Tsui Hang Part II
Guess who went to Tsui Hang Village the second time around? Me! After watching an event at the Queen Elizabeth Theater I led my family to the corner of Granville and Davie. This place is like a secret door to a different time. It seems far away from the busy streets of Granville. Trust me, when you’re hungry and you’re looking for a quiet place to eat, this is the perfect place. ...
I followed Kim Lyon’s 10 Day Plan to Trim Fat. She has what she calls a Flush Fat Water Recipe. This drink is said to cleanse your system and helps burn fat. It’s really easy to make! This was my dinner by the way, my “special” water and my not-so-vegetarian burrito. Fat Flush Water Ingredients, per 8-ounce serving Water 1 slice grapefruit 1...
The first time I used siomai in my pancit, I was in love. It tasted wonderful! Meaty, rich and full of flavour. It’s supposedly a quick dish but since you have to steam the siomai it may take a while. The wait is worth it though. Try this pancit variation! Ingredients: Carrots Onion Garlic Pepper Green Bellpeppers Calamansi (Calamondin) Chinese Cabbage Instant Siomai ...
Puto is steamed rice cake that’s a popular snack in the Philippines. This is how those seemingly perfect women do it. I should think so, who would have the time to actually make something? The secret is instant! Hope you enjoy! Drop by the local supermarket to get your secret weapon.
Tsui Hang Village Seafood Restaurant
My friends and I were looking for a restaurant to eat in and with all the choices along Robson street, we found ourselves at the tip of Granville Street. We were making our way back when I saw a small building on the corner. It had Tsui Hang Village Seafood Restaurant fancily written on it. Although you wouldn’t expect it from the exterior, the place was very spacious with draped circular...
Spring Garden Chinese Seafood Restaurant
Main Meals: Duck with Lemon and Ginger, Tofu in Seafood Hotpot There’s only a few chinese food places in the area of New Westminster and judging from Urban Spoon’s review, this place is pretty neat. I feel conflicted about my experience here though. On my first visit, the woman was constantly on the phone for take-out orders but despite that, she was very friendly and...
Grilled pork belly BBQ (samgyeopsal gui)
I got this recipe from Maangchi Website. She posts recipes on Korean food, and being a fan of korean food since childhood made me want to make my own version at home. She has videos posted up on her site aside from photos which make cooking this dish easier. I didn’t have everything on her recipe but I was still able to make something like it. This is my compromised version, you can go to...
Philadelphia Classic Cheesecake
I made my very own cheesecake using Philadelphia’s Cheesecake recipe. This was my first venture into baking and I’ve had quite the beginner’s luck! The recipe is quick and easy to follow, the ingredients are all available in your local supermarkets too. You’ll find that along the way, you can make changes in the measurements depending on the amount of cream cheese you have...
Suga Sushi Restaurant
Hey guys! Sorry if I’ve been away again, recently I’ve been eating out more than I’ve been cooking so I’ve decided to open up my submit box and give everyone the chance to share their dishes, recipes and restaurant food you enjoyed, so please feel free to send it to my submit box. And if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask me on my askbox. Leaving you with a...
I made Beef Bulgogi from a recipe straight out of the internet! It was so quick and easy, I only had one ingredient missing from this dish I prepared though: Sesame Seeds! I’m sure you can find it in the grocery store, I just didn’t have time to make a dash for it out in the cold! The ingredients and directions are as listed from allrecipes.com’s website: 1 pound flank steak,...
A great mix!
Here’s a really good meal set I tried. It’s a hit with the family. Baked Mussels- topped with butter and garlic Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup- customized and added with green peas and onion chives, then seasoned to taste. Century Eggs- topped with onion chives Every ingredient you need can be bought from the grocery store and all you have to do is chop some of the...
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The escabeche usually refers to poached or fried fish. It has many different versions all over the world but I made one that is most common in Filipino households. Ingredients: Your choice of fish Ginger Onions Garlic Red bell pepper Water Vinegar Cornstarch Procedures: Fry fish in oil. In a sepaparate pan, saute all other spices and mix them in water and vinegar. Add cornstarch...
spicy orange chicken wings
Ingredients: chicken wings hot sauce orange marmalade soysauce oyster sauce vinegar hot sauce garlic vegetable oil flour Procedure: Chop the chicken wings in half, separating the wings from the leg. Put salt, pepper, hot sauce and sprinkle some vegetable oil and mix. Place in a clean plastic bag with a cup of flour and shake. Place on a baking sheet covered with foil and...
I made a very simple salad today for breakfast! Just chopped some onions, lettuce, tomatoes, feta cheese, added some bacon and sprinkled it with a Balsamic vinaigrette. For a quick fix and a healthy munch, you should try this! :D
My friend requested a list of ingredients and procedures so I’m indulging him on this one! And since there are many kinds of sushi I make the basic one, the most inauthentic sushi you could get from the grocery store. Ingredients: Cooked Rice Vinegar Crab Sticks Cucumber Mango (any fruit you’d like in it) Nori (Dried Seaweed) Procedure: 1) If you don’t have any sticky...
Red tomato sauce
Ingredients: Onions Mushrooms Bacon Garlic Onion Chives Pepper Salt UFC Spaghetti sauce Procedure: Mix everything into a frying pan and add red sauce! Okay so most of the time when I run out of sauce I chop my own tomatoes and fry everything in olive oil the mix it up with the pasta but for this one I was lucky enough to have sauce in my cupboard! I will blog about that as soon as I...
how to make white sauce from scratch
White sauce is also known as Béchamel It’s very easy and quick to make and requires very few ingredients! Ingredients: Butter/Margarine Salt Milk Flour Procedure: 1) Heat the butter in a pan and let it melt. Add flour into the melted butter, add salt too. (For measurements, just go with the flow. It really depends on how much you want to make but for this size I only used about 4...
Ingredients: Mushrooms Onions tomatoes ketchup cheese tortillas/ pita bread whatever inside’s your fridge Procedure: chop everything, lay them out on the tortilla and microwave! and walah! instant snack, you can roll it up or not, whatever you wish.
Baked Short Ribs in Sweet and Sour Sauce
Before anything else, you should have sweet and sour sauce or even barbecue sauce. You can buy at the grocery but you can also make one yourself. Click on this link for a really easy home-made sweet and sour sauce recipe which is the one I did for my first try. You can opt not to use any cornstarch for it. For this dish’s recipe I got it from this website. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons...
Ingredients: Eggplant, Mushroom, Tomato, Cheese, Salt and Pepper Procedure: 1) Slice the eggplants. I have round short eggplants but if you have the elongated ones you can slice them in generous proportions, maybe sideways. 2) Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and lather your fingers with the salt and pepper on the eggplant. That way, it won’t just stay on the surface. 3) Top with...
The Mad Scientist's Kitchen
Welcome! Welcome! The mad scientist always wanted a cooking show with her sister but so far that hasn’t happened yet. So unlike the chefs she reads in magazines and feature articles, she did not grow up in her grandmother’s kitchen and lalalala. She came to love cooking because it was at first a necessity. Since there was no trusted house-help around, she had to go to the wet...