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!
I am so excited to share this beef pepper rice recipe with you guys now that I got my hubby’s two thumbs up! Have you had beef pepper rice from Pepper Lunch? I tried it once and was hooked! The dish is so flavourful and it’s so fun “cooking” the dish at the table. This beef pepper rice recipe is my take on the one from Pepper Lunch. It’s easy to make and the garlic soy sauce gives it an extra punch of flavour. Let me know if you’ve tried this recipe in the comments below or on Instagram #jansfoodsteps.
Let’s talk about pork belly. Have you cooked with this ingredient? If not, you’re not alone. I always think pork belly is super fatty because of the skin and layers of fat. That’s one of the main reason why I avoided this ingredient. However, I realized that if you look hard enough, you could get a piece of pork belly that has a higher meat to fat ratio! And that’s what I use to make this recipe. This 7-ingredient dish is really easy to put together so it’s perfect for weeknight dinners.
Temari sushi is a ball-shaped sushi that is fun to make and eat! This particular type of sushi is characterized by its round shape and colourful toppings. The fun part about making temari sushi is coming up with the topping and garnish combinations. If you’ve never made this type of sushi before, read on and impress your guests with these pretty sushi balls!
This roasted buttermilk chicken thighs recipe is probably the easiest chicken recipe in my recipe book. It’s super easy to make and you should already have most of the ingredients in your pantry. And the best part is that the chicken can be marinated ahead of time, making this a fantastic recipe for meal planning on Sundays!
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.