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)

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)

Fusion Flavor, Sweets • 点心(diǎnxin)

Sweet Potato Muffins (番薯松饼)

Golden-orange has been the color of the season here in Tuscany ever since October. Once the Autumn arrives here, you easily find you are surrounded by the golden orange colored leaves on the ground, trees on the mountains, ingredients in the market, and dishes on the table.   I remember my favorite food of this… Continue reading Sweet Potato Muffins (番薯松饼)