Oriental

Coke Braised Sticky Ribs

Coke Braised Sticky Ribs

Disgusting! I heard you say. Hot coke is not very appetising, I know. But don’t think of it as a glass of coke gone lukewarm in a summer day, think of it as a boiled and reduced to a spiced syrupy sticky gooey sauce with […]

Bang Bang Chicken

Bang Bang Chicken

Bang bang chicken, or Bon bon chicken, or Strange flavour chicken, is a popular chicken dish originated from Szechuen. It’s basically poached chicken with cucumber mixed with a spicy, tangy sesame sauce, topped with spring onions and chillies, served cold. The name strange flavour chicken […]

Traditional Chinese New Year Cake (Nin go)

Traditional Chinese New Year Cake (Nin go)

This is THE signature Chinese New Year treat, at least for people from Hong Kong anyway. It’s called Nin Go, Nin means Year and Go means cake, so literally Year Cake. Nothing reminds me of home more than the smell of steaming nin go wafting […]

Zongzi (Sticky Rice Bamboo Leaf Parcels)

Zongzi (Sticky Rice Bamboo Leaf Parcels)

It’s Dragon Boat Festival! Well it was. I should’ve posted it on Monday but I was too busy chomping on my very own ?? (zongzi), and watching Dragon Boat Race on youtube. Because I used to live quite close to where dragon boat race (one […]

Chinese Braised Beef with Mooli and Beancurd Sheets

Chinese Braised Beef with Mooli and Beancurd Sheets

Lately I’ve been really craving asian food, probably because the weather is not so cold now, and hence the rich butter or pastry based “western food” all seems to be a bit stodgy suddenly. So I’ve decided to devote more of our dinners to oriental […]

Angled Gourd – Eating Loofah?

Angled Gourd – Eating Loofah?

I was sooo looking forward to having those angled gourd I bought the other day… It must’ve been over 7 years since I last had them. I was going to do a beef stir fry, however due to Ashleigh being all silly and wouldn’t go […]

Dorayaki

Dorayaki

Since I’ve got some Anko bean paste left from making my new year treat (remember my deep fry fail?), I’ve been trying to think of ways to use it up. And today is Chinese Valentine’s day, traditionally we have to eat something sweet, and anko […]

Chinese New Year – Prawn Wonton

Chinese New Year – Prawn Wonton

More Chinese food! Well this is going to be the last one this month I think, as we are pretty much “chinesed” out ourselves. But hey, this one is a keeping as it is very versatile, you can alter the filling, you can boil them […]

Chinese New Year Treat – Gok Jai  (Peanut Puff)

Chinese New Year Treat – Gok Jai (Peanut Puff)

Chinese New Year is always a festival close to my heart. Mainly because I have so many childhood memories attached to it. Like… helping mummy to grate one Daikon after another till my fingers go in the grater (ouch), chopping millions of peanuts and they […]

Water Chestnut Cake

Water Chestnut Cake

I’m soooooooooo excited about Chinese New Year!!! There are sooooo many things I want to make, and today we went to the chinese supermarket and I spotted the fresh water chestnut that they sell. So I thought I just HAVE to make some water chestnut […]