New Year Char Siu Pork Ribs 新年叉燒排骨

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For a festive Chinese New Year, Chinese barbecues are must-have dishes on many lucky tables. People generously buy lots of Char siu, roast pork, roast ducks or roast geese from famous BBQ restaurants on New Year’s Eve and the second day of Chinese New Year. Popular items will sell out in a couple of hours early in the morning. Only early customers get a chance to pick their favorite barbecues. Nowadays Cantonese people like to serve roast ducks and roast geese on Chinese holidays, just like Continue reading


New Year Daikon Soup 新年蘿蔔湯

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Come celebrate Chinese New Year with me. We will ring in the Chinese New Year with fabulous dishes that are holidays worthy but easy to prepare. Even the difficult ones are seemingly effortless.

Traditionally Chinese people like to make good-luck soups with pork ribs, lotus root, dried mushroom, dried oyster and dried bean paste. It is rich and tasty to some people but a little bit old fashioned to others. I actually like the soup a lot. Unfortunately I can’t get those special ingredients locally. Chinatown is Continue reading

Move Slow, Live Longer


These days we all feel the need to get things done as quickly as possible. 24 hours a day is just not enough time. Whether we are brushing teeth or making dinners, walking or driving, there is always a voice in our head telling us: faster, faster. The truth is taking things slow can reduce stress, lessen your chances of making mistakes and increase the likelihood of promoting good health.

Sure we can stop working for a minute and say hello to our co-workers. And what is more important than eating slowly so you don’t get choked and died. While you are out shopping, don’t rush in and out the store, take your time, look around. Why miss a good sale?

My New Year’s Smart Ideas:  I will live like a turtle, eat like a pig, and laugh like a monkey.

The Year of Monkey 猴年 starts on February 08, 2016 and ends on January 27, 2017.

Happy New Year!   中 國 新 年 快 樂 !



Green Chile Chili with Beans and Pork

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Winter is all about hearty food to help coping with the cold weather. When the wind is howling and snow is drifting, nothing beats serving up steaming bowls of chili for all day comfort. The warm, spicy aroma fills our kitchen with crazy melt in your mouth flavor, and Lynard is already feeling hungry. This green chile chili is created just for him.

Although chili is not really Chinese food, I enjoy it anyway. We have had chili with different ingredients before, but this is by far the best chili we ever had. Without a doubt, this delicious green chile chili is a perfect Continue reading