Baked Green Bell Pepper

It is quite cold in these few days in London.  Temperatures have been dropping to below freezing since Monday night.  The Met Office website states that December will be colder than average and there is a small chance of snow at the beginning of next month. I am looking forward to a snowy Christmas in…

Braised Pork Belly with Coke

This simple dish is one of my favorite dishes.  My brothers and I loved drinking coke when we were young.  My mom liked buying a big bottle of coke for us during festive periods.  Sometimes we could not finish the whole bottle within one to two days.  Then the coke would go flat easily.  My…

Fried rice with pumpkin

 The weather was wonderful today.  I had a nice walk at Bushy Park this morning.  The park is the second largest Royal Park which is located to the north of Hampton Court Palace.  It has remains of medieval farmland, a Tudor deer park, 17th century water gardens and wartime camps.  It is also home to…

Seafood Egg Noodle Soup

Time flies.  Christmas is coming.  It is my favorite festival which is a perfect time with my family and close friends.  I have started planning ahead.  I am making a list of things that I need to do, like writing cards and shopping. There is plenty to enjoy in UK over the festive period.  Most…

Homemade Sweet and Sour Tofu

Sweet and sour sauce is commonly used in Chinese cuisine.  It is a sauce which mainly combines vinegar and sugar.  There are so many yummy dishes made with this sauce, like sweet and sour pork, sweet and sour fish and sweet and sour spare-ribs.    My lovely aunt Eva used to cook sweet and sour…

Chicken Salad Rolls with Japanese Sesame Sauce

This morning I met my neighbour at a Korean supermarket.  We talked a lot about the Bonfire night and both of us enjoyed the spectacular firework display.  She said she had barbecue lunch during the last two weekends.  She wants to have some simple and healthy food.  Then I suggested her using rice paper to…

Grilled Sorted Vegetables with creamy turmeric sauce

Oh! Today is Monday, another green Monday!  I love cooking more with turmeric after watching a BBC program about Alzheimer’s disease and how to keep our brain healthy.  According to lots of research, turmeric benefits to our health a lot such as pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and cancer-preventative.  It can also lower cholesterol and protect…

Stir-fried shiitake mushrooms with Tofu

My friend is one of the founders of a social enterprise called ‘Green Monday’ in Hong Kong.  The project has been run since 2012.  When I met him in Hong Kong in a restaurant a few years ago, he firstly introduced his basic concept to promote having a ‘green’ meal once a week in order…