Crackling! Crispy Pork belly

This Cantonese-style crackling crispy skin roast pork belly (Siu Yuk) is one of the classic roasted meat dishes served in Asian dine-in and takeaway restaurants where you can enjoy crunching through the crispy textured skin with your mouth as well as with your ears. It is traditional in special occasions to serve the entire piggy…

Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup (Hong Shao Niu Rou Mian)

A nice heartwarming bowl of noodle soup made of red braised beef, beef broth, green Bok choy vegetables and yummy homemade Chinese noodles is just the perfect comfort food for the cold Melbourne weather. This dish obviously originates from Taiwan, and is definitely one of our favorite types of beef noodle soup. The broth is…

Butter Prawns (Nai Yao Ha haha…haha…)

On almost every special occasion I had growing up, especially during birthdays, there would almost always be a plate of prawns for me. My mum believes it brings good luck, like how Chinese people have longevity noodles during New Years hoping for a longer life. Mum would grab a few pieces, put them on my…

Hot from the oven Hong Kong flaky Egg tarts!

If you like Cantonese Dim Sums, you should be very familiar with these hot crispy flaky Hong Kong (HK) egg tarts. Given our Cantonese backgrounds, it was the norm for our families to regularly gather at Yum Cha restaurants for lunches. We would stuff ourselves with so many amazing dim sums and get so excited every time a trolley…

Braised Pork Belly that melts in your mouth

What good can come from being accused for critising the Chinese emperor of Song Dynasty? Dong Po pork!! Thanks to Su Dong Po (Su Shi’s pseudonym), who was exiled to a life of poverty for critising the emperor, the idea of this dish apparently originated as an accident. He was distracted by a game of…

You’re my lobster

During this struggling period of COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for everyone to try to look at the bright side of things and stay positive! One big positive – CHEAP lobsters! Live Western Rock lobster at $78 per kg. This is a great opportunity to finally practice cooking one of the famous Chinese banquet dishes,…

Hainanese Chicken Rice

If you are wondering what Hainanese Chicken Rice is, it is a simple dish of poached chicken and specially seasoned rice, served with a variety of sauces, and garnished with thin slices of cucumber. It was adapted by the Hainanese population of southern China who came up with a dish called Wenchang chicken. Many countries…

Pork Prawn Dumplings

Who doesn’t love a good juicy dumpling? Growing up, dumplings were our staple food. Thinking about dumplings gives us nostalgic feelings, bringing us back to the many valuable family bonding times, watching our parents easily fold platefuls of dumplings, whilst us as children struggled immensely in enclosing the filling. Having tried many types of dumplings…