Tea and Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism
China's tea culture has a long history, "Tu (荼)" refers to tea in the past, when the primary use of tea was medicinal, with some regions treating it as a drink.
Apam Balik: The Past and Present
The Apong and Apam Balik (曼煎糕, Apam Balik is the pronunciation in Malayalam) are all the much-loved snacks in Southeast Asia. For the source of Apong is still a matter of debate...
Satay in Taiwan Diet
Satay is a common sauce in Taiwan diet. A couple of teaspoons of satay would be added to many fried dishes to refine the tastes.
The Story of Tea-tasting in the Long Cui Cottage
It is said that “Tea fragrance permeates all pages of Dream of the Red Chamber”. Why are there so many descriptions of tea in Dream of the Red Chamber?
One bowl with two pieces has to eat Char siu bao
Charsiubao (叉燒包) may conjure up the image of a white fluffy steamed bun filled with diced barbeque pork in a thick sweet-savory sauce, served in a round bamboo basket...
Hong Kong’s Herbal Tea
Herbal tea (leung cha) is an authentic, indigenous health drink that is familiar to most Hong Kongers...
Nyonya cake is one of my favorite Indonesian snacks. When I lived in Indonesia as a child, Nyonya cake was sold in vegetable markets, pastry stores, school welfare clubs, grocery stores, or by street vendors carrying bamboo baskets from door to door every day.
Ways of Tea Preparing
The ways of tea preparing have been constantly changing through the thousands of years in China history along with the variation of people’s knowledge of tea.
Pastry Egg Tarts
When prepared to enjoy egg tarts, we might hesitate over pie crust and puff pastry crust. Everyone has his or her own favorite.
Fó tiào qiáng
"This year, I've prepared everyone's favorite dish, such as marinated pork feet, braised fish, and Fó tiào qiáng佛跳墙, Buddha jumping over the wall.” In Chinese culture, almost every family has these dishes for their New Year's Eve dinner, and among them, the "King of Fujian Cuisine", Buddha Jumping over the Wall, is the most important dish that alwa
The Lao Zhai Medicinal Candy Hidden in the City of Tianjin
In the course of time, the centuries-old food and the incessant hawking of the folks depict the most vivid scenes of life and the most ancient and simple culture in the city of Tianjin.
Tea Culture and Southeast Asia
China is the origin of tea, the earliest country in the world that has discovered, produced and consumed tea.
Lumpia or Spring Roll? Just Take a Bite!
The story of Duke Wen of Jin and Jie Zhitui in the Spring and Autumn Period adds a historical touch to the Cold Food Festival. Cold Food Festival often refers to the 105-106 days after the Winter Solstice.
Teochew Daa Laang and the argots of The Heaven and Earth Society Part III
As the living conditions improved, Teochew restaurants sprung up like mushrooms in the 1960s, and congee became one of the popular night snacks in Hong Kong.
Teochew Daa Laang and The Argots of The Heaven and Earth Society Part II
From 1910s to 1940s, the Triads became the largest and most numerous organizations in Hong Kong, and some of their branches have evolved into organizations that endangered public order.
Teochew Daa Laang and The Argots of The Heaven and Earth Society
Introduced from Hong Kong to the Chaoshan regions (潮汕地區), the Hong Kong special delicacy Daa Laang (打冷) has become an important part of the local food culture of Teochew (also called as Chiu Chow).
Uses of Tea
Tea leaves are so mysterious that they have been active along the history from the legendary time of Shennong神农氏 till the present, appearing in the tea cups of the people from the royals to the commoners.
Salt Baked Chicken
Salt baked chicken is a dish which can be found in almost all Hakka restaurants worldwide.
Bak Kut Teh
For many popular and iconic Southeast Asian dishes, it is challenging to pinpoint an exact country of origin...
When I first stepped into the village of Jinbang in Daliang, Shunde, I was fascinated by the smell of buffalo cheese...
“Yukuai” (魚膾) is the sliced raw fish, which we commonly call it “Sashimi”. The definition of “Yukuai” was found in the chapter Shaoyi (少儀) of The Book of Rites (禮記)
Hainanese Chicken Rice
The story of Hainanese chicken rice is one of resilience and adaptability of Hainanese immigrants as well as quiet determination to preserve their culture
Since ancient times, bamboo sprouts have been a very important foodstuff in Chinese culture. As early as in Book of Songs