Braised Pork, Bamboo Shoot & Vermicelli

Two kinds of vermicelli are very popular in China's northern part: vermicelli made from sweet potato and potato. And I used sweet potato type in this dish. 1. Cut pork (better with some fat) and bamboo shoot into medium chunks. 2. Boil a pot of water. Add in 1 tsp salt. Soak bamboo shoots in... Continue Reading →

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Sweet & Sour Fish

1. Cut fish into slices or small chunks. Beat one egg in a bowl and prepare 1/2 cup corn starch in another bowl. 2. Dip fish in egg first and then in starch. Let them be coated with starch evenly. 3. Deep fry fish slices till golden brown. Set aside. 4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil... Continue Reading →

Spinach & Vermicelli Salad

1. Wash spinach. Remove the root and cut into halves. 2. Boil a pot of water. Add in 1 tsp water. Boil spinach for 1 min. Then dish them out. Set aside. Drain and cool down. 3. Boil another pot of water. Boil vermicelli according to the instruction or till cooked. Drain them. 4. Squeeze... Continue Reading →

Pork Liver Stir-fry

Ingredients: 1 pork liver (cut into thin slices, around 2 mm) Ginger slices Bell pepper Leek Light soy sauce Shaoxing wine Corn starch Oyster sauce 1. Wash pork liver in water. Change water again and again till there is no more blood. 2. Marinate pork liver slices with 1 tablespoon shaoxing wine, 2 tsp light... Continue Reading →

Twice Cooked Pork (Hui Guo Rou)

Twice cooked pork 回锅肉 is a famous dish in Sichuan cuisine. It's not a difficult dish to cook. 1. Prepare a pork belly strip. Put it in a pot. Add in enough water covers pork. Ginger slices and 1 tablespoon shaoxing hua diao wine. Bring water to boil. Then turn to low heat. Cover the... Continue Reading →

Di San Xian

Di San Xian (地三鲜) is one of my favorite dishes. And it belongs to northeastern Chinese cuisine. Main ingredients of this dish are three vegetables: eggplant, potato and green pepper. 1. Cut eggplant, potato and pepper into medium chunks. 2. Heat oil in a deep pot. Fry potato till golden brown on the edge. Dish... Continue Reading →

Char Siew Pork

1. Cut pork collar into strips. Or you can just choose striped pork collar. 2. Put pork in a big bowl. Add in 2 tbs Hoisin sauce, 2 tbs honey, 2 tbs light soy sauce, 2 tbs sugar, 1 tbs dark soy sauce, 1 tbs sesame oil, 1 tbs hua diao wine, 1/2 tbs white... Continue Reading →

Pork Ribs & Chinese Yam Soup

Chinese Yam is called 山药 (shan yao), which is considered to be very good for health. 1. Rinse pork ribs in water. Change water several times till water is clear with no more blood. 2. Put ribs in a deep pot. Add in water that covers all ribs. 3. Turn to high heat and bring... Continue Reading →

Gold & Silver Egg Spinach

This dish requires two kinds of egg: salted duck egg (咸鸭蛋)and preserved duck egg (松花蛋/皮蛋). Preserved duck egg is very controversial, since many people just can't accept the taste & texture of it. When I was very little, I didn't understand why there would be such black egg on the table. They looked like poisonous... Continue Reading →

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