Chinese

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

How does not love meatballs, it’s easy to make, very affordable and its very versatile, hence we see this humble lump of fried meat in many dishes like soups, pasta, noodles, in gravy and Chinese stir fries like our recipe for today, sweet and sour. Basically this is minor modification...

Braised Pork and Oyster Mushrooms

Last week I had seen some good fresh oyster mushrooms at the Asian grocery, I was so excited since I haven’t cooked with this for quite a long time, the last time I remember was way back in Malaysia which was more than 14 years ago. I was regularly using...

Crispy Salt and Pepper Tofu 1

Crispy Salt and Pepper Tofu

I tried so many tofu dishes and it just keeps getting better and better, I thought I found the best ones before, but I was wrong. Fish and tofu, braised tofu and steamed tofu with ground pork are some examples that I thought those were the ones until I tried...

Minced Pork and Shiitake Congee 1

Minced Pork and Shiitake Congee

Like pasta, pizza, risotto, fried rice and tacos, congee is so flexible you can use any ingredient (as long as it makes sense) you want, and it would turn out great. Just look at our recipe today, minced pork, fish cakes and shiitake, this would give a lot of flavour...

Cuapao 1

Cuapao

I first saw this dish when I was really young, perhaps around 7 years old in Greenhills, I forgot the restaurant name but it was near that fishing pond inside that complex, up until my teenager years that place was still there but I am not sure if now they...

Tempura Hoki and Broccoli in Black Bean Sauce 1

Tempura Hoki and Broccoli in Black Bean Sauce

Tempura Hoki and Broccoli in Black Bean Sauce is a wonderful fusion between the Chinese and the Japanese cuisine, crispy Japanese tempura style battered Hoki fish fillets with crisp quickly blanched broccoli goes really well with that savoury Chinese black bean sauce. I was fortunate enough to grab some Hoki...

Café BBQ Duck (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 4

Cafe BBQ Duck Dinner Menu (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

This is one of our cheap go to places when we can’t find something new to try in the city. With Cafe BBQ Duck I guess it’s hard to go wrong, most of their offering is spot on for our taste buds and wallet. We have been here numerous times...

Pancit Macao 1

Pancit Macao

Though this dish sounds like it originated from Macau well that is only partly true because this noodle dish is called like such because one of its main ingredients, the Chorizo de Macau.  Now that is even more confusing right? You may say that Chorizo de Macau is from Macau, well...

Lily’s Garden Restaurant (Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand)

Chinese cuisine is quite diverse but what we are exposed to are the main stream ones like Cantonese, Huaiyang and Shanghainese cuisine, there are much more variety than that like the Anhui, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Zhejiang and Sichuan to name some but of all these cuisine types Sichuan for...

Spicy Chicken Gua Bao 2

Spicy Chicken Gua Bao

Have you ever tried Gua Bao? That fluffy white steamed bun shaped like a taco and filled with meats and other stuff? If not, then you are missing a lot because this thing is delectable! Also known as Lotus leaf bun this Taiwanese creation is way much better than your...