Yen Can Cook: Pear & Peach Gum Tong Sui 雪梨桃胶糖水

Peach gum also know as peach resin, peach blossom tears, or its scientific name, Prunus Persica, is one among dozens of products that classify as natural gums. Other natural gums include Guar gum (from Guar trees), Locust Bean gum (from Carob trees), gum arabic (from Acacia trees), and plum gum (from plum trees). Peach gum is a natural resin secreted […]

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Yen Can Cook: Dried Bok Choy Soup “Choy Gon Tong” 菜干汤

“Choy Gon Tong” (菜干汤), which means “dried vegetable soup” in Cantonese and it’s actually “dehydrated Bok Choy”. This soup is traditionally used to bring down heat in one’s body especially on recent scorching weather. This soup is usually paired with other ingredients such as pork ribs (or pork bones), carrot, corn, soy beans, south and north apricot kernels to add the brew’s benefits […]

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Yen Can Cook: Quinoa Avocado Salad with Grilled Prawns

December is always a busy month as Christmas approaches and we look forward to a new calendar year.  I believe your social calendars are filling up with plans to visit family, friends and neighbours over the Christmas season. It’s also a season of indulgence which brings a seemingly endless barrage of parties, gatherings, and get-togethers. Personally, I love it! (who doesn’t?) But all those alcohols, mince […]

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