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)

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)