Thursday, February 22, 2018

Crispy Fish Skin with Salted Egg Yolk 香脆金沙魚皮


If you follow my blog, you would notice that I like snacks, appetizers or small bites food a lot. This is another good one that is very popular in Asia. It is not difficult nor complicated to make if you could get fried fish skin from local restaurant or store.


Ingredients:

90g Fried fish skin, store bought or homemade 炸魚皮
4 salted egg yolk 咸蛋黃
5g lemon leaves 檸檬葉
35g butter 牛油
½ tsp curry powder 咖喱粉
⅓ tsp sugar 糖
⅓ tsp salt 鹽
seven-spice powder, optional 七味粉

Recipe credit: Jacky Yu

1) Thinly slice lemon leaves. Set aside.
2) Steam salted egg yolk for 5 minutes. Mesh with a fork. Set aside.
3) In a saucepan with medium heat, melt butter. Add lemon leaves and cook for a minute.
4) Add egg yolk, curry powder, sugar and salt.
5) Add the fish skin and stir until it is evenly coated. Remove from heat.
6) Sprinkle seven-spice powder on top. Serve in room temp.










Saturday, February 3, 2018

Updated Library Cooking Programs 免費烹飪項目




Your tax dollars at work! Increased funding=more free programs. Check out my updated list of 19 cooking programs in the first half of the year:

Phoebe Chow (morethanbread.net)
2018 Library Cooking Program Lineup
For more details, visit: http://www.colapublib.org/calendar/
Or morethanbread.net


Date and Time
Library
Program
1/13/18 Saturday 10:30 am
West Hollywood
Street Foods of Hong Kong:
Egg Waffle雞蛋仔
1/27/18 Saturday 3 pm
Florence
Gold Fish Nian Gao錦鯉年糕
1/29/18 Monday 5pm
Los Nietos
Street Foods of Hong Kong: Egg Waffle, Curry Fish Balls
雞蛋仔、咖喱魚蛋
1/31/18 Wednesday 6 pm
Rivera
Gold Fish Nian Gao
錦鯉年糕
2/3/18 Saturday 2 pm
Lennox
Street Foods of Hong Kong:
Vegetarian Lo Mei, Banana roll
齋鹵味、香蕉糕
2/10/18 Saturday
3 pm
San Dimas
Street Foods of Hong Kong:
Egg Waffle, Pork Jerky
雞蛋仔、豬肉乾
2/17/18 Saturday
2 pm
La Canada Flintridge
BBQ Pork, Pineapple Bun
叉燒、菠蘿包
2/24/18 Saturday
2 pm
Clifton M. Brakensiek
BBQ Pork, Pineapple Bun
叉燒、菠蘿包
3/17/18 Saturday
2 pm
Angelo M. Iacoboni
BBQ Pork, Egg Waffle
叉燒、雞蛋仔
3/24/18 Saturday
1 pm
Anthony Quinn
BBQ Pork, Pineapple Bun, Milk Tea
叉燒、菠蘿包、絲襪奶茶
4/7/18 Saturday
3 pm
Hermosa Beach
Street Foods of Hong Kong:
Vegetarian Lo Mei, Steamed rice cake
齋鹵味、缽仔糕
4/21/18 Saturday
2 pm
Huntington Park
Street Foods of Hong Kong:
Egg Waffle雞蛋仔
4/28/18 Saturday
1 pm
E. Rancho Dominguez
Street Foods of Hong Kong:
Egg Waffle 雞蛋仔
5/19/18 Saturday
2 pm
El Camino Real
BBQ Pork, Pineapple Bun, Milk Tea
叉燒、菠蘿包、絲襪奶茶
5/21/18 Monday
6 pm
Pico Rivera
Street Foods of Hong Kong:
Egg Waffle 雞蛋仔
5/26/18 Saturday
2 pm
Graham
BBQ Pork, Pineapple Bun
叉燒、菠蘿包
6/9/18 Saturday
2 pm
Cudahy
Street Foods of Hong Kong:
Vegetarian Lo Mei, Banana roll, Tofu
Pudding
齋鹵味、香蕉糕、豆腐花
6/16/18 Saturday
1 pm
Lawndale
Street Foods of Hong Kong:
Vegetarian Lo Mei, Steamed rice cake
齋鹵味、缽仔糕
6/23/18 Saturday
1 pm
Norwalk
BBQ Pork, Pineapple Bun
叉燒、菠蘿包









Monday, January 15, 2018

Sous Vide Rib Eye Steak 真空低溫牛扒


I am a believer after trying this sous vide method to cook steak. It is never overcooked and dry, I think this is the best way to cook an expensive cut of meat. Although it may take more time to do it, your patience will be greatly rewarded. The active working time is so minimal that I can literally walk away after setting it up.

Sous vide is not new (French meaning "under vacuum"). It has been a well-known French cooking method for hundreds of years. By submerging food that has been vacuum packed in a constant temperature over time, no moisture is lost and the whole piece of meat/food is consistently cooked to perfection.


Season the meat with salt, pepper and the herbs of your choice (rosemary, thyme are a good choice).Vacuum packed it. Alternatively a simple water displacement method can be used to let the air out.


You will need a pot which can provide constant temperature. I use the Instant Pot Ultra.


For medium steak, set the temperature to 140F. Depends on the thickness of the meat, it needs to be cook anywhere from 1-4 hours. Mine are 2 inches thick. I cooked them for 3 hours at 140F.


Blot dry the meat and sear in a hot pan for 30 seconds each side. Serve immediately.





Friday, December 29, 2017

Hong Kong Style Milk Tea 絲襪奶茶



I am a tea drinker. A cup of tea in the morning, to me, is the same as coffee for other people. It really wakes me up and gets me ready for my day!
I grew up in Hong Kong, where this kind of milk tea originated. I love milk tea for its rich aroma and creamy smoothness. I have been using tea bags and three-in-one "tea". But nothing compares to a cup of freshly brewed Ceylon milk tea.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

2018 Library Cooking Demonstration


Next year marks my seventh year of doing cooking program in Los Angeles County Libraries since 2012. Throughout the years, I have been invited to 36 different libraries in the greater LA area. Some libraries have invited me multiple times. Total attendance is over 2500!

轉眼2018已是我在圖書館教授烹飪的第七個年頭了,這短短幾年我被三十六間不同的圖書館邀請,參觀人數超過二千五百名!


If you live in the area and would like to attend, check out the schedule below. For more information, visit LA county library, search under "events". The list will be updated as I get more invitations for the year.

下面是我今年的行程,請到洛縣圖書館網站 瀏覽更詳細資料如各圖書館地址、時間等。


Date and Time
Library
Program
1/13/18 Saturday 
10:30 am
West Hollywood
Street Foods of Hong Kong:
Egg Waffle雞蛋仔
1/27/18 Saturday 3 pm
Florence
Gold Fish Nian Gao錦鯉年糕
1/29/18 Monday 5pm
Los Nietos
Street Foods of Hong Kong: Egg Waffle, 
Curry Fish Balls
雞蛋仔、咖喱魚蛋
1/31/18 Wednesday 6 pm
Rivera
Gold Fish Nian Gao
錦鯉年糕
2/3/18 Saturday 2 pm
Lennox
Street Foods of Hong Kong:
Vegetarian Lo Mei, Banana roll
齋鹵味、香蕉糕
2/10/18 Saturday
3 pm
San Dimas
Street Foods of Hong Kong:
Egg Waffle, Pork Jerky
雞蛋仔、豬肉乾
2/17/18 Saturday
2 pm
La Canada Flintridge
BBQ Pork, Pineapple Bun
叉燒、菠蘿包
2/24/18 Saturday
2 pm
Clifton M. Brakensiek
BBQ Pork, Pineapple Bun
叉燒、菠蘿包
3/17/18 Saturday
2 pm
Angelo M. Iacoboni
BBQ Pork, Egg Waffle
叉燒、雞蛋仔
3/24/18 Saturday
1 pm
Anthony Quinn
BBQ Pork, Pineapple Bun, Milk Tea
叉燒、菠蘿包、絲襪奶茶
4/7/18 Saturday
3 pm
Hermosa Beach
Street Foods of Hong Kong:
Vegetarian Lo Mei, Steamed rice cake
齋鹵味、缽仔糕
4/21/18 Saturday
2 pm
Huntington Park
Street Foods of Hong Kong:
Egg Waffle雞蛋仔
4/28/18 Saturday
1 pm
E. Rancho Dominguez
Street Foods of Hong Kong:
Egg Waffle 雞蛋仔
5/19/18 Saturday
2 pm
El Camino Real
BBQ Pork, Pineapple Bun, Milk Tea
叉燒、菠蘿包、絲襪奶茶
5/21/18 Monday
6 pm
Pico Rivera
Street Foods of Hong Kong:
Egg Waffle 雞蛋仔
5/26/18 Saturday
2 pm
Graham
BBQ Pork, Pineapple Bun
叉燒、菠蘿包
6/9/18 Saturday
2 pm
Cudahy
Street Foods of Hong Kong:
Vegetarian Lo Mei, Banana roll, Tofu
Pudding
齋鹵味、香蕉糕、豆腐花
6/16/18 Saturday
1 pm
Lawndale
Street Foods of Hong Kong:
Vegetarian Lo Mei, Steamed rice cake
齋鹵味、缽仔糕
6/23/18 Saturday
1 pm
Norwalk
BBQ Pork, Pineapple Bun
叉燒、菠蘿包














Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Steam Egg with Ginger 薑汁燉蛋


This is one of my favorite classic Chinese desserts. Sweet, smooth, silky steamed egg with ginger is nutritious and satisfying especially in winter cold months. It can be made with milk for an even smoother texture. But if you are lactose intolerant, like me, you can use water. Sugar can be substituted with other sweeteners if you have diabetic concerns as well.

薑汁燉蛋這款經典甜品是我的至愛,香甜、幼滑,加上薑汁,更是錦上添花。在秋冬季節遇到手腳冰冷,或容易傷風感冒,多食有薑的食物會有幫助,行氣活血。

食譜中如用奶代替水,就更加香滑。白糖也可以用代糖取替。

Monday, November 27, 2017

Hong Kong Milk Tea and Bo Law Bao program update


A limited number of tea filters and blended tea leaves will be available for purchase following the program. First come first served.

Date: 12/2/2017
Time: 2pm
Location: Norwood Library in El Monte, California



Saturday, November 18, 2017

Steamed Rice with Dried Seafood and Cured Meat 海味三寶臘味飯


The daily temperature in Southern California finally falls to the comfortable 70's F. It means hot pot and clay pot rice time! Clay pot rice with Chinese sausages is very common and popular but with the addition of dried shrimps, silver fishes and squid make the rice much more aromatic than with sausages and cured duck leg alone.

No clay pot? Not a problem. You can make this delicious meal using a regular rice cooker as well (just without the crunchy rice on the bottom).

It is a very easy to make dish and I don't think you need to have a "recipe" for it. Just make your regular rice, either in a rice cooker or clay pot, as soon as the water has been absorbed, lay the sausages, dried squid (soak and diced), dried shrimps and silver fishes on top. Cover and cook for another 10 minutes under medium/low heat, or until the rice cooker automatically finishes cooking. Then let it rest for another ten minutes before serving.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Christmas Dessert Classes 聖誕假日甜品班



I am pleased to announce that there will be two hands-on dessert classes to be held in December at in Diamond Bar, California. Details as follows:



1) Tiramisu and HK style milk tea
Date: 12/3/2017 Sunday
Time: 2-5pm
Location: Diamond Bar, CA
Fee: $50
Class size: 3-6 students


2) Mille Crepes 
Date: 12/9/2017 Saturday
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Diamond Bar, CA
Fee: $50
Class size: 3-6 students

Both desserts do not involve any baking and I will show you step by step so you can make these yummy desserts for the holidays. Class fee includes all ingredients, recipe and a take home product.
Info and register: phoebechow@morethanbread.net






Friday, October 6, 2017

New Cooking Demonstration Program: HK Style Milk Tea 絲襪奶茶+菠蘿包




I am very excited to announce that my new program Hong Kong Style Milk Tea will debut in December 2nd 2pm at Norwood Library in the city of El Monte. Not only will I show you how to make silky milk tea, I will also demonstrate the making of Pineapple Buns from scratch. The pair is a staple in cafes throughout Hong Kong and here in Southern California. They are enjoyed not just in the everyday lives of many people, they are also in the list of intangible cultural heritage by the Hong Kong government.

The program and sampling is free to all but seating is limited on a first come, first serve basis. 
There is more than one county library in El Monte. Please make sure you go to the right one : ) 
Click here to find out more details.


天作之合--絲襪奶茶+菠蘿包,兩款香港茶餐廳必食之選,也是被香港政府納入非物質文化遺產之清單上。

我會在十二月二日下午兩點在 El Monte 之 Norwood Library 向大家示範做法,讓大家在美國都可以延續這些非物質文化遺產。

示範節目費用、試食全免,但座位有限,先到先得。El Monte 市有幾個公共圖書館,請不要去錯,地址及詳情請點擊這裏 。





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