Need an authentic recipe from China or a Chinese-style, Szechuan or Cantonese recipe? Find recipes that use Chinese ingredients like pak choi and shiitake mushrooms.
Be intrigued when you’re served a mysterious looking transparent packet. Upon opening it, you would’ve discovered a tasty-seasoned deep-fried chicken. Paper-wrapped chicken is a popular Chinese dish that is enjoyed throughout China, Hong Kong, Singapore etc. Once the wrapped chicken pieces are deep-fried, the marinade caramelized into the meat & the result is..... savoury, fragrant tender chicken parts.
These sinful orangey balls help to enhance the flavour of food, especially when they’re mashed, smeared generously over your dish & then sautéed in a hot wok. While most places serve with shells, I prefer mine peeled & deep-fry with batter to let the egg-yolk “envelope” each prawn. For the dare-devils, here’s my version of Salted Egg-Yolk Prawns with Shichimi.
This is a simple recipe for Char Siu Bau. A wok equipped with a stainless steel steam plate (a plate with holes to allow steam to pass) is required to make these. You will also need to follow the recipe on this site for Chinese Steamed Buns
With its soft and extremely smooth texture, the Extra Silken Tofu adds a boast to soup or steam dishes that needs a smooth finishing to enhance the total gourmet taste.
I found some really nice & cheap mussels at the supermarket & was in a mood for some unhealthy indulgence. I love those at Mos Burgers but at a price of S$3.30 for 5 pieces, it's much more economical to D.I.Y. The tray of mussels I bought today was just S$1 for 500g. There were about 18 pieces. Wow! Of course, I've no doubt the quality difference but at just a dollar for some fresh mussels, it's good enough. After all, I'm gonna deep-fry them anyway.
Yes, it's my birthday! To thank all my friends & bloggers for their warmth wishes @ Facebook & to reward readers for their support to this site, I’m gonna introduce you to one of my family's favourite dish. This is also the fave food of one of the China’s Four Great Beauties, Xi Shi (西施). She is said to be “so entrancingly beautiful that fish would forget to swim & sink away from the surface when she walks by”.
People lose their appetite for a variety of reasons: stress, illness, fatigue etc. Nevertheless, we need nourishment to recover. Wherever I'm indispose or have no appetite, I'd normally prefer a soupy diet. A Consommé or rice porridge usually satisfies me best. Today, I’d like to introduce to you my home-made Oriental “remedy” that’s nutritious & at the same time, stimulating & perks up any moods. This colouful dish attracts any fussy kids too.
This is just a simple vegetable dish I'd discovered during my last Shopping & Dining Trip in Bangkok. I was spell-bound the minute I took a bite into this dish at a Thai-Chinese Restaurant near Conrad Bangkok. They've added peppercorns, dried chilli & something I've never thought of adding in a vegetable dish - Sesame Seeds! These tiny seeds gave the beans an added crunch, making it an enjoyable treat for the family.
A deliciously simple pork recipe that's similar to what you can get in the restaurant. Pork is pan-fried until crisp, then stir-fried with chillies, onions, capsicum and seasonings. A wonderful dish to share and serve with freshly cooked rice.
Very simple and easy to make for those lazy, tired-to-cook-anything days.This dish is healthy and can also be used for other dishes such as pancit canton, chopsuey, rice toppings, etc. Most of the ingredients are fridge left-overs so don't hesitate to experiment.