Monday, October 25, 2010

Home Made Tofu Dessert

It’s now autumn in Hong Kong, weather is getting cool and dry - time to enjoy desserts. Yesterday we decided to make fun by playing mahjong and at the same time joined hands to cook desserts for tea time.

Tofu Sheet Syrup is one of our most favourite old Hong Kong desserts which we all loved since we were kids. Of course our mums made it for us, and now we make it for ourselves. In fact, it was the first time the four of us join together to make this dessert and it was fun.

Home-Made Old Hong Kong Dessert –
Tofu Sheet Syrup with Eggs
4 Servings (total cost: HK$25 / US$3.2)


  • 4 dry tofu sheets
  • 4 boiled eggs
  • 1 whisked egg
  • Ginkgo (pitted) – quantity as you wish
  • Crystal sugar
  • 8 bowls of water
    • Tofu Sheet Syrup with Eggs

      1. Boil four eggs for 7 minutes. Remove shells.
      2. Soak ginkgo, remove the center bit.
      3. Boil 8 bowls of water.
      4. Add tofu sheet until it is soften.
      5. Turn to low heat, let it simmer for 20 minutes until the tofu sheets start to melt. You may want to simmer for 30 minutes if you want to have the tofu sheets dissolved completely.
      6. Add the boiled eggs.
      7. Add crystal sugar. Test until you find your loved level of sweetness.
      8. Before dishing up, add whisked egg and stir gently.
      9. Turn heat off. Cover for 5 minutes before eating.
      NOTE: Crystal sugar is the perfect match for this particular dessert. DO NOT use any other kind of sugar.

      As we all love the mini silky soft tofu sheets, so we simmered for 20 minutes only. It was so lovely and delicious. Rest of the day while playing majhong, we were still talking about how delicious our tofu dessert was.

      Dry tofu sheets are available at the market

      Hong Kong Food Blog - Home-made Tofu Dessert

      Saturday, October 9, 2010

      Classic Chiu Chau Snacks

      I found a newly opened Chiu Chau restaurant, Megared, nearby my house. So we decided to give it a try.

      Like many other restaurants in Hong Kong, eating early or late is far more economic than peak hours. We went at tea time, ie. 2-4pm. For breakfast, if you pay your bill before 12.30pm, you will enjoy special price too.

      Here are some of the special price dishes that we've ordered. They are really economic. The foods are delicious and served speedily. We've ordered a few of the Chiu Chau signature dishes. Even if you want to order a big dish of fried noodle or rice, the price is only around HK$38 which is really a good deal.

      Goose Meat Noodle 鵝片湯面
      Spicy Soup with Pig's Belly and Pickled Vegetable
      Wow...very yummy! My priority Chiu Chau dish.
      When I make this at home, I must add a lot of pepper
      and it's really good in relieving my bloating problem.
      胡椒咸菜豬肚湯 (HK$14.5/US$1.85) Chicken Feet with Chinese Medical Herbs,
      such as Gogi and Angelica
      藥膳鳯爪 (HK$14.5/US$1.85)
      Megared Chiu Chow
      6/F Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East
      Hong Kong Tel: 852-2528 1680
      Hong Kong Food Blog - Chiu Chow Signature Dishes