Thursday, January 29, 2009


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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ying Yang Rice

My favourite dish to order when I am at a Chinese restaurant but I finally know how to make it! Here is a recipe, try it and it will keep the balance for your eating habits ;)
Ying Yang Rice (serves 4)

* 1 1/2 cup cooked white rice (heat in microwave)
* 2 eggs
* 10 jumbo shrimp, peeled and de-veined
* 2 chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces ( I like it in strips)
* 1/3 cup green peas
* 1 medium tomato, sliced
* 1 small onion, sliced
* 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
* 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
* 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
* 1/3 cup ketchup
* vegetable oil, for stir frying
* salt
* sugar, to taste

  1. Separate egg yolks and egg whites.
  2. Combine chicken with sugar, salt, corn starch, and vegetable oil. Set aside.
  3. Heat wok with 1 tablespoon oil and a sprinkle of salt.
  4. Add rice and break it apart with spatula after heated in the microwave.
  5. When it has heated through, add the egg yolk and mix in well until egg is cooked.
  6. Place rice on serving deep-dish (platter), preferably one with high sides to contain the rice and toppings when done.
  7. Heat 1/2 teaspoon of oil in wok. Stir fry peas for about 30 seconds, remove and set aside.
  8. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in wok. Add shrimp and stir fry about 5 minutes, stirring constantly so the shrimp does not shrivel up.
  9. Pour in egg whites and sauce solution of water and corn starch, mix well.
  10. When it is cooked through, adjust taste with salt, then spoon over one side of the rice to create a Yin Yang symbol with a slight curve in the center of the rice. Rinse out wok and return to heat with 1 teaspoon oil sprinkled with a little salt.
  11. Add onions and cook for about 1 minute, add sliced chicken and stir well.
  12. When the chicken is about half cooked, add sliced tomatoes and continue stirring until chicken is done.
  13. Add ketchup and mix thoroughly. Adjust flavor with a little sugar as desired to balance out the tartness of the tomatoes.
  14. When done, spoon over the other half of the rice, filling in the curve of the other half.
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Saturday, January 24, 2009


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8 Chinese New Year Food Symbols for Happiness, Prosperity and Health

Care of Kah Joon Liow

Lucky Chinese New Year symbols are an important part of celebrating the Spring Festival. For it marks the start of spring and a perfect time to have your New Year wishes come true.

And what better way to usher in happiness, prosperity and health than to enjoy "auspicious food" with family and friends?

Here are the Top 8 auspicious food symbols for Chinese New Year.

These delicious dishes are served during the reunion dinner on Chinese New Year's eve with family members.

Top 8 Auspicious Food Symbols for Chinese New Year

1. Hot Pot
A steaming hot pot (or Chinese fondue) with meat, seafood and vegetables is a must. The Chinese word as for Hot Pot means “prosperous and booming.”

2. Fish
Another must-have dish if you want to experience abundance in the New Year.

Fish is the most popular dish served during Chinese New Year. In Chinese the word for fish has the same sound as “surplus” and “abundance.” Typically, a whole fish is served on Chinese New Year’s Eve for the reunion dinner. Usually the fish is steamed. It is a good omen to leave the bones and head and tail intact. It symbolizes surplus, abundance and a good beginning and end in the new year. Fish is best served whole.

3. Shrimp
Eat shrimp for overall happiness and well-being.

4. Boiled Dumplings
A Chinese New Year tradition is eating boiled dumplings. They are shaped like gold ingots.

The Chinese word for dumplings means the hour of transition into the New Year. In northern China, dumplings filled with meat are eaten on Chinese New Year’s eve to usher in good luck and wealth in the New Year. Sometimes a coin is placed in one of the dumplings. Whoever bites on it will have plenty of wealth in the new year.

When dumplings and yellow noodles are cooked together they mean “golden threads through gold ingots.” In the eastern cities of China, like Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou, egg dumplings are eaten as they look like gold ingots.

5. Oysters
The word for oyster is similar to the word which means “good things.” In southern China, oysters are served with thin rice noodles.

6. Green vegetables
Typical New Year’s menus include plenty of green vegetables. They are believed to be good for close family ties.

7. Sticky Rice Cake
Eating these steamed cakes made of rice flour and topped with red dates has the meaning of attaining greater prosperity and rank in the new year.

8. Noodles
Often referred to as "longevity noodles,” they offer a wish for good fortune, good luck, prosperity, longevity, happiness and abundance, which are central to the Chinese way of life. Even more so during Chinese New Year!

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Happy Chinese New Years!

Please take sometime this weekend to come in and check out the specials we have on for the festive event. You can find various sweets to the traditional new year's noodles. As a thank you and to join us in the celebrations a 12% off on selected items as your gift from us.

Chuc Mung Nam Moi -- Happy New Years -- Gong Hey Fat Choi ---