Sunday, August 27, 2017

Ah the green bean...why so many people cringe at the idea of having to eat this delectable vegetable either ate them out of a jar or cooked until mush while growing up. This vegan dish boasts a tremendously savoury flavour thanks to a preserved vegetable called olive v...

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Chinese lettuce is very similar to iceberg lettuce yet so much more functional in my opinion just because there is so little room for breakage and tearing of each leaf when washing. Lettuce is superb for wraps and salad but it is not a leaf to fry, right? Wrong :)! Whe...

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Okay, who's not heard of celery? Now who's heard that there is something called Chinese celery? The two share a resemblance but one pales in taste compared to the other (personal opinion). The Chinese version is long, thin, leafy and bursting with celery flavour!...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

What's not to love about Chinese baby kale (pronounced 'gai lan') except when you fail to buy it in season and end up eating them bitter rather than sweet and crunchy? I first tried this specific dish in a Chinese restaurant and thought to myself, 'This is good!' Too b...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

​The bitter melon, pronounced 'fu gwaa' or 'leong gwaa', is (as you have probably guessed) bitter but it is more common on home dining tables than you many think. For those who are older or have finally acquired a taste for this extremely nutritious melon, you will fin...

Thursday, June 1, 2017

  

​Hairy melon or hairy gourd (pronounced 'jeet gwa or mo gwa' in Cantonese...let that name sink in a little. It is the brother to the Chinese winter-melon and is eaten in its immature stage. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), this melon has a coolin...