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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 [...]

Another way to cook flat bread

120. Stir fried Chinese flat bread with mixed vegetables (V)

I am so sorry, I didn’t realize that it has been almost two weeks now since I posted last time. Again, ‘laziness’ — would you accept? :)) Another excuse is I have been busy with migrating the blog to the new hosting space. — So what do you think about the new ‘look’? It is [...]

Chinese egg pancake recipe

115. Chinese Overlapped egg pancakes

Yesterday, when I was browsing online, by a chance, I came across an article about Chinese food in the ‘Independent’, which, to be honest, was rather disappointing. Well, I mean, Chinese cuisine is very difficult to describe in a few words, or even in a short article. There are huge regional and ethnic differences, not [...]

How to make steamed Chinese dumplings with marrow, prawns and eggs

111. Steamed dumplings with marrow, prawns, egg and Fensi filling

> steamed dumpling with marrow filling Happy new year!! After three continuous ‘culture notes’ on Chinese new year, let’s come back to talk some ‘real’ stuff — food! :)) As dumpling is the most popular ‘must-have’ food during the Chinese new year celebration, I would like to share more dumpling recipes. However, this recipe is [...]

How to make Chinese flat bread with beef mince fillings featured Chinese recipe

105. Chinese bakery recipe: ‘open mouth’ flat bread with fillings

  Chinese flatbread Having a very warm Christmas and new years seems unreal — here is Valencia! In the morning, when I opened the curtains, the whole window was filled with blue colour, blue from the sky, not even a thread of cloud, and underneath, the buildings and streets are all brighting up in the [...]

How to make Chinese corn flour bread with fillings Chinese recipe

90. A traditional northeast Chinese recipe: steamed corn flour bread with garlic chives filling

Actually, the term ‘bread’ does not quite reflect the original Chinese name. I wonder if there is an easy, more accurate,  translation at all. In Chinese, these are called corn flour ‘tuan zi’, which literally means something like “rolling it up into a ball with fillings in the centre”. In my previous corn flour recipe, I [...]

87. Chinese bread / dim sim recipe: Steamed Creamy Custard Bun

87. Chinese bread / dim sim recipe: Steamed Creamy Custard Bun

奶黄包 This is NOT a northeastern Chinese recipe. :) A friend of mine asked for this recipe a while back, but, well, firstly, I am lazy to try new things, and I wouldn’t put anything here if did not try to make it and take the actual pictures. Secondly, I have never been a good [...]

how to make homemade pull noodles Chinese recipe

86. A different kind of Chinese noodles: Flat noodle sheet soup

Chinese “Mian Pian” You know in Chinese, ‘noodles’ are called ‘Mian Tiao’, which is literally translated as ‘flour strips’. This dish is very similar to a regular Chinese noodle soup, but it is called ‘mian pian’, meaning ‘flour sheet’. I am not sure if this recipe originates from North East China, but I have never [...]

How to make Chinese flat bread with spring onion Chinese recipe

77. Chinese flat bread with scallion: Cong You Bing (V)

Chinese Flat bread with scallion 葱油饼 I love flour based food, noodles, all kinds of Chinese ‘bread’ and ‘flat bread’, dumplings, baozi… If one day I am getting really really big, it will be because of the flour. :))) But, I cannot cut it off my diet, so I go to jogging more often… Ha… [...]

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