HONG KONG


CHAR SIU / CHINESE BARBECUED PORK 2
Never in million years I thought I could make my own char siu or known as Chinese barbecued pork at home. I thought it was complicated and with the oven we have at home, I didn’t know how it’s gonna turn out. Well, it turned out delicious. Char siu is […]

CHAR SIU / CHINESE BARBECUED PORK


TARO PUFF / WOO KOK
Taro puff or known as woo kok in Cantonese language is one of my very favorite dim sum items to order whenever we go for a dim sum. I’ve always had soft spots for taro to begin with (or anything with high carbs lol). Making your own taro puff wasn’t […]

TARO PUFF / WOO KOK


BARBECUED PORK STEAMED BUN / CHAR SIU BAO 5
Char siu Bao or barbecued pork steamed buns is one of the most popular item when you go for dim sum. The pork is marinated and basting in savory and sweet sauce and roasted to perfection 😉 You’ll see most Chinese restaurants that serve authentic Chinese food will sell barbecued […]

BARBECUED PORK STEAMED BUNS / CHAR SIU BAO



COOK AND SELL DUMPLINGS / SIU MAI
If you are wondering why it is called “cook and sell” dumplings, well, it is a direct translation from the Cantonese dialect siu mai. Siu 燒 means to cook and mai 賣 means to sell. Like I mentioned before, the Chinese like to name the dishes that convey good messages/meanings. […]

COOK AND SELL DUMPLINGS / SIU MAI


BEEF STIR-FRY IN SA-TSA BBQ SAUCE
This delicious beef stir-fry in sa-tsa bbq sauce was something I learned how to make back in college eons ago. My Taiwanese friend actually introduced the sa-tsa bbq sauce (or what she called Taiwanese bbq sauce) to me. Honestly, I didn’t like it as much initially. But, the more I […]

BEEF STIR-FRY IN SA-TSA BBQ SAUCE


CHEE CHEONG FUN / STEAMED RICE ROLLS 10
Chee Cheong Fun is one of my favorite Dim Sum items to order. I never ever have Dim Sum without Chee Cheong Fun. Dim sum is the Cantonese term for a type of Chinese dish that involves small individual portions of food, usually served in a small steamer basket or […]

CHEE CHEONG FUN / STEAMED RICE ROLLS



SAN LAU HOR FUN / CANTONESE-STYLE FLAT RICE NOODLES WITH FISH AND BEAN SPROUTS
I know it can be confusing if you are not familiar with all the different names a type of noodle can be called for the same thing in different languages. Hor fun is one of the example. Hor fun is the Cantonese name for the flat rice noodles that we […]

SAN LAU HOR FUN / CANTONESE-STYLE FLAT RICE NOODLES WITH ...


BEEF CHOW FUN / CANTONESE-STYLE STIR-FRIED RICE NOODLES WITH BEEF 2
I got hooked with beef chow fun the first time hubby ordered it at this Chinese restaurant and the first bite into this beef chow fun was simply unforgettable. Beef chow fun is a popular Cantonese dish. I would say this is the Cantonese style of “char kwe tiau/ stir-fried […]

BEEF CHOW FUN / CANTONESE-STYLE STIR-FRIED RICE NOODLES WITH BEEF


PAN-FRIED CHIVE & SHRIMP BUNS
Almost two years ago I was so obsessed with making steamed buns or often known as “bao”. I was trying hard to get the “pleats” on the buns to show and it finally did. Then along came my own “bun in the oven” (a.k.a – my now almost 16-month old […]

PAN-FRIED CHIVE & SHRIMP BUNS



HONG KONG STYLE STEAMED FISH
Chinese food enthusiasts who visit Chinese restaurants would often order steamed live fish to assess the culinary standards of the restaurant. It is common for Chinese restaurants to display their live fish in water tanks for the patrons to select. The fresh fish will then be killed and cooked on […]

HONG KONG STYLE STEAMED FISH


BRAISED FISH WITH PRESERVED VEGETABLES
It is a tradition in our family that we have a whole-fish dish during new year. Why fish ? The Chinese have this saying “Nian Nian You Yu (年年有余)”. Nian nian means year by year, you means have, yu means abundance/prosperity. The word fish 魚 in Chinese has the same […]

BRAISED FISH WITH PRESERVED VEGETABLES


BEEF AND PICKLED VEGETABLE RICE IN A CLAY POT
I have always wanted to make beef and pickled vegetable patty cooked in a clay pot for the longest time. This is a classic dish from Hong Kong. I have a thing with clay pot cooking. Not only clay pot is a wonderful vessel to cook in for this dish, […]

BEEF AND PICKLED VEGETABLE RICE IN A CLAY POT



CABBAGE MEATBALLS
Asian cooking incorporates quite a fair bit of steaming in the process. From vegetables to cooking meat. Steaming is obviously a healthier way of cooking. But just because it is healthy, it doesn’t mean it taste like cardboard. This is a healthy yet tasty recipe for meatballs. The steamed giant […]

CABBAGE MEATBALLS


HONG KONG SOFT BEEF TACOS
Tacos definitely do not come from Hong Kong for sure. However, Hong Kong soft beef tacos are not the regular tacos you have had before. Martin said “This east meets south-of-the-border with this grab-and-go snack”. The filling itself wasn’t seasoned much, however, the sauce…that sauce really kick it up a […]

HONG KONG SOFT BEEF TACOS


GRANDMA'S CHICKEN IN RICE COOKER
I’m back with Martin Yan’s cookbook. A different one this time – Martin Yan’s Asian Favorites. When I saw this chicken in rice cooker, I knew immediately that I gotta try this. I used rice cooker almost everyday for rice. Huh…actually you know what, rice was the only thing I […]

GRANDMA’S CHICKEN IN RICE COOKER



FUNG GOW/ PORK AND PEANUT DUMPLINGS
Here we are at a Dim Sum category again I can’t never have enough of them. I told my hubby that this was Asian style hors d’oeuvres. I can almost see him laughing at me trying to say hors d’oeuvres. Apparently, I need to take a French course. But most […]

FUNG GOW/ PORK AND PEANUT DUMPLINGS


SESAME BALLS 2
Sesame balls or known as Sesame seeds balls or in Chinese known as Jian dui 煎堆 . Jian means fried and dui means a pile (like a big pile or something). Some people call is as Zhi Ma (sesame seeds) Qiu (ball) 芝麻球. It is named as such because of […]

SESAME BALLS


MA LAI GO / CANTONESE STYLE STEAMED CAKE 15
Ma Lai Go is one of my favorite steamed cakes. I had this very often for breakfast when I lived in Singapore. I stopped by this little shop on my way to work to get this steamed cake. This sponge cake is light and springy almost like angel food cake, […]

MA LAI GO/ CANTONESE-STYLE STEAMED CAKE



Steamed pork ribs with beans
We order this dish, steamed pork ribs with beans almost every time we go for a dim sum. If you are wondering what dim sum is, it is basically a Cantonese term for a type of Chinese dish that involves small individual portions of food, usually served in a small […]

STEAMED PORK RIBS WITH BEANS


Congee with walnuts, lily bulb and black sesame seeds
I got this cooking book “Nutritious Recipes for Children” from my brother-in-law (THANK YOU!!). It is a wonderful cooking book that involves lots of traditional Chinese herbs. I have not much knowledge about Chinese herbs and this book is loaded with easy recipe and explanation of usage of each herb. […]

CONGEE WITH WALNUTS, LILY BULB AND BLACK SESAME SEEDS


Abalone Soup
Abalone or what we called Bao Yu in Chinese, is considered a delicacy in Asian cuisine. Similar to shark fin , abalone is considered a luxury item, and is traditionally reserved for special occasions such as weddings and other celebrations. However, the availability of commercially farmed abalone has allowed more […]

ABALONE SOUP



Lo Mai Gai/ Sticky Rice
My mom made this for the 12th day celebration after giving birth to Fiorina. Most Chinese likes to consume this on a regular basis as well. Lor Mai Gai is also a common dish you see when you go for dim sum at Chinese Restaurant. Print LO MAI GAI (3-4 […]

LO MAI GAI


bao 7
This post concludes my adventure with making steamed buns/ bao. Yeah…I can see many signs of relief there haha! I think my mom often told us “Don’t play with your food” when we were young. This is an exception guys. Play with it all you want. This was the 5th […]

PLAY WITH YOUR BAO


HA GOW / SHRIMP DUMPLING 8
Shrimp Dumpling or ha gow (in Cantonese language) is another of my favorite dim sum dishes. The dumpling is sometimes called a shrimp bonnet for its pleated shape. Traditionally, har gow should have at least seven and preferably ten or more pleats imprinted on its wrapper. The skin of ha […]

HA GOW / SHRIMP DUMPLING



SAVORY DAIKON CAKE
Savory daikon/turnip cake is especially popular in Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. The daikon is usually cooked with dried shrimps, shiitake mushrooms and Chinese sausages and then mixed with rice flour concoction. The mixture is then steamed and the rice flour helps everything to congeal into cake. I […]

SAVORY DAIKON CAKE/ LOH PAK KOH


Spiced Boiled Eggs
Spiced Boiled Eggs are often served with many other dishes such as noodles, rice and even Khau Yuk. Some eat it alone as a snack. It takes about 2 days to make this great boiled eggs, so, I usually will make like 10-20 at one go and you can always […]

SPICED BOILED EGGS