Chinese

Crispy Orange Beef

Who does not love crispy, sticky, sweet anything? Crispy Orange Beef is a Chinese inspired dish prepared with cripsy deep fried lightly battered beef in a tangy sweet and savoury orange sauce. If you think this Crispy Orange Beef has a straightforward simple taste then you are mistaken becuase this...

Cantonese Smothered Tofu

Need an easy tofu recipe? Here’s one for you, a simple smothered tofu recipe that you can easily cook up on a weekday to enjoy with a bowl of freshly cooked steamed rice. Cantonese Smothered Tofu is a dish of lightly coated deep fried tofu coated with a thick mushroom-based...

Chinese Chive Pockets

Making this thing is easy than you can ever imagine, try this simple hack and you will be surprised.   Chinese Chive Pockets is a Chinese style dumpling filled with Chinese chive, soft scrambled eggs, minced prawns and mushrooms. Usually, this dish comes in a shape of semi-circle, typically made with...

Chamate (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

This one was quite a late post but like most say its better late than never, so here we are reviewing a place that we visited the last Father’s Day here in New Zealand which was September 3 which was 2 months ago. Anyways, as mentioned it was Father’s Day...

Bao and Noodle (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Bao and Noodles, yes those are the two main items this restaurant offers, bao and noodles plus some dumplings, and it is very evident on the front window as there is someone who prepares this fresh continuously as people pass by and watch this showcase. I am sure this place...

Mei Cai Kou Rou (Pork Belly with Preserved Vegetables)

Melt in your mouth pork belly, rendered fat on preserved vegetables, savoury aromatic sauce, this is what you call a Chinese comfort meal. Mei Cai Kou Rou, also called Pork Belly with Preserved Vegetables is a Chinese dish of steamed pork belly over preserved mustard served on a sweet savoury...

Nice Dumplings (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Need a quick fix for your hunger and you’re in a budget, I guess no one can beat this price in Auckland CBD for NZ$5.00 / 3 pcs or NZ$8.00 / 6 of Pan Fried pork buns, or $9.00 / 10 pcs or $13.00 / 15 pcs for Pan Fried/Steamed...

Fresh Noodles (Rotorua, New Zealand)

Sometimes when we dine out, we use online reviews to find out if the place is worth trying, most of the times they work but sometimes they don’t, I guess it all boils down to your expectation and people who might have dined in on a certain location have a...

Chuanshang

A hidden restaurant that is tricky to find but is it a hidden gem? We dined in here for lunch, not expecting anything and had no knowledge of what this place serves. First impression is that it looks like a bubble tea shop, something like Meet Fresh but later on...