The very first time I tried Guoba was with my grandfather. We went to a Chinese restaurant in Taipei for Sunday lunch....
Chinese Fish Fragrant Omelette. You may be familiar with another dish “Chinese Fish Fragrant Eggplant” or even “Spicy...
Red-cooked pork belly, or as some people called it Chinese braised pork, is one of the most popular dishes in many Chinese and Taiwanese households.
Recently my husband has been pushing me to prepare something different for this website so I decided to have a go at making my own spinach noodles but I also
Flowering chive (韭菜花) is also known as Thai chive flower, garlic chive flower or chive flower buds. This vegetable has a very strong
Stir-fries are one of the most popular and common cooking methods in Chinese cooking. I like serving stir-fried dishes during busy weeknights because you can make a
One of my favourite dishes when I was young is this pineapple and prawn fried rice. Possibly the most endearing memory of this
Simple Chinese Garlic Chicken with Quinoa Salad. Quinoa has become a really popular
This salt and pepper squid is one of my favourite Chinese Taiwanese snacks and appetizers. On a hot summer’s day I especially enjoy paring this with a nice iced cold beer. Preparing this dish is very simple.
It’s very likely at some point in your life you’ve eaten something sweet and sour. If you’ve eaten sweet and sour you’ve almost certainly eaten Cantonese style sweet and sour and it
Today’s recipe is a Chinese cockle meatballs recipe I learnt whilst I lived in Shanghai but before that a little update about things. I really expected when I quit my job working as a chef my life would become quieter and
Today’s recipe is Deep Fried Prawn Balls with Almond Flakes but before I get on top the recipe I’ve now been back in the UK from
One day while back in Taipei, I was watching TV with my grandmother and smelt this really awesome dish coming out of a neighbour’s
General Tso chicken is a really popular Chinese dish all over the world. There are several stories behind this dish but my favourite is about General Tso’s son who is a
After finishing off my cook book and breaking up from University for the summer I’ve suddenly had some spare time (shock!) which
Monday afternoon has officially become my food blogging day. Monday is the one day each week that I definitely don’t have work and Amelia is in the nursery in the afternoon. Right now with the summer holidays she
Hello everyone, I’m back! It has been a very long time since my last blog post. I’ve finally completed my Lauriston Castle 2013 workshop brochure for Edinburgh council.
It feels like months since I last updated my blog and prior to giving birth I used to update my blog every week or so, but recently I’ve spent a lot of time working towards my new
Recently I’ve been going through a really busy period. I just had my final year exhibition and graded unit which along with looking after Amelia really has taken up all of my time.
From the first time I heard about three cup chicken I thought it was a Taiwanese dish, but after doing some research I discovered it’s actually a Chinese dish. Wen Tiansiang was
It has now been six weeks since I became a “mum”. Every day my little girl grows healthier but also happier. She occasionally has a little colic, especially at night, but apart
I’m now 38 weeks pregnant and both my mother and grandmother arrived in Edinburgh this last Wednesday. It’s a huge relief for me as they’ve both come to
Following on from my previous blog post this is another dish that I made specially for Chinese New Year. This dish is called Red
It’s Chinese New Year, or as we say “Xin Nian Kaui Le” / 新年快樂!! For my last Chinese New Year I did some speeches in Glasgow but this year I neither planned to do speeches or really cook a lot of food as I’m 33 weeks
I’ve officially started my maternity leave as of this weekend and I’m now 32 weeks pregnant. Millie (my unborn daughter’s name is Amelia) is very healthy and very active. As
(獅子頭) Lion head is a famous dish in Chinese cuisine. It originates from Eastern China and the history of this dish goes back to the Sui Dynasty. Emperor Yang of Sui brought his queens had take a boat trip to
When I was a child coriander chili beef mince was one of my favourite dishes. It’s a very popular dish within my family and my mother
These Chinese style deep fried chicken wings use a special ingredient called “fermented bean curd” to enhanced it’s flavour. Fermented bean curd is also known as “tofu
In the last week my life has changed so much and hopefully for the better. As you know I’ve been working as a chef for a few years but as well as cooking one of my other passions is
So recently I haven’t updated my blog and for a really good reason. I broke a finger and more specifically my ring finger. Recently at