Tag Archives: chinese

Sunflower Seed Tofu

We got The Asian Vegan Kitchen by Hema Parekh a couple weeks ago, and have tried a few dishes out of it so far. It’s an excellent and inspiring book, but we’ve found that we want to make the recipes spicier. For example, the biryani was the first recipe we tried off the book, and […]

Tempeh Wonton Soup

In celebration of making wontons for the first time, we finally cooked our own veggie broth as well, and this soup came out just wonderfully – the gentle broth complimented the spicy salty wontons, and the sweet new crop cabbage added a nice crunch. With store-bought wonton wrappers, these Chinese dumplings are pretty easy to […]

Ma La Tofu

This dish gets its name (má là = numbing and spicy) from two types of pepper, the numbingly hot aroma of sichuan pepper and the fiery hot flavour of chili pepper. This combination is great even if you’re not that fond of super-spicy food. The tongue-numbing effect of sichuan pepper is felt only after consuming […]

Five-Spice Tofu with Slightly Sweet and Sour Veggies

We had a weekday dinner at its best on Wednesday: delicious five-spiced tofu, slightly sweet and sour stir-fried veggies, and a bowl of brown rice. Yumminess can’t be exaggerated, it was all very delicious. It happened to be the Chinese New Year’s eve as well – everyone was wishing happy new year for each other […]

Stir-Fried Noodles

This was a late Sunday lunch that we made quickly. Preparation time is heavily dependent on your chopping skills, since everything needs to be sliced into thin strips or matchsticks. I’m not that quick on the chopping block, but luckily I had Anni to help me. This is an easy recipe to tweak, and indeed, […]