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
How to remove the unpleasant odour in chicken

How to remove the unpleasant odour in chicken

Sometimes chicken (whole or parts) has an unpleasant smell, especially frozen ones after thawing.  It is not the spoilt smell, but more like chicken odours. The best way to get rid of it is to rub a lot of salt

Steam water egg (蒸水蛋)

 Ingredients 2 chicken eggs 1 salted duck eggs (optional, can be replaced with 1 chicken egg) 1 century egg (optional) 50-100 grams minced pork 1/3 teaspoon salt dash of white pepper (grounded) water Method Remove the husk of the salted … Continue reading →

How to choose a chinese cleaver or chopping knife

knife handle

Having a good Chinese cleaver (菜刀) is an important part of Chinese cooking. Unlike western cooking that differentiate types of knife for different purpose, Chinese uses the cleaver for almost any form of food processing. It can be used to … Continue reading →