Category: Chinese

Lo Mein

For most they won’t care what is the difference between Lo Mein and Chow Mein as they almost look the same, almost taste the same and are both noodles dishes so why bother? For me, I love dissecting into these kinds of topics, determine the roots and find out what...

Auckland CBD Night Market

Several weekends ago after some small shopping at Auckland CBD we planned to dine in again at Kiraku any like my past story about it, guess what, it was closed again and this was on a Friday around 5:30 PM. It’s just hard to decipher when this elusive ramen shop...

Spicy Cumin Lamb Skewers

Spicy Cumin Lamb Skewers also called Lamb Kebab or Yang Rou Chuan (羊肉串) is a simple chargrilled lamb kebab seasoned with cumin, salt and chilli flakes. Nearly similar to the Filipino barbecue where it is skewered but instead of heavy seasonings this meat dish is lightly seasoned, the serving size...

Eden Noodles (North Shore City, New Zealand)

I bet most Aucklanders would have heard of Eden Noodles, a very popular Dandan noodle joint in Dominion Road, known for its authentic Chinese taste, so popular it’s hard to get a seat when dining in there, luckily if you don’t want the long wait they have opened a new...

Fat Boys (North Shore City, Auckland, New Zealand)

This place was once Momo Tea, it was a hangout for teenagers many years ago and it was filthy. Today it’s not Momo Tea anymore and that’s good because Momo Tea has a bad reputation now due to its E Classification on its Albany Branch, if that old branch was...

Bao Baby Bao (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

If you are looking for a different kind of bao then this is your place, Bao Baby Bao. If you think the usual barbecue pork filling just don’t make the cut anymore then try of their unique fillings like crispy chicken, cheese steak, softshell crab or beer battered egg plant...

Okra with Garlic and Green Onion

This dish is quite new to me, I first tried this dish less than a year ago when we dined in at Wong’s Kitchen in Albany, it was one of their board specials and we gave it a shot, since then it became a favourite since its simple, healthy and...

Squirrel Fish

Most probably you would not have heard about Huaiyang Cuisine but you might have already seen this Squirrel Fish dish, if yes then that is Huaiyang Cuisine’s most famous dish, a deep fried fish dish usually prepared with either yellow croaker, carp or any other fleshy fish that has a...

Crispy Tofu and Choy Sum

What a simple yet delicious dish this is, not just that the texture of this dish is so playful, with the super crispy deep-fried tofu soaking all that savoury sweet goodness of the sauce then the soft slimy yet crunchy choy sum is a pleasure to your palate. With just...

Braised Pork Hock with Chestnuts and Mushroom

Braised Pork Hock with Chestnuts and Mushroom is a simple dish of pork leg cuts and/or pork trotters cooked with soy sauce, garlic, chestnuts and shiitake mushrooms together with aromatic Asian spices like star anise, cinnamon and ginger. This is one of the simplest and common way of braising meats...