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Scallion Oil Noodle 葱油拌面

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Don’t you remember the simplicity of childhood? As children, we valued the simplicity of life. Everything for us was simple; including our favourite foods. One of mine were noodles. All Chinese kids love noodles the same way Western kids love hot chips. Noodles were the warm, comforting carb Mum would whip up in the kitchen whenever you were hungry. Or the These type of noodles are called “拌面” or mixed noodle. There are two rules […]

Sweet Pumpkin Cakes 南瓜饼

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Do you remember the one thing you loved to eat as a kid? The one thing that would always have a special place in your heart, no matter how old you become? Ever since I was a kid,  I have loved to eat sweet pumpkin cakes. They were crispy on the outside and chewy and sweet on the inside. I don’t have any stories to entertain you on sweet pumpkin cakes. They are simply one […]

Vegetable Steamed Buns(蔬菜包)

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When I went to China, I went to go to as many small street food stalls (小吃店)as possible. There is one small street food stall I will always remember…. Let me tell you about this small bun shop in a residential neighbourhood in the Pan Yun district of Guang Zhou. Every morning a crowd of loyal customers and curious spectators crowd around a small street small selling various kinds of steamed buns. They are surrounded […]

Salmon Roe and Avocado Don

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Are you sweaty, tired and not in the mood to stand 30 minutes beside a mini fire?  If so, you are like me. I hate turning on the stove in summer time. This no-cook salmon roe and avocado don recipe is the perfect solution for our summer heat problems. I adapted the recipe from a Taiwanese cookbook about making rice balls called {饭团日和}. I found it cute how they used an avocado as a bowl, […]

Sweet fried rice cakes 糖油粑粑

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If you walk along any street in the Hunan Province of China, you will find two two key players in the street food scene. Stinky Tofu (臭豆腐)and Sweet fried rice cakes. Stinky tofu is a black tofu like substance that is brined in fermented milk, to give it the distinguished smell. The black tofu is fried, dipped in a sauce and served with pickles and chilli. Although it is stinky, it is very tasty. Sweet […]

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I guess this is the start of Respect My Belly. I am 15 years old and I live in Auckland, New Zealand. Moving from China to New Zealand, I often had cravings for the delicious meals I ate in China. Even though there was plenty of delicious foods in New Zealand,  I often craved the homemade meals I ate in my Grandma’s kitchen. This blog is a tribute to my stomach. I hope I can […]