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…

Seaside honey grapefruit juice

Finally I feel that summer is just around the corner, and wouldn’t it be great to enjoy a natural fruit drink by the water? Recently fruit juice served in the actual fruit has become more popular in Toronto, and often these drinks can cost you a meal. Making your own will only take you two…

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…

5 shades in winter melon soup

Most Chinese soup takes up a long time to make, most of the soups are to be cooked for hours but if you have never tried any kinds of Chinese soup, try to make this super easy winter melon soup that will only take you about 30 minutes! The method of making was actually inspired…

Korean fresh strawberry milk 생딸기우유 

Recently there is a spring beverage trend happening in Korea, many cafes and bistros are making their own fresh fruit milk in bottles! These fresh fruit milk are made with 100% real ingredients and therefore the cost are quite high, so I tried making my own and it actually turn out irresitably well! The essence…

Make your own low sugar fresh strawberries jelly

I have always been skeptical about store bought jams and syrup, you honestly never know what has been put in it and how much sugar it contains.  So instead I tried making my own and to keep it as fresh as possible, I usually just make a small portion for the rough amount I need…

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…

Dim sum pan fried stuffed hot yellow pepper with fish paste

There are over hundreds types of Dim sum in the Chinese cuisine, and they all come in different ways of cooking.  Apart from steaming buns, deep fried dumplings, there are also pan fried items like stuffed hot yellow pepper.   The stuffed hot chili pepper with fish paste often is quite an pricey Dim sum…

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…

Easy pan fried crispy lotus root chips 

Recently I’ve been trying to explore many possible ways to make Asian Keto or Paleo dishes, and I came to a conclusion that most crispy textured food do not qualified to be Keto or Paleo in most cases, because either it has been processed or a starchy vegetable.   When you make a salad or…