Coconut Bird Nest Soup

Birds nest soup is one of the most extravagant culinary foods in Chinese culture. It has been around for 400 years and is prized for its rarity, its nutritional benefits, and for its texture to taste. Because of its delicate nature, it is recommended to pair milder ingredients with bird nest so you can taste theContinue reading “Coconut Bird Nest Soup”

Red Date Tea

History of Red Date Tea During Chinese tea ceremonies, a Chinese wedding tradition in which the soon-to-be-married couple serves tea to their elders, there is a customary saying called, “早生贵子,” in which the elders gives well wishes for the couple to, “soon give birth to precious children.” Red date tea 红枣水 symbolizes two things: (1)Continue reading “Red Date Tea”

Chinese Chicken Soup

When I’m feeling a bit under the weather or simply want something comforting and nutritious, my automatic go-to is always a big bowl of steaming hot chicken soup. Not chicken noodle soup a la the Campbell variety you might expect. No, the Chinese soup recipe I always crave is Chinese chicken herbal soup “老火雞湯”, aContinue reading “Chinese Chicken Soup”

Steam Chicken

Steam chicken”白切雞” is always considered my comfort food that reminds me of home. There are days when being a mom just takes its toll. I’m chasing after my toddler and picking up his toys. I’m feeding my newborn and trying to get her down for a nap. All while in the back of my mindContinue reading “Steam Chicken”