Cooking should be a creative and fun experience. Once you have the basics down, don’t be afraid to experiment and come up with your own flavours. Just like other things, many dishes have been tried and done before. What makes them unique and original is how you interpret the dishes when you cook them. Of course there is nothing wrong with following recipes, but I think you’d find more joy in cooking if you add an extra pinch of something and the dish turns out BETTER than the recipe.
It was a lucky chance that I stumbled upon being a cooking instructor. I never dreamt of being able to teach people what I am passionate about. As someone who loves to cook and experiment in the kitchen, I always get requests from family and friends to cook them dinners or teach them how to make a dish or two for special occasions. I love sharing my creations, my cooking tips and knowledge with them. It is an extremely satisfying feeling if my food puts a smile on their faces and make them feel loved and cared for.
I must admit, cooking Chinese food is not my forte. I love Chinese food but there was never any need for me to cook them as I get them every night from home either from my mom or at occasional times at my grandma’s. The times that I do cook more Asian influenced dishes are during special family celebrations, such as Chinese New Year. Now that I live by myself, I want to create these Chinese home cooked dishes in my own kitchen. I want simple homey dishes with the familiar tastes that I grew up with. DayDayCook has answered my calls! Here are my top 5 Chinese dishes from DayDayCook that I absolutely loved to make when I want a nutritious and delicious Chinese home cooked dinner.
Red Date Braised Chicken with Chinese Xiao Shing Wine