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Oriental Diet

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The Temptation of Frying

Few years ago GlobalPost’s list nominated ‘World’s 10 Fattest Countries’ based on a statistic by World Health Organization. Depicted in the article the obese ‘eat until they can’t breathe’. ‘World’s 10 Fattest Countries’ respectively: American Samoa, Kiribati , United States, Germany, Egypt, Bosnia and Herzegovina, New Zealand, Israel, Croatia, and the United Kingdom. The phenomenon … Continue reading

Hong Kong special waffles

Craving for a bite-size exotic street food for your sweet tooth? Here we bring you a great choice far from Hong Kong, a special kind of egg waffle – Gai Daan Jai 雞蛋仔(literally means little eggs).  This lovely appearance in bulging egg shape waffles is a sweet batter grilled in a special egg shape mould … Continue reading

Zoom-in Singapore food – Hainanese Chicken Rice

If you are trying to take away a Hainanese Chicken Rice in Hainan, which you may think it makes the most sense, you may be disappointed by their own type of Chicken rice, which is literally plain Chicken breast on top of white rice; this should never be what you expect. The real authentic Hainanese … Continue reading

Do you know how oriental diet treats their eggs?

Fried, Scrambled, steamed, poached…getting tired of these daily type of eggs? Then steel yourself and prepare for the top 3 strangest egg delicacies we bring you here from the bravest Oriental diet. Probably the prettiest among the three of them, the Marbled Red Vinasse Egg is a Chinese staple way of submerging eggs especially popular … Continue reading

Top 3 life-prolonging Korean cuisines in London

Recently scientists are starting to believe that Korean cuisine is beneficial for life-prolonging. Aside from the fact that Korean cuisine has bred Korean into a non-obese nation where Korean meal contains 13% less fat than those found in American and European diet, Korean cuisine are also preventing cardiovascular diseases and anti-carcinogenic due to the high … Continue reading

Top tips for Oriental Hotpot

Imagine setting in a circle with a bunch of strangers surrounding a cauldron of spoiling soup on a table full of wired looking ingredients. With all the chopsticks stirring at the same time in the same pot, who guarantee you won’t have serious diarrhoea afterwards? Therefore you must be fearless to have hotpot; it is … Continue reading

Top 3 Bubble teas in London

It may be rather hard to fall in love at first sight when you come across bubble tea, after all the black balls at the bottom always scares people away. However, those intimidating black spheres are nothing but tapioca pearls. This sweet milky tea, which blend with tea, milk, sugar, and giant black tapioca pearls, … Continue reading

Japanese Food Ultimate – Decoben デコ弁当

From Ukiyo-e to origami, Japanese rated as the most monomania nationality; even for a tiny lunch box has to be fully decorated. Bento “弁当” is the word for packed lunch in Japan, especially for school lunch. Whereas decoben”デコ 弁当”(abbreviation of “decorated-bento”), which usually a complex of rice, meat and vegetable, is a mutation of bento … Continue reading

揭開滿清紫禁城飲食的神秘面紗 Unveiling the emperor diet in the Forbidden City

讓我們回到289年前的中國清朝。今天是1723年的1月10日中午約兩點鐘。在養心殿的乾隆皇帝正準備用膳, 一個由十五道菜組成的奢華晚餐。這十五道菜主要包括雞, 鴨, 豬, 牛, 羊, 燕窩及鹿尾巴; 另加傳統的滿州菜色, 例如一眾烤肉和煙熏肉類, 再以酒下肚。十五個侍從正從御膳房順序地傳召出每道菜, 小心翼翼的按照皇帝先前定下的次序, 把菜餚整齊排列在細緻的御用漆木長檯上, 亂一不可。 貼身太監隨即把一根小銀針插進每道菜中測毒, 以防食物被落毒, 危害皇帝安全 (在中國歷史上已有近十一位皇帝死於人為的食物中毒)。 但這還未夠。 在皇帝起筷前, 太監還要親嘗每一道菜, 以再三確定食物的純潔。晚餐這才正式開始。 不同顏色的盛器有系統地排列在桌上, 每個人都清楚自己的位置: 皇室人員的盛器呈紅色、文武百官的盛器呈綠色而其餘的則用白色。至於菜式上也極為講究及嚴謹。 每道菜都十分嚴格地規定至必需要包含五穀及五味, 也即是甜、酸、苦、辣、咸, 以達致中國哲學最尊崇的「和諧」之境。 這不是虛構故事, 而是根據自乾隆年間的《江南节次照常膳底档》的真實記載。皇帝要在一日兩餐內攝取所需營養 (分別自清晨六至八時的早餐, 以及在正午至下午二時的晚餐); 而藥膳則用予刺激腸胃運動, 腎臟功能及胃口培養; 起著減低內熱, 化痰, 滋養身體, 以及最重要的延長壽命之用。 自滿清滅亡後, 紫禁城中門大開, 御膳飲食亦由宮內傳到平民手中。 而由最少108道菜及44道甜點所成組成的滿漢全席, 需要三整天才能完成, 可以說是中國最傳統而仍然流傳至今的宮廷料理。 Let us travel back to 289 years ago in the Qing dynasty … Continue reading

The best food for feet fetishes

Chicken feet may be unacceptable within Western diet as Western people often spooked by its repulsive and disturbing looks, it is however a delicacy for most Asian people especially Chinese. This staple can be found at every corner in China and served in every possible way: from steaming on a posh dining table, to shelved … Continue reading