What is your must stock meat? For a long while now that has been skinless boneless chicken breasts. They are like blank canvas that you can easily transform into delicious healthy meals. When in a pinch, I just do a simple pan frying and scour sauces and simple salad to go with it. Other times, I […]
Growing up, Mom used to make us all kind of sweet porridge for our breakfast or just tea time snack. This ranges from the more typical mung beans, sticky rice, red beans, azuki, pearl barley, and sometimes even to a more elaborate ones with dried bean curd and ginkgo nuts. The sweet soup or porridge […]
Easiest and tastiest pork chops I have ever made. Well, maybe not the best like the best in the world, but definitely a keeper since they are so easy and so fast to prepare. It may sounds impossible, but the taste is almost like a cross between char siew and siew yoke, it’s almost unbelievable. […]
Most would probably consider salted fish as one of the many weird Asian ingredients. The most common fish made into salted fish is usually yellow croaker. If you visit Asian markets, you can find them sold in frozen section, most likely with other salted seafood such as salted scallops, salted cuttlefish, and salted shrimps. I […]
Easy and delicious Chinese sweet dessert soup in 15 minutes. With just a handful of ingredients, you can prepare this healthy dessert in no time at all. If you don’t have sweet potatoes, you can also use kabocha, pumpkin, or even purple yam. Of course, cooking time may need to be adjusted, but the rough […]
Taiwan is home to a very famous dessert called taro and sweet potato balls, usually served with grass jelly, red beans, and chilled sweet syrup. It is so famous that there are franchises that specialize just in selling these. In recent years, many of these franchises have opened shops in Indonesia. So, if you want to […]
This is a simple way to prepare chicken, or any meat really, like pork, beef, or even fish and tofu. The sauce is what makes the dish delicious. It is sweet, sour, spicy, salty, all kind of flavors mingle together to gently coat the lightly pan fried protein of your choice. Sometimes, I make double […]
Bird nest is one of the most expensive ingredients in the world, so I don’t usually go out of my way to buy some. But I was gifted a small packet of this from my brother, hehe, so I am going to show you a really simple recipe to serve this delicacy. This is the […]
Nowadays, almost all Chinese restaurants in Indonesia serve sapi lada hitam, basically stir fry beef with onion, bell pepper, and scallions in black pepper sauce. I am not that big of a fan as most others are, but I do crave a really good one now and then. Plus, making this at home is actually […]
If you can get your hand on fermented black soy bean (Chinese: 豆豉), you can make black bean sauce dishes without having to buy bottled black bean garlic sauce, though the later one is of course what is more readily available. The good part about using fermented black soy bean is that you can control how much […]
Red bean paste is made from adzuki bean, a common dessert filling ingredients in China, Korea, and Japan. Previously I have posted the recipe to make the Japanese version (adzuki an), and here is the Chinese version.
It is a tradition in our family that every year for Chinese New Years we will have multiple cookies and even cakes prepared for relatives and friends to enjoy during house visits. Our typical cookie list looks something like this: peanut cookies, pineapple tart cookies, kue bangkit, kastangel (cheese cookies), kue semprong (egg roll cookies), […]
This is a quick and easy stir fry and a good use of a head of cabbage. To prepare for stir frying, I usually tear the cabbage with hands and remove all the tough ribs to ensure the cabbage can be fully cooked in a short time, it is stir frying after all. You can save […]
Siu Yuk (燒肉) is a famous Cantonese cuisine. And since I am raised in a Cantonese family, I practically grew up eating this all my life, ain’t I lucky? 🙂 In restaurants, and for special celebratory occasions, a whole pig will be roasted, then cut into small bite size pieces when served. Most will use […]
Hong shao rou (红烧肉) is one of the most famous Chinese dish. Pork belly cubes are cooked in a combination of sugar, scallion, ginger, soy sauce, and rice wine. At the end of the long cooking process, the pork belly will have a reddish tint, hence the Chinese character hong (红) in the name.
(黑芝麻糊)Black sesame soup sweet soup is one of Chinese dessert that falls into the category of sweet soup (糖水). The dark black thick soup might throw off the uninitiated, but worry not, since a sip of this hot soup in winter time will definitely cheer one up 🙂 Unlike many other sweet soup, black sesame soup is […]
This is my favorite hot and sour fish soup, Chinese style. The most important ingredient to make this soup is the pickled Chinese mustard greens. The sourness from the pickled vegetables will contribute directly to the sourness of the soup. The next important ingredients are dried chilies and Sichuan peppercorns, which make the soup spicy […]
It is not a secret that eggplants paired with spicy sauce is definitely going to be delicious. This spicy Sichuan eggplant recipe is no different. With just a handful of ingredients, you can whip up a delicious healthy vegetarian dish in minutes.