[cooking] Boneless Hainanese chicken with fragrance rice

There are actually several different styles of Hainanese chicken, including Thai, Hong Kong and my most favourite Singaporean style.   The chicken itself is pretty much the same, in terms of taste and making, but the only difference is the dipping sauce.  Singaporean Hainanese chicken rice comes with three dipping sauce – dark thick sweet…

[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…

[cooking] Pork ribs with soft cartilage udon soup

Now this is part 2 of the slow cook pork ribs with soft cartilage recipe I shared recently, apart from a dish to pair with rice you can also make this into a delicious udon soup. First cook your udon with the MSG free soup stock for noodles that I shared earlier, and place the…

Low sodium Hong Kong style Borscht in 5 steps

|Hong Kong style Borscht| Traditional Borscht rooted in Russia and then it was transformed and presented in many ways like goulash and then veggie harvest soup, and in Hong Kong with a mix of east and west we have “Lor sung tong” – Hong Kong style Borscht. I’ve googled a bit on Borscht and found…

Slow cook Unagi pork slice (鰻魚醬燒肉) 

Unagi sauce is one of the most popular and kept-at-home Japanese seasoning, let’s see what we can make with this other than grilling the eel. The unagi sauce is thick and sweet, I’m a fan of these thick soy sauce because I think they go very well with pork and chicken using Asian ways to…

Hong Kong style Chicken pot-hot-pot (惹味濃汁雞煲火鍋)

People in Hong Kong love to improvise, especially on food.  Traditional hot pot comes in a pot of broth with raw ingredients to be cooked at table, and often some people thought the broth was too “monotasted” and came up with this brilliant idea of combining two local dishes into one.   Chicken pot or…

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…