Tag: Cai Li Blakeman

Red-braised Dried Bamboo Shoots 笋干烧肉

Recipe from Spoonful Chinese Cooking Instructor Cai Li Bamboo shoots are always a culinary delicacy in Asia, especially in Chinese and Japanese cuisines. Freshly dug bamboo shoots are seasonal and are appreciated by people of that particular region. Yet easily accessible dried bamboo shoots have a meaty quality and are incredibly delicious. It has a chewy-tenderness…

Pineapple Tarts Recipe 黄梨挞

Recipe from Spoonful Chinese Cooking Instructor Cai Li With the Chinese New Year around the corner, you can find pineapple tarts just about everywhere in Singapore or Malaysia. Every bakery that churns them out is claiming that its tarts are the best. But I found out today these melt-in-mouth homemade tarts with buttery crumbly pastry…

Homemade Chinese Rice Wine Recipe

Recipe from Spoonful Chinese Cooking Instructor Cai Li This gentle, sweet-sour, marvelously aromatic homemade liquor is a common flavoring for all kinds of  China regional cuisines. You can find the rice wine (sometimes called Chinese Cooking Wine) in the Asian supermarkets, but the homemade version is much more delicious and it is surprisingly easy to…

Pumpkin Chinese Steamed Bun 金瓜馒头

– Recipe by Cai Li Blakeman, our expert culinary instructor on Chinese cuisine-  This is what I call the Chinese version of dinner rolls and it can be an easy and healthy breakfast option as well. The golden yellow Chinese Steamed Bun or mán tóu, are made with fresh pumpkin.