Living in Florence, with limited access to Asian ingredients, I always try to recreate my home dishes using what offers locally. That means using the fresh ingredients produced here in Italy, as well as buying semi-processed food from the local Asian grocery stores. Discover together with me on how I manage to make Chinese dishes in my Italian kitchen. And let’s have some fun!!!
Wonton is a type of dumpling, which is commonly found in China. As you find it called by different names in Chinese ( 云吞Yún Tūn; 馄炖 Hún Dùn, 抄手 Chāo Shǒu), you may also discover it in different forms crossing regions. My first memory of wonton was my grandma’s homemade wonton in chicken soup. She … Continue reading WONTON WITH CHICKEN FILLING 鸡肉云吞 (JĪ RÒU YÚN TŪN)
September has always been my favorite month. Besides it is the month, where my birthday falls, it carries one of my favorite Chinese festival: the Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋节 (Zhōng Qiū Jié). One main reason for me to like the Mid-Autumn Festival is the cozy vibe to celebrate this day. Imagine sitting under a starry sky … Continue reading PUFF PASTRY MOONCAKE WITH MEAT FILLING 酥皮鲜肉月饼 (SŪ PÍ XIĀN RÒU YUÈ BǏNG)
Following my previous test on the gluten, I felt like to continuing playing with the Italian flour by transforming it into a classic Chinese flatbread: the Scallion Pancakes! Scallion Pancake is a classic Chinese flatbread that is welcomed by almost every Asian food lover! It has become so popular over the years, and it seems … Continue reading SCALLION PANCAKES 葱油饼 (CŌNG YÓU BǏNG)
Having a China born and raised appetite, I constantly crave for noodles, especially the rustic hand pulled long noodles! However in Italy to make the ramen style noodles at home is not always easy.
Hi, this is Sasha. I am a Chinese previously living in Hong Kong, currently I am a full-time mother of two boys in Florence, Italy. I am passionate in cooking, and always curious in searching ways of recreating my home dishes using Italian ingredients. I share my testing and experiments in the kitchen, as well as trips on this blog.
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