Mapo Tofu (Pork mince with tofu in spicy sauce)


For Chinese, this is a traditional dish most families would have at home. In northern China, Szechuan peppercorns would be added to give a unique spiciness that is at best described as a slight tingling sensation, to the more severe as ‘spins and needles’ on the tongue which means you can taste nothing for the next…

Chinese dumpling pancakes


I struggled to name this dish actually. Call them ‘filled pancakes’ and it sounds like crepes. Call them ‘patties’ and you think of meat ones. I think I told J they were ‘Chinese dumpling pancakes’ – well they have the same filling as my usual dumplings, wrapped in the same plain flour pancakes I made…