Chinese New Year fish

Chinese new year fish recipe by Yummy Calories

This Chinese New Year fish is sure to bring prosperity this year. This is because the word for fish, "yu" sounds like abundance. So gong xi fa cai to the year of the Rooster. My husband has already started making "cock" jokes. Sigh! This particular pair of snapper fish were from Footscray Market. We had … Continue reading Chinese New Year fish

Chinese crispy pork belly

Chinese crispy pork belly recipe by Yummy Calories

Chinese crispy pork belly is, in my humble opinion, the best kind of pork belly. It is the perfect combination of crispy (not hard and crunchy) skin with juicy and tender meat. I was actually planning on making a kimchi pork belly stew to accompany the Korean fried chicken that my brother and his girlfriend … Continue reading Chinese crispy pork belly

Chinese turnip cake

Chinese turnip cake Radish Cake by Yummy Calories

My uncle made this amazing Chinese turnip cake one night for Chinese New Year many years ago. It had a lot of fillings and had a lot of umami flavour. At the time, I didn't understand why he was so excited about the fillings as surely they were standard in all turnip cakes. Little did … Continue reading Chinese turnip cake

Dry pork and shrimp wonton noodles (721 calories per serve)

I am so glad I'm pregnant right now and need the extra calories and can eat all this yummy food. I tried dry wonton noodles for the very first time when I was in first year of university and have loved it ever since.  It really isn't that hard to make once you have all the ingredients. This … Continue reading Dry pork and shrimp wonton noodles (721 calories per serve)

Basic pork and prawn wonton (248 calories per serve)

Wontons are such a versatile dumpling. They can be used in soups, dry noodles, served with chilli oil, fried or boiled/steamed on their own. They are actually really easy to make so long as you can be bothered to wrap them up. I prefer them best in a dry noodle. Check out the recipe here. Serves … Continue reading Basic pork and prawn wonton (248 calories per serve)

San choy cabbage

San choy cabbage recipe by Yummy Calories

I love san choy bow, which is a minced pork dish that is usually sered in lettuce cups. However, I had some green cabbage in the fridge that I had bought when it was on sale at the supermarket which would also go well with the pork. So here's a san choy cabbage! Serves 4 … Continue reading San choy cabbage

Chinese steamed pork meatloaf

Chinese steamed pork meatloaf recipe by Yummy Calories

Chinese pork meatloaf is so easy to make yet absolutely delicious. It has been many years since I've had this but it's one of my favourite homemade past times. It's also pretty healthy, being steamed. I love it because it's a bit like eating pork dumplings without the carb-filled skins. Serves 6 (approx. 212 calories … Continue reading Chinese steamed pork meatloaf

Chinese BBQ Pork Ribs

Chinese BBQ pork ribs by Yummy Calories

Chinese bbq pork ribs are seriously one of the best ribs you will ever have. This recipe, would you believe it or not, was actually adapted from Donna Hay. As a non-Asian, she makes a good Chinese bbq pork! I've used spare ribs in this and it also works well with other pork cuts, with … Continue reading Chinese BBQ Pork Ribs