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 […]

Yun Nan Black Three Chops

Yun Nan Black Three Chops

In the 80′s, in Yunnan province, there was a young wife trying to make a traditional Kunming (capital of Yunnan) dish – Stir-fried shredded pork with pickled turnip. While she was doing the preparation, her husband came home. Because of some sort of misunderstanding, they started fighting. The wife was very upset and she found a way […]

Kung Pao Prawns

Kung Pao Prawns

Kung Pao Prawns Ingredients: (serves 2) 15-20 king prawns 50g cashew nuts 2 spring onions 1 clove garlic 5g ginger 5g Sichuan pepper (optional) 1 tbsp white vinegar 1/2 tbsp tomato paste 2 tbsp light soy sauce 2 tbsp sugar 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tsp chili pepper powder 1 tbsp hot bean sauce 2 […]

Potstickers - Guo Tie

Potstickers – Guo Tie

There are three main ways to cook dumplings, boiled, steamed and pan fried. Pan fried dumplings have another name: Guo Tie (Potstickers). Potstickers – Guo Tie Ingredients: (serves 2) 4 cups high gluten flour 500g minced pork 1 Chinese cabbage 2 leek (white part) 2 spring onion 20g ginger 3 tbsp light soy sauce 3 […]

Fried Rice in Soy Sauce

Fried Rice in Soy Sauce

Sometimes after a delicious meal, you will find that you still have a lot of left over cooked rice, if you ask Chinese people ‘what to do?’, 95% of them will say : Make Fried Rice! The rest 5% probably don’t cook… Fried Rice in Soy Sauce Ingredients: (serves 2) 400g cooked rice 1 carrot […]

Sautéed Chicken Slices with Vegetables

Sautéed Chicken Slices with Vegetables

This is not a traditional Chinese dish, but a common stir-fry dish in western countries. It is colorful, has a fresh taste and is very easy to make. Sautéed Chicken Slices with Vegetables Ingredients: (serves 2) 250g chicken breast 150g broccoli 1 green bell pepper 1 red bell pepper 1/2 spring onion 10g ginger 1 […]

Mussels in Sauce

Mussels in Sauce

I grew up in a town on Bohai Bay, we have the best seafood there. Every year, around spring and fall, the port will be covered with the shells of mussels and other shellfish. The fish market is always busy, you can often hear conversations like this: – “Hey Lao Li, what are you getting?” […]

Yu-Shiang Shredded Pork

Yu-Shiang Shredded Pork

Once upon time, there was a family in Sichuan, China. This family were big fans of fish, but since Sichuan is located in the mountains, fish was very rare on the market. Once they got some fish, the wife made a delicious fish dish.  The next day, she found there was still some sauce left […]

Fried Prawn with Cashew Nuts

Fried Prawn with Cashew Nuts

Fried Prawns with Cashew Nuts is a traditional dish in the Guangdong area. This dish has a light fresh flavor, is very popular among ladies and children.   Fried Prawns with Cashew Nuts Ingredients: (serves 2) 200g shelled fresh king prawns 70g cashew nuts 1/2 spring onion 1 clove of garlic 5g ginger 1 tsp […]

Sautéed Shredded Pork with Green Pepper and Potato

Sautéed Shredded Pork with Green Pepper and Potato

The summer in Northern China is very hot, and the hot weather always gives me a poor appetite. But  every time my Mum makes Sautéed Shredded Pork with Green Pepper and Potato, I would have one more bowl of rice to go with the dish. I remember when I was still a little girl, once I […]