Ribs & Seaweed Soup

My husband doesn’t like seaweed. But I think seaweed is really good for health. Yet, he doesn’t say no to seaweed soup. So I made this soup for him. Since I used dry seaweed, I soaked them in water till softened before I started cooking. In a deep pot, add in ribs and enough water….

Chicken & Shiitake Mushroom Stew (香菇炖鸡)

Usually in China, Chicken stew is made from a whole chicken. But I know for sure that my husband and I cannot finish a whole chicken stew. So I just used a whole boneless chicken leg instead. Soak dry 5 or 6 shiitake mushroom in 2 cups water. (Rinse under water first to remove all…

Sticky Rice Chicken (糯米鸡 Lor Mai Gai)

This is a very popular Cantonese dish. My husband is a big fan. Actually, it can be found easily from local supermarket, and the price is very cheap. But I really want to try and make it by myself at home. Ingredients: (Actually my meat portion is too large compared to rice, so I suggest…

Oyster Sauced Shiitake Mushroom & Broccoli

It’s a healthy-looking dish. 🙂 Cut broccoli into small parts. Blanch in water for 3 mins. Then soak in cold water and drain. Heat a pan. Add in some oil. Fry shiitake mushrooms. 2 mins each side. Add in 2 tablespoon stock or water (stock is better). Simmer for 4 or 5 mins or till…

Braised Chicken With Shiitake Mushroom

香菇炖鸡 1. Cut chicken into medium chunks. I used 3 whole chicken wings and cut them at the joint. So 1 wing can be cut into 4 pieces. You can also choose boneless chicken leg, better with skin on. 2. Hot pan. Cold oil. Fry chicken till golden brown. 3. Add in 2 or 3…

Yellow Braised Chicken (黄焖鸡 Huang Men Ji)

Huang Men Ji is a famous dish in Shandong cuisine. There are so many Huang Men Ji restaurants all over China. The full name is 黄焖鸡米饭, which means yellow braised chicken served with steamed rice. 1. Prepare chicken, cut chicken into small or medium chunks. In my hometown, chicken is usually chopped into small pieces,…

Beef Stir-fry with Kailan

1. Trim the end of kailan. 2. Boil one pot of water, add in 1 tsp salt. Blanch kailan for 2-3 mins. I used baby kailan, so I just boil them for 2 mins. 3. Put beef slices in a bowl. Add in 1 1/2 tsp light soy sauce and 1 tablespoon corn starch. Mix…

Broccoli, Scallop & Shiitake Mushroom

Prepare one head of broccoli, 4-6 Shiitake Mushrooms and 6-8 big scallops. 1. Cut broccoli into small flowers. Cut a cross on the Shiitake if you want. 2. Boil one pot of water. Add in 1 tsp salt. Blanch broccoli for 3 mins. Soak in cold water and drain them. 3. Heat a little oil…

Shiitake & Wolfberry Chicken Leg Soup

Ingredients: Several shiitakes Some wolfberries 1 big whole chicken leg Ginger slices Salt Chopped spring onion Put chicken leg, shiitake, ginger slices and wolfberries in a deep pot. Add in enough water covers all ingredients.  When water boils, turn to low heat. Cover the lid. And simmer for at least 40 mins. Sprinkle some salt…

Chicken Vegetable Soup

It’s an easy soup to make. Ingredients: Chicken ( I used 2 big chicken wingsticks) Shiitake  Bamboo shoot ( cut into medium pieces) Carrot ( chop into medium pieces) Snow pea ( put in boiling water for 1 min. Take out and drain) Oil Light soy sauce Salt Hot water 1. Heat a little oil…