Vietnamese Mooncake - [VIDEO | 有片]

This year’s Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival lies on Monday, September 24 according to the Lunar Calendar. It will always be the 15th day of the 8th month of the Lunar Calendar, a night where the moon is at its roundest and fullest 🌚. People usually go out to “catch” the moon, play lanterns and of course, eat moon cakes to celebrate this festival. Having mooncakes during this festival is as important as eating turkeys on Thanksgiving Day for the western cultures.

Tofu Flower Dessert – 豆腐花食譜 – [VIDEO | 有片]

豆腐花製法

Tofu Fa (豆腐花) is a traditional Chinese dessert. You can often order them in Chinese restaurants. “Fa” in Chinese means flower. It’s an image to describe when the tofu cracks. If you made it with fresh soy milk, there will be a strong aroma of soy beans which is quite delicious. It is white, smooth and silky. Here is the recipe our family used for years. Enjoy! Recipe 食譜 For 4 people | 四人份 Time: 30 mins | 時間:30 分鐘 1. Pour 1L of unsweetened soy milk in a pot,…

A New Healthy Choice for Ramen in Toronto – TSUJIRI

Ramen (ラーメン) is a Japanese adaptation of the Chinese Lamian (拉麺). “拉” means pull and “麺” means noodle. In full that means Ramen is made by twisting, stretching, pulling and folding the dough into strands, using the weight of the dough. A bowl of ramen must be combined with wheat noodles and soup. A good bowl of ramen is usually not very healthy. If we combined the fat, cabs and sodium together. One bowl of tonkatsu ramen (568g) can be up to 656 calories. On top of that, it also…

Never starve again in Hamilton – The Mule

My sister used to study in Hamilton and every time she came home to Toronto, she would stuff her face as if she didn’t eat for months. If you are in the same situation as her or are planning to go to Hamilton to see all those amazing waterfalls but not sure what to eat then it’s your lucky day for landing on this blog!

What is Congee?

Congee is a very popular food in many Asian countries. Somebody calls it “Congee Soup” and others calls it rice porridge. It is made from mixing boiling water with raw rice. The density of congee depends on different countries and culture. Lots of people think that the earliest appearance of congee is when there was famine or war. NO! That’s definitely wrong. The earliest we find the story about congee was around year 618 in Tang Dynasty (唐朝), China. The King at that time used congee for medication. The earliest…

T.G.I.F – Thanks God is Fish!

I recently came to the realization that Busters Sea Cove has opened up another location at the Telus Building in downtown Toronto. This is a great location compares to their St. Lawrence market location because it can be accessed through the PATH. I was there with my colleagues today and decided to share four entrées for lunch. They were definitely made with fresh ingredients, nothing was fishy, overall pretty good for the price. Their spicy grilled calamari was to die for. I would go back for it in the near…