Saturday, October 31, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Home Cooking Recipe Series: Niang Tofu

This is the final recipe in the series.
Hakka cuisine is the cooking style of the Hakka people who are primarily found in the southeastern parts of China, namely Guangdong & Fujian. Hakka cuisine relies heavily on dried and preserved ingredients due to the scarcity of fresh ingredients in the sparsely populated hill country that the Hakka people settled in.

A popular Hakka dish is the Niang tofu, (or "Yong tau foo", as it is known in Singapore and Malaysia). Niang tofu is tofu cubes heaped or stuffed with a paste made of minced meat and herbs, then fried till golden brown, braised or steamed. Vegetables like eggplants, okra, and bitter melon are also used in this dish and stuffed with the same meat paste. The stuffed tofu and vegetables are served with hoisin sauce and sometimes chicken or pork soup.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Spooky-licious Halloween Specials

Beggar's Chicken (limited availability) $28.00

Geoduck (limited availability)$28.00

Live Shrimp (limited availability) $18.95 per 1/2 lb

Fresh Jonah Crab & Silken Tofu $14.95

Sesame Turkey $9.95

Pumpkin & Shrimp Rice Noodles $9.95


Turkey Sauteed With Pumpkin & Mushrooms $9.95

Monday, October 5, 2009

Dish of the Month - Rou Geng Mi Fen

The rou geng mi fen is a popular Taiwanese noodle soup dish. Rou geng is a type of hand-shaped meat and shrimp paste dumpling that is served in a thickened, savory vinegar-flavored soup. It's served with rice noodles, sliced shiitake mushrooms and shredded cabbage. A wonderful dish to quell the hunger pangs when it's freezing outside.