Monday, 23 January 2012

Happy Chinese New Year

just made my favourite traditional new year food - Nian Gao, Glutinous Rice Cake/年糕:D

recipe here

Friday, 20 January 2012

Jin Deui煎堆

Jin deui (sesame seed balls) is a type of fried Chinese pastry made from glutinous rice flour and commonly found in the Far East. The rice dough of the pastry is coated with sesame on the outside and is crisp and quite chewy. Inside of the pastry is a large hollow, caused by the expansion of the dough,which is partially filled with a filling usually consisting of lotus paste (蓮蓉). Alternatively black bean paste, called dousha (豆沙) may be used, and less commonly red bean paste (紅豆沙).

I just mix glutinous rice flour and water into a dough, divide them in to little balls then wrap some green bean paste in it.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

International Cake Show @ NEC Birmingham

Forgot to upload this last this but i think it is worth uploading. I went to Birmingham with Angel and Fay for international cake exhibition on November 2011, the show was jammed packed full of people, I am not very into icing cakes to be honest but there were variety of bakeware and cake decoration to buy, I bought some cake boxes and food colouring in a really good price. It is worth to go if you enjoy making icing cakes, there will be one this year too so don't miss out.

Friday, 13 January 2012

50% off food at Beluga , Manchester

I went here for the first time with fat on the January deal 50% off. Every time I have to pick a place to dine, I tend to pick ones that we have ever tried before, although the risk is higher, I just love trying new places.

Beluga is located in town centre, only few minutes away from town hall. The ambiance of the restaurant was't very good, it's dull and the restaurant looks old, but it has some outdoor seating so would be good in the summer

There wasn't too many choices on the menu, I had chicken skewers for starter, chicken alfredo for main and banoffe pie for dessert.
Service was slow at the time when the restaurant wasn't even busy.The starter was ok, though nothing amazing. Main was good but the cheese sauce had filled me up so quickly so i couldn't finished it all. Outcome of the desserts were quite bad, and both banoffee pie and chocolate log were so damn sweet! I felt like I was putting on weight whilst eating it. and the very last thing, the table was too big and we could hardly hear each other.

All in all, we weren't impressed with this restaurant and will not be returning. The service was poor, the food was ok but not worth the money. There are too many other fantastic restaurants in Manchester.

Beluga Restaurant & Bar
2 Mount Street, 
Manchester Centre 
M2 5WQ

3D Pig Cake

My first attempt of making 3D cake

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Teriyaki Chicken Sushi

Nori seaweed sheets
Cooked sushi rice
Rice vinegar
Teriya sauce
Bamboo rolling matt
Small bowl of water
Chopping board

1. Chop cucumer, avocado, chicken and carrot into sticks
2. Stir in rice vinegar to the rice
3. Place cling film on bambo matt, spread out the rice then put the seaweed sheet on top.
4. Roll up sushi and seal with water
5. Top with some white sesame.
6. Serve with wasabi and soy sauce

Monday, 9 January 2012

Worse sushi place ever, Yo!Sushi Manchester

I have been to yo!sushi for few times but I got the same feeling every time after eating it, THE FOOD IS DISGUSTING. I thought I would give it another chance since it has 40% off at the moment but it disappointed me again. This is the most terrible sushi place ever, the staffs prepared food without gloves on, one of the staff mix the seaweed with his BARE hand, this was disgust me, it's ok if their hands were clean but I just saw them cleaning tables then touch the food again without washing their hands. Me and my friend felt like puking after seeing them prepare the food. This place is seriously poor and greedy, it's price over quality, sushi is long prepared, not fresh, the maki pieces are very small and not fresh at all... Cheap soya, old wasabi which is on the table in a pot.

People who say this place has good food probably don't know the quality of freshly prepared well made sushi.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Home Cooked Dinner

Dinner Tonight: Pork Ribs, Seabass, Tung Choi and Tofu

promised chung chung i would treat him meal for his birthday and he wanted me to cook instead.
the others came too, played drinking games again=.= am being so unhealthy recently!:(