[xmas 2018] Top 5 perfect Xmas surprises for the Foodies

Christmas is coming in less than 2 weeks and I know most of us are still going out crazy shopping for the holiday. It’s always thoughtful to give and to receive gift that fit your loved ones and at the same time they have absolutely no idea to have receive such thing on Earth. So…

[shopping] Where can you shop reasonable priced organic Chinese vegetables?

I have conducted an Asian grocery shopping tour earlier at a local Chinese supermarket with two participants.  It was indeed a very interesting idea exchange experience.   My two participants are definitely rookies in Chinese cooking, and they were definitely amused on how many Chinese herbs and veggies we use in our everyday cooking; that…

[making] List of 0 calories natural sugar substitute

As soon as we all knew how bad sugar is, we all either try to quit sweet or find the best substitute for paleo, low carb diets.   I was definitely born with a sweet tooth, from white sugar I’ve already switched to natural sugar like maple syrup and honey, and now I’m looking into…

[cooking] Simple Stir Fry 101

Stir fry seems to be the first thing come into everyone’s mind when they think of Chinese cooking.  However many of my non-Chinese friends are still a little bit confuse about how to make a proper stir fry dish. So here are a few steps with simple tools and ingredients to start and follow the…

[making] Jaw dropping experience with the pick up service at Walmart

Walmart had introduced walls of yellow lockers earlier on for online shopping pick up in store service, I thought everything was going well and smooth and recently had just found out the lockers had become history.   The pick up in store service is still available when you do online shopping at Walmart, however be…

[making] Grocery experience with the new Walmart Scan & Go

Walmart Canada has recently introduced a new convenient way of shopping.  No matter it’s grocery or household items or anything at Walmart, you can just simply grab a scanner yourself and scan the merchandise as you shop and self check out in minutes.   So here is a little experience to share with everyone.  …

[making] Fried Rice 101

A lot of people would wonder what’s the best rice to make fried rice?   Rule of thumb is, you need “dehydrated rice” or “harden rice” to make a good plate of fried rice.  Keep in mind for any fried rice that’s too moist, mushy or sticks together, should not consider to be good fried…

unveiling the dual voltage 100-240V travel cooker

Every time I shop at grocery stores or meat stores in Asia I honestly wished I have a mini cooker that allows me to cook, so that I can buy the wagyu beef and make myself a shabu shabu in my room. And recently I’ve found the one on amazon.ca! This dual voltage travel cooker…

Where to get MSG free stock for noodle soup?

Dashi or anchovy stock/striped tuna stock, is one of the most essential ingredient you need for any Japanese or Korean soup based dish, for example udon soup and kimchi stew. I found that most of the dashi powder are made with MSG and other addictives, and this striped tuna stock comes in pretty simple ingredients…

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Hong Kong Style curry fishballs in a stick

If you’re into the nostalgic Hong Kong style Chinese food, make sure to visit the nearby Cha Chan Teng instead of any dimsum restaurants where you can get your BBQ pork. But even so, not all Cha Chan Teng serves every single types of HK style food, for instance the legendary HK style curry fishballs…

How to properly slice beef for Chinese stir fry?

Choosing the right part of beef for Chinese stir fry is crucial, and slicing properly for a tender taste is often an important step people would miss, or didn’t think it would matter.   Usually choosing the right part for stir fry need to consider three things:  tenderness, thickness and boneless.  I usually take the…