An Easy Side Dish – Guylan (Recipe)

There are a lot of different vegetables out there. Some I have probably never even heard of and then there are others that all look the same. Leafy greens are supposed to contain lots of nutrients, so here’s an easy recipe for a green vegetable that you may not be familiar with – guylan which…

XO Sauce Cheong Fun (Recipe)

It sounds strange, but XO sauce is actually the name of a sauce that some claim to have originated in Hong Kong. The name seems to denote hugs and kisses at first, but the in Chinese culture the symbols represent chicness or high prestige. Don’t worry though, it’s an affordable sauce that can be found…

Yali Pears with Tendrilleaf Fritillary Bulbs (Recipe)

Walking into a traditional Chinese herbal store can be intimidating. There are so many foreign herbs that are beneficial to use, but they don’t always come with instructions. One such herb is called the Tendrilleaf Fritillary Bulb or what I refer to as “Chuan Pei”. These little bulbs can be found in some medications, but…

Pomelo Peel Stew

You know how I’m a strong proponent for not wasting anything when it comes to food? Usually I am referring to offal, but how about the skins of a fruit? Some use the zest of citrus fruits for baking and cooking or even turning them into dried goods or candies, but have you ever consumed…

Thai Shrimp (Recipe)

Are you looking for an easy dish with a bang to use those bouncy, juicy, and succulent shrimp? Try this easy Thai shrimp recipe. Ingredients: Cooking oil About a dozen shrimp 1 tbsp shrimp paste with soya bean oil paste Bit of salt A splash of Shaohsing rice cooking wine Scallions, sliced Instructions: Clean and…

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…