[cooking] Ginger fried rice that warms you up in the winter

Ginger is one of the best natural remedy to help warming your cold body in the winter, you can either take a ginger foot bath or drink ginger tea, or enjoy a ginger fried rice.   To a lot of people, even some Asians, ginger has an overwhelming strong taste that you just can’t swallow…

[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…

15 minute chewy and chrunchy riceballs in ginger soup

| 15 minute chewy and chrunchy riceballs in ginger soup | Riceballs are one of the traditional desserts to serve during Chinese New Year, they are made with glutinous rice flour and water, and often it comes with a varieties of fillings like sesame, peanuts, custard or red bean, but these fillings would require a…

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…

Making your own Asian noodles in 3 steps

| Making your own Asian noodles in 3 steps | Asian noodles can be cooked in soup or stir fry, they often come in frozen packages, dried instant ones or fresh ones. Fresh Asian noodles are much more chewy and you can actually make it your own with just three little steps. You certainly don’t…

How do you prepare Kabocha squash dishes in just 30mins?

Kabocha squash or any kinds of squash often require to slow cook or stew for a long time, and not to mention about the peeling! But there is a way to prepare it for you to cook in any way you want within 30 minutes. Simply chop the squash in four pieces, remove all seeds…

Hand-shredded chicken in sesame soy sauce

|Hand-shredded chicken in sesame soy sauce dressing| This is actually one of the easiest Chinese dish that you can serve at dinner, or simply make an Asian infused salad, or mix with cold noodles, or even make a sandwich. The cooking method is similar to the steam chicken that I previously shared, but hand-shredding or…

Homemade BBQ pork in 3 mins

|Homemade char siu (bbq pork) in 3 mins| Chinese bbq pork is probably one of the most popular take out/dine in dish worldwide, but it isn’t so difficult if you want to make your own. Original char siu sauce or better known as the chinese bbq sauce is pretty complicated, so to make this more…

Scrambled eggs in fresh tomatoes sauce

|scrambled eggs in fresh tomatoes sauce| A few of my non Chinese friends thought sweet and sour pork, general tso chicken or deep fried chicken wings are our daily food, so i have decided to share this very ordinary, traditional and healthy Chinese home dish with everyone. As simple as you can see it’s scrambled…

Homemade sesame paste

  |homemade sesame paste| White sesame seeds are used in many asian food to garnish or to enhance flavour of the dish, or make your own sesame dressing.  To make your own sesame paste is actually easier than buying from the grocery store. Other than toasted sesame seeds, you will need a food processor or…