Happy Lunar New Year! Sharing some inspirations for your CNY meal! Turnip cake (萝卜糕) is a traditional Chinese dish commonly found at dim sum restaurants. Unlike those fancy-looking dim sum such as taro dumplings and animal-shaped steamed buns (more recent phenomenon), turnip cake doesn’t look too pretty. But it is still one of my favourite … [Read more…]
Hungarian goulash is a beef soup / stew heavily seasoned with paprika. It’s a warming and comforting dish, perfect for cold days. This national dish of Hungary has many variations. Some say adding vegetables, such as tomatoes, is only a modernized way to cook the dish. Regardless, Hungarian goulash does have one key ingredient that cannot … [Read more…]
This Japanese inspired miso pumpkin sauce pasta dish only requires a few simple ingredients, yet it is very luscious and elegant. The velvety pasta sauce is loaded with amazing aroma of pumpkin. Incorporating a hint of miso paste not only makes the pasta more unique, but also adds another layer of flavor to the dish.
Korean soft tofu stew (soondubu jjigae, or soon tofu stew) is probably one of the most well known Korean stews. It is a rather simple dish made with extra soft tofu, seafood / meat, vegetables and gochu garu (chili powder). Bubbling vigorously when delivered to the table, it’s definitely a widely loved comfort food.