Steamed Eggs

Perfect Chinese steamed egg. Soft, smooth and tender steamed egg (蒸鸡蛋) is a comforting food for lots of Chinese children and a time-saving dish for house cooks. We love to make steam a small bowl of egg and serve it as a side dish. Tips…

Mantou (Steamed Buns)

Chinese steamed buns can be stuffed with various types of fillings or unstuffed plain versions. Those stuffed steamed buns are called as Baozi in Chinese (Bao Buns) and those without fillings are called as mantou. Basically baozi and mantou…

Smashed Cucumber Salad

Easy to make Chinese spicy smashed cucumber salad (拍黄瓜) only needs 5 minutes preparation. This is a light and refreshing cold dish for hot summers, popular on Chinese restaurant menus and in home cooking kitchen. Cooking tips before…

Dried Shiitake Mushrooms (干香菇)

Dried Shiitake Mushrooms (干香菇) is made from shiitake mushroom, either by natural drying or smoking. Due to the chemical reactions during the drying process, dried shiitake mushrooms are much aromatic than fresh shiitake mushrooms.…

What Chinese Eat for Breakfast

Chinese breakfast is very different from Western breakfast, but it provide wide options from rice porridge to Youtiao, from steamed buns to baked buns, from fresh soy milk to soups. This post introduces what Chinese people eat for breakfast…

Rice, Grains and Flour in Chinese Cooking

Rice is the most important staple food in China. There are a small group of grains served as staple food in addition to the common medium to long white rice. Chinese long white rice (籼米) is a group of medium to long rice, usually cooked as…