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Chinese Fried Spring Onion Pancake


If you ask me what are the food I miss most in my hometown, fried spring onion is definitely one of them.

It’s not hard to make. But I never make the ones as good as my mom makes.

1. Mix flour with some warm water. Make it a round dough and cover with plastic wrap for around 20 mins to let water and flour mix well. My mom told me I should add in some oil too. Or the pancake will taste a bit dry. Turns out she’s true.

2. Divide dough into several evenly-sized small ones.

3. Use a rolling pin to make small dough big and thin. 

4. Spread oil, salt, black pepper and chopped spring onion on it evenly.


5. Roll it from one end to the other.



6. Roll it up from one end to the other.


7. And use rolling pin to make it a little flatter.


8. Fry in pan till both side golden brown.


I think my mom is right. It taste a bit dry. Maybe I should’ve add fold in some oil in dough.

Braised Beef With Potato


Ingredients:

Beef ( cut into medium pieces)

Potatoes (chopped into medium pieces)

Light soy sauce

Dark soy sauce

Cooking wine

Salt sugar

Ginger

Star anise

1. Beef pieces in boiling water till water gets boiled again. Take beef out, rinse and drain.

2. Heat some oil in the pan. Put in 2 or 3 ginger slices. Then put in beef, add a little cooking wine. Stir fry for a while.

3. Put in potato pieces. Stir fry till the edge gets a little golden brown.

4. Add in hot water covers all ingredients. Also add 1 or 2 star anise, 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp dark soy sauce, 1 tsp sugar. Braised with medium heat.

5. When water reduces to less than 1/3 and potatoes become softened. Turn to high height. Keep stir frying till sauce becomes dry.


Potatoes are very soft and tasty.

Braised Pork With Potato And Vermicelli


Apart from dumpling, vermicelli is another food to help me with my nostalgia.

Vermicelli is a commonly seen food in northern part of China, especially in winter. Just imagine, it’s chilling outside, and you have a bowl of braised pork with vermicelli on your table. All the coldness will be gone.
Ingredients:

Oil, pork (cut into slices), potato ( chopped into medium pieces), vermicelli, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, salt, water.

1. 


Heat oil in the pan, put in pork slices. Pork with a little fat would be perfect and it will taste better. The oil will come from the fat. Stir fry till the pork turn a bit brown.
2.


Add in potato pieces. Keep stir frying till the edge of potato turns transparent.
3.


Add in a little dark soy sauce and some light soy sauce. Keep stir frying till each pork and potato piece coated with soy sauce.
4.


Add in water enough to cover all ingredients in the pan. Then cover the pan with lid. Braise with medium heat.
5.


When the water becomes less, and potato softens, put in vermicelli. The vermicelli I used is easy to cook. Only takes five minutes to be cooked. And no need to be soaked in the water before cooking. Please read instruction on the vermicelli’s pack before cooking.
Vermicelli will be softened. Then stir it with potato and pork.


You can use chopsticks to stir vermicelli, because it’s easy for them to stick together.
After around 5 minutes, the dish is done when vermicelli is done. You’d better try it to make it’s truly done. Add in salt. And stir evenly.

Vermicelli will become transparent. And potato also tasty for braised with pork and soy sauce for such a long time.

Moo Shu Pork (Fried Pork With Scrambled Eggs And Fungus)


I think many people are very familiar with this Chinese dish. The first time I saw this dish’s name on the menu, I was surprised. Because its Chinese name is “ζœ¨ι‘»θ‚‰”( mu Xu Rou), while “mu” means wood, ” Xu”means beard. I was like what kind of dish is that! πŸ™‚

But it turned out to be a delicious dish with pork, egg, carrot, black fungus and cucumber. 

It’s not a difficult dish to cook.

Ingredients:

Pork ( cut into pieces, marinate with a little salt, light soy sauce, and starch for 10 or 15 minutes)

Eggs (2 or 3)

Black fungus ( if you use dry ones, please soak them in water for several minutes. Please note that black fungus soaked in water for a long time could be poisonous, so just several minutes is fine. Romove their bottoms, and tear them into small pieces with hands)

Carrot ( chopped into pieces)

Chopped Celery ( because I didnt have cucumber, so I use celery instead. Cucumber would be better. )

Oil, salt, starch, water, sugar, chopped garlic (optional)

1. Make omelet. Take the omelet out once they solidify.


2. Heat a little more oil in the pan. Put the marinated pork slices in. Stir fry till they get brown and take out.

3. If there is no oil in the pan, add in a little. Put in the garlic, then carrot. Stir fry for around 2 minutes, then add in celery (or cucumber ). Stir fry for another minute or two. 

4. Put in pork and black fungus. Stir fry for 1-2 minutes.

5. Add in salt, light soy sauce and sugar. Stir fry evenly.

6. Put into the omelet. Stir evenly with the other ingredients.

7. At last pour in a little starchy water and quick stir fry for a minute.


Ready to serve.