Thursday, June 13, 2019

Adzuki Bean Glutinous Rice Dumplings 【红豆肉粽】

It was dragon boat festival again last week , I was not having any plan to make any dumplings initially until the day of dragon boat festival, since I was not working that day, I decided to make this version of Bak Zhang adding Adzuki beans to the rice.

It came out so delicious and I couldn't stopped at just one!



Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Chinese Toon Omelette 【香椿煎蛋】

A friend of mine called to inform me that her Chinese toon has sprouted  and told me to go harvest some for cooking. I collected about a basket-full of the Chinese toon young leaves and made some Chinese toon sauce. 

I also kept aside a bunch to make this Omelette, it is a delicacy that comes with spring!



Friday, May 17, 2019

Fried lotus roots box 【炸藕盒】

This Fried lotus roots box was made during the Chinese New Year period, but I didn't have to to write the recipe until now.

The lotus are sliced and stuffed with minced meat then coat with a layer of batter and deep fried, a little high in calorie but it is so tasty.

I think one can indulge a little during the CNY celebration, right?



Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Shepherd's Purse Wonton 【荠菜馄饨】

Spring is my favorite season for a reason, as soon the the spring date passed and the weather warms up, many of the edible wild plants will appear one after another. 

Shepherd's purse is one of the earliest wild greens to appear in the spring, I always try to spot them before the flower stalks appear, the leaves are much more tender and sweet at this stage.

My favorite way to prepare this greens is to make it into wonton, one thing I look forward to eat every year around this time of the year.



Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Chinese New Year Lucky Bag 【福袋】

This lucky bag was made on the first day of Chinese New Year but I didn't had time to post the recipe. 

Since today it is still within the first month of Chinese lunar calender, I take the chance to post this recipe to wish all my readers the happiest and prosperous year of 2019/Year of Pig!


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Steamed Fish With Ginger 【姜蓉蒸鱼】

Whole fish needs to be served in Chinese New Year reunion dinner as the Chinese word for fish "鱼“  has the same pronunciation and intonation is the same as 余 (yu) which carries the meaning of plenty or abundance in Chinese.

Thus serving whole fish is the Chinese way of wishing for prosperity and wealth abundant in the year to come!



Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Pumpkin Steamed Cake 【红枣南瓜发糕】

A few pumpkin plants came from our compost last spring and grew into a very healthy plant that gave us handful of pumpkins. Though the yield is not large but the fruits are very sweet and tasty.

I made a  couple of dishes with my homegrown pumpkin and this Steamed Cake is one of that.



Saturday, January 19, 2019

Sautéed whole Shrimps【油爆虾】

This Shanghainese Sauteed Whole shrimps is one of the dishes that I first learnt online,  I still remember the first time I made it for my family was during Chinese New Year years back.

In conjunction with Chinese New Year this year, I decided to write a post about this dish. It has been years though.



Sunday, January 13, 2019

Hainanese Chicken Rice 【海南鸡饭】

It has been a long time since I have made this famous Malaysian dish Hainanese Chicken Rice. My friend brought me one free-range chicken from Chinatown in NYC few days ago, I decided to make Hainanese Chicken rice with it and share with her!


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