[cooking] Easy chunky turnip caked

Turnip cake is another must-have item like the year cake nin go during Chinese New Year time. It can be served in two ways, steam or pan fry, and they are also available in some of the Chinese restaurant in their all-year-around dim sum menu. I modified this recipe for a perfect bite size with…

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[travelling] Top 3 Asian cities to visit during CNY to get some good luck

The upcoming Lunar New Year, also known as the Year of Pig this year is approaching, this year.  Many Chinese who live in the overseas would often follow the tradition and return to their hometown to meet with families and friends.  Most of the time, Hong Kongers would take this opportunity to travel to other…

[cooking] Old Hong Kong homestyle egg pancake with bitter melon

It took me a while to think of a better title, it's a little bit strange to call this egg pancake, but how else can you describe this thin, round egg sheet fried on a pan without using the word pancake? This is a very old Hong Kong homestyle way of making fried eggs, it's…

A taste of the sea water tofu in East Korean sea

Tofu is one of the 'must have' dishes in traditional Korean gourmet, they are made into cold side dishes, hot soups and it also comes in different kinds of soft and hard textures.   In East sea, also known as Donghae (Dong means East while Hae means sea) area has a special place called Chodang…

Why is it so hard to get the stir fried Chinese broccoli to be fully cooked?

If you have ever tried stir frying the Chinese broccoli you may wonder why is it so hard to get it fully cooked before the leaves get burnt. Before stir frying stalk shaped Chinese vegetables like Chinese broccoli (Gaai laan) and choi sum, you have to trim them by cutting out the hardest or thickest…