Sriracha Vegetables

Sriracha Vegetables

The popularity of the Sriracha Sauce has soared in recent years. This spicy and tangy condiment with a touch of sweetness can now be found in the refrigerators of many homes, right next to the ketchup. Read more >>

Chinese Soy Sauce Chicken Wings (滷水雞翼)

Soy Sauce Chicken Wing Recipe

Another simple Chinese Cantonese recipe to put together for a quick dinner is this Chinese Soy Sauce Chicken Wings dish. Chicken wings are such a versatile protein in Chinese cooking, it’s quick to cook and is always a favourite.  I should really share more Chicken Wing recipes with you here, I’ll make a mental note of this. Read more >>

Stir Fry Beef and Celery with XO Sauce

Stir-Fry Beef and Celery with XO Sauce

Stir fry dishes are a no brainer for a weekend night dinner.  I usually choose a meat such as pork or beef and a veggie such a bok choy or broccoli… and voila, you have a dish.  You can either whip up a simple brown sauce (oyster sauce, sugar, cornstarch and water) or use store-bought black bean sauce to tie the ingredients together.

A stir fry I like to make on a weeknight is this Beef and Celery with XO Sauce.  The XO sauce brings so much flavour to the dish and the beef cooks in a jiffy. Read more >>

Tenku RyuGin: Our Anniversary Dinner

Tenku Ryugin

In the blink of the eye, hubby and I have been married for 8 years.  We just celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary last month and like every year, I was given the task to select the restaurant to celebrate this special day.  It wasn’t too difficult for me to decide, because there was a restaurant at the top of my list that I’ve been dying to try. Read more >>

Kung Hei Fat Choy

Canned Abalone

Kung Hei Fat Choy!!  Time sure flies by, I can’t believe it’s Chinese New Year again.  I wish you all a healthy and prosperous year of the sheep (or is it ram? or goat?). Read more >>

BÊP Vietnamese Kitchen

BEP Vietnamese Kitchen

Owned by the Nha Trang group, BÊP is becoming a Vietnamese favorite among Pho lovers.  The name BÊP means Vietnamese kitchen and this restaurant definitely resonates a homey kitchen feel.  Hubby and I checked this place out back in December and immediately understood the Pho hype. Read more >>

Chinese Claypot Rice (煲仔飯)

Chicken Claypot Rice

A classic winter warmer that HKer’s love to eat is Claypot Rice (煲仔飯). It’s a hearty dish of rice, soy sauce and simple ingredients such as Lap Cheong and chicken cooked in a claypot. Traditionally all the ingredients are cooked with the rice over a charcoal stove for a smokey flavour, allowing the rice to soak in all the flavors. Without a doubt, the best part of this dish is the crispy crust that forms on the bottom and sides of the claypot. Read more >>