Foodie Friday First: Hong Kong Lemon Tea

My first... Hong Kong lemon tea: iced tea with a refreshing lemon flavor Looking for a drink to cool you off this summer? Lemon tea is where it's at. Here's a recipe, complete with cutesy drawings. Very popular in Hong Kong, this drink uses a strong black tea as its base. Think of a dark, bitter brew counterbalanced by sweet sugar (or sometimes honey) and a squeeze of tart lemon. It's iced tea, Asian-style.   … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Crispy Chow Mein

Crispy chow mein: fried noodles with vegetables and meat in a gravy sauce Chinese New Year is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate than with noodles? It's a common dish to start off a new lunar year because the strands symbolize longevity. (So please don't shorten the noodles!) I'm a big noodle-lover myself. As a kid going to the local Chinese eateries, I was sometimes known as the "girl who likes chow mein." However, I don't like the soft Mongolian stir-fry versions, I … [Read more...]