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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Chinese Steamed Spareribs with Black Bean Sauce

Chinese Steamed Spareribs with Black Bean Sauce

Steamed Spareribs with Black Bean Sauce is a dish we always order when we go out for dim sum. If you love this dish as much as we do, you can easily make this dish at home. This simple recipe will only take you 5 minutes to prepare. Read more >>

Beef Short Ribs with Black Pepper

Beef Short Ribs with Black Pepper Sauce

Today, I want to share with you a favorite Chinese recipe for Beef Short Ribs with Black Pepper Sauce.  If you like to order this dish when eating at Chinese restaurants, do give this recipe a try! Read more >>

Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)


Siu mei (燒味) is a generic term for Cantonese roast meat and there are many varieties of this Hong Kong favorite,  examples include roasted goose (siu ngo/燒鵝), roasted duck (siu arp/燒鴨), BBQ pork (char siu/叉燒) and crispy skin roasted pork (siu yuk/燒肉). Quick and yummy siu mei rice boxes are very common meals for Hongkies, and I’ve definitely had my fair share over the years. Siu mei is also common as an additional take-out dish for family dinners.

I suppose char siu is one of the more iconic roast meats as it can be simply eaten over rice or can be used in many dishes such as fried rice or BBQ pork buns. Char siu is definitely my favorite roast meat. Read more >>