Red Wine Oxtail Stew

Ever since¬† my husband and I had oxtail stew at the Shashlik restaurant, I was very eagerly to try cooking oxtail by myself. And we bought oxtail from the supermarket. I cooked red wine oxtail stew today. Main ingredients are oxtail pieces and vegetables (I chose 1 medium onion, 1 carrot, 1/4 head cabbage and…

ABC Soup

My husband used to cook this soup for me.¬† That’s really shocking since he seldom cooks. He cooks for maybe 10 times at most and chooses to cook soup. Why? Because he just needs to put all the ingredients into a pot and let the cooker do the rest work. That’s why I cannot say…

Vegetable Soup

Before anything. Yeah! That’s a whole potato in the soup. It’s a rally light and simple soup. And of course, it’s also healthy. Even my husband, a 100% meat lover, falls for this soup. Ingredients (serving for 2) potatoes 2 (peeled) carrot 1  (cut into thick strips) onion 1 (cut into quarters) 1/4 head of…

Beef Stew 2.0

The first time my husband and I wen to buy groceries after he came back, I suddenly stopped in front of the beef shelf. A voice talked to me in my mind “buy some beef and cook beef stew”. Then I bought beef. Haha. I cooked tomato beef stew before. This time I’m gonna make…

Chicken, Vegetable & Vermicelli Stir-fry

When I don’t have enough time to think what to cook, stir-fry will be my first choice. All I need is to put some vegetables and meat and stir fry them. 1. Soak vermicelli in water for 3-5 mins or till it becomes completely soft and transparent. Cut shorter with scissors. And drain. 2. Cut…

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…

Scallop & Asparagus Stir-fry

1. Cut scallops into two thinner pieces. Peel the asparagus and cut them. Also prepare several carrot slices to garnish the dish. 2. Boil a pot of water, add in 1 tsp salt. Blanch asparagus and carrot for 1 min. Rinse under water and drain them. 3. Heat a pan. In with 1 tablespoon oil….

Beef Stir-fry with Kailan

1. Trim the end of kailan. 2. Boil one pot of water, add in 1 tsp salt. Blanch kailan for 2-3 mins. I used baby kailan, so I just boil them for 2 mins. 3. Put beef slices in a bowl. Add in 1 1/2 tsp light soy sauce and 1 tablespoon corn starch. Mix…

Fried Pork Slices in Sweet & Sour Sauce (Guo Bao Rou)

Guo Bao Rou is a classic dish in Notheastern Chinese cuisine. I still remember when going out with my friends to have northeastern cuisine, we would definitely order this Guo Bao Rou. 1. Cut pork into medium slices. 2. Sprinkle salt and a little black pepper. Mix them well. 3. In a small bowl, add…