September 12, 2013

Pan Fried Pork Patty with Salted Fish 煎鹹魚豬肉餅

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By Published: 2013-09-12
Some foods just can't help looking kinda 'meh'.  And you feel sorry for these poor foods...but still try your darnedest to avoid having to eat them.  And then BAM-BOOM, somehow you're forced to take a can't avoid the confrontation...and then it's like what the hey?!  You can't seem to stop eating and eating and eating...!

Well, I had a case like that the other day at a local little Chinese restaurant.  My 老公 ordered a house specialty of pork patties over rice.  When his dinner arrived, a humble looking plate of rice piled carelessly with four meager looking patties, I snickered up my sleeve and politely refused a taste.

 Curiosity soon got the better of me as my 老公 was digging in so eagerly and I had to have just a little taste.  Five minutes later to my embarrassment I had eaten most of his dinner and had to sheepishly offer mine in exchange.  My god but those little pork patties were delicious!  And just the thing to go with lots of steamed rice! make up for my shameless hogging of all those delicious pork patties, I offered to attempt to recreate those same Pan Fried Pork Patty with Salted Fish at home.

September 8, 2013

Red Bean Dessert Soup 紅豆沙

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By Published: 2013-09-08
In case you are wondering, this is not really a photo of an actual Chinese Red Bean Soup.  This is a Chinese Red Bean Soup toy which I got for 5 HKD out of a bubble toy machine. (More here about bubble toy machines from which you can get cool food toys!)  Looks pretty delicious for plastic, eh?  

I thought so too, and so got inspired to make the real Red Bean Dessert Soup, a classic traditional Chinese dessert.  This little bowl of sweet yumminess after a full Chinese dinner will hit the sweet spot and round off a pleasant meal.  Red Bean Soup , or 紅豆沙, is easy to make at home and as usual, homemade is way better than the ones you can taste in restaurants and dessert shops.