Wei Wei

Spring Wrap

Spring Wrap

Today is the second day of the second month in the lunar calender, a traditional Chinese Festival. It is literally referred to as “Dragon rises its head” (lóng tái tóu, 龙抬头). Starting on this day, everything is waking up, Spring is here and the weather gets warmer. My father told me when he was small, in […]

Crispy Prawn Balls

Crispy Prawn Balls

I think I must’ve got the ‘love making food’ gene from my Mum. Since I am the only child and living far away from my parents, I try to call them as often as I can. You can often hear our conversation starting with ‘I worked out this new recipe recently…’ Unfortunately we can’t go home to […]

Vegetable Spring Rolls

Vegetable Spring Rolls

Spring rolls are a starter dish on the Chinese New Year’s Eve menu. As every festival dish has a auspicious name, Spring Rolls means the spring will arrive soon. When I was little, one of the many exciting things during the festival was to watch grandma making spring rolls. Grandma will make spring rolls with 2 types of fillings, […]

Laba Festival - 腊八

Laba Festival – 腊八

Laba Festival (腊八节Làbā jié) is a traditional Chinese holiday celebrated on the eighth day of the twelfth month of the lunar Chinese calendar (La Yue). Laba Festival was originally an occasion for people to give sacrifices to their ancestors, and to pray to heaven and earth for a good harvest and good luck for the family. Now […]

Spicy Hunan Rib - Gan Guo Pai Gu

Spicy Hunan Rib – Gan Guo Pai Gu

When it’s cold, I always feel like my body needs more spiciness. That is why we are having Spicy Hunan Rib for dinner today. Spicy Hunan Rib is a little twist of Spicy Hunan Potato. Spicy Hunan Rib – Gan Guo Pai Gu Ingredients: (serves 2) 800g pork ribs (chopped) 1 white onion 2 chilli […]

Dumplings - Jiao Zi

Dumplings – Jiao Zi

Today is Winter Solstice, a traditional Chinese festival. It is one of my favorite festivals during the year, because we are going to have dumplings for today!   Dumplings are the most essential and popular food for Winter Solstice, especially in northern China. There is a legend that Zhang Zhongjing, a renowned medical scientist at the […]

Jian Bing

Jian Bing

When thinking about Chinese breakfast, many people would think of Dim Sum, which is a typical Cantonese style breakfast. In fact just like different areas in China have different cuisines, different cities also have their signature breakfasts. We have Hot and Dry Noodles from Wuhan, baozi stuffed with juicy pork from Shanghai, hand pulled noodle soup from Lanzhou… If […]

Stewed Beef Brisket with Tomato

Stewed Beef Brisket with Tomato

Winter is finally here. After a long day of work, we come home with cold ears and empty stomachs. Stewed Beef Brisket with Tomato will be a perfect treat. In China, before winter comes, Mums will make more meaty dishes than normal, to try to feed the family up to deal with the oncoming cold […]

Sweet and Sour Onion

Sweet and Sour Onion

Onion is such a great vegetable with a lot of nutrients, but Chinese cooking doesn’t use onion as much as other vegetables. When I was living in the Netherlands, I came up with this recipe –  Sweet and Sour Onion. It is so easy to make, and can be a great side dish for a meal. […]

Stuffed Tofu

Stuffed Tofu

Some people don’t like tofu because it tastes kind of plain. The dish I’m introducing today is a Cantonese tofu dish, light but with rich flavor. Stuffed Tofu Ingredients: 700g Chinese tofu 150g -200g minced pork 1 dried mushroom soaked in water (optional) 10g ginger 2 spring onion 1 egg 2 tbsp light soy sauce […]