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…

How to turn your soft boiled egg in to ramen egg 味付け玉子?

| Japanese ramen soft boil egg 味付け玉子 | Earlier on I’ve shared my method of making soft boil egg, and you can actually make it into the delicious soy sauced flavoured egg featured in most of the ramen in one easy step.   It’s perfect for a side dish or to put in your noodle soup!…

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…

Easy soft boil egg in just 4 mins

This is the kind of Japanese style soft boil eggs many Asian has a crush on!   There are many different ways to make it, but I find that most of the methods I’ve come across are just too “scientific” for me.  Instead of testing the temperature and time, I just cover the egg in…

Simple Chinese preserved veggie (suit choy)

| simple Chinese preserved veggie (suit choy) | Preserved veggies come in many different ways in Chinese cooking, this is one of the easiest that anyone can try at home! “Suit Choy”, or preserved mustard green is a very popular pickled veggies used in Hong Kong’s Cha Chan Tang, it’s paired with vermicelli soup, fried…

Loose tea leaves for HK style milk tea

If you are interested to try making the HK style milk tea with the Moka pot, this is the black loose tea leaves I use. It can be found at Walmart in the tea leaves section. If you want to make rich HK milk tea you will need to use loose tea leaves like this,…

An alternative to chicken stock

Using highly concentrated organic chicken base, you can add any amount of water as you wish to dilute, it actually allows you to have more control over the flavour when you braise or slow cook the meat using Asian methods. I bought this at Costco at about $8.49 and it said you can use as…

Where should you buy legitimate purple sweet potato?

In the winter time we often like to make ginger soup to keep us warm, one of the old time favourite – purple yam ginger sweet soup – is a very popular winter Chinese soup. You can make this with other sweet potato as well but I like it better with the purple colour! These…

Quickest and safest way to peel ginger

The easiest, quickest and safest way to peel ginger is to use the side of a spoon to scrape it! The other common way is to use the back of the knife, but I find that using a spoon, which is also used by many executive chef, is actually much safer and easier to peel…