Chinese Stuffed Eggplant (Yeung Nhi Gwa)

I’ve always wondered how to make this delicious recipe that is served at dim sum. Here is my take on my Mom’s recipe. 2                              Japanese eggplants 1¼ lbs                    fish paste 1/4 C                     Cornstarch 1                              green onion Oil for frying Slice the eggplant diagonally, about an inch thick. Then again in the middle, but … Continue reading

303 Fusion Kitchen

I had a chance to go out with my family for lunch. Five of us went to 303 Fusion Kitchen. I’ve always been interested in trying the few Taiwanese restaurants in town. This one caught my attention as a friend seems to visit frequently. Chinese food isn’t just one thing; there are many different areas … Continue reading

Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner

Chinese New Year was last month. It’s been a long time since I sat down to dinner cooked by my Mom. We always have had a special meal such as this on new year’s eve. The dishes often have a connection with Chinese traditions. We started with a cream style corn egg drop soup. Not … Continue reading

Singapore Style Noodles

I had the hankering to make these recently. I’m not sure why. Maybe the ramen craze is driving me to make noodles. Oh well, when I used to make this more often, it was a reliable, comfort food standby. Also good for potlucks. (sing chou chow mei) 1 pkg (454g) rice vermicelli 1 ½ C … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bao

After my visit to the St Laurent Cake House last week, I decided to make some adjustments to my bao recipe. I used the recipe from Honey and Spice Blog. This time, I actually followed the recipe to the letter, including the overnight proof. The dough had a different consistency than my normal bao dough. … Continue reading

St Laurent Cake House Tour

I was lucky enough to get a behind the scenes look at the St Laurent Cake House. One of my co-workers is a co-owner of the bakery and this is how I stumbled upon this opportunity. The owner has also worked as a baker in China and at Maxim’s in Vancouver. My friend Joanne, and … Continue reading

Black Sesame Lentil Bao

I love making bao. So I decided to try something a little different for the Canadian Lentil Recipe Revelations Challenge. I used the Asian flavours of black sesame, and combined them with green lentils to make a filling for my bao. I used the bao recipe from my red bean paste buns post. For the … Continue reading

T.Pot China Bistro

I was looking for a place for some good dim sum when a friend recommended T.Pot. I was a bit skeptical because of the rating on Urbanspoon, but sometimes you just trust the source. Dim sum recommended; dinner not so much. We made a reservation; the lineup was out the door. We waited about 15 … Continue reading

St Laurent Cake House

Going to Chinatown is a bit out of my way, but I discovered that one of my coworkers is a co-owner of St Laurent. The store had changed ownership in the last couple of years. In the past, I remember fondly that their mango cakes were quite good. I placed an order for my friends’ … Continue reading

Century Egg Pastry

Sometimes I just want to make something that I haven’t had in a really long time.  When we took our summer trips to Toronto in my younger days, we always went to the Chinese bakeries. We always ordered the same things, a box full of salty and one of sweet. The salty included curry beef … Continue reading