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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  1. Chase says:

    Hello, Maomao
    I tried making your Steamed Ribs with Glutinous Rice in my Instant Pot Duo. I had trouble fitting on the ribs into a bowl to place into the Pot. I was finally able to put them all in a heat resistant Tupperware bowl. About 20 minutes into the cooking process I received a “burn” alarm. I removed the lid and noticed all the water was evaporated from the bottom. I decided the only other way was to dump two more cups of water and the bowl of ribs and rice into the heating pot. Did I do something wrong with this recipe? Thank you

  2. AM says:

    毛毛妈你好!看了很多年你的菜谱,今天第一次动念头搜你的微信公众号。很高兴看到你是有微信号的,请问能加我吗?我的微信号是 w95018

  3. DSYF says:

    Hi: I’m in Toronto, Canada. Please provide the donation link to your church because I don’t want to go through Amazon to buy your 2 books. Thanks

  4. jbrussard says:

    Received a pressure cooker for a gift and your chicken and potato rice was in the recipe book, looked good but sucked cooking. Besides cooking the chicken prior all other ingredients raw after the time cooked per instructions.

  5. Lisa says:

    毛毛妈你好! 刚才在你的网站上买了instant pot菜谱。请问菜谱会直接发到我邮箱吗?

  6. Jian says:

    我不小心把水放进了 Instant pot 的炉子里。虽然,马上倒了出来。这个炉子还可以用吗?

  7. My Cao To says:

    Hi Maomaomom, in your ebook 70 recipes instant pot, I would like to make one recipe ,but I don’t know what is oat rice ? is it the same oat groats ? and where I can buy them. Thanks

  8. Luninda Lau says:

    I purchased your book. Receipt number
    5577-0728-4726-3093 How do I get the book? Please advise.
    Thank you.

  9. ww says:

    您好!如可能,申请入群学习,谢谢! chenweiwen905704

  10. katie says:

    毛毛妈 求加微信群可以吗?我的: katieqiqiqi 谢谢谢谢

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