My South America Trip #16 –What did we eat in Brazil, Argentina and Chile?

I have written more than 15 posts about my recent trip to South America on my other blog My Notebook.  If you are interested in nature and sceneries, please do not miss my 15 posts on this trip.  Today I am turning to my food blog to share with you an interesting subject:  What we ate... Continue Reading →

My South America Trip #16 –What did we eat in Brazil, Argentina and Chile?

I have written more than 15 posts about my recent trip to South America on my other blog My Notebook.  If you are interested in nature and sceneries, please do not miss my 15 posts on this trip.  Today I am turning to my food blog to share with you an interesting subject:  What we ate... Continue Reading →

Longevity Peach Buns

The banquet will not be complete without desserts.  This banquet menu actually includes three desserts but I only feature this very special one here--"longevity peach buns".  Inside the buns are lotus paste.  The buns are in the shape of a peach, which represents longevity.   Usually, if requested, bigger restaurants will provide this special desserts... Continue Reading →

Butterfly Shrimps with Broccoli

The presentation of this dish is very beautiful, and the shrimps are also excellent in taste.  The back of each shrimp is cut open so that when it is fried, it will curl up like a butterfly.  That is why it is called "butterfly shrimp".   This is the last main dish that I would... Continue Reading →

Double-Boiled Whole Winter Melon Soup

This soup is a very famous Cantonese cuisine.  The inside of a winter melon is scooped empty to make an urn.  The inside is then filled with soup ingredients, such as herbs, ham, mushrooms, chicken, scallop etc.  The whole urn is double steamed for at least four hours and brought out to the dining table.... Continue Reading →

Baked Lobster with Ginger and Green Onion

I recently attended a banquet in a Chinese Seafood Restaurant.  The dishes were just delicious.  While I don't know how to prepare them, I would like to share with you how they look like so that the next time you go to a good Chinese Restaurant, you can order them and try them out.  As... Continue Reading →

Vegetables with Bean Curd Rolls and Ginkgo in Clear Soup

The second dish I would like to recommend to you is called "vegetables with bean curd rolls (or tofu skin)  and gingko in clear soup".  Clear soup here means chicken soup, like the canned chicken soup. The vegetables can be baby bak choy, or any other green vegetables.  Gingko is said to be very nutritious... Continue Reading →

Steamed Whole Fish (Fresh Cod)

Fresh fish here means "fresh from the tank".  You can find fresh fish swimming in the tank in some seafood restaurants. It is important that it is served "whole" with head and tail, to represent the meaning of "beginning and end".  Only real "fresh" fish tastes good when steamed, and it is very expensive in... 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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