Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Corn remains to be one of my favourite summer vegetables. When sweet Ontario corn starts rolling into the markets, I always buy a bunch of them, steam them, and eat them as is. The sweet little kernels of corn as they burst in your mouth…why mess with a good thing?
Thursday, July 15, 2010
No matter how I look at it, this dish has a strange name. Some know it as “Bang Bang Chicken / 棒棒雞”, which apparently refers to how the dish was traditionally made by beating the chicken with a stick, creating the “bang bang” sound, to tenderize and shred the meat.
In my family, we’ve always called it “Strange-Flavoured Chicken / 怪味雞,” the literal translation for its Chinese counterpart. This name refers to the unusual combination of ingredients and flavours that make up the sauce, resulting in something that is salty, sweet, sour, spicy and incredibly delicious tossed with some cooked chicken, cucumbers and mung bean sheets.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
I hope everyone has been finding ways to stay cool during this heat wave in eastern central Canada (and for that matter, the rest of Canada and east-coast USA). It’s been hot and humid lately, and with humidex reaching mid 40s, my kitchen has been closed. I live in a non-air conditioned apartment, so there was no way I was going to turn on the stove only to make my 30+°C apartment even hotter.