Shanghainese Scallion Oil Noodles

A super humble, yummy, traditional, minimalist dish that is commonly served as breakfast, lunch, or dinner in Shanghai. Ingredients: scallions (Spring Onions) cut them into finger length Seasoning Measures: 1-2 tbsp Cooking Oil 1 tbsp Dark Soya Sauce 2 tbsp Light Soya Sauce 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce 1 tbsp Brown Sugar Adjust to your liking […]

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Shanghai Style Russian Borscht.

Back at #JessKitchen tonight with this soup that I learnt from my grandma since when I was little. If you were born in a 3-generation Shanghainese family, you will know how much the taste of it means to our childhood memories. It almost felt festive every time this was stewing in the kitchen, that it […]

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Hainanese Bites Not From Hainan.

I never had a clear definition of what Hainanese food is categorized as until having spent a few years in South East Asia. The typical Hainanese food offered here are totally different from what are available in the physical Hainan island in the south of China, I guess it comes down to how Hainanese people […]

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The Double-Seven Treats.

Despite the western Valentine’s Day on Feb 14th each year, the seventh day of July in Chinese Lunar Calendar is called Qi-Xi, a traditional festival to celebrate LOVE, originated from 2,600 years ago since the Han Dynasty. The story was an appreciation to the distant bonding between weaver fairy ZhiNv and a cowherd named NiuLang, […]

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