Egg fried rice with turmeric, cumin, soy sauce and sesame oil
Stories about food and love across the seas
Shandong shredded chicken, memories of Mr. Chen’s bitterness (FODMAP friendly)
Juicy, spicy, salty and sour shredded chicken, and memories of Mr. Chen who swam to Hong Kong during the culture revolution.
Cantonese braised beef flank with spices and soy sauce, memories of a hawker stall on the ‘Poetry Road’
Cantonese style braised beef flank or brisket with soy sauce, star anise, cloves, cinnamon, fennel seeds, cardamom and ginger.
Magical Southern China, our ancestral village in Taishan (台山)
A trip to our ancestral village in Taishan, in Guangdong Province, Southern China.
Tomato and egg soup, memories of friendship from the GuangYa Middle School (廣東廣雅中學)
The simplest and delicious soup cooked in 10 minutes. The soup warmed the souls of girls from a boot-camp style boarding school.
Congee with pan fried fish and lettuce, memories of my mum’s kindness (FODMAP friendly)
A slow cooked congee (Asian rice porridge) with lettuce, served with pan fried fish, topped with sesame oil and green shallot.
Pickled white radish 甜酸萝卜 and the story of a once-beautiful little girl from Waterloo
Chinese side salad – sweet, sour, crunchy pickled white radish
Braised Chinese mushrooms with oyster sauce, memories of Chinese New Year
A Chinese New Year must-have dish – braised Chinese mushrooms with oyster sauce.
Steamed pork with soy sauce, memories of mum and dad’s love story (FODMAP friendly)
Steamed pork with soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame sees, white wine, shallot and chili
Grandmother’s fried pork cracklings, hot rice with pork fat and soy sauce 豬油豉油撈飯
Pan fried pork cracklings, served with a rick flavored with pork fat and soy sauce
Cantonese sweet tea buns, memories of my friend OuYang
When I was a little kid these buns were sold in little shops on nearly every street in GuangZhou. We had them mostly for breakfast. The bread was also great for a picnic lunch during school excursions.
Homemade noodles, memories of a peasant family during a famine
Homemade ‘kansui’ noodles with dark soy sauce and sesame oil.
Chinese New Year – crispy peanut pastry with sesame and coconut (花生芝麻角仔)
Chinese New Year – sweet pastries with a delicious filling of peanut, sesame seed and coconut. Two methods are used – baked and fried.
Winter melon broth with dried shrimps, and memories of a remote factory by a river
Winter melon broth with diced bacon, dried shrimps and mung bean vermicelli.
Blanched Asian mustard greens 芥菜, memories of the GuangDong GuangYa Middle School
Memories of the GuangDong GuangYa Middle School in the 1980s.
Pan fried garlic chive and egg pockets (韭菜盒子) *** Memories of a TV set made of a heart-rate monitor
Chinese pan-fried garlic chive pockets with chicken, Chinese mushrooms, mung bean vermicelli and eggs.
Flaky shallot pancake (蔥油餅)
Pan fried Chinese shallot cake
Chicken chop suey with Chinese vegetable, my father’s memories of radish meals during the Great Famine in 1961
Chicken chop suey with sweet-salty radish, Chinese mushroom, lily buds and bamboo shoots.
Sauté fresh clams with spicy XO sauce *** the life of my uncle from TaiShan 台山
Sautéed fresh clams in shells with XO sauce, wine, shallot, chili and coriander.
Twice-cooked pork belly with dry salted Chinese mustard greens 梅菜扣肉
Steamed pork belly with preserved Chinese vegetables (dry mustard greens).
Hometown (Zhongshan 中山) style steamed rice cake with radish, chinese sausage and dried shrimps – A recipe of my grand-uncle ‘Chi’
Hometown style (ZhongShan region, Southern China) steamed glutinous rice cake with Chinese sausage, white radish dried shrimps.
Stir fry tofu with chili bean paste and oyster sauce, my father’s story about 2 spoonful of cooking oil
Stir fry tofu with fermented chili soy bean paste and oyster sauce.
Steamed blue eye cod, memories of the ‘Yayan Lane’ 雅言里 where we once lived (FODMAP friendly)
Chinese steamed fish with soy sauce, shallot and coriander
Hometown sweet and savory glutinous rice dumplings (家乡咸水角) – memories of my grandfather’s village at ZhongShan (中山)
Hometown style sweet and savory glutinous rice dumplings with pork, Chinese sausages, bacon, leek, bamboo shoot and garlic chives.
Poached chicken breast with Asian slaw *** memories of the Chinese New Year’s chicken feast
Poached chicken with Asian salad of wombok, pickled carrot, mung bean vermicelli, mint and coriander, serviced with a spicy dressing.
Cucumber salad – memories of a ‘wine house’ restaurant (FODMAP friendly)
Asian ‘liang ban’ style cucumber salad with soy sauce, sesame oil and sesame seeds.
Bok choy with ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil and wine- memories of my grandmother’s chicken coop (FODMAP friendly)
Sauté bok choy with ginger and wine.