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. 

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.

Tomato Beef Stew 番茄炖牛肉

This dish will take over one hour.


Cut beef into medium cubes.


Put beef cubes in the pan with cold water and turn on the stove.


When the water gets boiled, there will be a lot foam.


Take beef cubes out and clean them.


Heat the oil in the pan, put in ginger slices and some garlic slices.


Add in beef cubes. And stir fry for a while.


Then put in a little cooking wine and light soy sauce. Stir evenly.


Add in enough hot water over the beef. Then cover the pan with lid and cook for at least 40 mins.


Three tomatoes need to be peeled off. First cut a cross at the bottom. Then put them in hot water for around 1 minute. Lastly, remove them into cold water. And it will be easy to peel them off.


Chop them into small bits.


Use another pan. Heat the oil and put the tomato bits in.


When the tomato juice comes out, pour in a bowl of water. 


Keep stirring till the tomato sauce becomes a little condensed.


When 40mins is over, add tomato sauce into the beef along with several sugar cubes and some salt.

Cook for another 30 mins.


If you don’t feel like eating anything, this dish will make your appetite better.

Bacon Potato Soup 培根土豆浓汤


Cut potato and onion into small pieces. (Here I used two potatoes and one onion.)


Heat the oil in the pan. Put in the bacon bits.


When the bacon bits get a little burnt, take them out.


Stir fry onion first.


Then the potato pieces.

Add in enough water that covers potato pieces. Boil them till potato gets soft.


Use blender to smash potatoes.


Put smashed potato back into the pan.


Add a little water or the soup will get burnt easily. Also add in light cream, salt and black pepper powder. Keep stirring till all the things mix well.


Ladle the soup out into bowl, and add in the bacon bits. 

Cook One Fish in Two Ways (一鱼两吃)

Compared to fried fish in western countries, Chinese people always choose to cook fish in different ways, like fish soup, braised fish in brown sauce, or steamed fish.


I bought this sea bass from supermarket. Yet, I found it too big and we didn’t have a pan big enough to cook it. So I decided to divided it into two parts. Fish head for the soup. Fish body and tail for the braised one.

Fish head soup is very popular in China, since many people think this dish is very good for health. Nutritious elements in fish will be contained in the soup.

在中国,鱼头汤是一道很受欢迎的菜。很多人认为鱼头汤对身体很补,鱼里面的营养物质会融合到汤里面去。

It is not difficult to make fish soup.

1. Heat the oil in the pan, and fry two sides of the fish head. When the color turns a little brown, pour in the hot water. 

锅内热油,将鱼头两面煎黄,然后加入热水没过鱼头。

2. Add two or three ginger slices, salt and green onion.

加入两三片姜片,盐和葱段。

3. Cook the soup with low heat. The longer you cook it, the whiter will the soup color become.

转小火煮汤,汤煮得越久,汤的颜色就会越白。

4. When the soup color turns milky white, add some tofu ( better be silken tofu) slices into it.

当汤的颜色变成奶白的时候,加入一些嫩豆腐。

5. Cook for another 20 minutes or so. 

再多煮二十分钟左右,让豆腐更好地融合汤的味道

I really think silken tofu is a perfect match to fish soup.

我真的认为嫩豆腐和鱼汤是绝配。

Braised fish in brown sauce

This dish can be done while fish soup on the stove.

1. Similar to the soup above. Heat the oil in the pan, and fry two sides of the fish body. When the color turns a little brown, add in a little light soy sauce, dark soy sauce (light soy sauce contains salt, dark soy sauce is for dark color) and sugar.

和鱼头汤的做法有点像。首先把鱼两面煎黄,然后加入生抽,老抽(生抽含盐,老抽为了上色)和糖。

2. Make the fish coated with sugar soy sauce. And pour in hot water.

让鱼身裹满糖汁,然后加入热水。

3. Put in some ginger slices. Cover the pan with lid.

再加入一些姜片,然后盖上锅盖。

4. When the sauce in the pan become less than 1/4. Take the fish out.

当锅内红烧汁剩下不到1/4时,把鱼盛出来。

5. Keep hearing the sauce in the pan until it becomes very condensed. And pour it onto the fish.

继续加热锅内的红烧汁,至到变得浓稠,然后盛出浇在鱼身上。


Dip the fish with sauce before put it into mouth. It really tastes great.

把鱼肉蘸了红烧汁再放进嘴巴,味道会更好。