Tang Yuan is a dessert made of glutinous rice balls in a sweet clear soup usually served during the Winter Solstice Festival to mark the arrival of winter.
Shredded chicken meat, crunchy corn kernels, and chicken broth make up this easy Chinese Chicken and Corn Soup. A must try when fresh corn is in season.
These fragrant and delicious Coconut Candy flavored with pandan paste are sure to delight. Can be made ahead for all your parties and gatherings.
This classic Braised Chicken with Dark Soy Sauce and Mushrooms is Chinese home cooking at its best. So comforting and delicious with a bowl of steamed rice.
Sweet and Sour Pompano Fish with homemade sweet and sour sauce garnished with julienned cucumber. So easy yet so tasty. Perfect with a bowl of steamed rice.
This delicious Pomelo Salad with chopped peanuts and toasted coconut flakes is a must-try! It is sweet, tangy, juicy, and refreshing.
In contrast to Chinese New Year in Asia with family and friends, over here it is a work day for most people. The snow that we “ordered for Christmas” finally arrived and Ro-Ri San had to fire up the snow thrower to clear the driveway. He took the day off to accompany me while the…
Bak Kwa is a popular snack and gift during the Chinese New Year. These barbecued wafer thin pieces of sweet and salty pork jerky are simply irresistible.
Huge Hup Toh Soh (Chinese Walnut Biscuits) are an old time favorite. These are made with butter and scaled down in size. Just as delicious!
Leng Chee Kang is a cooling sweet lotus seed soup consisting of lotus seed (lean chee) and a variety of other dried fruits. Very refreshing serve cold.
Fragrant crispy skin Chinese Five-Spice Roast Chicken served with pepper salt. Perfect for the Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner or a weekend dinner.
This Poached Pears with White Fungus and Red Dates sweet soup makes a warm and comforting dessert. It is also said to be nourishing.
As 2011 draws to a close, I find myself reflecting on the past year with some satisfaction and also a small measure of angst. Satisfaction because I have managed to steer the blog through the “terrible two’s” that seem to plague many blogs. There were the “rocks” of fatigue from posting week upon week, and…
The Chinese Hot Pot meal is perfect for social gatherings. Choice of ingredients and broth are key to a delicious hot pot. An experience not to be missed!
Discover and combine your own six Chinese dried herbs for this nutritious and classic Six Combination Soup, popularly known as “Lok Mei Tong”.
Homemade Hainanese Chicken Rice served with silky smooth poached chicken, thinly sliced cucumber, and garlic chili sauce. It is so simple yet so delicious.
Never tasted Szechuan peppercorns? Try this fragrant and delicious Szechuan Pepper Roast Chicken with a slightly spicy bite. Uses only 5 ingredients.
Lotus Root and Peanut Soup is a bowl of comfort on a cold day. This flavorful soup is slowly simmered to bring out all its wholesome goodness.
These delicious Shanghai Style Pancakes and Peanut Cream are a treat you can easily prepare in your kitchen using convenient prepackaged ingredients.
Chop Suey Soup (Chai Boey) is a much anticipated “leftover” dish from the Chinese New Year feasting. Richly flavored with roast pork, chilies, and tamarind.
Yee Sang is a raw fish salad and a must-have for the Chinese New Year Feast. Make it at home using lox and a variety of crunchies and vegetables.