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…]
Made with Pixian Doubanjiang (郫县豆瓣酱), these Sichuan style pork bones are numbing and spicy, loaded with flavours, almost addictive! Pixian Doubanjiang is a type of spicy fermented bean paste commonly used for making braised & stir-fried Chinese dishes. It is an umami-rich seasoning paste that’s almost good with everything.
Chinese pan fried buns, AKA sheng jian bao（生煎包）, is a very popular Chinese street food across the whole county, especially in the southern parts of China. It constitutes part of my childhood memory and remains one of my favorite traditional dishes. The buns are filled with juicy pork filling, bottom parts are fried till golden, crispy. … [Read more…]
This easy tomato noodle soup with beef is so easy, yet delicious and nourish. As the weather gets colder and colder, what’s better than a bowl of noodle soup on a chilly, lazy, late autumn day? Although instant noodle is yummy and sometimes almost addictive, why bother buying packaged instant noodles when you can quickly … [Read more…]
Red braised pork, Hong Shao Rou 红烧肉, one of the most popular and well-known dishes in China. The pork belly is braised to super tender, and covered with scrumptious, slightly sweet sauce. Even if you already know what red cooking is, what you may not know is that adding one secret ingredient: fermented sweet rice, … [Read more…]
Ginger and scallion crab 葱姜炒蟹, a popular Chinese dish found in most Cantonese seafood restaurants, is actually very simple to make. The juicy crab is filled with wok hei and scents released from the aromatics, and of course, full of umami. By the way, you can also make ginger and scallion lobster with this recipe. … [Read more…]
If you haven’t tried Lu rou fan卤肉饭, AKA Chinese braised pork over rice, you should definitely try it. It is a type of comfort food especially popular in Taiwan. The pork belly is braised until super tender and the pork fat just melts in your mouth. The sauce is rich and flavorful, and it goes … [Read more…]
These dumplings with whole shrimps are definitely not your average dumplings. Each dumpling contains pork & shrimp filling plus a whole shrimp. These dumplings are juicy, filling and full of protein. When you are bored of making regular dumplings, why not try making these beautiful dumplings with whole shrimps? Ingredients (makes ~20): 150g ground pork … [Read more…]