2019 Year of The Pig

2019 Year of The Pig

    In Chinese astrology, each zodiac year is not just associated with an animal sign, but also one of five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth. Both the zodiac sign and the element shape the astrology of the year. For example. Element-sign combinations recur every 60 years. Both zodiac sign and element are believed to affect one’s personality and destiny. I like to start my celebrations early! The reason is because there are so many places to choose. I have several favourites but am always on the quest for a new cooks twist on dim-sum. When you...
Knotty Pine Willow Tree Hot Seafood Salad

Knotty Pine Willow Tree Hot Seafood Sala...

Hot Seafood Salad From The Knotty Pine Willow Tree Restaurant. Only a working chef knows how difficult it is to make good food consistently. Working at the New Knotty pine in Waterloo gave me the a beautiful dinning room managed by Jim and… Debbie Jacques. I had a very eager and talented team and the chance to show off my contemporary style of cooking. Interesting food items that everyone would enjoy, handcrafted and made to look and taste delectable. Here is one of the most ordered recipes for my infamous mouth-watering Hot Seafood Salad From The Knotty Pine Willow...
Roasted Jerk Chicken

Roasted Jerk Chicken

Roasted Jerk Chicken. At home nobody cooks for me. So while the family and friends are sitting in the living room relaxing and watching the tube, you’re in the kitchen getting a dinner together. When it comes time that the cook just wants to take a break from serving the family. It’s either phone in take out or go out for a restaurant meal. If getting someone to cook is not an option, here is a simple healthy meal that can whipped up in a zip and then while cooking, time to catch 50 zzzz’s alone time or whatever you are hankering! A great tasting...
Winter Melon Soup (Duong Qua Tong)

Winter Melon Soup (Duong Qua Tong)

                                      Eight Precious Jewels Winter Melon Soup (Duong Qua Tong) I dine out at several of my local contemporary Asian restaurants and have had many versions of this great prized Cantonese winter melon soup. These large oval or round melon globes are found in the Chinatown markets and are usually recognizable by the dusty, “frosted” white coating found on the green exterior shell of the melon. Winter melon is seen as nourishing and...
New Years Chinese Dim Sum

New Years Chinese Dim Sum

  The sign to thekitchenman that you’re about to get some mighty fine tasting duck and pork bbq! Half and Half with some fluffy jasmine rice and the au jus dripping sauce is what you need! Some steamed bok choy and guy lan with jasmine tea and your still under twenty bucks!         The restaurants here in South Surrey really put some passion and effort into the dishes prepared for the celebrations. Stop me before I eat again! I started with some hot and sour soup and my sweetie prefers the chicken corn. Yum! Our dim sum items arrive to our...