Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Chinese Version Risotto

My Quick and Easy Vegetarian Dinner

Does this look like Chinese style Risotto? I tend to cook Chicken A La King. However it was strange that chicken fillets are not available in the market. So I bought some button mushrooms together with the porcini in my kitchen and made a vegetarian dish.

Use half a can of mushroom cream soup and make it thick. Add in button mushrooms and porcini and pour over plain rice. Isn't it easy, simple, quick and healthy? Extremely ideal for working ladies like me who doesn't have much cooking time, however tired of eating out.

White Sauce Mushroom Rice 白汁磨菇飯
Hong Kong Chinese Food - Home Made Dishes

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Discounted Sichuan Dinner

We have a discount coupon from Tanyoto, so we went there for a Sunday dinner. Sichuan restaurant in a Cantonese society serves also some Cantonese dishes. We had a combination tonight. The Fish Fraquent Sliced Pork is only graded as slightly hot. The other Fish Maw dish is Cantonese.

A La Carte Six Course Dinner for Two:
Fish Fraquent Sliced Pork
Mushroom Fish Maw with Vegetable
Dan Dan Noodle
Sichuan Dumpling
Almond Tea
Coconut Pudding
Total cost: HK$285, less HK$50 cash coupon, we paid HK$240 (US$30.7) including tips.

Fish Fraquent Sliced Pork 魚香肉絲
There is no fish in this dish, why is it called Fish Fraquent?
Because Sichuan is a basin, people seldom had a chance to eat fish.
So they name it 'fish' just to imagine that they are eating fish.

Mushroom Fish Maw and Vegetable 北菇花膠菜苗
Hong Kong Chinese Food

Friday, September 5, 2008

Moon Cake 月餅

Mid Autumn Festival is approaching (September 14, 2008), so I buy mooncakes to eat. Traditional mooncakes are sold in four regular size in one big box. Nowadays single mini boxes are available for small consumers like me. I bought the most traditional mooncake with dual egg yolks.

Mooncake shopping tips: Must buy from traditional mooncake producers. Trendy cake shops wants to have a market share and make some so-call mooncakes which might look good but not taste well.

Lotus Seed Paste with Dual Egg Yolks

雙黃蓮蓉月HK$48 (US$6.15)

Mini Mooncakes in gift packs are also available

迷你月餅 (gift from my boss)

Hong Kong Chinese Food - Mooncake