Shanyao Soup
Chinese / Cooking

Shanyao Soup

Cantonese people’s passion for soup is deeply rooted in their culture and history.  There are soups that boast the ability to nourish the body, strengthen physical health, and prevent diseases.  Depending on the season and one’s physique, one would adjust the type of soup made. I have also always been a big proponent of Cantonese soups … Continue reading

Black Sesame Dumplings in Ginger Sweet Soup
Chinese / Cooking / Dessert

Black Sesame Dumplings in Ginger Sweet Soup

Today marks the Winter Solstice Festival (“Dongzhi” 冬至), which is an important festival in Chinese culture and typically celebrated on/around December 22nd.  This tradition dates back to the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) when both government officials and commoners would have a day to reunite with their families. In the southern parts of China, especially Hong … Continue reading

Steamed Preserved Duck and Taro with Miso and Garlic
Chinese / Cooking / Duck

Steamed Preserved Duck and Taro with Miso and Garlic

It’s always such a blessing when I get some of Grandma’s home cooking, especially this Steamed Preserved Duck and Taro with Miso and Garlic.  The ingredients don’t have to be fancy.  The cooking doesn’t have to be complicated.  And the atmosphere doesn’t have to be posh.  But Grandma’s food always have the ability to tug … Continue reading

Congee with Preserved Egg and Salted Pork
Breakfast / Chinese / Cooking / Pork

Congee with Preserved Egg and Salted Pork

Congee (粥)is a thick rice porridge that’s extremely popular in Asian cuisine and served as either breakfast or a meal substitute.  There are many variations of cooking congee; and, it’s really a matter of personal preference as to the final consistency.    This recipe for congee with preserved egg and salted pork (皮蛋瘦肉粥) is known … Continue reading