Green Onion / Scallion Pancakes (蔥油餅)

This is a very traditional item available at street food vendors, typically from cities in Northern China. It’s savoury, aromatic, and has tons of flaky layers when you bite in. There are actually only 4 or 5 ingredients, but it is really the technique that is important to learn! In a restaurant, they will typically…

Garlic Chilli Hot Sauce (蒜蓉辣椒醬)

This condiment is a famous staple for all types of Chinese cuisine. The combination of flavours, fragrance, and spice serve to enhance all types of dishes. In this recipe, I use a mix of dried and fresh hot peppers, and aromatics. This version is a very traditional Cantonese-style garlic chilli hot sauce which delivers both…

Lion’s Head Meatballs 紅燒獅子頭

A Shanghai specialty, Lion’s Head meatballs are made of simple, humble ingredients—namely pork and vegetable.  There are two versions of this dish in China. One is served in a rich, dark brown sauce; the other in a lighter broth with vermicelli noodles.  This is a well-known holiday recipe for example Chinese New Year. The round…

Soy Sauce Chicken 玫瑰豉油雞 (又名桐子油雞)

Soy chicken is a Chinese classic dish in every corner of the world.  It is one of the most important “Fast” take out items for working people when they don’t have time to cook. Soy sauce chicken is a northern Chinese dish. It is made of chicken that is cooked with soy sauce. There is…

Sweet and Sour Wonton 糖醋餛飩

Wonton is a Cantonese comfort food classic.  In a straight translation, the meaning is “swallow a cloud”.  It suppose to be small enough so you can swallow it in one bite.  You can serve wonton with soup, or deep-fry.  If you serve wonton with soup, you can use pork, shrimp or a combination of the…

Fresh Mango Ice Cream – 鮮芒果雪糕

Buy fresh Ataulfo when they’re in season, and make some of this fresh ice cream. With the goodness of mango pulp, cream, milk and sugar, a spoonful can bring a smile on your face. Don’t forget to decorate the ice cream with fresh mango pieces!

General Tso Chicken – 左忠棠雞

General Tso’s chicken is a sweet, slightly spicy, deep-fried chicken dish that is popularly served in most Chinese and Asian themed American restaurants. The American Chinese dish is most commonly regarded to have been derived from Hunan湖南cuisine ( a very hot and spicy regional Chinese cuisine usually comes with a thick sauce) The dish or…

Year Of The Monkey 2016 – 猴年 – 恭禧發財

Monkey years draw their nature from the animal of the year. The Monkey is an intelligent, witty, and inventive animal. They are problem solvers, working with their group while simultaneously demonstrating an independence associated with achievers. The nimble monkey is playful, youthful in nature, and is a joy to watch as they move from activity…

Sous Vide Roasting Chicken

Since I started to use the Sous Vide precision cooker, my chicken is juicy and tender than ever!  The WiFi feature of my cooker allows me to control the starting time and finishing time even when I am not in the kitchen.  Dinner is ready the moment I arrive home! Note: Don’t buy chicken larger…