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), 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)

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)

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)

Five Ingredients, Flour • 面(miàn), Fusion Flavor

Noodles with Tomato Scramble Eggs (番茄炒蛋拌面)

What is the dish that every Chinese people knows how to cook? It has to be the tomato scramble egg (番茄炒蛋)! It was the first dish my Mom taught me to prepare, and it was as well her first dish taught by her mother. The tomato scramble egg has been regarded as THE entry to… Continue reading Noodles with Tomato Scramble Eggs (番茄炒蛋拌面)

Flour • 面(miàn)

Pan Fried Scallion Flavored Buns (葱油饼)

"If you could live with only one kind of food for the rest of your life. What would it be?" This was a question my husband (by then boyfriend) asked me when the first time he cooked for me. "It has to be the Buns!" I answered. For a person from north China, the buns… Continue reading Pan Fried Scallion Flavored Buns (葱油饼)

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)

Five Ingredients, Rice • 米(mǐ)

Millet Congee (小米粥)

I can't remember since when I stopped eating congee. Growing up, congee had played an important role in my daily meals. From time to time, grandma prepared me congee for breakfast or dinner. My childhood congee was mainly made of rice, sometimes with green beans or millet added. It was a simple, yet warm and… Continue reading Millet Congee (小米粥)

Flour • 面(miàn)

Pork & Cabbage Stuffed Bun (白菜猪肉包子)

For a very long period, I had tried to stay away from flour, as there was no "connections" between us. I couldn't get the yeast function, so my dough couldn't raise the way it was expected; I barely mixed the water and the flour with the right proportion, so any pastry I made didn't come… Continue reading Pork & Cabbage Stuffed Bun (白菜猪肉包子)