Xun Yu 熏鱼 Recipe

It’s a classic Shanghai dish. 1. Prepare a fish or fish fillet. Cut into slices about 1.5-2 cm thick. 2. Place fish slices in a bowl. Marinate with cooking wine, ginger slices and chopped spring onion. 3. Drain the fish. Pat them with kitchen towel. Cos next step is to deep fry them. If fish…

Cheesy Eggplant Croquette

Peel the 1 large eggplant and remove stem. Chop it into small cubes. Also prepare 1/2 chopped onion and 3 cloves of chopped garlic. Heat a pan. Add in 1 tablespoon oil. Sauté onion and garlic first till aromatic. Add in eggplant cubes. Stir fry till softened. Season with salt and black pepper. Make sure…

To Make Your Dumplings Lace Skirt

As a native northern Chinese girl, I cannot express how much I love Dumplings in words. My husband is on a trip in China. Everyday he would ask me what I had for each meal. He knows my affection towards dumplings, so he ordered some online. Those dumplings were delivered to me the other day….

Chinese Cured Pork Belly & Bamboo Shoot Stir-fry

Chinese cured meat is very popular during Spring festival, also known as Chinese New Year. My first try on Chinese Cured Pork was about 3 years ago. My sister went to Jiang Xi province, which is located in southwestern China. She went there for a friend’s wedding. And when she came back, she brought a…

Sweet & Sour Sauce Prawns

1. Clean the Prawns. Cut off the whisker. Poke in the second last segment with a toothpick and pull out the intestine. 2. Heat some oil in the pan. Put all the Prawns in. Stir fry till each side turns red. 3. Pull Prawns to the side of the pan. Add in chopped garlic &…

Prepare a Christmas Feast with a King Crab

Yesterday when my husband and I were buying groceries in a supermarket, we noticed there was sale of king crab. Turkey is too big for us to have for Christmas, so a king crab sounds a good idea. Today when I got up, the first thing I needed to do is to defreeze the king…

Lemon Prawn

It’s a very simple dish to cook. Prepare sauce: 50g lemon juice, 50g sugar and a little black pepper powder. Mix them well. Clean Prawns and prepare some chopped garlic and green onion. 1. Heat some oil in the pan. Put the Prawns in. Stir fry till Prawns turn pink. 2. Add in chopped garlic…

Vegetable Potato Croquettes

1. Peel 3 medium potatoes and cut into small chunks. 2. Put potato chunks in a pot and pour in enough water. Boil till potato softens. 3. Chop one small onion and sauté a bit. 4. Mix onion and mixed vegetables ( carrot, peas, and corn) with mashed potatoes. 5. Season with salt and pepper….

Pan-fried Cumin Baby Potatoes

1. Wash baby potatoes and peel them. You can also leave the skin on. 2. Put potatoes in a deep pot. Pour in enough water covers all potatoes. Heat on the stove and boil for 15 mins. If your potatoes are much smaller, then you can just boil for 10 mins. 3. Drain the potatoes….

Fried Burdock 

I used to think burdock can be only used as tea or medicine herbs. I never thought it could be cooked as usual vegetables. Burdock is very good for health. This dish is very simple. Just rinse burdock in water, remove the peel. Then cut into think slices. Thin slices are easy to cook and…