My Husband’s Favorite Rib, Lotus Root & Peanut Soup Recipe

I was born and grew up in northern part of China. Actually, my family didn’t have the habit of having soup during the meal. I know that people from southern part really like soup. Soup to them is a must-have dish on the table. My husband is a soup lover. He basically likes all kinds…

Rib Soup Again! (with Lotus Root and Black Kidney Beans)

My husband is a crazy soup lover. Chicken soup and Rib soup are two kinds which I always cook for him. This time, I tried to make soup with black kidney beans. 1. Soak kidney beans in advance. 2-3 hrs maybe. 2. Wash ribs under water over and over again. 3. Place ribs in a…

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…

Mixed Vegetables Stir-fry 

This dish has a beautiful Chinese name, which is “He Tang Xiao Chao”. “He tang” means pond full of lotus, and “Xiao Chao” means stirfry. The dish is very colorful and pleasant to the eyes. This dish requires many different vegetables. I always like lotus root, black fungus, snow peas, carrot and kernels. 1. Put…

3 Different Kinds of Rib Soup

Ribs can be stir fried, braised, steamed and also used to make soup.  Ribs, carrot and corn soup. This is my husband’s favorite. 1. Ribs in the pot with cold water. Turn to medium heat. When the water boiled, remove the foam on the surface. 2. Put in corn. Cook for 30 minutes with low…

Sweet & Sour Lotus Root

Lotus root is a very healthy vegetable. And there are many ways to cook it. Sweet & sour lotus root is an easy dish and it can bring you good appetite. 1. Chop lotus root into pieces. And put them into boiling water for around 3 minutes. Then drain them. 2. Heat a little oil…