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Fusion Flavor, Soup • 汤(tāng), Winter • 冬(dōng)

Spicy & Sour Chicken Veggie Stew (酸辣鸡肉蔬菜炖)

HELLO 2019!!! Hope everybody had a wonderful festival period in the past weeks. As for me it was one of the best Christmas and New Year holidays I've had since years! Why so special?! Well... First of all, we invited my in-laws to come over to stay with us for the Christmas and I WAS… Continue reading Spicy & Sour Chicken Veggie Stew (酸辣鸡肉蔬菜炖)

Flour • 面(miàn)

Flaky Scallion Pancakes (烫面葱油饼)

Recently I've been slow on updating on the blog. It was mainly because that started from June, I started my private cooking classes and home chef activities. And it had been such a joy, and at the same time busy period. I've been enjoying cooking dumplings and many other Chinese home dishes to the local… Continue reading Flaky Scallion Pancakes (烫面葱油饼)

Five Ingredients, Flour • 面(miàn)

Steamed Bun/ Bread (发面馒头)

Years ago my husband asked me a question: If you had to choose only one food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be? As an Italian, his answer was PIZZA! And as for me, who was born and raised in North China, I said: the steamed bun (大馒头)! The steam… Continue reading Steamed Bun/ Bread (发面馒头)

Five Ingredients, Flour • 面(miàn), Soup • 汤(tāng)

Chinese Gnocchi (猫耳朵 Cat Ear)

猫耳朵 (māo ěr duo). This is one of the dishes that brought me into the kitchen and start to get my hands dirty in food preparations. It is an important dish for me. The memories that I can still recall, when I helped to prepare this dish with my grandma, can be traced back to… Continue reading Chinese Gnocchi (猫耳朵 Cat Ear)

Five Ingredients, Flour • 面(miàn), Sweets • 点心(diǎnxin)

Steamed Rose Buns (蒸玫瑰花卷)

The Valentine's Day is arriving again~ Personally I do not like this "valentine" festival, because these days it is pure commercial and served only for corporations' marketing purposes. However I am not against celebrating love with your loved one. And it doesn't mean you must spend lots of money in a fancy restaurants on specifically… Continue reading Steamed Rose Buns (蒸玫瑰花卷)

Five Ingredients, Flour • 面(miàn), Seasonal Dishes, Spring • 春 (chūn)

Spring Pancake (春饼)

Spring Pancake!🌮🌮🌮 I felt super happy when typing the title of this post, because by the time it is published, the Spring will be officially arrived! The reason why I am posting a recipe of Spring Pancake (春饼) is that according to the Lunar calendar, this Sunday 4th February is the day of Lichun (立春),… Continue reading Spring Pancake (春饼)

Autumn • 秋(qiū), Saute Dishes • 小炒 (xiǎochǎo), Seasonal Dishes, Winter • 冬(dōng)

Party Dishes: Saute Green Beans & Japchae (炒豆角 + 韩式拌粉丝)

Winter is ALMOST gone, almost!!! I am so happy to say it, because I can't wait to welcome the warm Spring. Although we are still physically in Winter season, but here at our home we've already started to invite friends over for weekend gatherings. It is still too cold for a brunch outdoor on the… Continue reading Party Dishes: Saute Green Beans & Japchae (炒豆角 + 韩式拌粉丝)

Five Ingredients, Flour • 面(miàn), Sweets • 点心(diǎnxin)

Steamed Corn Buns: Wō wo tóu (窝窝头)

As a northern Chinese, I used to eat food made of corn flour a lot in my hometown. I remember my family from time to time made corn flour pancake for dinner or breakfast. And my grandma also used to buy the steamed corn-flour sponge cake to me and my cousin for desserts. After I've… Continue reading Steamed Corn Buns: Wō wo tóu (窝窝头)

Rice • 米(mǐ)

Yangzhou Fried Rice (扬州炒饭)

I can't really recall the reason, but this dish Yangzhou Fried Rice had been, for a long time, a signature dish of my Mom for wishing me good luck. I clearly remember that the day when I took the National College Entrance Examination (全国统一高考), THE exam in China that to qualify a student to enter… Continue reading Yangzhou Fried Rice (扬州炒饭)