What’s For Dinner? – A Chinese New Year Eve Meal

Chinese New Year was on Friday February 16th this year. It just happens to coincide with Family Day weekend, which means many of us get to enjoy an extra long weekend off and who doesn’t appreciate that? This year, we had a small intimate family gathering and were blessed enough to have a table bursting…

Wiener Schnitzel and Viennese Potato Salad (Recipe)

Once upon a time, eating calf’s head was a popular thing to do in Austria. According to Karin from the Austrian Dish, it was common for male choir singers to consume before a concert since it was good for their voice. I bring this up because while I was in Salzburg touring around the city…

A Night of Fondues

For me, parties are all about catching up with friends and (of course) food! One year, I threw a taco party where everyone brought an ingredient to help assemble the tacos. For this holiday, it was all about fondue which involves forks, a double boiler melting pot, and lots of food! There are several types of…

E-Fu Noodles/Yee Mein (Recipe)

I have mentioned before that one of my most favourite noodles in the world is e-fu noodles, which are also known as yee mein. These long, stringy noodles aren’t hard to prepare and the best part is they absorb flavours like a sponge. Today I’m sharing an easy recipe for this dish. The ingredients are…

Winter Melon Soup (Recipe)

I was pretty disturbed when I first came to the realization that the price of buying groceries is almost equivalent to the amount of money you spend at a restaurant or on catering. The only difference between the former and the latter is convenience and healthiness. I guess I can understand why some people don’t…

No Dough Pizza – An Open-Face Pizza Hoagie

We wanted the taste of pizza, but not the mess that came along with using dough so we ended up creating this open-face pizza hoagie instead. It’s similar to the campfire pizza I made last year, minus the naan and the campfire. Intead, we use an oven and buns. This recipe is enough to feed two if…

Dau Fu Fa Syrup (Recipe)

Fresh soybean custard, also known as dau fu fa, is always better than those prepackaged ones. It’s hot, it’s healthy and it’s light. Although I have yet to venture into the world of tofu making myself, I am fortunate enough to know a place that sells fresh batches for cheap. When you buy it to consume as…

Tong Sum Fun – Macaroni Pasta Soup (Recipe) & Turkey Leftovers

After having turkey this past weekend for our Easter dinner, we had plenty of leftovers. And with leftovers, comes an endless list of crafty ideas on what to do with those leftovers to ensure nothing gets wasted. Thus, comes Tong Sum Fun – also known as Macaroni Pasta Soup! With a hodgepodge of ingredients, this is…

Mongolian Style Hot Pot

Have you ever tried eating a Mongolian hot pot? It’s something simple you can do at home or at a restaurant. All you need is a mobile electric or propane gas stove, a pot, broth and a variety of food. For this particular occasion, we went to a restaurant that had a stove that was…

Fish Head Soup (Recipe)

I know this sounds like an April Fools joke, but I swear it isn’t! Fish head soup is a great way to use those fish heads and a more economical way to get fish into your system by using parts other than the typical steaks or whole fish. It’s also surprisingly tasty – once you…

Chicken Barley Soup (Recipe)

Last week, we were teased with a glimpse of spring only to be blown away (literally) by the crazy winter cold again. Mother nature plays tricks on us! So, to warm up I made a soup with some barley. Although I naturally tend to lean towards a beef barley soup for some heartiness, I decided…

Banana Pancakes (Recipe)

While McDonald’s has officially announced all day breakfast, I’m making my own (stay away McGriddle, you delicious, heart clogging sandwich!) – banana pancakes. I came across these years ago and it was a weird concept to me. Pancakes without any flour? Well, although this recipe isn’t quite the same as having fluffy, buttermilk pancakes, they…