Sybaritica's post has sparked my interest to post these two dishes which I made  with dried scallops.  The main feature of these two dishes is to present the scallops in a "classy" way.  The same principle applies:  steam the dried scallops till they become wet and soft.  Do not mix them up but leave them as... Continue Reading →

Roast Pork: Two Homemade Recipes

My friend JL 's  Roast Pork Recipe: Ingredients: 3 lbs  ( 五花腩)pork ; fattest  portion. Use 四季雞粉 (1 bag) -- A special chicken broth  mixture or powder. Cooking directions Rub the powder to the meat only. Cover with foil except the skin. Put into refrigerator for 3 days Put into the oven, 450 F for half... Continue Reading →

Fried Salmon Head and Collar

This post is in response to fellow blogger Sybaritica's Notable Nosh: Grilled Salmon Collar. When I saw his post, I said, there aren't lots of meat there.  But he said "There’s actually quite a bit of meat in the head (a large one anyway".   I can understand this now, because my sister just cooked a... Continue Reading →

Mushrooms with Garlic and Oyster Sauce (My Recipe: My Best Dish)

Yesterday it was Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Although we often eat out when we celebrate, we usually stay home and cook on Thanksgiving. This year, as always, my sister cooked, for about 30 people. She cooked a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner. Although this is not a potluck party, I feel that I should contribute... Continue Reading →

Family dinner with style – made by my sister Sil

As I mentioned in an earlier post, my sister Sil is a great cook.  She loves cooking and entertaining.  I benefit a lot from her!  Our brother and sister-in-law came from Australia to visit us.  There were lots of eating in restaurants.  This was the only family dinner that they had, and who made this... Continue Reading →

Fried Rice with Mango and Chicken

Ingredients: Rice : 3 cups of cold cooked rice.  Normally white rice is easier to fry.  Recently I also added some brown rice.  If you have not cooked brown rice before, don't use it, because it is important to know the quantity of water to be added to the rice in order to make the... Continue Reading →

Sauteed Shrimps with Eggs

Most people think that eggs are only for breakfast.  I think eggs are very nutritious and should be considered from breakfast to dinner.   If you have kids at home, they would love this dish --sautéed shrimps with eggs. Ingredients: 1 lb of fresh shrimps 5 eggs (use organic eggs, if possible) organic coconut oil,... Continue Reading →

Spare Ribs and Baked Chicken

Spare Ribs and Baked Chicken My sister Sil is a talented cake decorator and wonderful cook.  She is also a caring person with an extremely good heart.  She always holds parties for family and friends.  I am the one who benefits from her gourmet cooking every week.  I have reserved a page in my food... Continue Reading →

Shrimps boiled in 7-up

7-up shrimp sauce  I heard about this recipe recently from my sister's friend, and did some modifications myself.  The result was fantastic!  We used to boil shrimp (with shells on) in boiling water and then use soya sauce and/or hot sauce to eat with the shrimp.  With this 7-up recipe, there is no need to... Continue Reading →

Cafe Sacher Wien and the Original Sacher-Torte

All my friends know that coffee is an important part of my life.  Wherever I go, I need to get some coffee.  To me, it is not the quantity nor the quality that matters, but the lifestyle.  When I looked back at my trip to Vienna some years ago, the most enjoyable treat to myself... Continue Reading →

Baby Bok Choy with Shiitake Mushrooms

http://www.closetcooking.com/2009/01/baby-bok-choy-with-shiitake-mushrooms.html Thanks to my friend May, who gave me her friend's recipe for a sesame-ginger dressing who mixed it with baby bok choy with shiitake mushrooms. Here's a recipe that I found on line.  The dish looks very delicious!   By the way, May's recipe includes 1 tablespoon oyster sauce.  Try it out with and... Continue Reading →

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