《舌尖上的中国》第二季 A Bite of China Season 2

Crumb Cake

I found the recipe online:http://www.food.com/recipe/new-jersey-crumb-cake-33645
This is my first crumb cake. And It turned out to be a big success. I did a little change based on the original recipe.
For cake:

Butter 60g

Sugar 80g ( I’m afraid the original recipe would be very sweet, so I reduced the sugar)

Egg 1

Milk 80g

Flour 140g

Baking powder 1tsp

Vanilla extract 1/2tsp

For topping :

Biscuit mix is used in original recipe. I changed it. I used flour and ground almond powder instead. I reduced butter and sugar too. Cos my husband is on a diet.

Butter 40g

Sugar 40g

Flour 40g

Ground almond powder 20g

Cinnamon powder 1 tsp
1. Cream butter and sugar.

2. Beat egg and milk, mix with butter.

3. Add flour and baking powder to the butter mixture. Then add in vanilla extract.

4. Pour batter into pan.

5. For topping: put all the topping ingredients in a bowl. Rub them by hand. And they will become crumb.

6. Sprinkle crumb topping over batter in the pan.

7. Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Bake for 30 mins. ( you can check with a toothpick. Poke the cake with toothpick, if it comes out clean, then the cake is done).


Powdered sugar is used to top the cake when cool. I didn’t use it. 

It tastes really good. Since I reduced sugar, it’s not too sweet. 

The topping is very crunchy. 

Fudgy Fudge Pie

I found this amazing recipe on http://www.food.com

http://www.food.com/recipe/fudgy-fudge-pie-75432
I made a little change according to it:

Butter 120g

Flour 35g

Cocoa powder 30g

Sugar 150g ( I already reduced sugar based on original recipe but still found it is very sweet.)

Eggs 2

Procedure is almost same as original recipe:

1. Melt butter, add flour, cocoa powder and sugar.

2. Add in eggs. Stir well.

3. Pour into pie plate.

4. Preheat oven to 190 degree C, bake for around 30 mins. (After 30 mins, the edge is a little burnt, so I think maybe 25 mins is also fine.)


In the plate topped with some cream and fruits. It is very soft inside actually. Outside is a bit crunchy.

Quick Chow Mein In Two Ways 两种快手炒面

When I don’t have enough time to cook meal or I feel like being lazy, I will choose to cook Chow Mein (fried noodles). 

1. Vegetable Chow Mein (蔬菜炒面)


Chop onion, shiitake,bell pepper and carrot into thin slices.


Heat the oil in the pan. Stir fry onion first.


Then add in carrot and shiitake. Stir fry for a while.


Noodles (I used udon, and noodles should be soaked in water till they get soft.) and bell pepper at last. Stir fry evenly.


Add in a little dark soy sauce and salt. Stir evenly.


Then add a little water. Because the udon is uncooked, so it should be braised for 2-3 minutes.


When the water is about to dry, add in some lettuce.


Stir fry till the sauce is dry.

2. Soy Sauce Chow Mein


Put udon in boiled water for three minutes. Then ladle them out and drain them.


Sauce: 

Light soy sauce: 2 tsp

Dark soy sauce: 1 tsp

Salt: a little

Sugar: 1 tsp

Cooking wine: a little
SHAOHSING RICE COOKING WINE 2x750ML


Heat the oil in the pan. Put in cabbage slices. Stir fry for a minute or two.


Then add in cooked udon.


And the sauce.


Stir fry them evenly for 1 or 2 minutes.


And it’s done.


You can add a fried egg, if you like.


Just serve with soup and some easy snacks. That’s not bad for an easy and quick meal.

Pumpkin Soup 南瓜浓汤


This is an easy and quick dish made of vegetables.


Chop pumpkin, garlic, celery, and carrot into small pieces.


Heat the oil in the pan. Put garlic in first.


Then the carrot and celery. Stir fry a little.


Pumpkin at last. Stir fry for around 2 minutes.


Then add in enough water that covers all the vegetables. Cover the pan with lid.



When the vegetables soften, use blender to smash them.


Put the smashed mixture of vegetables back into the pan. Heat it again. Because the smashed mixture is very condensed, you can add in some water.


Then add a little milk and salt. Keep stirring. It will be done once boiled again. After milk added in, the color will become a little lighter.


You can add a little herbs or spices you like.

And you can also make a little decoration for it. Just spread several milk drops onto the surface, and use a toothpick draw on it. Yeah, I’m not good at it. The white part I drew is not that beautiful.

The soup tastes great. The pumpkin I used is kind of sweet. Carrot and celery make it healthier. 

Easy Chicken Wings Braised In Soy Sauce 简易红烧鸡翅

We have many kinds of braised food in China, like chicken wings, chicken legs, pork, fish, ribs, even tofu. People in many parts of China have rice in daily meals, and soy sauce is a good match for rice. 

There are many different ways to cook braised food. The one I am about to introduce here is an easy one.


Wash the chicken wings.


Heat the oil in the oven. If you use non-stick pan, you can add less oil.


Put the chicken wings in. Fry each side of the wings.


When each side turn brown, add in some light soy sauce and dark soy sauce. (Light soy sauce is salty. Dark soy sauce is for coloring).
Lee Kum Kee Premium Dark Soy Sauce – 16.9 fl. oz.


Keep stir frying and make each chicken wing coated with soy sauce.


Add in enough hot water that over chicken wings. (Cold water will make the meat shrink).


Add in star anise. Star anise is a commonly seen kind of spice in Chinese cuisine.
Hoosier Hill Farm Whole Select Anise Star 8 oz.


And several sugar cubes. (Sugar is also fine). Then cover the pan with lid. Braise with low heat.


When the sauce in the pan becomes about less than 1/3, turn up the heat. Keep stir frying or it will be easy to get burnt.

Stir fry till the sauce is almost dry. 


Ready to serve.

You can turn off the heat before the sauce is dry. Then the sauce can be mixed into rice. You will like the taste of rice.

You can also change chicken wings to chicken legs, fish, and ribs. The key of soy sauce is sugar.

Vegetables in Cream Sauce 奶油炖菜

The other day I used canned cream of mushroom to cook this dish. It turned out very good and it’s also very convenient.


Campbell’s Healthy Request Condensed Soup, Cream of Mushroom, 10.75 Ounce (Pack of 24)

That’s the canned cream of mushroom I used.


Cut the vegetables into medium pieces. I chose onion, carrot and broccoli.


Broccoli needs to be boiled in the water for 3 minutes.


Heat the oil in the pan.

Put in the bacon bits. Stir fry til bacon gets a littles burned.


Put in onion and carrot. Stir fry a little.


Then pour in water over all the vegetables. Cover the pan with lid.


When carrot pieces become soft, add in the canned cream of mushroom. Keep stirring.


When cream is mixed well with water, and the soup becomes condensed, put in broccoli. Cook for another minute. Add a little salt and black pepper powder if you think it tastes a little plain.


Ready to serve. Very quick and easy.

Cute Pikachu Meal 皮卡丘饭团

Pokemon Go is really popular recently. My husband is a big fan of Pokemon. He always wants a Pikachu. So I made him one today.

The original recipe is here: http://m.xiachufang.com/recipe/100034486/


Mix one yolk with hot cooked rice. And add some salt.

热米饭和一个蛋黄混合均匀,米饭的热度会让蛋黄凝固。加入一点盐。


Use cling wrap to make the mixture of yolk and rice the shape of Pikachu’s face.

用保鲜膜把饭团捏出皮卡丘脸的形状。


Make tamagoyaki with eggs. And cut them into the shape of Pikachu’s ears.

用鸡蛋在平底锅中做玉子烧,然后切出皮卡丘耳朵的形状。


Use seaweed to decorate the ears.

用海苔装饰耳朵。


Make Pikachu’s eyes with seaweed.

再用海苔做出皮卡丘的眼睛。


Use carrot to make Pikachu’s cheek.

用胡萝卜做出皮卡丘的脸颊。


Use seaweed to make Pikachu’s nose and mouth.

用海苔做出皮卡丘的鼻子和嘴巴。


Add one rice on each eye. Pikachu’s part is done.

每只眼睛上放上一颗大米。皮卡丘的就做好了。


I also made a pokeball with rice. The red part is coated with tomato sauce. The black part is seaweed and the button is egg white. You can also use cheese to make the button.

我还用米饭做了一只精灵球。红色的部分吐了番茄酱,黑色部分是海苔,按钮是用蛋白做的,也可以用芝士。


Add some vegetables you like. And a cute Pikachu meal is done. 

最后加一些你喜欢的蔬菜,可爱的皮卡丘饭团就完成了。

It is a good choice to put in lunch box for kids or people who just like Pokemon so much like my husband does.

Pan-fried Salmon 快手煎三文鱼


Spread some salt and black pepper powder on salmon steak. Let them stay for several minutes.


Put very little oil in the pan, and fry each side of the steak for 2-3 minutes.


Add some vegetables and lemon slices. I dressed the dish with sauce I made, which contained black pepper powder, sugar, dark sauce and water. My husband loved it.


A quick dish is ready in 10 minutes.