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Sweet & Sour Fish Fillet

You can choose whatever fish you want.

1. Cut fish fillet into slices. Season with a little salt and black pepper.

2. Prepare the batter: 2 tablespoon starch, 2 tablespoon flour and 1/4 cup water. If you think your batter is too thick, you can add more water. Too thin, add more flour.

3. Dip fish slice into the batter and fry in a pan till both sides turn golden brown.

4. Set fish aside. Heat a pan, add in a little oil. Stir fry vegetables. I chose green and red bell pepper, and onion. Stir fry for 2 mins. Then set them a side.

5. In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoon tomato sauce, 1/2 tsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tsp vinegar, 1 tsp sugar and 1/4 cup water.

6. Pour sauce into the pan. Reduce a bit. Add in fish and vegetables. Stir fry till the sauce is very condensed.


My Favorite Vegetable Stir-fry

How much do I love this Di San Xian? Hmmm……. If I have to choose one my favorite stir-fry dish, it must be the one. But I have to say it’s not very healthy, since it consumes too much oil.

The name Di San Xian (地三鲜)Means 3 fresh vegetables from the earth and which are potato, eggplant and green chili.

  1. Heat a pan, add in 1 tablespoon oil. Prepare 2 medium potatoes and chop into slices or small wedges. Fry potato till cooked or the edge turns brownish.
  2. Potatoes out. Add in some more oil, 2-3 tablespoon maybe. Eggplant can absorb a lot oil. Fry the eggplant ( chop 1 eggplant into medium chunks). Fry them till they get really softened and cooked.
  3. Add potatoes back into the pan. Also add in chopped green chili (You can use bell pepper, but I want to add a little spicy taste to the dish, so I chose green chili). Stir fry for a min or two.
  4. Add in 1/2 tsp light soy sauce and 1 tsp sugar. keep stirring and all vegetables will show shiny and brownish color.
  5. Chop 3 cloves of garlic and add in. Stir fry to release garlic’s flavor.
  6. Season with a little salt. and  glaze with a little starch water.


Even my husband fell in love with this dish and He is a MEAT LOVER!!!

Pork Liver Stir-fry


1 pork liver (cut into thin slices, around 2 mm)

Ginger slices

Bell pepper


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 soy sauce and 1 tablespoon corn starch.

3. Heat oil in a pan. A little more oil than usual. When the oil gets hot, put in pork liver. Quickly separate them from each other and stir fry for 1 min. Set aside.

4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in pan. Sauté ginger till aromatic.

5. Add in leek and pepper. Stir fry for a little while.

6. Put pork liver back in the pan. Stir fry evenly. Add in 1 tsp shaoxing wine, 1 tsp light soy sauce and 1 tsp oyster sauce. Quickly blend them evenly.

7. Stir fry for 1 min. Season with salt. And ready to serve.

Stir Fried King Oyster Mushroom

I cooked this dish when I stayed with my family in China during holidays and my family loved it, especially my father.

I used 4 vegetables: garlic ( a little), king oyster Mushroom, carrot and bell pepper.

1. Heat a little oil in the pan. Add in garlic slices and stir fry a bit. Put in carrot slices. Stir fry till carrot turns a bit softened.

2. Add in king oyster Mushroom slices. Stir fry. Water will come from Mushroom. Just keep stir frying till water all gone.

3. Put in bell pepper slices. Stir fry a bit.

4. Add in oyster sauce( I added 1 tsp). Stir fry evenly. If the dish still tastes a bit light, you can add a little salt. If it tastes ok, it’s done.

Stir Fry Mushroom With Bell Pepper, Carrot & Green Chili

It’s a quick and easy vegi dish.

1. Heat a little oil in the pan. Add in some chopped garlic. Stir fry a bit.

2. Put in mushroom ( torn into shreds) and thin carrot slices. Keep stir frying till mushroom turns softened. Cover the pan with lid. And braise for around 2 mins. If the pan is too dry, you can add a little water.

3. Add in chopped bell pepper and green chili. Stir fry a bit. 

4. Add in a little light soy sauce and oyster sauce. Stir fry evenly.

5. If the dish is too light, you can add a little salt. Stir evenly then dish out.

Mushroom, Corn & Bell Pepper Pizza


Mushroom (put in boiling water for 2 mins. Take out. Drain and squeeze the water out)

Frozen corn kernel ( put in the boiling water for 1 min. Take out. Drain and squeeze the water out)

Bell pepper ( chopped into small pieces)

For the pizza dough, please check:
For the pizza sauce, please check:

1. Poke the pizza dough with a fork for several times.

2. Brush pizza dough with creamy pizza sauce.

3. Sprinkle corn kernels and mushroom. Then spread bell pepper on them.

4. Sprinkle some black pepper. 

5. Spread cheese on the top.

6. Preheat oven to 230 degree C. Bake for 10 mins.

Pan Fried Pork Chop

Pork chop marinated with salt and black pepper for a while.

1. Heat pan with medium-high heat.

2. Put pork chop in the pan. Fry each side for around 3 mins.

3. Add in a pieces of butter in the pan. When butter melted, use a spoon to scoop butter onto chop. Flip the chop, and keep doing this procedure. Till chop is done.

4. Take chop in the plate. Chop onion and bell pepper into strips. 

5. There will melted butter left in the pan. Heat it. 

6. Put chopped vegetables in. Stir fry.

7. Add in a little salt, black pepper and sugar. Simmer for around 2 mins.

Then the side dish is done. Put it aside the chop.

Easy Braised Chicken With Shiitake 

This dish is actually similar to yellow chicken stew. Yellow chicken stew is really popular in China. I guess there are yellow chicken stew restaurants in every China’s city.

It’s a dish made mainly of chicken, shiitake and green bell pepper.

I cooked it in a relatively easy way.

1. Cut boneless chicken leg into medium pieces. You can use other chicken parts, but I don’t recommend chicken breast.

2. Heat some oil in the pan. Put in chicken, stir fry till chicken gets a little golden brown on the edge.

3. Add in carrot and shiitake slices. Stir fry for a while.

4. Add in 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp dark soy sauce and 1 tsp sugar. Stir fry evenly.

5. Pour in enough water covers all ingredient. Cover the pan with lid and use low or medium heat.

6. Before the sauce in pan is almost dry. Put in bell pepper pieces, and turn to high heat.

7. Keep stir frying till sauce is dry.

It’s an ideal match for rice.

If you want it to be spicy, you could add a little dry red chili at first.

Stir Fry Pork With Potato Slices

Chinese ways of cooking potatoes are very different from western ones. 


Pork (cut into thin slices, marinated with a little salt, light soy sauce and corn starch)

Potato (cut into thin slices)

Bell pepper ( cut into small pieces)

Light soy sauce



1. Put potato slices in boiling water till they are almost done. Take them out, rinse and drain.

2. Heat some oil in the pan. Put in pork. Stir fry till pork gets golden brown.

3. Add in bell pepper and potato slices with 1 tsp light soy sauce, a little salt and water. Quick stir fry for 2-3 mins.

Quick and easy Chinese cuisine.

Stir-fried Three Vegetables

Its Chinese name is “地三鲜” (di San xian). Di means ground, earth. San means three. Xian means fresh vegetable. So it’s a dish consists of three vegetables which are eggplant, potato and bell pepper. It’s a typical northeastern Chinese cuisine, and it’s also one of my favorite dishes. First time I tried it because one of my roommates in university is from northeastern China. She recombined it. For a vegetables person like me, I fell in love with this dish immediately.


Potato ( chopped into evenly small or medium pieces. Small ones are easy to cook, but if you are patient enough, medium ones are also fine. ).

  Eggplant ( also chopped into even pieces, can be a little bigger than potato piece). 

chopped bell pepper. Chopped garlic, oil, light soy sauce, sugar, starch, water, salt.

1. Heat oil in the pan. Oil should be more than usual. Because eggplant will absorb much oil when frying.

2. Fry potato first. When the potato pieces turn golden brown, they can be taken out.

3. Then fry eggplant pieces till they get brown too. If the oil is dry, a little more oil can be added.

4. Fried potato and eggplant in the plate and put aside.

5. A little oil in the pan. Heat it.

6. Add in the chopped garlic.

7. Then the fried potato and eggplant. Stir fry evenly.

8. Put in the chopped bell pepper. Stir fry a little.

9. Add in light soy sauce, salt and sugar. Stir fry for another 2-3 minutes.

10. At last add in starchy water. Quick stir fry a little. And it’s done.

Starchy water is often used in Chinese dishes. It will make the dish look brighter in color.