Monday, January 23, 2023

Chinese Lunar New Year 2023

Buddha Casserole with added ingredients 

                                    CNY Meal

Braised abalone with pork belly 

Yu seng

Homemade vegetarian version 

         Deep-fried chicken beancurd rolls

            Nian gao signified "年年高升"

                          Baby bok choy

                      Stir-fried jicama

Chinese sausage and cured pork belly sticky rice signified family always stick together. 

Portuguese egg custard tarts from Costco 

                                   CNY goodies 

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Buddha Casserole from Costco

My version of Buddha Casserole that I bought from Costco.   I added white radish, napa cabbage, 3 drumsticks, fish maws, lotus roots and cured pork belly into the stock, added more water and simmered for 1 hour and 15 minutes and lastly added their abalone and shrimps and simmered for an additional 15 minutes.  Viola!

It was very good!  We had it for 3 meals.


Wednesday, January 04, 2023

Homemade Guilingao

It is very easy to make guilingao at home.  It is a cooling food and I loved to make it when someone in my family is feeling heaty. 

You just need to buy the guilingao powder from the Asian grocery store.  I used 2 Tbsp. Guilingao powder per 550ml water.  Add guilingao powder into the saucepan, then add in the room temperature water and whisk until blended.   Then placed it on to the stove top and heat it until boiling, keep stirring and watching it as not to let it over boiled, around 5 minutes.  Set it aside and scoop out any bubbles.  Let it cool completely.  It will harden.

To serve,

Scoop some into a bowl.  Top with honey or maple syrup and 1 Tbsp. of heavy cream.  Enjoy!

Keep any leftover guilingao in the refrigerator.