Simple Fry Nian Gao / New Year Sticky Rice Cake (煎年糕)

Many Chinese buy some Nian Gao (年糕) during Chinese New Year Spring Festival.  It symbolises 步步高升, (things are improving in steps in the coming year).  Housewife who worship kitchen god may also belief that the kitchen god, being in kitchen … Continue reading →

Apple, Pear, Luohan fruit, Fig, Apricot Kernel Dessert (苹果,梨 , 罗汉果,无花果,南北杏)

apple pear dessert

This is an alternative to the earlier post on “Apple or Pear with Chinese Almond (南北杏) and Chuan Bei (川贝)Drink“.  However, Chuan Bei is not used here, but replace with luohan fruit and fig, hence suitable for whole family as … Continue reading →

Dried Apricots and Snow Fungus Dessert

snow fungus apricot dessert

This is quite like the usual snow fungus dessert, but adding dried apricot gives it a fruity sour taste from the usual red date taste.  Kids will like it chilled. Ingredients 10 dried appricots 10 red dates 20 grams dried … Continue reading →

Apple or Pear with Chinese Almond (南北杏) and Chuan Bei (川贝)Drink

chuan bei mu 川贝母

This recipe is given by my TCM doctor, to help soothe my children’s cough.  He said that it can be drank even you do not have cough, it generally nourishes the lungs.  You can use red apple or Chinese pear … Continue reading →

Double Boil Winter Melon Dessert (冬瓜)

This is a cooling and nourishing for the lungs (in TCM terms – traditional Chinese Medicine) dessert and good to take when you have cough or having green phlegm.  Otherwise, it can also be taken as a dessert for cooling … Continue reading →