Taste Hong Kong: Featured

Recipe Archive : Featured

A Dish Made of Colors – Vegetarian Stir-Fried Corn A Dish Made of Colors – Vegetarian Stir-Fried Corn It is a vegetarian dish made of colors. Be it yellow, orange, green, lime and black, each ingredient is inexpensive and possibly is among the common leftovers in our fridge. ...
Angled Loofah in Soy Milk, a Chinese Vegetarian Stir-Fry Angled Loofah in Soy Milk, a Chinese Vegetarian Stir-Fry A simple vegetarian stir-fry. The spongy loofah takes on much flavors from the soy milk apart from retaining its mildly sweet taste. ...
Beancurd Skin Sweet Soup with Ginkgo Nuts and Job’s Tears Beancurd Skin Sweet Soup with Ginkgo Nuts and Job’s Tears I particularly love making this classic Chinese dessert when climate turns cooler and drier. This is one of the most popular dessert here in Hong Kong ...
Beetroot Drink or Soup with Black Eye Peas and Apple, Vegetarian and Sugar-Free Beetroot Drink or Soup with Black Eye Peas and Apple, Vegetarian and Sugar-Free I did this fuss-free beetroot soup without any processing. It is also a beverage made with only three ingredients, which are all vegan and fat-free. ...
Braised Bok Choy, a Simple Shanghainese Dish Braised Bok Choy, a Simple Shanghainese Dish This cooked vegetable tastes so nice that you may not believe it is nothing but only bok choy (白菜), dark soy sauce and sugar simmered together with water and oil. ...
Braised Chinese Chestnuts Chicken in Cast Iron Dish Braised Chinese Chestnuts Chicken in Cast Iron Dish Depending on the amount you cook, this dish can be prepared in a cast iron dish or clay pot. Just make sure the amount of sauce in the cookware is enough to keep the meats from drying out. ...
Braised E-Fu Noodles with Straw Mushrooms Braised E-Fu Noodles with Straw Mushrooms Cooked by the very similar actions of stirring and turning, but emphasizing on reaching a critical moment that the sauce is precisely dried. ...
Braised Pork Spare Ribs with Taro and Coconut Sauce, Chinese Clay Pot Style Braised Pork Spare Ribs with Taro and Coconut Sauce, Chinese Clay Pot Style This clay pot dish, containing a blanket of white sauce coating both the pork and taro, is both creamy and flavor-packed. ...
Cabbage Kimchi Stir-Fried with Beef Cabbage Kimchi Stir-Fried with Beef Like enjoying bibimbap (Korean rice bowl), I simply mix this Kimchi Stir-Fried with Beef in a bowl of hot rice. ...
Cauliflower with Spicy Lentil Sauce Cauliflower with Spicy Lentil Sauce This healthy dish is not only deliciously spicy. It supplements our meatless meals with much needed nutrition. ...
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 Almond Tea – Traditional Style Chinese Almond Tea – Traditional Style Making almond tea is similar to preparing soy bean milk. In this recipe, we add sticky rice, making it somewhat creamier. ...
Chinese Cabbage with Ham and Cream Sauce Chinese Cabbage with Ham and Cream Sauce This is a popular dish of Beijing cuisine, which in Chinese is called 腿茸奶油津白. When preparing this at home, I often apply my own preference - a less oil-laden version. ...
Chinese Egg Pudding, my Organic Dessert Chinese Egg Pudding, my Organic Dessert Like savory steamed eggs, if properly steamed, this sweet egg pudding should have a silky texture resembling soft tofu. ...
Chinese Hot and Sour Soup – Vegetarian Style Chinese Hot and Sour Soup – Vegetarian Style This is a meatless, simplified, and make-me-feel-more-easy style of Hot and Sour Soup, which uses only five key ingredients yet is pleasantly flavorful. ...
Chinese Three-Cup Chicken Chinese Three-Cup Chicken With no marinades and a short list of seasonings, the chicken has been deftly flavored and braised succulent. ...
Cold Noodles with Sesame Dressing, Chinese Style Cold Noodles with Sesame Dressing, Chinese Style Noodles, crisp greens plus some creamy sesame dressing - all can be made ahead of time for whipping up a refreshing meal in the last minutes. ...
Coriander Soup with Century Egg and Fish Fillet – for Curing Sore Throat? Coriander Soup with Century Egg and Fish Fillet – for Curing Sore Throat? A feeling of dryness in my throat reminds me of making this traditional Chinese soup (莞茜皮蛋魚片湯) I grew up eating. It is a soup known for curing soar throat and hot pot ...
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. ...
Double Cooked Pork Slices Double Cooked Pork Slices This is a famous dish of the Sichuan cuisine. Interestingly, I have never found one Shanghainese restaurant here in Hong Kong not listing this dish on their menu. ...
Dried Bean Curd Sticks and Bak Kut Teh Dried Bean Curd Sticks and Bak Kut Teh A famous Malaysia and Singapore soup made by crossover traditional bak kut teh herbs and spices with dried bean curd sticks. ...
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, ...
Easy Hot and Sour Sweet Potato Noodles, Chinese Sichuan (Szechuan) Style Easy Hot and Sour Sweet Potato Noodles, Chinese Sichuan (Szechuan) Style This may also be labeled ''Sichuan Instant Noodles" because the way they are cooked are just as simple as that. ...
Easy Tofu Stir-fry, Spicy and Vegetarian Easy Tofu Stir-fry, Spicy and Vegetarian Infused with garlic and chili flavors, the result of this meatless tofu dish is alive with color and aroma. ...
Egg Dumplings in Oyster Sauce Egg Dumplings in Oyster Sauce With only four eggs, about 100g ground pork and a few sprigs of spring onions, I made a dozen of dumplings. ...
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. ...
Fresh Sweet Corn Kernels with Pork and a Creamy Sauce Fresh Sweet Corn Kernels with Pork and a Creamy Sauce In a creamy sauce, also enjoy the juicy goodness kernels that tangled well with the meaty pork. ...
Fried Eggs with Chinese Chives, a Simple Savory Omelet Fried Eggs with Chinese Chives, a Simple Savory Omelet Though with little seasonings and no herbs, the omelet will turn out pungent in taste as when being fried, the chopped chives will release a strong aroma to the eggs. ...
Fried Fish Fillets with Corn Sauce Fried Fish Fillets with Corn Sauce Just be patient with the batter and to follow a simple trick to prepare the sauce, then these simple tasks will reward us with some goods pieces of crispy fish fillets and a feather-like creamy sauce. ...
Fried Ground Pork on Bean Threads Fried Ground Pork on Bean Threads Originated from Sichuan, this dish is also nicknamed as Ants on a Tree because it resembles several big classes of ants climbing up a tree (ants are ground pork, tree is bean threads). ...
Fried Stuffed Bell Peppers with Homemade Black Bean Sauce, Chinese Style Fried Stuffed Bell Peppers with Homemade Black Bean Sauce, Chinese Style Once a childhood snack, which is now cooked with a flavorful sauce as a side dish to serve with rice. ...
Fried Tofu Sandwiches Fried Tofu Sandwiches So called this is a sandwich, but the spread is neither mayonnese with egg nor butter with ham, instead it is ground beef filled in tofu slices. ...
Garlic Chive with Dried Tofu, a Chinese Vegetarian Stir-Fry Garlic Chive with Dried Tofu, a Chinese Vegetarian Stir-Fry To supplement my meal without meat, I have paired the garlic chives with sliced dried tofu and cloak them with a savory sauce. ...
Ginger Milk Pudding, a Natural Custard Ginger Milk Pudding, a Natural Custard We do not bake or steam. Nor do we need one single curding agent like egg, gelatin, flour, or agar-agar... Still we make a feathery smooth custard-like dessert with only ginger, milk and sugar. ...
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. ...
Hawthorn Apple Tea Hawthorn Apple Tea Soothing and fragrant is this drink, not to mention the many health benefits of hawthorn. ...
Homemade Cashew Butter Homemade Cashew Butter I choose to make this cashew butter than peanut butter because of its higher benefits to health. Cashew contains heart healthy fats which are the same found in olive oil and are good sources for anti-oxidants. ...
Homemade Red Curry Paste with Cashews Homemade Red Curry Paste with Cashews I change the way I used to cut the lemon grass, and it makes a significant difference for my red curry paste. ...
Homemade Sweet Red (Azuki) Bean Paste, Chunky and Smooth Homemade Sweet Red (Azuki) Bean Paste, Chunky and Smooth I truly like how I could control the consistency of homemade red bean paste, making it versatile for different uses. ...
How to Cook Congee with Salted Pork & Century Egg, a Classic Hong Kong Rice Porridge How to Cook Congee with Salted Pork & Century Egg, a Classic Hong Kong Rice Porridge Hand-pulled pork in this congee, an old-fashion style, is what I like most ... ...
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. ...
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. ...
Lotus Seeds and a Sweet Soup Lotus Seeds and a Sweet Soup This Lotus Seed Tea recipe here perhaps is the easiest and most simple recipe to enjoy lotus seeds which has been valued for its calming properties. ...
Mapo Tofu Mapo Tofu Typical of the Sichuan (四川) cuisine, mapo tofu (麻婆豆腐) is also a dish that delivers the numbing and spicy flavors. ...
Mock Abalone in Oyster Sauce – Chinese Style Fried Mushrooms with Broccoli Mock Abalone in Oyster Sauce – Chinese Style Fried Mushrooms with Broccoli A meatless recipe which is highly adaptable with various types of mushrooms and greens. ...
Paprika and White Pepper Cream Sauce with Fish Fillets Paprika and White Pepper Cream Sauce with Fish Fillets An usual pairing of paprika with white pepper and milk, which give a creamy, spicy, flavorful sauce for serving with pan-fried fish fillets. ...
Pea Shoots with Egg White and Cured Ham, Wok-Fried Pea Shoots with Egg White and Cured Ham, Wok-Fried Done right, not to mention the pea shoots will taste sweet but also give them a crunch lift. ...
Poached Pears in Osmanthus and Ginger Drink Poached Pears in Osmanthus and Ginger Drink It is a sheer pleasure in making this dessert. With its package only half-opened, the flowery fragrance from the dried osmanthus already masked me in seconds. ...
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. ...
Scrambled Egg White with Fish Fillet and Tomatoes Scrambled Egg White with Fish Fillet and Tomatoes The fish fillet shall turn out like crab meat, as this is a dish inspired by the famous Shanghai Fake Crab Meat in Egg White. ...
Shanghai Rice with Green Cabbage and Chinese Ham Shanghai Rice with Green Cabbage and Chinese Ham Cooking this is just a little more than mixing of briefly sautéed vegetable and ham into the steamed rice. ...
Simple Celery-Cashew Soup, a Vegetarian Broth for Noodles Simple Celery-Cashew Soup, a Vegetarian Broth for Noodles I first enjoyed the soup on its own, then I also had it used as a stock, and even as a broth for noodles. ...
Simple Onion Miso Soup Simple Onion Miso Soup Making this soup was relaxing too. We just need a short list of common ingredients, onion, miso paste, and garlic - no flour, no butter, simply a small amount of grape seed oil. ...
Singaporean Fried Rice Noodles Singaporean Fried Rice Noodles In effect, this is a popular Hong Kong dish of thin rice noodles stir-fried with curry powder, bean sprouts, barbecued pork (char siu), and vegetables. ...
Soy Bean Sprout Soup with Tomatoes and Leftover Whey Soy Bean Sprout Soup with Tomatoes and Leftover Whey Made from ‘fresh’ whey plus soy bean sprouts, this soup is way better than I could have anticipated. It seemed to have replicated the homey, Chinese flavors of the original soup. ...
Soy Sauce Fried Noodles aka Chow Mein Soy Sauce Fried Noodles aka Chow Mein A classic fried noodle dish of Hong Kong, which is quick to whip up with a few simple ingredients. ...
Spicy Tofu Soup with Scallops – Korean Style Spicy Tofu Soup with Scallops – Korean Style The skills required for preparing this are minimal, but several ingredients to me are essential for making a decent stock. ...
Steamed Chicken in Lotus Leaf Steamed Chicken in Lotus Leaf While preserving the moist and flavors of meats, the lotus leaf also imparts much of its aroma to the dish. ...
Steamed Rice in Lotus Leaf Wrap Steamed Rice in Lotus Leaf Wrap Restaurants often serve this as dim sum, but I also like to serve it as a one dish meal at home. ...
Steamed Stuffed Tofu Steamed Stuffed Tofu Steamed tofu ( bean curd ) with minced shrimps, each piece is still so silky and juicy after cooked. ...
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. ...
Sticky Rice Rolls Sticky Rice Rolls Said to have originated in Shanghai and famed as a breakfast item usually consumed together with soy bean milk. I particularly enjoy those where they are made to order, or, homemade. ...
Stir-Fried Eggs with Snake Beans aka Long Green Beans Stir-Fried Eggs with Snake Beans aka Long Green Beans Fried eggs with a summery, crisp bean, which can be prepared in less than 10 minutes. ...
Stir-fried King Oyster Mushrooms with Sichuan Pickled Mustard Stir-fried King Oyster Mushrooms with Sichuan Pickled Mustard Just a few vegetarian ingredients plus a skillet (mine is a wok), they together make me this healthy 'fast food'. ...
Sweet and Sour Long Green Chili Peppers, Pan-Fried Sweet and Sour Long Green Chili Peppers, Pan-Fried When you only want to do a quick meal, this should be hearty enough for a simple side or warm starter plus a main ...
Taiwanese Sticky Rice Cakes, Savory Vegetarian Style Taiwanese Sticky Rice Cakes, Savory Vegetarian Style Taiwanese calls this dish they made, 米糕, literally rice cake. But it looks like a 'cupcake' to me. ...
Taro or Yam Rice with Chinese Sausage Taro or Yam Rice with Chinese Sausage Some called this Baked Taro Rice (焗芋頭飯 in Chinese). It doesn't mean that the dish is baked in oven but in effect the taro is steamed directly over rice in a pot (usually a clay pot). ...
Taro Paste with Coconut Oil, Teochew (Chiu Chow) and Vegetarian Style Taro Paste with Coconut Oil, Teochew (Chiu Chow) and Vegetarian Style A healthier version of taro paste, which is lard-free and can be adapted by adding ginkgo nuts or pine nuts. ...
Thai Basil Pork with Carrot, Stir-Fried Thai Basil Pork with Carrot, Stir-Fried The resulting dish with the carrot is equally fragrant, reducing only the protein content but not the beguiling flavors. ...
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 Cake Tofu Cake Cakes made from mashed hard tofu (bean curds), which can be cooked by pan frying or steaming. ...
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. ...
Tomatoes Stew with ToFu Tomatoes Stew with ToFu For a simple stewing with tofu and shrimps like this, we need only two meaty tomatoes. ...
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. ...

Udon with Shimeji Mushrooms and Miso Sauce Udon with Shimeji Mushrooms and Miso Sauce A simple udon recipe with one of Japan's popular mushroom, shimeji and an easy-to-make miso sauce containing a few basic seasonings. ...
Water Chestnut Cake for Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day Water Chestnut Cake for Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day This water chestnut cake (ma tai gou 馬蹄糕) is easy and quick to make; with all the ingredients handy, the preparations can be done in about an hour (steaming time included). ...
West Lake Vinegar Fish, a Sweet and Sour Dish West Lake Vinegar Fish, a Sweet and Sour Dish Sweet and sour as many of Chinese Zhejiang dishes, this dish is appetizing, and bold in flavors. ...
White Fungus (Snow Ear Fungus) Sweet Soup with Papaya White Fungus (Snow Ear Fungus) Sweet Soup with Papaya This sweet soup is good for nourishing our respiratory systems and lungs. Having downed a bowl of this, my dry throat already soothed a bit. ...
Wok-Fried Chinese Water Spinach with Anchovies, How to Do it Easily Wok-Fried Chinese Water Spinach with Anchovies, How to Do it Easily When it’s done well, the vegetable will turn vibrantly green and attached with intense flavors from the aromatics it cooked with. ...
Wontons in Soup Wontons in Soup Making these wontons can be fun particularly when you do it together with your friends or family members, wrap, chat, cheer . . . May choose to use ground pork or beef as wonton fillings. ...