Gong Xi Fa Cai, Happy Chinese New Year 2015!

I try to cook different cuisines and test new things. A celebration, such as the Chinese New Year is always a good time to try new things out. Last year I was more ambitious and cooked up a whole buffet. This year I thought perhaps one dish would be enough. There was a Chinese restaurant … Continue reading

Welcome to the Year of the Snake, Gong Xi Fa Ca!

As per my previous blog I wanted to challenge myself and cook some Chinese food, I almost never cook Asian foods and the Chinese New Year seemed like a great time to give it a try! I went to Chinatown between meetings one morning to get some of the ingredients. It was all dressed up and the … Continue reading

Sweet and hot pig cheeks to celebrate the Year of the Snake

Having fallen in love with beef cheeks I could not wait to try to cook pigs cheeks. With the Chinese New year just around the corner I actually called my butcher, Robson’s Butcher to pre order them. He stocks a large variety of meats but pigs cheeks have to be pre ordered. Apparently most of … Continue reading