Pork and Chinese Chives Dumplings in chicken broth

Time flies. It’s June now, it’s the examination period. When I was young, my mom always let me have pork with Chinese chives dumplings and a glass of fresh soya bean milk for my breakfast during the examination period. I like dumplings a lot but it is very difficult to buy some freshly made here….

Steamed Cheung Fun with dried shrimps and spring onion

  Cheung Fun is one of my favorite Cantonese dishes in Chinese restaurants.  It is the steamed rice rolls. There are different flavors of cheung fun, they may include fillings, like fresh shrimps, BBQ pork (Cha Siu), minced beef and; dried shrimps and spring onions.  They are either served as dim sum in Chinese restaurants…

Cantonese Roasted Pork Belly

In Cantonese speaking, roasted meat is called “Siu Yuk” while roasted pork belly is called “Siu Nan”. It is very common to order them in Chinese restaurants, like “Char Siu” (the Chinese BBQ pork).  I love Cantonese Roasted Pork Belly very much.  The skin is crispy and the meat is moisture and juicy.  My dad…

Cantonese Wonton Soup with home-made chicken broth

My family love Cantonese Wonton Soup very much.  Every time we travel to Hong Kong, we must have a bowl of wonton soup.  Wonton noodles are very well-liked by the locals in Hong Kong.  When I was studying at high school, I always have a bowl of wonton noodles for lunch at least twice a…

Soy Sauce Chicken

Happy Friday!  This week I am still busy after the long weekend breaks.  It is May now.  I am looking for some ideas for celebrating my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary in the end of this month. If you have some brilliant ideas, please share.  Today I prepare a wonderful dish that my mom and dad…

Banana Spinach Smoothie

Good morning, everybody.  I am sorry that I post this a bit late.  I had just finished a trip in Amsterdam.  Everything seems back to normal now.  I start the day with a glass of green juice – banana spinach smoothie.  This smoothie is so delicious and healthy, you will be addicted.  That is a…

Chinese Mixed Vegetable Salad

I was very excited to go to an antique market in South-West London with my friend last Tuesday morning. It is called Sunbury Antiques Market.  It was really a very big market; there were over 700 inside and outside stalls.  The venue is called Kempton Park Racehorse.  The market opens twice a month.  On the…

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…