All posts tagged: Asian food

Travel Plan

Can you believe it’s almost the end of September. We have had such a busy year, and we really haven’t had much time to travel. Don’t know about next year. I guess we will have to worry about it when it comes. We are going to China at the end of the year. It will be a very short holiday, but exciting! Since we won’t have a lot of time, the plan is focusing on two cities, Beijing and Shanghai. I have been to Beijing many times when I was much younger. However, I haven’t visited the city for probably more than 10 years. I kinda miss it a lot lately. It’s time to see the ancient city again. Great Wall No one will travel to Beijing without seeing the Great Wall, one of the Wonders of the World. It was built from Qin Dynasty to Ming Dynasty to defend the cities from invaders. The view is always spectacular. Because it will be winter in China, I think we will give up on the idea …

Snow Skin Mooncake

Just like its name. This mooncake looks like it has snow skin. It’s a non-baked mooncake with soft, chewy pastry and custard filling. The Mid-Autumn Festival is less than two weeks away. I certainly cannot celebrate it without some delicious mooncakes. I always like the Snow Skin Mooncake. I am not sure about its origin, most likely Hong Kong or Singapore. Compare to the traditional mooncakes, it’s rather light. It needs to be kept in the fridge and served cold. It also tastes best when chilled in the fridge. If you like, you can make it colourful by adding some matcha powder or beetroot powder. In this recipe, I used the custard filling. You can use red bean paste or lotus paste. Some extra nuts or seeds would be nice too. You can keepĀ them in an air-tight container up to five days. I really enjoy this mooncake. I hope you will like it. šŸ™‚ Makes 20 mooncakes (50g) INGREDIENTS: Pastry: Glutinous rice flour – 75g Rice Flour – 75g Wheat Starch – 50g Icing Sugar …

Pineapple fried rice

I love rice. If I don’t have rice for a week, I feel something is missing in my life. I also love the smell of a pineapple and itsĀ sweet juicy taste. So when these two ingredients get together, the result is always wonderful and delicious. I cook the pineapple fried rice at home from time to time. It’s always different every time depends on what kind of vegetable I have in my kitchen. Now, this is just one version of the pineapple fried rice. You can always improvise when you cook, replace bacon with ham or chicken, use diced tomato, diced red bell pepper, sweet corns, or throw in someĀ chilli flakes if you like a little bit of spicy flavor. Make it the way you like! šŸ™‚ INGREDIENTS eggs – 2, beaten with a pinch of salt and 1 tablespoon of water pineapple – 1/4, diced green onions – 2, sliced bacon – 80g, diced Oyster sauce – 1 tablespoon Frozen peas – 1/2 cup cooked rice – 2 cups Olive oil – 1/2 tablespoon …