Taste Hong Kong: Appetizer / Snack

Recipe Archive : Appetizer / Snack

A Healthy Quick Pickle: Eggplant or Augerbine with Apple Cider Vinegar and Flaxseed Oil A Healthy Quick Pickle: Eggplant or Augerbine with Apple Cider Vinegar and Flaxseed Oil This, being one of the Chinese cold appetizer, can be served as side with main, just like salad. ...
Asparagus with Fake Fermented Bean Curd Sauce Asparagus with Fake Fermented Bean Curd Sauce The sauce in this recipe, though is an imitation, has both a cheesy feel and a fermented soy bean flavor thanks to a piece of cheese and a spoonful of miso paste. ...
Baby Taro – a Traditional Food for Moon Festival Baby Taro – a Traditional Food for Moon Festival I want to make some noise here for the baby taros, a food supposedly to be included for celebrating the Mid Autumn Festival and is also good for serving as snack or dessert. ...
Celery and Egg Shreds with Sour Miso Sauce Celery and Egg Shreds with Sour Miso Sauce Only recently I try to shred celery like this. Doing such is because I want it to assemble well with the fried egg. I make this twice, once serving hot and once cold. Both of them do not disappoint me. ...
Chawan Mushi aka Japanese Savoury Egg Custard Chawan Mushi aka Japanese Savoury Egg Custard This classic Japanese chawan mushi (茶碗蒸し), meaning a dish of thick egg soup steamed in a tea bowl, turns out pretty comparable to many Japanese restaurants ...
Chinese Pancakes with Spring Onions and Dried Shrimps Chinese Pancakes with Spring Onions and Dried Shrimps Thin, soft but slightly crispy on both sides, this is a member of dim sum which can be found in some Cantonese restaurants. ...
Cucumber and Octopus Salad with Wasabi Vinaigrette, Japanese Style Cucumber and Octopus Salad with Wasabi Vinaigrette, Japanese Style With a palate-stimulating dressing, this salad spice up my appetite as the weather gets warmer. ...
Dried Squid in Chili Paste – Korean Style Dried Squid in Chili Paste – Korean Style The dried squids and Korean chili paste are among the edibles I brought back from my last visit to Seoul. With some grated fresh garlic, I have them stir fried into an appetizer, a spicy small eat. ...
Drunken Chicken in Shaoxing Wine Drunken Chicken in Shaoxing Wine Enjoying this cold dish always make me feel like I'm eating in a decent Shanghainese restaurants, and I strongly believe this should be one of their signature dishes. ...
Easy and Healthy Snack: Edamame with Black Pepper and Star Anise Easy and Healthy Snack: Edamame with Black Pepper and Star Anise Not only simple, this snack, containing much nutrients of dried soy beans, is also full of full of flavors, ...
Egg Pancake Rolls, Chinese and Taiwanese Street Food Egg Pancake Rolls, Chinese and Taiwanese Street Food A simple yet different egg roll assembled by frying egg and pancake together. ...
Fish Fillet Toast with Black Truffle Paste Fish Fillet Toast with Black Truffle Paste I grilled a piece of white fish fillet, which was simply a frozen catfish, with a very small amount of the pate, and they turned out like made by a chef. ...
Grilled Squid with Teriyaki Sauce Grilled Squid with Teriyaki Sauce Japanese style of preparing grilled whole squid calamari, aka Ika Maruyaki, with home-made teriyaki sauce which can be cooked up in minutes. ...
Hand-Pulled Chicken with Cucumber Hand-Pulled Chicken with Cucumber The Chinese way of cooking this hand-pulled chicken (手撕雞) is mostly done by boiling, poaching or steaming. I choose to steam them with julienned spring onion and ginger for added flavors. ...
Homemade Cottage Cheese without Rennet Homemade Cottage Cheese without Rennet This cottage cheese, which is said to be able to cure many diseases, can be prepared at home in minutes and without the use of renet. ...
Homemade Lo Bak Go Hearts Homemade Lo Bak Go Hearts Making a radish cake, which is traditionally round, into a heart-themed. ...
Homemade Pickled Swatow Mustard Green Homemade Pickled Swatow Mustard Green A popular pickle in Hong Kong, which can be served as a side dish or be used to cook with stir-fries, soups, or noodles. ...
Homemade XO Sauce with Cold Tofu Homemade XO Sauce with Cold Tofu The XO sauce is actually a chili sauce, recreated by adding dried shrimps, dried scallops and shrimp paste, making an average hot sauce filled with intense flavors and unami. ...
Hot and Sour Cabbage, Sichuan Style Hot and Sour Cabbage, Sichuan Style This stir-fried dish tastes very similar to Sichuan pickled cabbage, but can be cooked in wok in just a couple of minutes. ...
Hot and Sour Potato Shreds Hot and Sour Potato Shreds These pale-looking, spaghetti-like thin strips are shreds from a potato, may I assure you. Cooked in Sichuan style, the potato here is neither crispy nor fluffy but is crunchy with a taste of spicy and sour. ...
How to Oven-Roast Bell Pepper, and Tweak it into Sashimi, Vegetarian How to Oven-Roast Bell Pepper, and Tweak it into Sashimi, Vegetarian The bell pepper is roasted to velvety soft and has its flavors get deeper. Serve with a sauce made from kombu, its flesh tastes almost like sashimi. ...
How to Pan-Fry Tofu with Crust is Simple How to Pan-Fry Tofu with Crust is Simple We don't need plenty of oil to fry and yield a crisp golden crust on tofu. Nor do we need a non-stick pan to make the frying easy. ...
Korean Stir-Fried Vermicelli, Japchae (a CEO’s Recipe) Korean Stir-Fried Vermicelli, Japchae (a CEO’s Recipe) Here is the famous Korean vermicelli stir-fry recipe I adapted from Ms Kim, Chairperson of the Korean Women’s Association in Hong Kong ...
Lettuce Wraps – Chinese Style Lettuce Wraps – Chinese Style Stir fry ground pork with finely chopped dried oysters and water chestnuts. This is one of the (if not the most) popular Chinese styles of preparing lettuce wraps. ...
Pickled Ginger in Natural Pink Pickled Ginger in Natural Pink A simple recipe on how to pickle baby ginger with only sugar and lemon juice. Recommend it as an appetizer or snack which for sure will come with no coloring, sweetener or any chemicals. ...
Pork Sauce Rice, a Taiwanese Snack Pork Sauce Rice, a Taiwanese Snack I cook this with rice barn oil but if you want yours to come closer to the Taiwanese style, just replace the oil with lard or use diced pork belly than ground pork. ...
Pumpkin Sardine Patties Pumpkin Sardine Patties Making these Omega-3-rich patties, no pre-cooking and mashing of pumpkin are required. Just cooked the pumpkin from raw, chopping and blending everything in a food processor. ...
Squid with Grapefruit Salad and Thai Chili Dressing Squid with Grapefruit Salad and Thai Chili Dressing I have replaced grapefruit, the traditional citus fruit for making this Thai salad because it is not in the season in my place until autumn. And yet the grapefruit is an equally luscious alternative ...
Stewed Beef Shank Stewed Beef Shank We may choose to stew the beef shank in advance and put in fridge for a couple of days before consumption. Serve as appetizer or main dish. ...
Stir-Fried Turnip Cake (Lo Bak Gou): Leftovers go Lightly Stir-Fried Turnip Cake (Lo Bak Gou): Leftovers go Lightly I like how the lettuce has balanced the starchy turnip cake, reducing the calories in the dish. It is somewhat like a warm salad. ...
Tea Eggs Tea Eggs Hard boiled eggs seasoned in soy sauce made from cinnamon, star anise, aged tangerine peel. Maybe consumed as snack or appetizer. ...
Thai Fried Fish Cake, Tod Mun Pla Thai Fried Fish Cake, Tod Mun Pla Like many Asian fish cakes, tod mun pla is bouncy to chew. And this Thai style, imparted much flavors from the red curry paste, is both spicy and aromatic. ...
Tofu with Century Egg and Spring Onions Tofu with Century Egg and Spring Onions This is quick to prepare. Even I’m not a fast cook, I make it in about 10 to 15 minutes. It is also flexible; tofu may be sliced in the way you like; century egg may either be diced or mashed. ...
Turnip Cake or Radish Cake on Skewers Turnip Cake or Radish Cake on Skewers I cooked this dish in my kitchen with no flame, no heated pan, no sizzling. I just prepared the turnip cake as if I was grilling satay or kebab in my oven. ...
Turnip or Radish Cake with Chinese Sausages Turnip or Radish Cake with Chinese Sausages

This turnip cake (蘿蔔糕) is not only popular during the Chinese New Year but it is also one of the famous dim sum here in H.K., served either steamed or pan fried. ...

Yuba Wraps (Beancurd Sheet Rolls) – a Traditional Chinese Vegetarian Dish Yuba Wraps (Beancurd Sheet Rolls) – a Traditional Chinese Vegetarian Dish Shanghainese call this ‘Vegetarian Goose’, a traditional dish they often served as appetizer. ...