Cottage Pie or Shepherd’s Pie

Cottage Pie or Shepherd’s Pie

The traditional cottage pie or shepherd's pie is a meat pie with mashed potatoes as the crust, as potato is a cheaper food then. This recipe is not truly the traditional cottage pie, for simplicity, I do not bake it,
Preserve Vegetable with pork belly (mei cai kou rou 梅菜扣肉)

Preserve Vegetable with pork belly (mei cai kou rou 梅菜扣肉)

This is the way my mom cook it, but not very presentable as pork and vegetables are mixed up, whereas in restaurant, it looks more presentable with pork are nicely sliced and not mixed up with the vegetables.  I'll give
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
Luffa Omelette (丝瓜芙蓉)

Luffa Omelette (丝瓜芙蓉)

Ingredients 1 x luffa 4 x eggs ½ teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon sugar Cooking oil 6 table spoon. 1 clove garlic 5-10 Prawns (optional) 1 tablespoon soya sauce Dash of ground pepper Method If prawn is used, de-shell the prawns. Remove skin of garlic, minced or chop into small pieces Remove the think
Steam Fish With Salted Vegetables (咸菜)

Steam Fish With Salted Vegetables (咸菜)

This is the same as basic steam fish, with salted vegetables added. This is good for premium fish like grouper, threadfin, pomfret (or commonly misspelled as promfet), where the meat is very tasty. Ingredients Fish ( 1 slice of mid cut 2 cm

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 →