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….

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…

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…