My favourite Chinese dishes…

Now that I’ve eaten out numerous times here in China I have come to be a little familiar with the menus for certain types of Chinese cuisine. Sichuan cuisine has to be the best in China, closely followed by Xinjiang and Lanzhou, they pretty much never disappoint flavor wise. The Chinese dishes I used to…

My first “real” spring festival experience!

Originally posted on Soul Canvas:
I have experienced 3 spring festivals here in Baoding since moving here as a student but this year’s is the first that I actually spent with a Chinese family. Since it’s the quietest time of the year I usually spend it in my room. Luckily, this year, together with another…

“吃饭了吗?”/Have you eaten yet?

I once read somewhere that China’s biggest religion is food, and having lived here a year and a half I can safely say that is true. Food is a big part of life here. “吃饭了吗?”/”Have you eaten yet?” is actually a form of greeting in China. To outsiders it may sound weird it’s actually just…

Bacon wrapped chicken (Made in a pressure cooker!)

I love this recipe for 3 reasons: It has bacon! It has chicken! It uses an electric pressure cooker! Cooking doesn’t get easier than using a pressure cooker. That miraculous contraption literally does everything, saves you time and produces perfectly cooked food every time. I did of course use them back in Botswana however, my…

African Independent Interview

I recently got featured in African Independent newspaper which is distributed to SADC countries including Kenya. Whoop! They are a newly launched newspaper and will be doing a series of features on African food bloggers. View the full interview here: African Independent Interview. And read more about the new newspaper here: Newly Launched African Independent

Creamy pumpkin pasta

Now that I have finally settled into a cooking routine of sorts in school, I’ve started experimenting again in the kitchen the students share here. My University has 3 buildings designated to foreign students and each one has 2 kitchens available for use from 10am to 10pm everyday. The kitchens are very basic only containing…

Hong Kong Food Adventures!

During my winter holiday I went to Hong Kong to visit a friend for a week, such an enjoyable week it was! And of course, besides seeing touristy things and shopping, the most important aspect of traveling is eating! A week didn’t give me enough time to delve into the extensive Hong Kong cuisine, and…

Living in foodie heaven!!

My inner foodie is extremely happy right now! Last time I was this happy with Chinese food was in 2012 when I visited Shanghai, but during that time we mostly stuck to proper restaurants and campus food with the odd visit to a fastfood restaurant. However being in Baoding is quite a contrast. Seeing that…

Black girl in China….again.

I am leaving…on a jet plane…I don’t know when I’ll be back again… Ok, so that last part is a lie, I know when I’ll be back. I am going to the east yet again. I am going to China and will be there studying for 3 years. I’m not the only one, nor am…

Pork neck with plum sauce

And we’re back to pork yet again! After trying gammon (recipe here), I spotted some pork neck in the pork section at my beloved Checkers supermarket and decided to give it a go. According to my brief research online (thank you google!), pork neck is less fatty than gammon. Now it doesn’t sound like a…

Bacon wrapped sirloin steak

I am pretty bad at making steaks. I know that’s pretty ridiculous given that making a good steak only requires one to do 3 things: season the steak, sear it and grill/roast for 10 minutes or less. It is really straight forward but for some reason I always get it wrong. I would aim for…

Yogurt baked Slinger

I have gone fish crazy lately! It’s all I want to eat! Well, that and pork ribs, but that may not count because I want to eat ribs all the time anyway. But back to the matter at hand, I love fish and lately the universe has conspired to help me find a variety of…