Preparing Ginkgo Nuts (白果) for Desserts

Preparing Ginkgo Nuts (白果) for Desserts

Ginkgo (commonly misspelled as gingko) nuts are used in cooking and deserts.  However some people, especially children do not like its taste.  Here is a tip to sweeten it and give it a little more bite. You can use the canned
Stock

Stock

Some recipe required to have small amount of stock.  You could either use stock cubes or canned stock available in supermarket or you can try to make your own.  You could make a big pot, divide them into disposable plastic
How to make minced pork (or other meat) ball or patty more bouncy (弹牙)

How to make minced pork (or other meat) ball or patty more bouncy (弹牙)

Lifting the minced pork and slapping down in a bowl or plate or chopping board repeatedly before cooking will make the meat more bouncy or springy to the bite when cooked.  This is because the process will expel the air
How to Wrap Rice Dumpling (肉粽,粽子,bak chang)

How to Wrap Rice Dumpling (肉粽,粽子,bak chang)

Rice dumpling is a Chinese festive food for 端午节, duan wu jie, which occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month in the lunar calendar.  The story goes where a loyal poet屈原 committed suicide by drowning himself in the
How to remove fish scale without messing up the kitchen

How to remove fish scale without messing up the kitchen

Scale of fish is removed simply by scraping it in the opposite direction, ie from tail to the head.  Using the fish scaler or knife always make the scales flying all around, on your face, hair, and everywhere around the

Nonya Dumpling (娘惹粽子)

nonya dumpling

Making dumpling is never simple, but I will try to explain as clearly and as simple as it could so that anyone could try and successfully make their own dumpling at home. Ingredients (1 kg portion make about 15 dumpling … Continue reading →

Pork Dumpling (咸肉粽子)

salted pork dumpling

Making dumpling is never simple, but I will try to explain as clearly and as simple as it could so that anyone could try and successfully make their own dumpling at home. Ingredients (1 kg portion make about 15 dumpling … Continue reading →

How to Wrap Rice Dumpling (肉粽,粽子,bak chang)

rice dumpling

Rice dumpling is a Chinese festive food for 端午节, duan wu jie, which occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month in the lunar calendar.  The story goes where a loyal poet屈原 committed suicide by drowning himself in the … Continue reading →