Curry Fried Rice

Ingredients: A bowl of Leftover rice Vegetables you like ( I chose corn, shiitake, onion) Shrimps Eggs 2 Salt Oil Curry powder Chopped spring onion 1. Beat two eggs in a large bowl. Add rice into eggs and mix them well to let each rice grain be coated with egg. 2. Heat some oil in... Continue Reading →

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Chopped Cold Chicken

Chopped Cold Chicken (白斩鸡)is a popular dish in Guangdong cuisine. I used this cooking method: (original recipe is Chinese) https://www.xiachufang.com/recipe/102925373/ 1. Prepare a very big pot. Big enough for a whole chicken. 2. Add in enough water that can cover whole chicken. Also add in cooking wine, star anise, chopped ginger and spring onion. 3.... Continue Reading →

Spring Onion Noodles

Another popular dish in China. Very simple to cook. All you need are spring onion, oil, noodles, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce and sugar. 1. Cut spring (4-6 stalks or more) into small strips around 3-5 cm. 2. Heat 1-2 tablespoon oil in the pan. 3. Add in chopped spring onion. Fry with low... Continue Reading →

Homemade Sweet Plum Drink

There is an idiom about plum in Chinese: 望梅止渴: Quenching Thirst by Watching Plums Chinese 有一年夏天,曹操率领部队去讨伐张绣,天气热得出奇,骄阳似火,天上一丝云彩也没有,部队在弯弯曲曲的山道上行走,两边密密的树木和被阳光晒得滚烫的山石,让人透不过气来。到了中午时分,士兵的衣服都湿透了,行军的速度也慢下来,有几个体弱的士兵竟晕倒在路边。 曹操看行军的速度越来越慢,担心贻误战机,心里很是着急。可是,眼下几万人马连水都喝不上,又怎么能加快速度呢?他立刻叫来向导,悄悄问他:“这附近可有水源?”向导摇摇头说:“泉水在山谷的那一边,要绕道过去还有很远的路程。”曹操想了一下说,“不行,时间来不及。”他看了看前边的树林,沉思了一会儿,对向导说:“你什么也别说,我来想办法。”他知道此刻即使下命令要求部队加快速度也无济于事。脑筋一转,办法来了,他一夹马肚子,快速赶到队伍前面,用马鞭指着前方说:“士兵们,我知道前面有一大片梅林,那里的梅子又大又好吃,我们快点赶路,绕过这个山丘就到梅林了!”士兵们一听,仿佛已经吃到嘴里,精神大振,步伐不由得加快了许多。 故事出自《世说新语·假谲》。成语“望梅止渴”,比喻用空想安慰自己或他人。 English Cao Cao of the Three Kingdoms period (220-265) was not only a capable politician in managing state affairs, but also a strategist good at leading troops in going to war. One summer, Cao Cao was leading... Continue Reading →

Fried Leek Dumplings

韭菜盒子 is a very popular snack in China. 韭菜 (jiu cai) means leek. 盒子 (he Zi) means box. I think it refers to the Dumplings' shape. It's a quite easy dish to cook. Wrap is made from normal flour and water. Fillings maybe various. Most common combination is leek with egg. (You can also add... Continue Reading →

Scrambled Eggs With Pea Seedlings

1. Prepare all the ingredients: 3 beaten eggs 1 small pack of pea seedlings around 200g 2 chopped cloves of garlic Oil Salt Light soy sauce Cooking wine 2. Heat a little oil in the pan. When the oil is heated, pour in beaten egg. Once bottom egg solidifies, stir egg with chopsticks. Set them... Continue Reading →

Pork Chop With Mushroom Sauce

1. Hit pork chop with the back of knife. Cut the edge of pork fat so that chop won't curl up during cooking. 2. Season pork with salt and black pepper. 3. Heat a pan. Add in olive oil. When the oil is very hot, put the chop in. 4. Flip over when the downside... Continue Reading →

Fried Carrot Cake

1. Cut carrot cake into medium cubes. I bought carrot cake from local supermarket. 2. Place them in a big bowl. Add in corn starch. Shake a little bit to let carrot cake be coated with starch evenly. 3. Fry carrot cake in oil till starch layer turns hard. Set them aside. 4. Heat a... Continue Reading →

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