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…

Hong Kong Trip ~ A lovely day in Wanchai

Happy holidays, everybody!  I am spending my vacation in Hong Kong now.  I love this service apartment very much because it faces Victoria harbour and the sea view is amazing.  The location is good,  it is only 8-minute walk to the Wanchai MTR station.  There are over 20 restaurants and cafes nearby.  Also it is clean and has a…

Stir-fry Chicken in black bean sauce

When you are reading this post, I go on a vacation in Hong Kong.  I will stay here in the coming two weeks and keep posting photos and updates about my visit.    Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Serve: 2   Ingredients: 150g chicken fillets (sliced)       60g green pepper…

A foodie heaven – Borough Market

Last Saturday my husband and I went to Borough Market which is a wholesale and retail food market in Southwalk, Central London.  It is an old market which was opened in 1851.  It is just located next to London Bridge.      We arrived at the market around 1:15 p.m. It was crowded with lots…