Fried Small Prawns

This kind of small prawn is not very often seen in the supermarket. But it’s very commonly seen in my hometown. I remember that my mom always cook it for us just by simply deep frying them. Wash prawns clean in water. Dry them a bit with kitchen towel. No need to make them completely…

Crispy Pork Belly By Oven

Prepare a big square pork belly. 1. Put pork belly in a deep pot. Add in enough water. Heat on the stove. Bring to boil for 5 mins. 2. Take the pork out. Wash it under water to rinse it clean and drain. 3. Use toothpicks to poke the pork skin several times. 4. In…

Creamy Mushroom Soup

1. Prepare mushroom (cut into slices, about 250g), 1/2 chopped onion, 2 cloves of chopped garlic. 2. Heat a pan. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter, also add in 2 tsp olive oil. When butter melts, add in onion and garlic. Stir fry till onion turns transparent. 3. Add in mushroom, also sprinkle salt pepper and…

Sweet & Sour Prawn

Clean prawns by removing all the intestines and rinsing under water. Place all the prawns in a big bowl. Marinate with salt, pepper and cooking wine for a little while. Coat prawns with a thin layer of potato starch. Deep fry prawns till golden and crispy. In a small bowl, add in 2 tsp light…

粽子 (Zong Zi, Sticky Rice Dumpling)

This year, Dragon Boat Festival is on June 7, which is  next Friday. I never tried to make sticky rice dumpling (Zong zi) by myself even though I like them very much. I saw there were bamboo leaves for zongzi on the supermarket’s shelf and thought maybe I can try making zongzi this year. The…

Meat Sauce Pasta Recipe

Heat a pan with 1 tablespoon oil inside. Saute chopped 2 cloves of garlic and 1 small chopped onion till aromatic. Add in Minced beef. stir fry till beef is no more pinkish. Set beef aside. Because I didn’t have any tomato puree, so I used fresh tomato instead. I used medium tomatoes and 1…

Yellow Croaker Fish (Huang Hua 黄花鱼) Soup

My husband likes 100 seconds yellow croaker fish soup of Putien restaurant very much. The soup’s name 百秒黄花鱼 literally means cook yellow croaker fish for only 100 seconds. The soup is very nice and tasty. We happened to see fresh yellow croaker sold in supermarket and we bough 2 of them. It’s very rare to…

Braised Pork With Quail Eggs & Bamboo Shoot

This dish is a combination of meat, egg, and vegetable. It’s actually an updated version of braised pork (红烧肉 Hong Shao Rou). Boil quail eggs in hot water for 5 mins. Soak them in ice cold water immediately. Then remove the egg shell. Heat a pan. Sear Pork chunks. Pork belly is the best choice….

Pan-fried Brussel Sprouts

My first try on Brussel sprouts was not bad, so I expected more from them. This time, I tried to fry them with a pan and to make them side dish for steak. Boil Brussel Sprouts in water for 3 mins. Don’t forget to add in some salt in the water before boiling. Rinse them…