[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…

What’s the easiest way to peel grapes for your dessert?

I’ve heard friends who have actually bought grapes peeler!  But no you honestly don’t need that many fancy tools to stuff your kitchen drawers.  Peeling grapes is not a fancy preparation for fruits, if you’re making grape jello it would be better to use skinless grapes for sure.   Elongated seedless grapes would be easier…

A complete guide of Chinese ingredients in English

For those English speakers who are very much into the Chinese/Asian ingredients but often have no idea what they are in English, this complete guide may comes handy for you.   It’s actually compiled by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department in Hong Kong, and have listed almost every possible ingredients that Chinese or Asian…

Do left overs always taste bad?

If left overs are handled in a proper way, it could taste even better than when it was freshly made. Many Asian stew dishes requires a long time to cook, some may even take over night to cook, like braising pork hock. But after it has been cooling off for the night, the oil or…