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
How to choose a chinese cleaver or chopping knife

How to choose a chinese cleaver or chopping knife

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
How to prevent fish from sticking to your pan when frying

How to prevent fish from sticking to your pan when frying

You either have non-stick pan, then your problem is solve.  Alternatively a black iron wok that is well seasoned and oiled has less problem with sticking.  The reason is there is a layer of oil between the fish and the

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

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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 →