Meigan Cai Pork Pancake

The other day when I was shopping for cooking ingredients in the supermarket, I found Meigan cai at the dry goods shelf. It is quite new to me, since I only know one dish about it is Pork with Meigan Cai (Meicai Kou Rou). I'm very willing to try new ingredients when cooking. That's also... Continue Reading →


Braise Meatball in Brown Sauce

This dish is famous in Huaiyang Cuisine. It has two Chinese names - 红烧狮子头Hong Shao Shi Zi Tou ( "Hong Shao" means braised in brown sauce, "Shi Zi Tou" means "lion head". 🙂 of course, it doesn't mean the real lion head.) and 四喜丸子Si Xi Wan Zi. Si Xi Wan Zi actually belongs to Shandong... Continue Reading →

Chili Pork

Stir fried chili pork is a very common dish in China. It's a good choice to improve appetite. I personally like spicy dishes, yet my husband doesn't. So I changed this dish to a not-so-spicy one. Ingredients: Pork cut into slices. (Better choose pork with a bit fat on it, it won't taste very dry).... Continue Reading →

Wanton Noodles

As a Chinese born and grew up in northern part of China, I'm very familiar with noodles. Yet, its very difficult for me to cook southern pattern noodles well, like rice noodle, Hokkien mee. I tried wanton noodles before and it didn't turn out well. I guess the main reason is that I didn't pay... Continue Reading →

Fried Stuffed Lotus Root

It's a very common dish during Chinese New Year. I still remember my mom used to make a lot of them before CNY, and they can be preserved for a long time and also can be cooked into many dishes. Its Chinese name is 藕盒 (ǒu hé). 藕means lotus root. 盒means box. The name quite... Continue Reading →

Plum Sauce Ribs

Plum sauce tastes a bit sour and sweet. So I think it will be a good choice to cook ribs. 1. Rinse ribs in water till the water becomes clean. Then drain them. 2. Heat a little oil in pan. Or you can just heat a pan, because ribs contain fat. When you fry them,... Continue Reading →

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