Best Baked Pork Chop Rice Hong Kong (焗豬扒飯)

Picture this. I am 12 years old,  getting ready to eat lunch at school. Some of my friends have pizza or lunchables or most of the time, a sandwich. But me? Nope, I had a box of baked pork chop over rice. Delicious tender pork chop in sweet and savory red sauce over a bedContinue reading “Best Baked Pork Chop Rice Hong Kong (焗豬扒飯)”

Chinese Meatloaf

Chinese meatloaf “蒸肉餅” is one of the classic homestyle dishes you don’t often hear about. But, do not underestimate the heartiness of this humble dish. Its versatility is endless. I have had many many variations of this steamed meatloaf, and that’s one of the reasons why I love it. You can customize it however youContinue reading “Chinese Meatloaf”

Easy Dan Dan Noodles

What are dan dan noodles “擔擔麵”? Imagine to yourself, chewy noodles submerged in sauce and topped with delicious ground pork and fragrant sesame paste and spicy sauce. This intense flavor of nutty and spicy is a combination that makes the noodles unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. Every bite is deliciously slurp-worthy. Trust me when IContinue reading “Easy Dan Dan Noodles”

Crispy Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and sour pork is by far one of my favorite dishes to make. I absolutely love the tangyness of the sauce, combined with the crunch breading of the batter, and the juiciness of the pork rib on the inside.  Getting it for takeout is a pain for me because usually the breading will beContinue reading “Crispy Sweet and Sour Pork”

Turnip Cake (蘿蔔糕 Lo Bak Go)

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and the first thing that comes to my mind is: radish cake 蘿蔔糕. Radish cake aka turnip cake aka daikon cake or whatever you call it, is not actually a cake. In fact, it’s a very savory dish consisting of radish, cured meats, dried shrimp that isContinue reading “Turnip Cake (蘿蔔糕 Lo Bak Go)”

Chinese Pickled Cabbage Pork Noodle Broth Recipe

When you have a hangover or feeling a bit under the weather, do you ever just want a steam bowl of brothy noodle soup? Yes? Me too. All the time! Well, if you can’t venture out to get noodle soup, I’m telling you can always make it at home yourself with this super simple andContinue reading “Chinese Pickled Cabbage Pork Noodle Broth Recipe”

Hong Kong Claypot Rice (臘味煲仔飯)

When winter rolls around, the first thing that comes to mind is 煲仔飯 or Chinese claypot rice. Before there was the instant pot, there was claypot: the original one-pot meal. With claypot rice 臘味煲仔飯 you have everything you need for a delicious and satisfying meal: protein, vegetables, and rice! Claypot rice is the perfect mealContinue reading “Hong Kong Claypot Rice (臘味煲仔飯)”

Sichuan Mapo Tofu Recipe

I used to wonder why people would order Mapo tofu all the time at my restaurant. I didn’t eat it growing up so I didn’t get what the big deal was. But after I had it, I understood the allure of it. The soft silky tofu combined with the fragrant spices mixed into the meat.Continue reading “Sichuan Mapo Tofu Recipe”

Pork Dumplings

Pork dumplings is a easy Chinese recipe that is comforting, easy to make, and versatile. Winter is just around the corner and I can already imagine myself deep in hibernation mode – snuggling up with the kiddies while watching a movie and too lazy to go out to buy food. That’s why I usually prepareContinue reading “Pork Dumplings”

Black Bean Sauce Spareribs

Black bean sauce spare ribs “豉汁蒸排骨” is a classic Chinese dish that is common in all parts of China and Asia. It is easy to make, saucy, pairs well with rice, can be very versatile and made with many different kinds of vegetables. Black beans are salted fermented black soybeans. It has a salty, sweet,Continue reading “Black Bean Sauce Spareribs”