Daily Archives: February 17, 2011

紫衣薯餅 Seaweed Potato Pancake

This is a recipe from a vegetarian cookbook.  Ingredients are simple but it’s healthy, delicious and easy to prepare!




Ingredients: (makes 2 rolls of 10 pieces)

  • 2 pieces of Nori Seaweeds, cut in half
  • 1.5 potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of corn
  • 1 tablespoon of carrot, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon of corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon of finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • pinch of salt


  1. Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water.  Cover and bring to a boil; cook for 20 to 25 minute or until very tender.
  2. Mash the potatoes and mix with corn, carrot, onion, scallion, corn starch and salt.
  3. Spread a thin layer of mashed potatoes over the seaweed and cover it with another sheet of seaweed.  Cut it into 4-5 strips.
  4. In a saucepan, add oil, pan fry seaweed potato pancakes for 2 min on each of the 4 sides, or until cook through. Remove from pan.
  5. Mix 1 tablespoon of vegetarian oyster sauce or regular oyster sauce with 1/2 tablespoon of corn starch in a bowl.   Cook the mixture in pan for 1-2 min.  Apply sauce on potato pancakes.


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椰汁砵仔糕 Little Pudding Cake

Coconut Little Pudding Cake or Put Chai Ko is a snack originating from Hong Kong.   It’s a palm sized pudding cake served in a porcelain bowl/aluminum cup or with two bamboo sticks.   I made two different variations of Put Chai Ko, one with brown sugar with azuki beans, and the other one with white sugar and azuki beans.



  • 8 tablespoons of Rice Flour 粘米粉
  • 1.5 tablespoons of Tapioca Starch 太白粉
  • 1.5 tablespoons of Water Chestnut Flour 馬蹄粉
  • 2 tablespoons of Sugars (brown sugar or white sugar)
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 cup of Red Beans


  1. Cook red beans wtih 2 cups of water for 30 min.  Turn off the stove. Cover for 30 min. Then repeat process for two times or until the beans are soft.
  2. In a saucepan, stir in coconut milk and sugar, until melted.  Turn off the stove and let it cool down for 15 min.
  3. Stir in Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch and Water Chestnut Flour to the sugar mixture.
  4. Apply oil to the muffin pan.  Pour in the flour mixture.
  5. Place muffin pan in steamer.  Steam for 2 min.  Add Azuki beans on top.  Steam for another 8 mins or until the puddings are set. Remove from steamer and let puddings cool down.
  6. Remove with two bamboo sticks.


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Salmon Burgers with Wasabi Sauce

After the first time I made this burger, it has become a favorite.  I found this recipe online and made some variations.  I made this on several occasions, and everyone loves this!

Ingredients: (makes 4 patties)

  • 1 lb of salmon fillet, chopped finely
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 3 cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons of Ginger, minced
  • 3 tablespoons of Maple Syrup or Honey
  • 2/3 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon of dill


  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients listed above with salmon.
  2. Form mixture into 4 patties.
  3. Lightly coat skillet with oil, heat over medium to hight heat.  Cook patties, 5-6 minutes per side, or until desired degree of doneness.
  4. Spread the sauce* evenly over toasted buns.
  5. Top each with a lettuce leaf, tomato slice and salmon patty.

*Ingredients for Wasabi Sauce:

2 tbsps Maynonnise, 1 tbsp wasabi, 1 tbsp soy sauce,  1 tbsp sugar,  1 tbsp Lemon juice.


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Cinnamon Apple Pork Chops

A weeknight dinner that takes about 5 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook.  2 pieces for dinner, 2 pieces for lunch.  The recipe I found uses butter, but I used canola oil.  You can substitue butter for better taste.



  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons of chopped pecans
  • 4 pork loin chops
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • vegetable oil or butter


  1. In a bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon.
  2. In a saucepan, add oil, cook pork chops for 4-5 minutes on each side.  Sprinkle salt on each side.  Remove from pan.
  3. Add oil to pan.  Stir in apple, pecan and the brown sugar mixture.
  4. Cook and stir until apples are tender.  About 4 min.
  5. Combine pork chops and sauce on a plate.  Ready to serve!

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