Christine's Recipes: Easy Chinese Recipes | Delicious Recipes

Steamed Tofu with Pork Mince

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The juicy pork, diced mushroom and corn kernels are served on a bed of steamed silky smooth tofu. It’s so delicious and easy for the family to dig in.

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My family loves this steamed tofu dish very much. We like it served on a plate of steamed rice. It’s perfect for this weather.
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Snow Fungus, Papaya and Lotus Seeds Dessert Soup

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I grew up with this traditional Chinese dessert, Snow Fungus and Papaya dessert Soup. You still can find it in some Hong Kong dessert restaurants or Chinese Dim Sum restaurants. This dessert dish is very delicious and will bring an amazingly soothing and nourishing effect on our body. 

Snow fungus has many different names, like white fungus, silver ear, snow ear or silver ear fungus, 雪耳/銀耳 in Chinese. Snow fungus is just like other kinds of edible fungus, tasteless on its own. Its smooth and gelatinous texture after boiled is quite nice though. Snow fungus contains dietary fibre and helps lower cholesterol and keep our skin look younger.
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Imitation Shark Fin Soup

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Imitation shark fin soup is a very popular snack sold by street hawkers in Hong Kong. Why? Now you can make this delicious street food at home.

In Chinese wedding banquet, guests can enjoy 8 to 10 expensive dishes. It would definitely include a shark fin soup. Not only does this soup take a long time to cook, but also is shark fin tremendously expensive. That’s why this soup won’t be on a family’s daily menu.

Yet many Chinese like this soup very much.

According to Wikipedia in Chinese, many hawkers started selling this soup on street many years ago. Initially they sold genuine shark fin soup in early days as they could buy broken parts of shark fins from restaurants. Then they cooked shark fins with dried black fungus, egg and water chestnut flour. It’s widely accepted by Hong Kong people. The soup was sold in little bowls.

So it’s called 碗仔翅 in Chinese Cantonese (literally translated into English that is “Shark Fin Soup in Little Bowls”).

Nowadays, the hawkers use cellophane noodles instead of genuine shark fin simply because no restaurants would do so anymore as the price of shark fins has been growing up.

Thus, Imitation Shark Fin Soup has come into place. People still love this imitated version, as it tastes delicious, not expensive and easy to prepare.
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Pineapple Ginger Prawns

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Here comes another delicious and nutritious pineapple stir fry dish. This pineapple was grown by one of my friends at his backyard. It’s totally organic for sure. This dish is very refreshing and very delicious.

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The pineapple I used was not too large, just big enough for making this dish. It’s fresh and sweet.

I like adding a secret ingredient to take this dish up a level. You might’ve known what it’s if you’ve viewed the previous pineapple dish, a bit similar to this one. Yes, it’s pickled ginger, that’s the one you enjoy at a Japanese sushi restaurant. Pickle ginger goes really well with pineapple.
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Celery Fish Stir Fry (Video)

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This celery fish stir fry dish is homey and very nutritious. It can be served for your guests on any celebrating occasions. 

Fish contains high-quality protein and can be easily digested. For making this dish, you can choose any fish fillet you like. It’s a dish suitable for your whole family if you have kids or seniors.

I particularly like the fragrance of celery. Celery is very low in calories and contains high fibre. To make stir fry dish, I often remove the tough strings inside to suit my family’s taste. Take a look and see how to remove the celery strings in my tutorial video. You might skip this step though.

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As for fish fillet, it’s up to you. Choose any white fish fillet you like or handy to you. I like to sprinkle some Shaoxing wine when stir-frying fish fillet. If you have young kids, you might skip the wine as well.

Celery Fish Stir Fry Procedures

By using just a wok or fry pan, you can whip up this delicious fish stir fry dish in a few minutes. Remember to serve immediately when it’s still hot.
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Steamed Garlic Prawns with Vermicelli Noodles (Video)

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Have you tried this traditional Chinese dish, steamed garlic prawns with vermicelli noodles? You’ll easily found at many Chinese restaurants. It’s very easy and quick to make at home though.

I was so happy to spot some beautiful tiger prawns at nearby supermarket. Immediately this dish came up in my mind. I have been craving for steamed prawns for a while. Last time I tried my mother-in-law’s recipe to steam prawns with fermented beancurd. Yes, this dish is so different.
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Long Yan and Goji Tea

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It is a traditional Chinese natural cure for insomnia handed down from generations. I love the sweet fragrant smell of long yan. It’s very appetizing and comforting.

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Long yan (also known as longan, “gui yuan” 桂圓 in Chinese) is a popular tropical fruit. The flesh is very sweet and juicy. I and my family like to eat it fresh, even though it’s quite pricey here in Australia.

The dried ones, dark brown in colour, are less expensive, good for making Chinese soups, desserts and teas.

In Chinese medicine, long yan is a natural cure for insomnia. Goji (aka wolfberry, or Goji berries, 枸杞 in Chinese) is also found good for eye health, giving your a feeling of calmness and quality of sleep.
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