Category Archives: Chinese

Lazy food | Quick and easy noodle soup

NOODLE SOUP HOW TO – Noodles are just the perfect dish for the “I don’t feel like doing anything” days – Hello Bruno. Turn the TV on; get my warm and cozy blanket and press play: marathon of series!! Accompanied by my hot bowl of noodle soup… nothing at all…

Quick and easy noodle soup

seaweed, egg & crabstick noodle soup

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Vegetarian rice bowl

Healthy, colorful and less than 300 calories dinner | Vegetarian rice bowl

BOWL OF RICE – It’s a lovely winter day today; cold but sunny. When I take a look outside, I see lots of people jog, whether it is alone, with a friend, a dog or in groups. A few weeks ago I was totally seeing myself do the same. However, the truth is cruel… I admit I failed; my new year’s resolution was a complete failure. Chips, cakes, candies, cookies and chocolate they are all here, of course it didn’t disappear in 2014. What was I thinking?! And after all I am a food blogger. I love food! Continue reading

Good morning, Chinese breakfast | Salted chicken congee

 Salted chicken congee

CHINESE BREAKFAST – I have been growing up with congee. Yes, congee is a typical Chinese breakfast item. For me it is nothing special, but for the many that aren’t familiar with Asian style breakfast it is a bit too heavy to eat this in the early morning. To be honest I am also not a fan to eat this in the morning; I grow up to eat this as brunch or lunch. Often prepared during weekends, you can compare it with the Sunday brunch when you will also take time to prepare and enjoy the food. Congee is easy to make at home, but it will take some time; perfect side dishes to go with congee are Chinese doughnut and stir fried mie.

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Garlic stir fried mussels

Cantonese home cooking | Garlic stir fry mussels with Chinese vermicelli

EASY SEAFOOD DISH – Steamed black bean eel, chili crab, ginger & green onion steamed oyster and scallops… what to choose? I have always a dilemma when sitting in a restaurant picking out the seafood. I can’t order everything ($$$), so then we always ask what is the best pick of today.

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Braised varieties 潮州鹵味

Meeting Chaozhou dishes 潮州菜| China’s regional cuisine

Canton (Hong Kong) is where my roots lie. So I have been mainly blogging about Canton dishes, but  in China there are many more regional cuisines. For example Chaozhou, it lies at the east coast of China near to Taiwan. Chaozhou cuisine is also known as Teochew or Chiuchow cuisine.  I went to a Chaozhou restaurant in Hong Kong, so when there is opportunity I would love to go to Chaozhou personally to taste their signature dishes.

List of famous Chaozhou dishes潮州菜 and dishes that I really enjoyed!

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Chicken konnyaku (Jǔruò: 蒟蒻) noodle soup

Easy and low calorie lunch or dinner| Chicken konnyaku (Jǔruò: 蒟蒻) noodle soup

Konnyaku noodles is well-known for its low carb, low calories, and zero fat and high soluble fiber. In Chinese it is called jǔruò (pinyin) 蒟蒻. Jǔruò is also a common ingredient for Chinese hot pot. Konyakku noodles or jǔruò has been widely used in Asia. It started not as a diet food, but as people got to know its benefits of low calorie and low carb. Many people did use it as a substitute for noodles or other types of carb. If you ask me it does not really resembles a good bowl of real noodle soup, but with this type of noodle we can also create a delicious low cal and carb noodle soup. Top it with your favorite ingredients and you got your delicious bowl of noodle soup!

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