Lo Mai Kai (Chinese Chicken Sticky Rice)

Classic Chinese dim sum dish. Savory sticky rice with Chinese mushrooms and pieces of tender chicken. 

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Aaand we’re halfway the first week of 2016! Can you believe it? Gosh, before you know it, we’ll be celebrating Christmas all over again haha… Let’s not think about that just yet though. I’ve had my fair share of over-eating on sugary chocolate bark, creamy ice cream and more delicious food. Now, it’s time to balance it out with some savory food. Like today’s recipe: Lo Mai Kai. Read more

Char Siu – Chicken Style

Fragrant char siu meat made from chicken thighs. This version is leaner than BBQ pork, but tastes exactly the same. Serve as protein for dinner or turn it into an amazing bapao filling.

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As I mentioned before, my mom used to make us two kinds of pao’s for us: nai wong pau and char siu pao. I love both pao’s, but if I had to choose char siu pau is my favorite. Whenever we go for dim sum, I always have to have char siu pau! However, at home, we rarely eat pork. Me and my boyfriend mostly eat beef, fish and chicken. The only time I eat pork is when my dad prepares it. To satisfy my char siu craving,  I decided to try and make a char siu recipe using chicken instead pork. And Read more

Chinese Stuffed Tofu (酿豆腐)

Flavorful firm tofu stuffed with meat, covered in thick oyster sauce. Serve with hot steamed rice.

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When I was little I was a very picky eater. This (amazingly easy) savoury egg custard was one of the few dishes I loved. It took me quite a few years to really appreciate my dad’s amazing cooking skills! Nowadays, there’s not enough time in a year to (eat and) learn how to make all my dad’s food. But we’ve gotta start somewhere and today’s one of the dishes my dad taught me: Yong Tau Fu, chinese stuffed tofu. It’s easy and super delicious. Trust me, once you’ve tried this, you’ll be addicted.  Read more

Mashed potato meat casserole

Curry flavored ground beef with slices of zucchini, topped with creamy smooth potato mash and finished with a crispy breadcrumb top. A super easy recipe for a delicious hearty meal. Perfect for the cold season.

Happy Monday! Another week to start living your life and to do what makes you happy. For me? It’s doing my job, getting home, spend time with my loved ones, go to the gym, bake, cook and sometimes simply do nothing. Yes, nothing! I feel like I’ve grown so much this year and I’m actually capable of giving myself a break now: I’m able to Read more

Seoul 2014 – Foodporn: Bakeries part 1

Bakeries in Korea are so awesome. Seriously, it’s very different from Dutch bakeries: I love the “self-service” and the endless samples. Besides the usual bread, they also sell be-au-ti-ful cakes. And when I say beautiful, I mean drop-dead-gorgeous! I wish my cakes would look like that hehe… Read more