“No frills recipe here to maximize your success rate of baking this delicious steamed cake!”
Yes, it’s simply delicious, without extras or fancy decoration. Just wanna something tasty, warm and fluffy for my tea time. I loved the intense green color appearance of the steamed cake. All natural coloring and flavor! It also looked and tasted soft and fluffy.
Huat Kueh, is how we called this in Hokkien dialect. It simple means “prosperous cake”, literally. That’s the reason most Chinese love eating this auspicious cake.
“It’s not your ordinary Kou Rou (steamed pork belly) dish.”
I have my conventional recipe for Kou Rou dish. And here, I was to bring my pork Belly dish to a new level, with the necessary festive twist. Simply to prepare it as one of our Chinese Lunar New Year dishes!
I would like to consider this an entirely different pork belly dish. Not only the side ingredients were adapted for auspicious purpose, the recipe was just different. Cai po, Miso paste, mirin, etc were used here.. Weird? It turned out so well, in fact!
“It’s always known as the childhood dish cooked by grandma…..”
One of the regular Asian dishes often cooked by grandma back in our childhood days. It’s nothing fanciful, and almost every household knows how to make this. However, this simple pork dish carries most memorable childhood moments as well as the home-feel taste for most people.
I would cook this once in a while, simple reason, it goes just so well with a plate of hot steamed rice! And, it’s just too simple to cook!
This is the same steamed fish you always get to taste when attending wedding Chinese banquet dinner. Some called it Hong Kong Style, whilst others called this steamed in light soy sauce… There were even more names in Chinese menus.. Whatever name to be called as desired, I knew this would be so well liked by anyone, both the adults and children. :)
Why steamed fish for festival?
Sure thing, this is a festive dish. That must be the reason why this was seen so often in the Chinese festive occasions. Of course, you wouldn’t omit those auspicious garnishing and sides in the plate, too.. Let me explain.
You have so many choices of food and ways to make it interesting for your little precious, especially when My delicious breakfast for baby. Of course, for you and your loved ones, too, if you like the idea.
Very simple to assemble. Healthy to feed the whole family, certainly including your precious baby from 12 months old up. It’s steamed!
1 large egg
1 tablespoon of full cream milk
4-5 blueberries, slightly mashed (with fork or simply pinched with fingers)
Pinch of Italian herbs