DIM SUM


BROWN RICE PORRIDGE 2
Brown rice has been one of the staples in our diet for the past 5 years or so. We hardly every cook white rice anymore. I even made fried rice with brown rice. I’m glad to say both of my kids do not care if they are fed brown rice or […]

BROWN RICE PORRIDGE


COLORFUL MANTOU
Mantou or Chinese plain steamed bun was my childhood favorite and still is. I remember having that for afternoon tea snacks. It’s like steamed buns, but usually without any filling inside and has a half-circle shape, soft and fluffy. Mantou is a staple of the Chinese. It can be eaten […]

COLORFUL MANTOU


SOUP DUMPLINGS / XIAO LONG BAO 4
If you have ever eaten xiao long bao before, I know your face will lighten up by just seeing the words For the few years I’ve lived in Singapore, I had been spoiled with wonderful xiao long bao from various Chinese restaurants. Thin skin and the soup gushes out when […]

SOUP DUMPLINGS / XIAO LONG BAO



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


BAKED BUNS
Yes, I know..more and more buns. I gotta satiate my cravings for buns. These are baked however, not steamed like the usual buns. Baked buns with meat fillings are also very popular as a matter of fact. It’s my favorite too. Baking makes the buns crispy on the outside and […]

CHINESE BAKED BUNS


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


COCONUT-FILLED STEAMED BUNS
I, of course, blame my recent cravings to different food on our second baby in the tummy (I know it’s not you, but still!). Though really, I don’t mind it too at the same time. I haven’t made steamed buns or what we called “bao” in Chinese for a long […]

COCONUT-FILLED STEAMED BUNS


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



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


SESAME JELLYFISH/ ZHIMA HAIZHE
Sesame Jellyfish is the dish that we never fail to order each time we go to Mandarin Kitchen at Bloomington for a dim sum I think I can safely say that most Asian people do enjoy eating Jellyfish. I think you can put it this way, anything that are not […]

SESAME JELLYFISH/ ZHIMA HAIZHE


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



Chinese Steamed meat balls
Meat balls are very well-known across various culture. Chinese meatballs (specifically, a dish common in Shanghai cuisine) are most often made of pork and are usually steamed or boiled, either as-is, or with the addition of soy sauce. There are meatballs called Lion’s heads. These can range in size from […]

CHINESE STEAMED MEAT BALLS


STEAMED RED DATE BUNS 4
I thought I was done with my steamed buns or bao adventure, but obviously not. What I made this time was Steamed Red Date Buns. It’s the same recipe with making regular steamed buns, except this time I added Red Dates and sesame seeds, totally optional, but it’s fun to […]

STEAMED RED DATE BUNS


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



Steamed buns/ Bao 6
What can I say…I was completely obsessed with making steamed buns/ Bao. Actually let me rephrase it. I was obsessed in getting the pleats on the bao. It had became my obsession ever since I watched that you tube video I posted few days ago. I finally manage to get […]

RED BEAN STEAMED BUN / TAU SA 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