Hong Kong Wonton Soup


Another silver lining of lockdown is that I’ve finally nailed the recipe to make a HK style wonton soup. These wontons are best described as bouncy balls of meat, wrapped with silky thin egg dough, swimming in the most fragrant, HK memory-evoking smell. The bounce is a result of a prolonged kneading, done easily with…

Braided milk bread


(updated September 2021 with new photos) This recipe calls for “tangzhong” (湯種), a seed roux to make incredibly soft tender, fluffy bread, a classic bread style from places like Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan. I have fond memories of eating bao that is pillow soft, with layers that I could see as I peel it…

Hong Kong Paper Wrapped mini sponge cakes 紙包蛋糕


After having regular checkups at the Orthodontist in the past 2 years, J’s finally ready to be fitted with braces. With that, we need to have a think about our meals with her new requirements in mind. Soft foods, easy to eat. No super crunchy or hard to chew things that will risk breaking the…

Chinese Roast Pork with crispy crackling


The closest chinese roast meat shop is 30 mins of driving away. To get our roast pork fix, we have to plan ahead and go on weekends. There has to be a better way, I thought to myself. So I decided that I will make my own! Ingredients: 2kg pork belly 3 tablespoon five spice…