Stuffed Lotus Root with Sticky Rice

This is one of the dishes that I want to try for a long time. With a pressure cooker, it will be a lot easier. Prepare a lotus root. Mine is about 700g. Peel it. Cut two ends at about 3-5 cm. Don’t throw them away. Wash sticky rice and drain them. I used about…

White Fungus, Red Dates, Lotus Seeds & Longan Soup

It’s a sweet soup, more like dessert. Ingredients are simple: White fungus soak in water till soft and tear them apart. Lotus seed washed in water. Split in halves and remove the green sprout if there is. Remove the seed of red dates and cut or tear into smaller pieces. Other ingredients are longan meat,…

Steamed Rice Cake (Bai Tang Gao 白糖糕)

I followed this recipe: Bai Tang Gao also known as Lun Jiao Gao (伦教糕) is a popular dessert in China, especially in Canton area. In this recipe, the following ingredients are required: Rice flour    150g water 300ml (2tbsp water to mix with dry yeast) 90g sugar (1 tsp sugar to mix with dry yeast) 3/4…

Sweet & Sour Ribs (糖醋排骨)

Wash ribs in water. Put all the ribs in a deep pot. Add in enough water. Bring it to boil for 3-5 mins. Take out all the ribs and rinse under water. Heat a pan with a little oil. Stir fry drained ribs till they turn a bit brownish. Add in ginger slices and green…

Zong Zi Again!

There are still some bamboo leaves left in my fridge since last time I made zongzi (sticky rice dumplings). Last Wednesday was my resting day. No work, no need to go out. So I decided to use some to make Zongzi. And also because I really missed zongzi, could’t wait to have some. This time,…

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…

Chinese Style Pickled Cucmber

This kind of pickled cucumber is really a perfect choice to go with porridge. And it’s very easy to make too. Because I didn’t want to make too many, I just used 2 medium cucmbers. Cut cucumbers into strips or any shape you like. But better not to be very thin. Put them in a…

Sweet & Sour Fish (糖醋鱼)

Finally, I got the chance to try this sweet & sour fish (糖醋鱼,tang cu yu). Before everything, I want to give you a little warning here: this dish requires too too much oil to fry the fish. That’s also why I didn’t dare to try it. Yesterday, my husband and I went to shopping for…

Vegan Stir-fry (Thin Tofu Sheet & Spinach)

This kind of thin tofu sheet is called Qianzhang (千张)in Chinese. Qianzhang literally means thousands of layers, which quite matches how it looks. I guess it’s not very popular in Singapore, cos when I first cooked it, my husband was very curious what it is. There are so many kinds of tofu products, qianzhang is…

Chicken Leg Rice

1. Prepare chicken legs. Wash them clean. I used 3. 2. Place them in a deep pot. Add in enough water. Bring to boil. Skim the soup, remove all the floating dirt. 3. Add in 2-3 ginger slices, 3 cloves of garlic, salt to season. Cover the lid. Turn to low heat and simmer for…