Pork Rib soup with Sweetcorn and chestnuts

My grandma was born in Quin Dynasty and grew up in a small village in the mainland China.  She was a very traditional Chinese woman and liked doing everything by her. When she firstly came to Hong Kong, she was about 60 years old. She lived in a cottage with a farm in front of…

Braised Chicken Wings with lemon

Happy Monday, everybody!  The weather is lovely here.  I hope all of you have a nice week.  Rice is one of the leading food crops in the world.  In Asia, there are millions of people eating rice every day. I feel shocked when I was reading some news about rice will endanger our health if…

Mango and shrimp rice-paper rolls with Nuoc Cham

It is a beautiful day.  It is warm and sunny. It is perfect to take a walk along the riverside in the early morning.  Then I like to have a full English breakfast and a cup of coffee in a cosy café.    Every Sunday I enjoy wandering around the stalls of Food and Crafts…

Braised Okra with Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

I seldom buy okra before I move to live in UK.  It is because it is quite expensive and sometimes it is not fresh. I am happy that I can always buy cheaper and fresh okra here. Okra is fast gaining a reputation as a so-called ‘superfood’ for people with or at risk of diabetes…

Pan-fried Fish Fillet with fresh Orange Sauce

A lovely taste of Spring! The weather has become warmer and more pleasant since Monday.  Today it is a very beautiful day here. The sky is sparkly blue and clear; and the sun is shining all day.  There is nothing better than this.  I am lucky I have a wonderful morning walk with my cool…

Pan-fried Tofu with Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

  After I work as a volunteer in Oxfam charity shop, I find people living here love reading very much.  People always donate books, most of them are used but some are new.  There is a great book collection in the shop, including crime, art and history, fiction, science and nature, gardening, cookery and travel,…

Central London’s Chinese New Year Parade

Kung Hei Fat Choy!  Wish all of you have good fortune in the Year of Rooster.  This was the first time my family spent Chinese New Year in London.  We were so excited to watch the parade which was held in Chinatown, Central London last Saturday.  We woke up at 7:00 a.m. and arrived at…

Steamed Coconut Glutinous Rice Koi Cake (Chinese New Year Cake)

Chinese New Year is coming this Saturday.  There are some symbolic dishes served during this festival. Eating rice cakes is a Chinese tradition which means increasing prosperity year after year.  It also celebrates the beginning of the rice harvest in the spring. These cakes come in both savory and sweet variations.    I am very…

Stir-fried Baby Pak Choi with minced garlic

I was very happy to see all my friends at Oxfam Charity Store again.  I missed them a lot.  It was a busy morning.  I was very hungry and ran back home immediately after work.  I made a bowl of fried rice and stir-fried a small plate of my favorite veggie – baby pak choi….

A Centre of kitchenware – Shanghai Street, Hong Kong

I just finished a relaxed and joyful vacation in Hong Kong during the Christmas holidays.  Since I love eating and enjoy cooking very much, I always spent time on walking around wet markets and shops which sell cutlery, tableware and cooking utensils in the trip.    I like wandering along Shanghai Street in Yau Ma…

Stir-fry egg noodles with chicken and veggie

I just finished a relaxed and joyful vacation in Hong Kong during the Christmas holidays.  Since I love eating and enjoy cooking very much, I always spent time on walking around wet markets and shops which sell cutlery, tableware and cooking utensils in the trip.  I like wandering along Shanghai Street in Yau Ma Tei. …

Pear and Sea Coconut Dessert Soup

  Happy New Year!  I just watched the amazing fireworks display at the Roof Garden lounge in the service apartment where I am staying in Hong Kong.  It is on 42th floor. The weather was good and the sky was very clear.  I arrived at the lounge at 11:30 p.m.  I was lucky I got…