to pressure cooking and I do a lot of Asian cooking and would like to receive your recipes.

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  7. Di says:

    Hi,毛毛妈,我也追随你有6,7年了,现在孩子也大了,想做更多的好吃的,能通过我的微信吗,我加了你的公众号,My wechat ID is yangdi.

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  9. Clara says:

    毛毛妈,在你这里学了好多菜,可以加您的微信群吗。botao1448 谢谢

  10. Clara says:

    毛毛妈,在你这里学了好多菜,可以加您的微信群吗。botao1448 谢谢

  11. Clara says:

    毛毛妈,在你这里学了好多菜,可以加您的微信群吗。botao1448 谢谢

  12. Jaynie says:

    微信号 jiewencanada

  13. Luna says:

    毛毛妈请加一下我吧。从新婚开始跟着你学做饭,到现在都快八年了。 我的微信号:Luna423 谢谢!

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  18. Fanzi Xie says:

    毛毛妈,自从买了instant pot 之后,才知道原来在加拿大还有你这么一位好出色的好妈妈,跟了你的菜谱做了好多菜和蛋糕,厨艺一下子突飞猛进。看到全家吃的开心,自己才觉得开心。谢谢毛毛妈!

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  20. Helen Xu says:

    可不可以把我也加到你的微信群? wechat id : HelenQunXu


  21. C says:

    Looking forward to more posts

  22. MsCanada says:

    My parents are Chinese but I do not understand anything in Chinese. Your website looks amazing. Do you have a newsletter or email I can subscribe to receive updates and new postings please? Thank you!

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