Sweet and Sour Chicken

This sweet and sour chicken is a weird combination of food, but it wasn't always so. These damn Western spies took the traditional Chinese sweet and sour sauce, which is a mixture of vinegar and honey, and forged something so ridiculous but tasty. As the name suggests in the Western influenced recipe, we add a sweet component (the pineapple) and a sour component (cooking wine or soya sauce) to the chicken and peppers. You may be tempted to swipe that pineapple from your neighbor's retirement fruit basket for this recipe but don't! The best results come from the canned variety since it already comes with pineapple juice. A lot of people use ketchup to get the strong red color of this food, but I really advise using sirachi or any chili garlic sauce since it will taste a hundred times better.

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

I know what you are thinking, Chicken Noodle Soup isn't fancy. I disagree. If you think that it isn't fancy then I'm sorry your Highness, you aren't really broke. This is an original American dish and the chicken used for this soup is supposed to be from old chickens whose meat is too tough for regular consumption. A true broke man's dinner. Use it as an appetizer or a main course, it depends if there is anything else to eat or not.

Bulgogi Beef Ribs

My Dad used to take me to nice restaurants. We always went to a place called Black Ox for ribs whenever we visited Toronto, honestly the best beef ribs I've ever had. You can chew them with your tongue and the sweet Bulgogi sauce is to die for. I wanted to eat them again but the cheap local steak house just doesn't compare. I could try the nice restaurants but I'm not going to pay $50 for a single serving of ribs.