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Preserved Black Bean Chicken (豆豉鸡)

“An authentic Asian chicken dish that truly whets your appetite.”

This wonderfully aromatic chicken dish is one of my favourite Cantonese dishes. We called it 豆豉鸡 (Dow Xi Gai), in Cantonese. It’s easy on preparation and big on flavour!

Prepare more rice and you may end up double your usual amount this time.

Remember to get the whole preserved black soy bean (豆豉), and NOT the minced soy bean paste (豆瓣酱). It usually comes bottled which already flavoured, some with oil and some with chili, off the shelves. Unless the flavoured whole black bean in bottle is your only option or you actually prefer to have it spicy, cook this chicken dish with original preserved whole bean, which you may try getting it from neighbourhood Chinese provision shops or minimarts. Use of whole black bean reserves the natural black bean flavour in the dish, and you may also get to bite and taste the whole bean. read more

Stir-Fried Spinach with Stewed Pork Chops

“Simply delicious spinach dish. Many may know how to cook it, I have some tips to share, in case you wish to know..”

This is one of the recipes you can easily adapt at home. Simple, quick and easy.

I wouldn’t say it is the most healthy dish, despite the use of nutritious spinach greens here. It’s because I added canned stewed pork, for its flavourful taste to enhance the overall taste of this greens dish.

We liked this as it makes the vegetables dish much tastier. Such combination may easily hook up one’s appetite. So as to my family. read more

Fragrant Stir-Fried Bitter Gourd with Duck Egg

“Don’t hate bitter gourd. It’s nutritious and delicious. Best to cook and have it at home with my Secret Recipe!”

This is one of the few dishes which have been my favourite dinner dishes to be cooked at home over the years. Just because I cook these for many times, I have to vary the cooking method of these dishes with some new ways, sometimes.I cooked stir-fried bitter gourd with black beans, and now, I would like to introduce another fragrant and delicious bitter gourd dish here. Don’t look at this bitter gourd dish that way, please~ This bitter gourd dish tasted so good and NOT bitter at all! Yup, this dish was delicious, soft and fragrant in the palate, with a secret addition, the raw salted duck egg. read more

Stir-Fried Baby Kai Lan with Garlic (清炒小芥兰)

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“Simply delicious and healthy vegetable dish you should always cook at home”

If you like vegetables, you’ll sure like Baby Kailan (Baby Kai Lan or known as Chinese Broccoli or Chinese Kale). I’ve came across some friends, told me that they loved this veggie, but could only eat it when dinning out. Cooking this at home was almost impossible as they often found it tasted bitter after cooked. So, they gave it up, in the end.

So, I am going to share my cooking method of this baby kailan dish, and hope it may help a little, to overcome the fear of cooking baby kailan at home, after this (smile). read more

Stir-Fried Asparagus & Prawns with XO Sauce (锦上添花)

“Make the perfection to even more perfect.”

You don’t want meals with just meat, meat and meat throughout the CNY. Vegetables are essential to our diets, too, even during the festive, of course! And there are many greens can still be symbolical, for instances, the asparagus I’ve cooked here.

I named this dish as 锦上添花 (Pronounced as ‘Jin Shang Tian Hua’). Do you also find the appearance of this dish looks pretty much like the beautiful flowers (the prawns) blooming on the strong branches (the asparagus)? That’s the direct translation of these Chinese characters, which to be deciphered as makes the perfection even more perfect. read more

Honey Sesame Chicken (甜蜜金凤 – 密糖芝麻鸡)

“Meal for Chinese Lunar New Year vs Western Valentine’s Day. “

So happen that this year’s Chinese Lunar New Year coincides with the Western Valentine’s Day. So, you might want to cook some sweet-hearted and auspicious with good symbolization dishes. Which condiment that first comes to your mind? The very first condiment I could think of to be used is… honey! No doubt, it has to be honey.

The sweet savoury flavor from the use of honey gives us a feeling of happiness, when we taste it. Honey, symbolizes sweet and loving life. Just for this reason, cooking this honey sesame chicken would be one of my priority dishes during the season (smile). read more