Chinese

Sichuan Crispy Fried Pork 1

Sichuan Crispy Fried Pork

Sichuan Crispy Fried Pork is a simple Chinese dish crispy deep-fried pork strips seasoned with Sichuan peppercorn then coated in sweet potato starch batter If you have been in Sichuan restaurants then this dish would be very familiar, one their most delicious dishes on offer, a simple deep-fried pork strips...

Sweet and Sour Meatballs 2

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Meatballs is a type of Sweet and Sour dish prepared with pork meatballs, its perfect to serve on freshly steamed jasmine rice. 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...

Braised Pork and Oyster Mushrooms 1

Braised Pork and Oyster Mushrooms

Braised Pork and Oyster Mushrooms is a Chinese dish of pork hock and trotters slowly braised in soy sauce with Chinese sausage, oyster mushrooms, button mushrooms and wood ear fungus. Last week I had seen some good fresh oyster mushrooms at the Asian grocery, I was so excited since I...

Crispy Salt and Pepper Tofu 1

Crispy Salt and Pepper Tofu

Crispy Salt and Pepper Tofu is a Chinese dish of lightly battered soft tofu that is deep fried until golden brown, seasoned with salt, chillies and pepper. I tried so many tofu dishes and it just keeps getting better and better, I thought I found the best ones before, but...

Minced Pork and Shiitake Congee 1

Minced Pork and Shiitake Congee

Minced Pork and Shiitake Congee is a type of rice soup dish usually served for breakfast, it is prepared with minced pork, shiitake, fish cake, peanuts, boiled egg and rice. Like pasta, pizza, risotto, fried rice and tacos, congee is so flexible you can use any ingredient (as long as...

Cuapao 1

Cuapao

Cuapao is a type of a steamed bun shaped like a thick folded taco filled with fermented mustard greens, pork and chopped peanuts. 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...

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 Chinese inspired dish prepared with crispy battered hoki fillets served with blanched broccoli florets in a savoury Black Bean sauce. Tempura Hoki and Broccoli in Black Bean Sauce is a wonderful fusion between the Chinese and the Japanese cuisine, crispy...

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

Pancit Macao is a Macanese inspired Filipino dish prepared with fresh yellow noodles stir fried with Chorizo de Macau, char siu pork, beef, prawns and vegetables. Though this dish sounds like it originated from Macau well that is only partly true because this noodle dish is called like such because...

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...