Homemade Tagliatelle with Morel Sage Champagne Sauce

Bought a bottle of Taittinger from a popular Deli only to find out it’s corked – buying booze from anywhere other than tried and trusted dealers is a no-no in this country. While unpleasant to drink, it seems such a waste to go down the drain. So onto the dinner table it goes. More aromatic…

Mango Tart 芒果撻

Such a delightful summer dessert, or as a breakfast danish! I found this recipe from Epicurious and adapted it a little, the original called for sour cream and cream cheese – basically the same thing but lighter and nicer. Mango Tart 200g – puff pastry 1/2 cup – mascapone cheese 1/2 cup – creme fraiche…

Pickled Herring 醃青魚

I came across pickled herring for the first time last week in our new gourmet supermarket. I guess it is an acquired taste, my husband had the tiniest nibble and almost spat it out right away. But then he really isn’t a big fish fan. I who love the taste of almost anything from the…

Humble Egg Sandwich 雞蛋沙律三文治

The last month has been hectic with the new baby, I’d been living off frozen soup, deliveries – the beauty of living in Asia, and the occasional husband’s sandwiches. For the 1st meal I made myself, a humble egg sandwich. Chopped hard boiled eggs, mayo, anchovies and cracked pepper, sometimes what you need is just…

Roast Beef Tenderloin 燒牛腰肉

How can you not love a juicy and pink roast tenderloin! A great family meal and even better cold! We had this with roasted vegetables and homemade Aioli. As the first slices go through I’m thinking about tomorrow’s sandwiches and steak salads already… The Pioneer Woman Cooks has a great recipe for this, I only…

It’s Sauerkraut Time 酸菜季節

Sauerkraut is a German version of the preserved cabbage grandma used to make back in our hometown in Northeastern China, only we used Chinese cabbage and they were packed down whole in clay urns instead of being chopped up in advance. Seems like it’s a shared recipe all across northern Asia and Europe. In the…

Black Sugar Yogurt Muffins 黑糖酸奶鬆糕

  Tastes of rich cocoa and minerals, Okinawa black sugar is definitely my favourite. I get this kind that comes in a mixture of powder and clumps, when used in baking it gives off little pockets of concentrated flavours, almost like a chocolate chip. The yogurt gives it extra moisture, and the oatmeal makes the…

Il Teatro 帝雅廷

Il Teatro is one of our two favourite Italian restaurants in Macau, the American style one. I’ve always enjoyed all kinds of restaurants, and this is one of the fancier ones, with a pleasing ambiance and a view of Wynn’s famous music fountain. The presentation is always fun, despite the fancy names the food is…

Broccoli Pasta 西蘭花義粉

Fresh basic pasta for our quick dinner last night. Broccoli, bacon bits (anchovies for me), garlic, olive oil made the mouthfuls of simple bliss. 昨晚的西蘭花義粉。蒜茸,西蘭花,培根(我的是鯷魚),橄欖油,不要再簡單一點喔。材料新鮮就是美味。