Lets Eat… Chickens Feet

Lets Eat… Chickens Feet

There’s not much that goes to waste around these parts, and that includes Chickens feet, not just spared out of thrift though, they’re a wildly popular snack and delicacy. You can find them at street food stalls, convenience stores, supermarkets and for a real treat, my favorite is Cantonese style chickens feet that you find at dian xin (dim sum) restaurant.

They’re not without there benefits according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, chicken claws are packed with collagen for one, rich in calcium, can apparently help soften blood vessels, along with cosmetic benefits. read more

Hong Kong Cuisine – local snacks and specialities

Hong Kong Cuisine – local snacks and specialities

A guide to some of the snacks and meals that are popular with the locals, and where to get them

[NOTE: this has translated from wechat and its a little imperfect, but I put here as a guide for food lovers looking for a genuine ‘local’ Hong Kong food experience.]

You can find out more about Hong Kong at our sister site http://thehkshopper.com which has an article on Dim Sum in HK and HK Tea Restaurants, both not to be missed on a food lovers visit to HK.

beef brisket noodles

Description: Brisket was tasty, not chew bad, remains refreshingly noodle road, and no lye smell, as saying that I was the most hated that lye flavor, I think it’s smelly, soup is also not a lot of the grease, eating, half the soup to drink lol! read more

Let’s Eat…… Snacks

Let’s Eat…… Snacks

Here’s a quick guide to some of the popular local snacks foods you’ll see on your travels around China (excuse the translations, will get to correcting the dish names):

Lijiang: delicacies include spiral dumpling, buckwheat cake, walnut meatball, champion cake, Naxi Bowl Tsai cake, millet meatloaf, spiral cake, pineapple rice pudding, purple meters Baba, fried water dragonfly, Naxi la ribs, fried egg series, jelly, beef omelet, roast breast fan.

Hangzhou Snacks: Cypress, 2 bits, 3 1 onion package butter cake, Wu Dun, 6 prawns and eel West Lake West Lake Lotus root starch, Mei Niang the snow cat ears, Hangzhou Xiao long. read more

lets eat.. Cicada

lets eat.. Cicada

At first I was a little reluctant, I am sure you understand, but as I watched everyone else sticking there toothpicks into the platter of crunchy bugs, I thought, well, when in Rome.

And I glad I did, they are delicious in their own way. Apparently they are also high in protein, low in fat, and low in carbohydrates according to a story on National Geographic here which also includes a bunch of recipes. And, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine they also have a variety of health benefits. So, lets eat! read more