As the weather gets colder and Autumn-Winter approaches it is very important to nourish ourselves from within. This snow pear longan sweet soup (雪梨芡實桂圓排骨湯) is suitable for all ages. It helps to nourish the lungs and reduces coughing, reduces fire, removes dampness and heals the […]
柱侯蘿蔔炆牛筋腩 Braised beef brisket and tendon is one of my favourite Chinese comfort dishes. I love it with rice or with soup noodles at wonton restaurants. Often noodle houses always advertise that their beef brisket is their specialty – especially their sauce. Finding the perfect […]
One of my favorite past time is making Chinese soup. I love the nourishing and medicinal aspect of healing the body from within. Postpartum Me includes a lot of back pain, weak knees and tender tendons. This Chinese soup recipe is perfect for those suffering with nagging chronic back pains.
This soup is neutral and suitable for most people. While it carries a subtle bitter taste from Codonopsis Pilosula (aka poor man’s ginseng) it is still easy to drink.
The soup colour has a dark color from the black bean and Morinda officinalis / Indian Mulberry.
I do not suggest eating the meat from the pork bones after the soup is ready unlike a those from the Green Radish and Carrot with Pork Bone Soup Recipe 青紅蘿蔔豬骨湯.
Health Benefits of Chinese Herbs
社仲 Eucommia ulmoides – enhance bones strength and body muscles, reduce fattiness, enhance energy metabolism and antioxidants
巴戟 Morinda officinalis / Indian Mulberry – enhances libido because it improves kidney functions. Useful to treat urinary incontinence, female infertility due to cold uterus, pain and numbness because of wind-cold, soreness and weakness of low back and knee, and rheumatism etc.
党参 Codonopsis pilosula – enhance immunity, dilate blood vessels, lower blood pressure, improve microcirculation, enhance hematopoietic function, and so on.
I love using my OXO fat separator! It has a capacity for 4-cup/900mL. Pour the soup into the separator, and watch the fat rise to the top while soup settles to the bottom. The heat resistant strainer catches unwanted bits, and the stopper prevents fat from rising to the top of the spout. Once the soup has settled, remove the strainer and the stopper and pour out perfect clear soup. A shield prevents the gravy from spilling over the top of the separator, instead of through the spout. And it is dishwasher safe! This is the best fat separator I’ve purchased lately!
Chinese Soup for Back Pain 社仲巴戟豬尾骨燉湯
Nourishing soup for healing back pain and weak tendons
- 社仲 Eucommia ulmoides
- 巴戟 Morinda officinalis / Indian Mulberry
- 豬尾骨 Pork tail (1 lbs)
- 黑豆 Black beans
- 党参 Codonopsis pilosula (not shown above)
- 杞子 Goji berries
- 玄肉/ 龍眼肉 Dried Longyan
- Step 1 Wash all dry ingredients and blanch in hot water
- Step 2 Blanch pork bones and in hot water
- Step 3 Fill clay pot with water to 80% water level, bring to boil and add all ingredients in
- Step 4 Boil on high heat for 3 hours
- Step 5 Reduce to medium heat for another 3 hours
- Step 6 Add pinch of salt for taste
- Step 7 Serve hot
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四季 Grand Seasons Chinese Restaurant is a humble diner in Coquitlam. It is located just across from the Burquitlam SkyTrain station at 555 Clarke Road. Our friends introduced this place to us after we were complaining about eating at the same restaurants in Coquitlam Tri-Cities […]
Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine 福滿樓海鮮酒家 is a high-end Chinese seafood restaurant located in Richmond by the Richmond Oval – next to Ora a large scale residential community with T&T Supermarket. The restaurant is spacious with a large screen projection screen (perfect for weddings). Service is friendly and was not pretentious.
There is a good variety of dim sum selection on the menu: steamed, deep fried, marinated, braised and plenty of specialty items. Channeling Yum Cha HK, they’ve even got those super cute Boas with eyes and pig faces!
It’s not often you see grown men and women playing with their food! Of course, this salty egg yolk bun was soft and moist with a creamy center filling.
Steamed Shrimp Dumplings: Although it was $9 per order, there was five pieces. Thin skin and has a bouncy mouthfeel. There was nothing to complain about these Ha Gaws.
Deep Fried Mince Pork Dumplings: A like the gelatinous dough with a salty center of minced pork. The portions were a little small and leaves you begging for more.
Steamed Beef Balls
Special Steamed Rice Rolls with Tofu, Scallops and Eggplant: Not exactly a “roll” but this was one of our favourite dishes. The filling is tasty but is hard to share if you have more than four people.
Steamed Marinated Beef Tripe: I like the marinated flavours of stay and jalapeno. The tripe is soft and tender.
Truffle Siu Mai: These bite size pork dumplings has a mild taste of truffle that is not too over-powering.
Snow Pea Tips: Served with consomme and lots of dried shrimp.
Fortune Terrace has a few hits and misses but has a good variety of dishes. We like to come here for yum cha since it is close to work and there are plenty of free parking underground. Price point is on the higher end, but it isn’t over the top when you compare other newer Chinese restaurants in the area.
Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine 福滿樓海鮮酒家
Cuisine: Chinese, Dim Sum, Seafood
Mon 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
6200 River Rd #130, Richmond, BC V7C 0B1
Neptune Chinese Kitchen 鳳鳴粥麵 has been opened a little under a year now at the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam on United Boulevard. The restaurant is spacious, baby friendly, bright but a little out of the way from city center. It is usually pretty quiet (something […]
This global Taiwanese dessert franchise, Meet Fresh Richmond 鲜芋仙, opened its first location in Richmond on Capstan Way. It then opened a second Metro Vancouver location at 1232 Robson Street. Popular menu item includes taro balls, shaved iced, fresh herbal jelly and tofu pudding. I was […]
Deer Garden Signatures 鹿園魚湯米線 finally reopened yesterday (replacing Deer Garden Restaurant 鹿園茶餐廳). Although it was sad to see our go to restaurant in PoCo close down, many welcome the casual selection of rice noodle combos, curry dishes, and HK style cafe approach.
The interior went thru a major overhaul. It looks much cleaner, brighter and spacious.
Similar to the other Deer Garden locations, the Port Coquitlam branch also allows for a lot of customizations. Starting at 11.25, the noodle combos include soup base, toppings, noodles and a drink (cold drink +$1; specialty drink $+2).
Tomatoes and pumpkins fish soup with sliced beef, bean curd and mushrooms: Deer Garden boasts that their soup base is without MSG. I’ll let you be the judge of that.
Deer Garden Signatures 鹿園魚湯米線
Cuisine: Noodles, HK Cafe
Mon 9 AM to 9 PM
Wed 9 AM to 9 PM
Thu 9 AM to 9 PM
Fri 9 AM to 9 PM
Sat 9 AM to 9 PM
Sun 9 AM to 9 PM
3610 Westwood Street, Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 4S8
The name only is a mouthful Yuan’s Shanghai Serendipity Cuisine Richmond 源. This Shanghai restaurant is located beside Deluxe Chinese Restaurant 凯悦酒家 next to Aberdeen Mall. We were told how delicious their pan fried soup dumplings were and decided we must go check it out. The […]
R&H Chinese Food is located in Lansdowne Centre’s Food Court. Unlike your typical fast food burgers, greasy spoons and teppanyaki, they offer some really delicious Chinese Shanghainese options! Their menu has a good variety of noodles, dumplings and other snacks great for sharing. Steamed […]
Snackshot 糖百府 is a new Hong Kong style dessert shop that recently opened on 7980 Granville Street – Marpole neighbourhood. The menu focus is Chinese sweet soups along with their claim to fame Vitasoy milk red bean bulldog drink! And, of course, the sweet soup tasting platter!
The dessert shop’s decor retrofits to the nostalgic Bing Sutt 冰室, old school movie posters and things that are quintessentially Hong Kong. It reminds me lots of the Vintage Starbucks in Hong Kong – both on Duddell Street and Mong Kok.
Vitasoy Milk with Red Bean Bulldog 7.95: This eye-catching drink is traditionally known as red bean ice. It is made trendy again with a bottle of vitasoy dressed up as a Mexican Bulldog. I like that it isn’t too sweet and actually is quite tasty. However there isn’t a lot of red bean. And it is debatable if this drink is worth the sticker shock of 7.95.
Sweet Soup Tasting Platter 22.95: Your choice of either hot or cold. This photogenic dessert platter again is another popular item ordered. It consists of nine mini cups of sweet soup (from top to bottom): Cashew Paste, Red Date and Longan Soup, Almond Paste, Sesame Paste, Tofu Pudding, Red Bean Soup, Green Bean Soup, Black Glutinous Dessert and Walnut Paste.
This is a great option for those who want to sample a little bit of everything. There was only a few that stood out and personally I much prefer the dessert soups at Bubble Fruity 桂花林 in Richmond. Overall, I think the flavors here at Snackshot are underwhelming and the texture is too gummy.
Street Snack Combo 6.95: We also ordered a combo of curry fish balls, siu mai and rice rolls. It comes with 4 siu mai and 4 curry fish balls. Again, the flavors are unforgettable and the plate of not hot enough. I also wish they had provided chili paste on the side.
Overall, the prices at Snackshot are pretty high and the portions are small. The place is more of a hyped gimmick. We left $40 poorer and I can not foresee coming back anytime soon.
Tue 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wed 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thu 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
7980 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6P 4Z2
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