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How to make Chinese northern style 'shumai' (shaomai)

Northeast Chinese shao mai (II)

  Continues from yesterday’s post… In northern China, we usually compare ‘Shaomai’ to ‘Baozi’, but of course, ‘Shaomai’ is more delicate, I mean the real beautiful one. :) ‘Ma jia Shaomai’ is just very special from every angel. Its pastry wrap is almost ‘transparent’ after steaming, while the top edges remain loose like a flower, [...]

How to make shaomai at home

132. Northeast Chinese shao mai (I)

  England is filled with the atmosphere of the celebration of Queen’s Jubilee. No, no, that is not my excuse for not posting for a few days, I mean we haven’t been busy joining in any celebrations, but I was really touched by the national atmosphere — almost everywhere we went, there was a street [...]

how to cook tofu recipe at home

128. Chinese tofu cooked with crab meat

蟹黄豆腐 Many many congratulations to our dearest friend Birte and her (now) hubby!! — Yes, it was a wedding, and a beautiful bride! Unfortunately, we could not make it, but wish them all the love and happiness from the bottom of our heart. —– Somehow, I have never believed in ‘weddings’, never had that fairy [...]

how to stir fry beef mince with celery with simple Chinese recipe

127. A simple healthy Chinese recipe: stir fried beef mince with celery

Well, you know, what I really want to have, some recipes can keep me really cheerful, despite the terrible weather, despite the unluckiness in fate, despite what other people say, despite how many times I fail myself … Or some recipes just keep me being myself, never over-joyed because of achievement, never need to demand [...]

how to make Chinese spicy beef recipe

126. Chinese boiled beef in (spicy) sauce

水煮牛肉 Our corridor is filled up with ‘moving in’ noise. After our dearest friend Mag moved back to France, her flat was empty for a couple of weeks, then since yesterday, the new neighbors have started moving in. The flat still stays the same, but the people are different now…Talking about changes — no, I [...]

How to make bean jelly salad with simple Chinese recipe

125. Summer dish: Bean jellies salad (V)

凉粉   The weather has been so bad over here in the past … 2 weeks? — At least. … I know if you are reading here, you must be laughing at me, and saying that I turned to be English — talking about weather all the time. But the dark, heavy, low clouds have [...]

How to stir fry aubergine with simple Chinese recipe

125. Aubergine cooked in soybean paste sauce (V)

酱茄子 I guess it is normal that you have to go through changes in life, as different stages of life require different things. I actually like changes … small changes though, like moving around the furnitures in the house, redecorate the rooms, change the style of the cloth by own sewing machine, oh, and changing [...]

How to make simple Chinese rice wrap

124. Chinese rice wrapped with lotus leaves

If I say that I have been so unlucky lately, my darling husband and brother will strongly object, as they would say, that is life, sometimes you are lucky, sometimes you would come cross problems, when you are lucky, you enjoy it; when you are not, you deal with the problems then get on with [...]

What is the best way to eat instant noodles

Cooking Note: How to cook instant noodles?

  Don’t really trust me saying I like healthy food, and only eat super healthy stuff… There is a bit of a ‘fraud’ in there. Don’t get me wrong, I do have healthy consciousness, but I also like some… let’s say not so healthy food. Here is another confession — I really really really like [...]

How to cook Chinese fish recipe

122. Simple Chinese fish recipe: jiao zhi fish

  浇汁鱼 Although I have seen different festivals celebrations in Spain — which every time was a totally amazing new experience, it is my first time to see the actual Easter celebration. The festival has lasted almost a week, and today it finished with the resurrection — in the sun!! People from different neighborhoods all [...]

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