Category Archive: Cooked For FRIENDS

Sweet and Sour Braised Pork Belly and Spare Ribs

Earlier this year, my aunt taught me this simple sweet and sour sauce, all it is is 1 wine : 2 soy sauce : 3 vinegar : 4 sugar : 5 water.  What I love… Continue reading

How to Make Fresh Pasta

We spent this summer indulging in the fresh summer vegetables and fruits of Vancouver- peas, beets, garlic, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, and cherries.  We also went to locals farms to pick blueberries, strawberries, cherries, apples, and plums!… Continue reading

Classic Chinese Dessert: Ginger Milk Pudding 姜汁撞奶

Hello folks!  It has been so long since I have posted a new recipe, we’ve been super busy lately but I am now back! This time I wanted to share with you another… Continue reading

Crispy Bacon Encrusted Pancakes Drizzled with Maple Syrup

Who has never craved for a Sausage McGriddle?  Yeah right, stop lying to yourself.  Let’s face it, McD’s makes some seriously good breakfast.  Sadly, we can’t eat it all the time (have you… Continue reading

My Dad’s Almond Tea Dessert 杏仁露

My parents love cooking up a feast and hosting parties at home.  If you know my dad, you may remember his famous roast beef- 6 pounds of rib eye slathered with salt/pepper/mustard and… Continue reading

Easy English Trifle with Fresh Summer Berries and Almonds

This is a dessert that I love making every time I am back in Vancouver because it is so simple, pretty, and delicious.  The berries are colourful and tart, the bananas give a… Continue reading

Valentine’s Day: Matcha Green Tea and White Chocolate Molten Lava Cake 抹茶心太軟

As this year’s Valentine’s very conveniently falls on a Friday, have you started planning what to do for your loved ones yet?  Even though you may still be recovering from the recent string… Continue reading

Monty’s Sweet Potato Tart with Meringue

This is Monty’s second guest recipe inspired by the Winter season.  The first was the chocolate yule log with coconut cream, chocolate ganache, and fresh berries.  This second recipe is a rustic tart… Continue reading

Winter Wonderland: Monty’s Chocolate Yule Log with Coconut Cream and Berries

Merry Christmas everyone!  There’s something really magical about Christmas.  Maybe it’s the beautiful decorations and lively music that fill shopping malls and streets.  Maybe it’s the extra smiles and warmth in peoples’ attitudes… Continue reading

3 Michelin Star Chef Heston Blumenthal’s Roast Chicken

After hearing the famous name Heston Blumenthal on Junior Master Chef last year, I was so excited to learn that he had created a tv series called ‘How to Cook Like Heston’ for… Continue reading