Recipes and stories inspired by a new generation of Proud Asian Americans.
Hey there, I'm Frankie! I started this website to pay homage to my Taiwanese American heritage and to the grandmas' who fed me as a kid. I’m not a chef by any means, just a designer who really loves food.
Little Fat Boy started as just me going to my grandma's house and trying to learn the recipes I loved growing up, and making them into my own. I started to photograph the food which slowly turned into a dream to share recipes that showed how beautiful Taiwanese American food can be.
What's cooking this week
Scallion Whole Roasted Chicken
A recipe and story on how this Taiwanese American whole roasted chicken came to be. A dish who's flavors are soaked in a wet brine of scallion, ginger, and nostalgia.Read the story
Dumplings you'll love
Grandma’s Pork Dumplings
I love this little dumpling so much. It has been with me since I was a kid. It's meaty, juicy, ginger-y and oh so plump. Steam them, fry them, they all go great in the tum.
Butternut Squash and Pork Dumplings
A pan fried dumpling filled with juicy pork and roasted butternut squash. A recipe/activity full of warm fall smells and comfort.
Chili Crisp Pork and Apple Dumplings
Pork and Shrimp Dumplings
A nostalgic dumpling that reminds me of my grandma's dumplings, filled with pork, shrimp, carrots and seasoned with homemade mushroom powder.
Bok Choy, Golden Beet, Mushroom Pork Dumplings
A vegetable forward dumpling featuring bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, and roasted golden beets that's then paired with ground pork.
Sweet Potato, Pork & Chili Crisp Dumplings
A savory and spicy dumpling filling full of chili crisp. It's spicy, savory, sweet and all the things you want to eat during the winter in a dumpling.
Most popular recipes this week
Dad’s Scallion Pancakes
An all time classic for any Taiwanese family, these flaky crispy layered pancakes are my obsession. My dad used to make these for me all time the time and they go right from the frying pan into my mouth.
Steamed Pork Buns
This steamy, juicy pork bun represents my heritage, my midwest nostalgia in kitchen at grandma's as a kid, and the reason why I love eating and cooking.
Ohio Corn Soup
My dad used to always make me cream of corn soup using canned corn from the supermarket. This is a more refined version that is simple but is packed with sweet and savory corn flavor.
Steamed Egg with Mushrooms and Squash 蒸水蛋
A warm steamed egg with roast fall vegetables that's perfect for cold weather. This a grandma treat that is really savory with a texture that is light and silky.
Salt & Pepper Taiwanese Fried Chicken
Fried chicken only from gua bao recipe. Crunchy, salty, peppery and delicious. An ode to night markets, this chicken's secret sauce (or batter so to speak) is sweet potato starch.