Tea eggs (茶葉蛋) is one of the few street foods that I remember eating as a kid in Hong Kong. My favourite thing about tea eggs, besides the slightly salty flavour and spices that tingle your nose, is how they look. Once you peel away the shells, you’re faced with a marbled egg glistening from the delicious marinade that it’s been bathing in. My recipe for tea eggs is slightly different, while the egg might not be as marbled looking like the traditional version, it preserves the runny yolk and definitely does not lack in flavour.
Coconut macaroons and chocolate eggs, two of my favourite treats, are coming together because Easter is just around the corner. These coconut macaroons are quick and easy to make with a crispy and chewy texture. The hardest part of this recipe might be shaping the nests. If you’re a quasi-perfectionist like me, you will end up spending more time getting the nests to look perfect than the time it takes to bake them.
Braised beef brisket in chu hou sauce (柱侯蘿蔔炆牛腩) is a popular dish found in many Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong, such as cha chaan teng (HK style cafes) and open-air food stalls (dai pai dong). Brisket is a tough cut of meat and requires cooking over a long period of time to become tender. If you have an Instant Pot or pressure cooker, you can make Chinese braised beef brisket at home in just over an hour!
Have you tried a strawberry sorbet float? Normally, a float consists of ice cream and soda. I decided to substitute ice cream with sorbet and soda with regular club soda. The result is a light and refreshing drink! Here’s how to make a simple strawberry sorbet float!
Hey there, I’m Jan, a food and travel enthusiast based in Burnaby, BC. I enjoy cooking because I believe food brings people together. Plus, I think the best way to experience different cultures is through the belly! Here you’ll find easy to make and hubby approved recipes, with a side of my travel and dine out adventures.