Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Chinese mantou with braised chicken

I have always enjoyed watching Jamie's 15-Minute Meals on TV every weekend. It never occurred to me that cooking show can be so entertaining, fun and left me with some new ideas brewing in my head. Watching Jamie cooking is like watching a boy playing with his toys on a playground. He can transmit joy through his cooking.

He serves healthy and delicious foods in only 15 minutes. I made a joke once about it to my hubby and son, "I can also serve you food in 10 minutes ! I'll call the nearest food stalls and ask them to deliver what we want."  But of course that is not the point. Remember what Jamie always says on his show "IF YOU THINK YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO COOK, THINK AGAIN" as an encouragement. Try to see cooking as a joy rather than a burden.

I'm not really sure how much time I spent when I cook this braised chicken, but it was a fast-cooking meal. It was my first trial and it became a big hit ! Kids loved it, especially my mom. She ate more and more then finally she asked me for the recipe. :D

The mantou or Chinese steamed bun was so soft, warm, fluffy and perfectly paired with my braised chicken. The buns are much nicer than the last time I ate them long long time ago. Mom used to fry mantou and as I remember I didn't like it because it was dry and hard.

It's fine if you want to make your own mantou from scratch. But if you feel it a little bit irritating then buy frozen mantou, just like I did. You can find frozen mantou in frozen section in most of supermarket.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Me on Scarllett Magazine

The brand new lifestyle magazine, Scarllett Magazine, made an irresistible offer to me. They asked me to be one of food photography contributor in Recipe section and I feel so very happy about it. This mutual collaboration has been going on for nearly 4 months and Scarllett Magazine will published its first print issue next month ! Well, I just can't wait to see my works printed on international magazine !

I've contributed 2 special summer recipes which you can find under Lifestyle menu and Peche Mignon sub menu. For the recipes, just click the links under the photos and they will take you to the recipe post. If you don't mind, please check the website and read full beauty, fashion and lifestyle articles. Have a great day !
Summer mixed fruits

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