Chinese New Year recipe – Savoury Rice Cakes with Shiitake Mushrooms, Bok Choy and Chinese Cabbage

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年糕 “nian gao”, which is commonly known as Chinese rice cake, is often eaten at Chinese New Year celebrations. Nian gao, the rice cake, rhymes with an extract from a New Year phrase 年年高升 “nian nian gao sheng”. Roughly translated … Read More

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節)

The Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節) also known as Full Moon Festival usually occurs over late September or early October (this year it was September 30). Traditionally, we eat “Moon cakes” and pomelo after a family dinner. Family dinner has evolved into … Read More

Sweet Douhua (Black Bean/Soy Pudding) 豆花

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Asia’s equivalent of panacotta, but a gluten-free, vegan-friendly pudding. Douhua 豆花 (dòuhuā) is a soy pudding made from soy milk with a velvety smooth and silky texture that’s served drenched in a brown sugar syrup. My papa told me stories of … Read More

Feature in Balanced Life May 2012 – A TFG magazine

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Another Foschini Group feature with Balanced Life May 2012. In this feature, I chose 4 recipes from my blog. Styled by myself and the magazine’s art director: Lesley Mallon Photographer: Greg Cox Pickled cherry Tomatoes with Chinese cured Plums Chicken … Read More

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