Bread, Chinese Recipes and Content

Hong Kong Style Cocktail Buns

One of my favourite Chinese bakery buns are Cocktail Buns, sweet buns with a buttery coconut filling. I would say they are a very iconic staple of any Chinese bakery and I’ve made them plenty of times in my kitchen but I thought I would share the recipe so you can try these buns yourselves!… Continue reading Hong Kong Style Cocktail Buns

Bread, Chinese Recipes and Content

Matcha Swirl Tangzhong Bread

Bread making is something that I’ve been getting into more recently and I’ve been having lots of fun experimenting and I can’t wait to share more of those recipes with you! I have found that cutting into a loaf of homemade bread to be immensely satisfying but imagine revealing a fantastic swirl pattern inside your… Continue reading Matcha Swirl Tangzhong Bread

Bread, Chinese Recipes and Content

Sweet Potato Babka

Lots of people have been getting into bread making during the quarantine period and whether it’s sourdough, making bread rolls or learning to make bread, it’s been great to see everyone get into baking. But of course with that came a huge shortage of flour. I wanted to bake bread like everyone else but didn’t… Continue reading Sweet Potato Babka

Biscuits, Chinese Recipes and Content, Food on Youtube

Hokkaido Milk Cookies (北海道牛奶曲奇)

If you follow me on Instagram and watch my stories then you would know that recently I have becomed obsessed with Korean dessert cafe vlogs. One particular channel produces these amazing looking cookie boxes which are all freshly baked and packed. This made me itching to get into the kitchen myself and make my own… Continue reading Hokkaido Milk Cookies (北海道牛奶曲奇)

Chinese Recipes and Content, Desserts, Pastry

Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts

The Hong Kong egg tart is a well loved and staple of any Chinese bakery or dim sum menu. After many many attempts to get the perfect recipe, I think that I have finally found it! These are my Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts! There are two kinds of egg tart you might be familiar… Continue reading Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts

Chinese Recipes and Content, Desserts, Food on Youtube

Coconut and Red Bean Pudding (椰汁紅豆糕)

Chinese New Year is on its way and it’s the perfect time to try out today’s new recipe for your family and friends, it’s my Coconut and Red Bean Pudding (椰汁紅豆糕). Red beans (or azuki beans) are very common in Chinese and Japanese desserts. They have a mild but nutty flavour with a sweetness that… Continue reading Coconut and Red Bean Pudding (椰汁紅豆糕)

Bake Off 2019, Bread, Chinese Recipes and Content

Sweet Potato and Taro Tangzhong Buns

The seventh signature of Bake Off 2019 was to make 24 Festival Buns, buns that take on the theme of a festival or holiday from around the world. Henry got his tongue in a twist with his Kardemummabullar and we saw the grills being turned back on for the Sarawak showstopper challenge! I’m continuing to… Continue reading Sweet Potato and Taro Tangzhong Buns

Bake Off 2019, Bread, Chinese Recipes and Content

Tangzhong Chinese Tear and Share Buns

The third signature challenge of Bake Off 2019 was to make a filled tear-and-share loaf. We saw Michael receive the first Hollywood Handshake with his Keralan Star Bread, which was inspired by his Indian roots. I have also been inspired by my roots and decided to combine some traditional Chinese bakery items with some Western… Continue reading Tangzhong Chinese Tear and Share Buns

Chinese Recipes and Content, Restaurant Reviews

My Top 6 Asian Food Recommendations in Nottingham (2019 edition)

Are you looking for some awesome Asian food in Beeston or Nottingham city centre? Well you are looking in the right place! These are 6 Asian food places that you should be checking out – as recommended by Asian students themselves! All of these recommendations are my own opinions; I have not been paid or… Continue reading My Top 6 Asian Food Recommendations in Nottingham (2019 edition)

Chinese Recipes and Content, Desserts

Sweet Potato Sago Pudding (番薯西米露)

3 of my last 4 recipe posts have all been Chinese recipes and we’re going to continue that trend with today’s new recipe post, which is for Sweet Potato and Sago Pudding (番薯西米露). This dessert soup is ideal for any season because it can be served fresh off the heat piping hot, gently warmed or even… Continue reading Sweet Potato Sago Pudding (番薯西米露)

Cakes, Chinese Recipes and Content, Desserts, Food on Youtube

Pistachio Castella Cake (開心果古早味蛋糕)

I’m carrying the theme of my last blog post of making recipes being inspired by videos that I watch on YouTube and testing them out. Today I’m taking inspiration from a video by a Korean ASMR cooking channel called ‘Cooking tree 쿠킹트리’. Now I’m not the biggest fan of ASMR videos however the cakes, desserts… Continue reading Pistachio Castella Cake (開心果古早味蛋糕)

Cakes, Chinese Recipes and Content, Desserts

Malaysian Steamed Sponge Cake (馬拉糕)

Steamed Malaysian Sponge Cake is one of my favourite dim sum items. It's soft, fluffy and no one can resist it when it comes out onto the table freshly steamed, fragrant and super comforting. Here's how you can make your own version at home without the need for any fancy mixers! Despite its name, the… Continue reading Malaysian Steamed Sponge Cake (馬拉糕)

Cakes, Chinese Recipes and Content, Confectionery

Baked Chinese New Year Glutinous Rice Cake (焗年糕)

There’s always a new recipe that you find by accident and it fast becomes a staple and that is most certainly the case with my Baked Chinese New Year Glutinous Rice Cake (焗年糕)! Now I know that I’ve missed the Lunar New Year for this year at least but this Baked Glutinous Rice Cake is honestly… Continue reading Baked Chinese New Year Glutinous Rice Cake (焗年糕)

Chinese Recipes and Content, Desserts

Coconut Milk Pudding Dim Sum (椰汁糕)

This year marks the first National Dim Sum Week which takes place from 30th June to July 5th 2018. If you aren’t familiar with dim sum, it refers to the little delicious food which come on plates or in steamer baskets. It poetically means ‘to touch the heart’. This week will celebrate the sheer amazingness… Continue reading Coconut Milk Pudding Dim Sum (椰汁糕)

Chinese Recipes and Content, Product Reviews, Student Meals, Vegetarian

Simple Rice Cooker Congee with Minced Beef

Whenever you are ill, do you have your go-to ill food? For many people, it’s probably going to be chicken soup or something along those lines. But I wonder if you have heard of the ill food for many Chinese people; it’s congee, which is a type of rice porridge. This is my recipe for… Continue reading Simple Rice Cooker Congee with Minced Beef