Posts Tagged "Rice"

Foolproof, Ridiculously Easy Nian Gao Recipe for Chinese New Year Pudding Cake 年糕

Posted by on Feb 10, 2013 | 4 comments

Foolproof, Ridiculously Easy Nian Gao Recipe for Chinese New Year Pudding Cake 年糕

This Lunar or Chinese New Year, we attempted to make as much of our Chinese meal from scratch as possible.  In reality, depending on who you ask, it wasn’t a traditional menu.  There were no whole steamed fish or chicken, abalone slices on vegetables , dried oysters stewed with hair-like seaweed, or any of those typical Chinese New Year dishes that we grew to love (or despise) as kids.  We did, however, tried to keep it Chinese-y.

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Coconut Black Forbidden Rice Dessert with Mangoes Recipe

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 | 8 comments

Coconut Black Forbidden Rice Dessert with Mangoes Recipe

It’s mango season again so I thought I’d sneak in a simple tropical dessert recipe. Using sweetened rice or beans in desserts is very common in many Asian cultures, especially in the Southeastern region. Here, a deeply purple, long grain rice is the star.

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Tourist Trapped by Table Side Risotto at Trattoria Al Gazzettino in Venice, Italy

Posted by on Sep 29, 2011 | 9 comments

Tourist Trapped by Table Side Risotto at Trattoria Al Gazzettino in Venice, Italy

Weak with hunger, I was misguided by an evil Venetian local that pointed me towards Trattoria Al Gazzettino in Venice, Italy.  The shop keeper assured me that Gazzettino had the best risotto in town.  I bet she secretly reveled at how many desperate tourists she’s herded into the San Marco trap.

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Mushroom Cardamom Rice Pudding with Dulce de Leche Disaster

Posted by on Jan 27, 2010 | 36 comments

Mushroom Cardamom Rice Pudding with Dulce de Leche Disaster

Vote for me now for Best Canadian Blog or my new blog will be called Memoirs of an Alcoholic: My drunken tweets.

Don’t mean to rant but you’ll soon see why.

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Thai Spot Prawn Ceviche Recipe [Video]

Posted by on Jul 21, 2009 | 22 comments

Thai Spot Prawn Ceviche Recipe [Video]

 

Growing up in Hong Kong, I remember weaving through the wet-market with my grandmother. I was fascinated by how she interacted with the live seafood and poultry before she brought them home.

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Smuggled Thai Bamboo Shoot Salad Recipe

Posted by on Jul 3, 2009 | 17 comments

Smuggled Thai Bamboo Shoot Salad Recipe

Soop Naw Mai

I’ve loved bamboo shoots since my childhood as they are often found in cuisines I adore such as Thai and Shanghaiese. In Vancouver, really fresh bamboo shoots are rare

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