Tag Archives: chinese

Chinese Black Bean Stir Fried Clams

This is probably one of the first dishes I learned as a child.  I still remember watching my nanny make this.  Then one day I pleaded to try and help make it to surprise my parents when they came home for dinner.  My nanny agreed and proceeded to teach me a dish that would be […]

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Cute food: edible or not?

For some reason, here in Hong Kong, cute food seems to be a big trend.  Walk into any dim sum restaurant or local Cantonese restaurant, and there will always be a few items on the menu that look like a children’s menu out of a Dr. Seuss book.  Here are for you to take a […]

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Daily Prompt: First Light

You may find me strange but when I see first light and open my eyes from a nice sleep, I think “What will I be eating today?”  I literally do love my food.  Many people enjoy food or find it a necessity to survive.  For me, I savor every bite, I appreciate every dish and […]

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Feast for the Eyes and Feast for the Stomach

When I was invited by the General Manager of the Shen Zhen JW Marriott Hotel for a Chinese meal and a tasting menu that would make anyone salivate, I immediately set a date to hop over the border and spend a few nights.  Food entices my every move, that and a chance to blog about […]

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Who wants pigeon?

Michelin rated restaurants seem to be the trend now for any restaurant in Hong Kong (or any part of the world for that matter) if you want to be on the map as a top-notch restaurant.  However, the other night when I was craving pigeon, I ended up in a locally known restaurant where Hong […]

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All You Can Eat Sushi!

This is probably the best sushi place in Guelph, Ontario.  Owned by Chinese, they run a pretty cozy and clean restaurant.  Take a look.

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Can I Order a Plate of Snakes?

Shen Zhen was an amazing three day trip to China I took with my family.  It is a great place to go and get away from the hectic Hong Kong life and an easy drive across the border.  My friends Natasha and Colin invited my family and I to stay at the JW Marriott and […]

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Liángfěn with Black Bean Chili Sauce

When I started Gourmand Chic almost three years ago, I reached out to a lot of foodies, chefs and people in the culinary social media world.  One of the first people I met was Shanti Christensen.  I got to know her little by little over the years and even though we have yet to meet […]

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