Tummy-warming nian gao duk (rice cakes) with pork

I learned this from my mother, who was taught it by her mother and her mother before her, and so. This is Chinese home cooking that delivers maximum comfort. It has become a favorite in my family and … [more]

Chinese marinade for pork, chicken or beef

This marinade is ubiquitous in Chinese cuisine. A marinade such as this can’t really be prescriptive. It will vary depending on your taste, quantity of meat, etc… but it will get better … [more]

Healing Chinese Chicken Soup

Growing up in a Chinese household, food was central to our lives. Food was not just to fill our tummies but to heal, lift our spirits and give reason to bring friends and family together. Traditional … [more]

Steamed Hoisin Pork Dumplings

These succulent little dumplings have an absolute air of sophistication… [more]

Fried Rice with Prawns

Hello everybody, Here is a Chinese accompaniment which is probably one of the most popular of all…. give it a try! [more]

Pan fried potsticker dumplings

Children love dumplings and this recipe is a favorite in our family. Keep uncooked dumplings in the freezer on hand for steaming, boiling or frying. They are also great in soup. You may use ground … [more]

Chinese salmon steak

This recipe is a very fast dinner when you serve it with your favorite salad or steamed vegetables. The whole recipe takes only 10 to 15 minutes from start to finish. Serves 4 [more]

Firecracker shrimp

This festive appetizer, which is great for a Fourth of July gathering or a Chinese New Year celebration, looks just like a firecracker. In China firecrackers light up the sky on New Year’s Day. … [more]

Everyday Chinese Cooking

I’ll never forget my first foray into Chinese cooking — hours of chopping followed my minutes of frantic frying. So I’ll be the first to admit that I was little skeptical of a book … [more]

Potsticker Poser

I felt like a Firecracker Shrimp fraud. A Potsticker poser. I had been invited to be a guest chef at a prestigious festival held at a swanky, mountain resort. This was the first time I would be doing … [more]

Royal China

Try any of the Royal China chain of restaurants for the best dim sum in London. I have eaten here with Hong Kong aficionados who tell me this is as good as it gets. Get there early at the weekends to … [more]

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