This appetizer appears to be professionally prepared, yet it is really easy and simply takes 10 mins to create.
Eggplant Chrysanthemum is a dish created by the Han Chinese (漢族). The traditional way is to cut the eggplant into sections, cross-cut the surface so that the eggplants expand into a daisy-like shape. The edible flowers will then be dusted with flour before being deep fried in boiling oil. The dish is usually served with a sweet, sour tomato sauce.
This recipe here is a healthier adaptation of the dish, using the steaming method instead of deep frying. The sauce is also replaced with something spicy, to give the appetizer a kick. You can also practice more with your cutting technique.
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Autumn has always been my favourite season. Not only because I was born in autumn, but I also love the atmosphere and scenery during the season. The weather gets crisp and I love feeling the gentle breeze on the streets. Everything gets a bit more atmospheric in autumn with red, yellow and golden leaves. It’s also the best season for spices (my love for chai latte), warm cider and barbecues.
Today I share with you a heart-warming cuisine which I think is best served in autumn, the season of slow-cooked stews ♥(˘⌣˘ ). It is one of the French classics, Beef Burgundy (Bœuf Bourguignon in French). This tranditional dish is bursting with flavour. I love the mellow scent of red wine floating in the air around my house – the best way to celebrate the coming of Autumn!
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How can any afternoon tea go British style without some English scones?
I love having afternoon tea. It is a habit I have cultivated prolly since I was in Kindergarten. Every kid was given a biscuit and a small cup of water/juice. And then it would be my favourite time of the day – napping time (*ﾟ∀ﾟ*) Being as a typical Hong Kong girl, I love having a cup of HK style silky milktea with a buttery pineapple bun for afternoon tea. But I do miss the years I spent in UK occasionally. And the cream tea is definitely the best way to reminisce about those years abroad.
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To celebrate my own birthday, I made some glutinous riceballs last week (*ﾟ∀ﾟ*)
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If you’ve seen the Korean drama “Let’s Eat 식샤를합시다 ”, you most certainly know about this dish that I’m gonna introduce today.
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