Dim Sum

Dim Sum

Life without Dim Sum would be a boring weekend for me. I love to have other chefs feed me. Dim Sum Brunches have become very affordable and busy. A good selection with tea and dessert will set you back 25 bucks. Check out what I had New Years Day. Started with a bowl of chicken corn chowder and a bowl of hot and sour soup. The veggie spring rolls with in-house made plum sauce were deluxe. The pork and mushroom wonton, wok fried in a chili pea-nutty sauce topped with steamed spinach tops. The main event was the seafood chow mien, the crispy noodle foundation with plump...
Shanghai Dining Wok.

Shanghai Dining Wok.

                  When thekitchenman has had a long day, I like takeout Chinese stir fry dishes. We have many choices of Asian restaurants here in South Surrey and surrounding Vancouver and it’s growing daily. I like the simple sweet and sour pork, or the pot stickers. The soups are very well made. The wonton and seafood are yummy. The Shanghai Noodle with spicy pork is my fav. For the last several years, I have found this neighborhood jewel of a restaurant call the Shanghai Dining Wok. The owners take good care of us his...
Hot and Sour Soup!

Hot and Sour Soup!

Hot and Sour Soup! Happy New Year! Since the first time I tasted hot and sour soup which was more than four decades ago, it is a soup if made right, fills the body and soul with all the right taste sensations. Living in BC the many versions that passed my lips has been numerous to say the least. I’m always on a quest to sample an Asian restaurants chef version. Recently I have found two soup makers in the same month that were absolutely worthy of high praise. First to make a good hot and sour soup it takes a dozen ingredients and flavor adding condiments to prepare...
Chinese Pot Sticker Dumplings:

Chinese Pot Sticker Dumplings:

Chinese Pot Sticker Dumplings: thekitchenman loves a good pot sticker wonton. Lots of restaurants serve up the frozen packaged variety. A good indication that a cook is worthy is by his pot sticker. On January 28th Chinese New Year many familys sit around a table and prepare the family celbration for good fortune. My favourite retaurant makes the dumplings that are so lite and tasty. Yum! I was shown this recipe by the chefs grandmother who for some 80 years made the family dumplings each day. Now that’s dedication. My chef friend and myself sat around a table and I...
Fried Egg with Chili Pork Belly Bacon

Fried Egg with Chili Pork Belly Bacon

The Thai, Mandarin, Vietnamese fusion foods are usually found on the Victoria, King Edward corridor in East Vancouver. Literally hundreds of little family run pop-up diners line the streets. Even the market stores have a BBQ or a wok fryer going full steam somewhere in the store. I found that these store cafeteria style eateries are providing cheap eats for the average street New Canadian. Some of these diners use real plate ware and some just a box or a napkin. Like dim-sum,… only hundreds of more interesting tasty options. This simple Fried Egg with Chili Pork...
I always like to know, what’s cooking and who is cooking it!

I always like to know, what’s cook...

When I travel and stay at a resort or hotel, I always like to know, what’s cooking and who is cooking it! Breakfast is usually the first meal that will tell you if the kitchen is up to snuff. A good selection of choices made to order or served gratis buffet style.         Lunch you get to try the freshness of the produce and how inventive the pantry section is. I like a salad that packs a lot of interesting flavours and textures. This Crispy Flying Fish garden delight tells me that the cook, is a good one. Finally, dinner and you get to try the...