Steamed fish

Wash the fish, drain off excess water, rub with salt and leave for half and hour. Place slices of spring onion (葱 on its own means spring onion, not 洋葱) and gin...

Soda Bread

Soda bread gets the rise from baking soda (a kind of salt, also known as bicarbonate of soda (UK), sodium bicarbonate, or 蘇打粉[苏] sū dá fěn, in both the US and t...

Prawns

The easiest way to cook prawns (蝦 xiā), the bigger ones that are about 8cm long stretched out, is as follows: Bring a pot of salted water to the boil, throw in ...

White tofu

This is the usual stuff you can get in the West: Damp, anaemic white tofu. White tofu (内酯豆腐 nèi zhǐ dòu fu) is solidified with glucono deltalactone (葡萄糖 pú tao ...