I am fascinated by Chinese culture and, of course, the food. On this page you’ll find some of my favourite Chinese recipes. The more authentic recipes are inspired by my trip to China in 2017, the less authentic are my take on the local Chinese take-away.
If you enjoy Chinese food you are bound to find recipe you like here!
The Chinese Recipe Archive
Stir Fried Potato, Aubergine and Peppers (Di San Xian)
I first tried Di San Xian (The Three Treasures of the Earth) in Xi’an, China. Find out how you canRead more.
Vegetable Fried Rice
Vegetable fried rice is a fantastic “all-in-one” dish which is perfect for using up leftovers or veggies that are pastRead more.
Egg Fried Rice
Whether you’re cooking a huge feast to celebrate Chinese New Year or doing your own Chinese Fakeaway, egg fried riceRead more.
Sweet and Spicy Pork Belly (Hong Shao Rou)
This recipe for Sweet and Spicy Pork Belly or (Hong Shao Rou) makes the most of Blue Dragon ingredients youRead more.
Chinese Spare Ribs
Spare ribs are one of my favourite dishes to order from the Chinese take away – make your own atRead more.
[Chinese New Year] Hot and Sour Aubergines with Caramelised Chilli Peanuts
Chinese New Year is almost here! This year the festival falls on Friday 31st January. Unfortunately for us we willRead more.
Tenderstem and Tofu Sesame Stir Fry
Tenderstem Broccoli and Tofu Sesame Stir Fry Well that was a lot of alliteration for one blog post title!!! MyRead more.
Tea Smoked Duck with Rice Noodle Salad and a lesson in Mandarin
新年快樂! Xīn Nián Kuài Lè! (Happy New Year!) Ok, so it’s not quite Chinese New Year yet (the festival startsRead more.
Soy Glazed Salmon with Rice and Peas
When I was growing up my Mum had this thing about getting as much omega 3 in me as possible.Read more.
Sweet and Spicy Pork Stir Fry
Ever since Chinese New Year I have become obsessed with perfecting my own Chinese recipes! Usually my Dad is kingRead more.
Take a trip!
If you love Chinese food you should really consider visiting China. You can check out some of my experiences in the posts below where I cover everything from travelling with a local guide, going it alone, navigating the craft beer scene and even dietary requirements!
5 reasons to visit Amsterdam that aren’t sex workers or drugs
There’s more to Amsterdam than its famous Red Light District (De Wallen) or its tolerance of marijuana. In fact, weRead more.
Review: The Dean Hotel, Dublin
Is The Dean Hotel in Dublin really noisy? Thinking about booking a night at The Dean in Dublin but worriedRead more.
21 Things to Eat, Drink and Do around London Bridge
Are you staying in a hotel near London Bridge or visiting the City? Hotels.com have asked me to share my recommendationsRead more.
10 reasons to go glamping off-grid this summer
Take your camping holiday to another level by going glamping off-grid this summer – you won’t regret it. Time toRead more.
Craft Beer in China
Popular craft beer instagrammer @drinkdrankblog shares his guide to finding Craft Beer in China. A week or so ago I announcedRead more.
10 Things You Should Know About Visiting China during Chinese New Year!
Chinese New Year (also known as the Spring Festival) is a celebration of the lunar new year. For the pastRead more.
A Guide to Finding Vegetarian Food in China
We’ve just come back from a 2 week holiday to China covering Shanghai, Xitang, Xian and Beijing. Scroll down toRead more.
Touring China with Trailfinders Private Tours
If you’re considering booking a trip to China with Trailfinders read on to find out exactly what you can expectRead more.