Pineapple tarts are one of my all time favourite Chinese New Year snacks. I find them irresistible, especially when paired with Bak Kwa and a cup of tea. I like the covered tarts, (which really should be called a shortbread cake) with a buttery, powdery crust which melts in your mouth with little resistance. However, […]
Mapo tofu is one of those dishes that make a regular appearance at our dinner table. It is cheap and easy to cook and it goes so well with rice! But recently, I discovered that you can bring it to the next level by using Pixian Dou Ban that we got from Lazada! In the […]
Cantonese Steam Codfish Recipe II: Kikkoman Special Fragrance Soy Sauce
Cantonese Steam Codfish is one of those simple recipes that anyone can do at home which will produce a dish that would rival any restaurant. All you need is to know how to make that yummy soy sauce and a few tips on how to steam the fish properly to rid it of any potential […]
There is nothing quite as seductive and unctuous as a shiny slab of Dong Po Rou. The recipe is actually quite easy as it only requires a few easily available ingredients, but you will need to be patient and allow the passage of time to turn it into a piece of heaven on a plate.
18 Chinese New Year Recipes to usher in the New Year!
With Chinese New Year just around the corner, you might be planning what to cook. Here is a compilation of some of the best recipes we have posted over the years which is perfect for ushering in the New Year!
When I wrote my 2nd sweet and sour pork recipe in 2015, I thought that was my final recipe. I couldn’t think of what else could I do to make it better. Then, in my last trip to Hong Kong, I experienced the most sublime sweet and sour pork ever and that became the inspiration […]
Sukiyaki Potatoes and Pork Recipe: With Kikkoman Sukiyaki Sauce
Potatoes and pork is one of those dishes that regularly appear on the dinner tables of most Chinese families. If you grew up eating "three vegs and one soup" at home, you would most likely have come across this dish before.
Wok Hei Prawn Egg Fried Rice Recipe: US Calrose Rice
Good Fried Rice needs Wok Hei! There are two keys aspects of good egg fried rice. Firstly, the rice has to be plump, toothy and moist and secondly, it has to infused with the “breath of wok” ie wok hei! At the restaurants, Chefs achieve this by frying the rice over very high heat. At […]
It’s the festive season and I am sure some of you will be doing a BBQ with family and friends! I would like to share with you my recipe for BBQ prawns which has been quite a hit with my friends! It’s based on the classic soy sauce prawns from Roland Restaurant. At the restaurant, […]
Jing Gu Pai Gu (京都排骨)is one of my all time favourite Chinese Restaurant dish. When I was growing up, my dad would always order it whenever we had a meal at a Chinese restaurant. “According to Chef Chris Hooi of Dragon Phoenix restaurant, this dish was created by his father, Chef Hooi Kok Wai in […]
Crispy Chicken with Colonial Curry Sauce: RedMart Recipes
This colonial curry recipe is a family favourite. I learnt the recipe over 20 years ago in Sydney from an old Hainanese uncle. We usually cook this as a curry, but today I will cook the chicken first to give it a crispy skin and then serve it with the sauce! If you are in […]
A nicely charred ribeye steak with a luscious mushroom sauce is a gourmet dish which you can easily make at home with a few simple ingredients available with several taps on your keyboard! And it really doesn't take a lot of time!