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
KOREAN SUSHI – When making kimbap or sushi at home, there is no exact science to it compared to baking. Ingredients for a cake that is not measured correctly equals to failure. It is a total different story when it comes to making kimbap or sushi. As long as you got the rice good, you are already half way of making a delicious seaweed roll, in this case kimbap. Oh and for the perfect rice do invest in a rice cooker. It really saves you a lot of time! Continue reading
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.
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.
Once in a while I would browse through those millions of cook blogs to see what fellow bloggers are blogging about. Then I stumble on these Japanese chiffon cakes – Lately I haven’t been baking anything, so it’s time to bake. These chiffon cakes are actually quite similar to the Japanese cotton cheesecake (my first post). Both are soft and silky, but the Japanese cotton cheesecake is more dense.
Dumplings (Jiao zi) a signature in Chinese cuisine and almost every mom knows how to cook it. So does my mom. She doesn’t cook it very often, but she knows the recipe. It is something we eat at home as a snack or outside as dim sum. However, if you go to mainland China specifically to the north of China, Jiao zi’s are eaten as a main dish. Jiao zi is like bread in the west, you can eat it all day long for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Continue reading