Saturday, March 2, 2019
Daikon cake 蘿蔔糕 has been my sustenance all day today. Our local PBS station has a marathon of a NOLA cooking shows by Kevin Belton. I made a few snacks of this between the breaks. Watching all those delicious NOLA dishes made me wanting to go cook up a NOLA storm. However I cannot help but to wonder the impact to one's health especially with the size of the chef.
Friday, March 1, 2019
Patience, patience, and good thing would come. I put the steamed daikon cake 蘿蔔糕 into a tub of water to cool it. I then place it into a refrigerator to further cool it so it would be firm to be cut into slices.
Daikon cake 蘿蔔糕 is something that I really crave here in North America. When I travel to Hong Kong last time I had it a couple of times at Lin Heung Kui 蓮香居 during morning dimsum hours. It was good but not great. Without much notion of what are needed to make it, I tried once and failed miserably. It turned into a gluey mess as I didn't know what kind of flour to use.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Scallion pancake 蔥油餅 has become my regular fares now. It is so easy to make and great substitute for bread or rice. I refined the procedure and found the techniques that make this simple snack great.
This is a difficult dish to make. Stir fried sticky rice cake 炒年糕 (lian gao) is a stir fry dish with glutinous rice cake, which is also called lian geo (年糕), meaning new year cake. It is a dish enjoyed during Lunar New Year holiday. I have write a post a few years ago on Stir fried sticky rice cake 炒年糕 (lian gao) a few years ago.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Monday, February 25, 2019
Each time I had Shanghai thick wheat noodle stir fried with julienne pork 上海肉絲炒粗麵 I was not satisfied. I could do better at home making my own. In the past my noodles were the biggest impediment. Slowly I gained some insight into the reasons why. This is a great dish if you are a hungry man and need to fill the voids in your empty stomach.