Tag: rice wine

Sweet Chilli Crab claws – Special

Sweet Chilli Crab claws – Special

When I was young, a long, long time ago my mother used to cook this dish for us five siblings. Sometimes she cooks with prawns and sometimes with lobsters which growing up in Kuching, Sarawak used to be very fresh from a friend of my […]

Pipa Toufo (琵琶豆腐) – signatory mine

Pipa Toufo (琵琶豆腐) – signatory mine

The pipa ( Chinese: 琵琶) pronounced as ‘pee-pah’ is a four-stringed Chinese musical instrument, belonging to the plucked category of instruments. Sometimes called the Chinese lute, the instrument has a pear-shaped wooden body with a varying number of frets ranging from 12 to 26. Pipa toufo […]

Fu Pei Guen – 腐皮卷 (虾 & 鸡); prawns and chicken beancurd wraps

Fu Pei Guen – 腐皮卷 (虾 & 鸡); prawns and chicken beancurd wraps

It is without a doubt that if you want to eat something to your taste or if you are fussy with your food then you have to learn to make it yourself. I have to admit I am quite fussy though my close friends will […]

Char Siu, Chinese BBQ Pork, 叉烧肉 ala Julie’s recipe

Char Siu, Chinese BBQ Pork, 叉烧肉 ala Julie’s recipe

This recipe have been on the pipeline for yonks. It was in my old blog which I have lost and I meant to put into this new blog but the opportunity did not present itself until today. I have developed this over 22 years to […]

Jiangxi Triple Cooked Pork

Jiangxi Triple Cooked Pork

This Jiangxi triple cooked pork belly dish is a very traditional and popular dish I learned from my ex mother-in-law. She cooked this dish a few times a year and as the youngest daughter-in-law I was terrified not only of this matriarch but of the […]

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Today I cooked Hainanese Chicken Rice, cooked the traditionally way. Both my children are at home today and my son though very western in his taste does enjoy chicken rice. So mummy is going to spoil everyone. I have tried cooking and tasting this, with […]

The celebration of Zong Zi Rice Dumpling 肉粽子 Festival -2019

The celebration of Zong Zi Rice Dumpling 肉粽子 Festival -2019

Every year since I first came to UK two decades ago I have been wrapping these bamboo leaves dumplings. Decades ago it was very simple as I lived in Devon, out in the sticks where ingredients are not easy to come by like nowadays. My […]

Chinese Dumpling Soup (Sui Kow) 水餃

Chinese Dumpling Soup (Sui Kow) 水餃

A friend recently is very interested in learning this dish. Maybe because she sees I eat a lot of this. It’s my go to lazy dish. When I am wrapping, I tend to wrap a big batch and bagged them into my freezer. Then when […]

Stir Fried Chicken with Black Bean Sauce (豉汁干葱爆鸡球)

Stir Fried Chicken with Black Bean Sauce (豉汁干葱爆鸡球)

Stir Fried Chicken with Black Bean Sauce (豉汁干葱爆鸡球) This is one of the recipe which was lost in my old blog and one that I want to replace. In UK all Chinese takeaway will offer all manners of protein in black bean sauce. I do […]

Steamed Minced Pork with Tung Choy (冬菜蒸猪肉)

Steamed Minced Pork with Tung Choy (冬菜蒸猪肉)

On a day like today where the weather is teetering between 13C & 16C you get to feel a bit bored. It has just been cloudy all day and I really feel like cooking something comforting. At the top of my comfort food list is […]