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)

Autumn • 秋(qiū), Seasonal Dishes, Sweets • 点心(diǎnxin), Winter • 冬(dōng)

Puff Pastry with Yam Filling (番薯酥饼)

Happy New Year of 2018! After the holiday period, do you feel overloaded with a lot of meat and wine? As for me, this year I unfortunately managed to eat not too much, because I was sick. Actually it was not only me, the whole family got beaten down starting from the Christmas Day until… Continue reading Puff Pastry with Yam Filling (番薯酥饼)

Flour • 面(miàn), Seasonal Dishes, Winter • 冬(dōng)

Steamed Dumplings with Daikon Pork Filling (萝卜猪肉馅蒸饺)

Growing up as a norther Chinese, I remember that dumpling has played a huge part in our life. We eat dumplings for most of the important occasions: Chinese New Year dinners, family gatherings, farewell/ welcoming meals, etc. It is a social food, as it can involve many people into the preparation; meanwhile it brings together… Continue reading Steamed Dumplings with Daikon Pork Filling (萝卜猪肉馅蒸饺)

Autumn • 秋(qiū), Five Ingredients, Flour • 面(miàn), Fusion Flavor, Seasonal Dishes, Winter • 冬(dōng)

Braised Noodles with Green Beans (豆角焖面)

Every year in early Autumn, once I see there are green beans displayed on the stalls, I would immediately think of this dish: braised noodles with green beans. I remember my grandma used to cook this dish to me, so that I got to eat some green vegetables. And now I also cook this dish… Continue reading Braised Noodles with Green Beans (豆角焖面)

Seasonal Dishes, Soup • 汤(tāng), Winter • 冬(dōng)

Daikon Beef Soup (白萝卜牛肉汤)

In China, we have a famous saying: Eat radish/ daikon in winter, ginger in summer (冬吃萝卜夏吃姜). In our tradition, we believe in the Yin (阴) and Yang (阳) balance of the universe, so as in our body. In Summer because we sweat a lot, the heat inside our body, aka Yang (阳), runs out leaving… Continue reading Daikon Beef Soup (白萝卜牛肉汤)

Flour • 面(miàn), Seasonal Dishes, Soup • 汤(tāng), Winter • 冬(dōng)

Noodle in Beef Broth (牛肉汤面)

The comfort food for me, and lots of Chinese people, is noodle in soup.    The noodle has to be the long version, and the soup better is a meat broth. And when these two combine into a bowl, they have a magic powder to warm up my stomach and comfort my body.   Talking… Continue reading Noodle in Beef Broth (牛肉汤面)