2017 · Chicken · Chinese Cuisine · One Pot Meals · quick&easy · Summer

Chinese Dong Gua Cooling Summer Soup

It’s sizzling out there! Highs of 40C in the shade, and no relief from this merciless heat! Other than surviving solely on ice-creams, how else does one cool down? Salads and fruit – especially watermelon, are abundant, and great meals in this extreme summer heat. Another way to cool down, from the inside, is to…… Continue reading Chinese Dong Gua Cooling Summer Soup

Cakes · Chinese Cuisine · Gluten Free Info · Sweet Breads & Cupcakes

Happy Lantern Festival! Are all Rice Balls gluten-free?

Although Lunar New Year has passed, the festivities only end today – when Lantern Festival (Yuan xiao) is celebrated. For this special occasion, Rice Balls (tang yuan), filled with black sesame paste, or sweet bean paste, are made and eaten.  The balls are boiled in water, and when soft, are served in the water, and…… Continue reading Happy Lantern Festival! Are all Rice Balls gluten-free?