Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas, Christmas, Christmas

Christmas in most cultures almost always involves a lot of cooking, baking and of course, eating. Here are some of the highlights of the Christmas season feasting in our household:

On Christmas Eve, we had a not-so-traditional Christmas dinner of basil, tomato and shrimp linguini, and a tomato mozzarella salad, accompanied by delicious french red

After dinner, we indulged in a double-layer chocolate cake, separated by raspberry jam and covered with a dark chocolate ganache.

And my very favourite, Christmas morning breakfast, in which I made oatmeal-blueberry pancakes and belgian waffles for the family.

Friday, December 25, 2009

My first dim sum experience!

Last weekend, one of my good friends took me out for dim sum, something which I had never tried before! She took me to Garden City Hot Pot, located in Richmond, a few blocks away from Aberdeen Shopping Center.

The first thing we ordered when we got there was tea from a distinguished selection of tea leaves, each type of tea possessing a different quality. I opted for rose tea, which was said to relax, while my friend chose a black oolong tea, which was said to be a fatty-acid burner.

After ordering tea, we ordered the dim-sum dishes! My friend selected a variety of dishes for us including:
  • 蝦餃 (shrimp dumplings)
  • 腸粉 (rice noodle rolls-which came with fried oysters)
  • 腐皮捲 (tofu steamed roll-which were stuffed with prawns)
  • 蘿蔔糕 (turnip cake)
  • 蛋撻 (egg tarts)

Overall, it was a delicious experience! <3

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


"Is a vegetarian permitted to eat animal crackers?"

I hope so...