I posted a photo on Instagram earlier and did not expect the overwhelming number of recipe requests. I shouldn’t be surprised, as lo bak go (蘿蔔糕) is a well loved dim sum item. Moreover, it’s a Chinese New Year staple.
Savoury meat-studded steamed cakes (e.g. made with radish or taro root) and dessert steamed cakes (e.g. red bean, water chestnut, sticky brown sugar coconut) represent optimism towards a more prosperous year. (“Cake” in Chinese is homonymic with “rising up”).Read More
Even though I am away from Vancouver, I made it a point to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving this year. For one, the thought of seeing all the celebratory food that my friends were enjoying back home would have been too much to bear.Read More
Do people still follow the Atkin’s diet? Or South Beach?
Now, I don’t judge. I like the idea of cutting refined carbohydrates out of my diet but in reality, it’s a sheer impossibility.
Tell me, what can’t the potato do? Many of my favourite foods and guilty pleasures are made from this starchy tuber. Tater tots, poutine, croquetas de bacalao, the list is longer than my arm.Read More
Make friends with chefs. Better yet, make friends with “retired” chefs that are done with the long hours and the dissatisfying pay. Get especially tight with those that have recovered from jadednessRead More
Fa Lalalala Lalalalaa!
Need an impressive main-dish that doesn’t require defrosting or brining for days? One that you can prepare in advance and will turn even Scrooge’s frown upside-down? Then this painless lamb-roastRead More
I never carry music on me because I always have songs running in my head like a personal soundtrack. As of late, O Canada has been playing on repeat and I actually don’t mind it.Read More