Modified Hong Kong style Borscht Soup

In this cold cold weather, nothings better than an amazing warm hearty vegetable soup!! One of the very first recipes we both learnt prior to even meeting each other was the Borscht soup, but more towards the Hong Kong style. It was such a coincidence that we both loved this soup so incredibly. Took us…

Braised Chicken with Chestnuts

Over the past few weeks, we have been bulk cooking this dish and we’ve been absolutely loving it! This is a traditional Shanghainese cuisine and it is a sweet, warm and comforting food, that is perfect in this chilly weather at the moment. To begin, prepare the chestnuts. Place them flat side down on board….

Pork and Vegetable Chinese Stir-fry

Want a stir-fry that you can’t find in restaurants? Try this! It has a heap load of ingredients, so lot’s to prepare! This amazing colourful dish brings me back to the time when I had home economics cooking back in school as a subject, and I was given a project to create a dish of…

Chinese Watercress Soup

I always have fond memories of having a large bowl of my mother’s authentic Asian soups going along with a bowl of rice before heading off to school. She would simmer it for hours and the aromatic herbs and spices would linger in the house for days. Out of all those homemade soups, Sai Yeung…

Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Roast Pork)

Char Siu, a red sweet and salty BBQ marinated roast pork, is an iconic Cantonese roast meat and served as thin sliced strips on top of noodles and rice dishes or just simply packed in a takeaway container for supper with family or friends. It is definitely one of the first top foods we would…

Claypot Eggplant

Eggplant is probably not the most popular (culinary) vegetable, but in our opinion, anything can taste delicious as long as it is cooked right. The Asian dish ‘Fish fragrant eggplant (yu xiang qie zi)‘ is definitely one of our top favourite way of eating eggplant, so we must learn this dish! It’s spicy, fragrant and…

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…

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…