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Duckhorn at The Victor | VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL 2020

Duckhorn at The Victor | VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL 2020

Vancouver International Wine Festival is one of Canada’s premier food & wine event that you don’t want to miss. This year’s themed wine region is France but to kick the event off we enjoyed a wonderful evening with The Duckhorn Portfolio of brands at The Victor Steakhouse…

Nourishing Squab Soup 桂圆枸杞蓮子淮山炖乳鸽汤

Nourishing Squab Soup 桂圆枸杞蓮子淮山炖乳鸽汤

Squab is one of my favourite nourishing ingredients during the autumn and winter months. It not only rich in nutrition but also helps to improve your overall health. A bowl of rich suckling pigeon tastes sweet and has the effects of nourishing liver, kidney, blood…

3 Ingredient Blueberry Banana Pancakes | Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo

3 Ingredient Blueberry Banana Pancakes | Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo

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This 3 Ingredient healthy Paleo blueberry banana pancakes recipes makes the fluffiest, most delicious pancakes every single time! It is gluten-free, dairy-free and totally Paleo. It is flourless and Whole 30 compliant! If you want to add some bulk, spoon in some chia seeds!

Here’s what you need: 2 large eggs, 1 ripe banana and a handful of blueberries.

I chose BC Frozen Blueberries that are readily available in any grocery store. They are juicy, plump and tastes just like summer!

Add some oil to a medium non-stick pan on medium-low heat and fry until golden. Stack them up and serve with more blueberries!

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3 Ingredient Blueberry Banana Pancakes | Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo

  • Author: Nancy
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 46 pancakes 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy Free
  • Method: Pan-Fry
  • Cuisine: Paleo, Breakfast

Description

This 3 Ingredient healthy paleo blueberry banana pancakes recipes makes the fluffiest, most delicious pancakes every single time! It is gluten-free, dairy-free and totally Paleo. It is flourless and Whole 30 compliant! If you want to add some bulk, spoon in some chia seeds!


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Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup BC Frozen Blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas.
  2. Add in eggs and mix well.
  3. In a medium non-stick pan, heat vegetable oil (neutral tasting oil) on medium-low heat.
  4. Pour a large spoonful on the pan. I
  5. Flip when it turns golden.
  6. Stack it up and enjoy!

 

Optional, top with sliced bananas, extra blueberries and maple syrup!

 


Notes

I like to use these souffle pancake molds so keep my pancake size consistent. 

Keywords: Breakfast, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy Free, frozen blueberries, summer fruit, healthy pancakes, flourless pancakes

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Blueberry Chia Oat Milk Pudding

Blueberry Chia Oat Milk Pudding

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Yue Restaurant 鮑粵軒 Richmond | Dim Sum & Chinese New Year Specialties

Yue Restaurant 鮑粵軒 Richmond | Dim Sum & Chinese New Year Specialties

Yue Restaurant 鮑粵軒, formerly known as Yue Delicacy 鮑粵軒私房菜, is and award-winning Canton-Chinese restaurants in Richmond. The expanded location provides a grander dining experience compared to its former intimate environment. Still, Yue Restaurant offers the same unique delicacies, speciality dishes and high-quality ingredients for those…

Steamed Minced Pork with Salted Fish 鹹魚蒸肉餅

Steamed Minced Pork with Salted Fish 鹹魚蒸肉餅

鹹魚蒸肉餅 Steamed Minced Pork with Salted Fish is one of my childhood favourite comfort homecooked dishes. Sometimes we use salted fish 鹹魚. Sometimes we use preserved vegetables Mei Cai 梅菜. Either way, you make it you will have a delicious Chinese homey dish that is great served with plain white jasmine rice.

In the olden days, dried salted fish is considered food for the poor. One salted fish can be eaten over several meals – sometimes with just shredded ginger and rice. Now, a quality dried salted fish is not cheap.

Types of Salted Fish

There are

  • Fermented Salted Fish 霉香鹹魚
  • Barramundi 鰽白
  • Blue Salmon 馬友鹹魚

How is Salted Fish Made?

Salted fish is generally made by drying or salting either dry salt or with brine. Cantonese salted fish can be divided into two main types mui heung 霉香 or shí-ròu 實肉 (firm-fleshed). Firm fleshed salted fish does not need to be fermented and is prepared by seasoning followed by direct sun or wind drying.

Common Types of Salted Fish

  • Fermented Salted Fish 霉香鹹魚
  • Barramundi 鰽白
  • Blue Salmon 馬友

I like using Blue Salmon 馬友鹹魚. Blue Salmon is great because it only has one big bone. It is aromatic and intensely fragrant. It is perfect to make salted fish with diced chicken rice or steamed minced pork cakes with.

steamed minced pork salted fish

How To Make Steamed Minced Pork with Salted Fish

You may wonder why I am chopping the pork shoulder meat myself instead of using store-bought minced pork. Store-bought minced pork does not have the same mouth-feel texture that mincing the pork yourself has. There is a small and large difference that gives the diced meat a good soft chewy texture. Store-bought minced pork becomes too soft and mushy.

Plus it is pretty therapeutic chopping the meat. Banging it against the chopping board. Just think of it as your worst enemy!

I usually select a pork shoulder that is half lean, half fatty so it won’t become too dry once it is cooked. If it too fatty it gets too greasy. So it is really a matter of balance and preference!

Once the meat is minced, add in grounded white pepper, a dash of salt. If you are adding salted fish into your minced pork meat instead of just on top, reduce the amount of salt used – otherwise, it will be too salty.

Add light soy sauce, sugar and mix well. On the side mix some corn starch mixed with a little water. Slowly add into the minced pork, a little at a time. The reason is that the corn starch water will make the minced pork cake smoother. Let it rest between additions to allow time to absorb.

Some like to add finely diced ginger also into the minced pork if they were folding in the salted fish. I prefer not to add the minced ginger and only add the salted fish on top when I am steaming my minced pork pie.

If you choose to add in salted fish, gently fold in the salted fish meat so you get a distinctive mouth-feel and pork-fish separation.

Mix in a little oil.

on a 10 inch or 12 inch plate, layer the minced pork thinly on the plate. Place the salted fish and julienned ginger on top.

Put a steaming rack into your wok and boil approximately 2 inches of water. Once the water is boiling, put in your plated minced pork cake and steam for 12 to 15 minutes (depending on how thick or thin your pork pie is.) You may want to check in on it at the 12-minute mark.

Initially, when you open the wok cover, it may look like there is a lot of water/sauce on the plate. But give it a few minutes and it will soak right up into the pork. You will want some sauce to go with your rice.

Slowly using a plate clamp lift up the plate from the work. Add some finely chopped green onions as garnish.

We eat bowls and bowls of rice whenever we have Minced Pork Salted Fish Cake for dinner.

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Steamed Minced Pork with Salted Fish 鹹魚蒸肉餅

  • Author: Nancy
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 1 plate 1x
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Steam
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Cantonese

Description

鹹魚蒸肉餅 經典廣東手工菜 Steamed Minced Pork with Salted Fish is a classic Chinese Cantonese dish. It is one of my childhood favourite comfort homecooked dishes. Sometimes we use salted fish 鹹魚. Sometimes we use preserved vegetables Mei Cai 梅菜. Either way, you make it you will have a delicious Chinese homey meal that is great served with plain white jasmine rice. 


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb Pork Shoulder, minced 梅頭豬肉, 手剁 (切碎+切絲)
  • 100g Salted Fish, cut into small pieces 鹹魚
  • 1/2 tsp Grounded White Pepper 胡椒粉
  • 10g Ginger, julienne 薑絲, 適量
  • 1 sprung Green Onion, finely chopped 蔥花.適量
  • 1/2 tsp Salt, 
  • 1/2 Dark Soy Sauce 老抽
  • Dash of Sugar 適量
  • 1 tsp Corn Starch 生粉
  • 2 tablespoon Water 水

 

 


Instructions

  1. Wash the salted fish and cut into small pieces.
  2. Debone and shred if you intend to mix into your minced pork.
  3. Wash pork sholder, remove majority of the fat and skin.
  4. Mince the pork sholder. 
  5. Pro Tip: mince the lean pork seperately. Mince the pork fat seperately. Mix together with your desided lean meat to fat ratio in order to keep the mouth feel optimal.
  6. Add a dash of white pepper, salt, sugar and dark soy into the minced pork. Mix well.
  7. Make a liquid starch by adding 2 tbsp of water with 1 tbsp of cornstarch. Mix well.
  8. Slowing adding little by little into the minced pork and mix well. Repeat until full incorporated. Let rested so the water absorbs.
  9. Fold in small pieces of salted fish and finely chopped ginger if desired
  10. Using a 10 or 12 inch plate, spread the pork patty onto the plate. 
  11. Put the salted fish and julienne ginger on top.
  12. Over boiling water, place plate onto the steam rack and steam for 12 to 15 minutes.

 

中文版

  1. 鹹魚洗淨, 起骨切碎 (不要切太碎)
  2. 豬肉洗淨起皮,剁碎肥肉,剁碎瘦肉 手剁肉餅。味道口感最好
  3. 加入適量肥肉,少許胡椒粉,鹽 ,老抽,糖,拌勻。
  4. 開一個生粉水,2湯匙水 加入1湯匙生粉, 拌勻
  5. 分幾次加入剁碎豬肉, 拌勻,加入切碎鹹魚,拌勻
  6. 鹹魚放面,放薑絲,大火蒸12 – 15 分鐘。

 


Keywords: 鹹魚蒸肉餅, 經典廣東手工菜, Steamed Minced Pork with Salted Fish, classic Chinese Cantonese cuisine, chinese recipes, pork, fish, seafood, fermented, 手剁, 實肉鹹魚, 馬友鹹魚, 白花屬霉香, 鰽白鹹魚, 手剁肉餅

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The Rise Eatery Dine Out Vancouver 2020

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This is our second restaurant visit for Dine Out Vancouver 2020. This annual culinary food even runs between January 17 to February 2 with prix fixe menus at 4 price points- $15, $25, $35 and $45. There are also lunch options at selected restaurants. Where…

Papi’s Seafood Dine Out Vancouver 2020

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Buttered Praline Coffee Latte with Melitta

Buttered Praline Coffee Latte with Melitta

How do you take your coffee? Black, with cream, milk alternative or do you like it a little decadent like this Buttered Praline Coffee?

Consider upping your coffee game with Melitta’s Classique coffee made with 100% premium Arabica coffee beans.

We like using the Pour Over method. This pour-over coffeemaker is easy to use and is so effective. Just insert the coffee filter (double crimped seal is guaranteed not to burst), add your grounded coffee and hot water and enjoy a rich, flavourful cup of coffee!

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Buttered Praline Coffee Latte with Melitta

  • Author: Nancy
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: coffee
  • Method: Pour Over
  • Cuisine: Drinks and Smoothies

Description

How do you take your coffee? Black, with cream, milk alternative or do you like it a little decadent like this Buttered Praline Coffee? Impress your guests with this easy to make Buttered Praline Coffee latte!


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Ingredients

  • 5oz of Melitta Classique coffee, brewed hot
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons praline syrup

 

 


Instructions

  1. Brew a 5-ounce cup of Melitta Classique coffee.
  2. Combine the coffee, cream, brown sugar and the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. 
  3. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved, stirring often.
  4. Add the praline syrup, stir to blend, and serve warm.

Notes

If you can’t find Praline syrup, try subsituting with Caramel Flavour Syrup or Salted Caramel Flavour Syrup

Keywords: Melitta Coffee, Buttered Praline Coffee, Coffee Latte recipes, Pour Over method, pour over coffee, coffeemake

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Tojo’s Vancouver Happy Hour Menu

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Torafuku Vancouver | Lunch Menu

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The Red Accordion Vancouver

The Red Accordion Vancouver

The Red Accordion opened earlier in the February 2019, taking over the old location of Forkhill Bistro, The Fat Badger and Le Gavroche on Alberni Street. To be honest, I had to visit this location since Le Gavroche days when it started becoming underwhelming. And it wasn’t for Sherman generously inviting me, I probably wouldn’t have approached this restaurant so soon. If you’ve been following @instanomss on Instagram, then you would have already seen the IG stories and how delicious the food is. Unfortunately, it’s been a real struggle to literally get the post up on the blog.

We came here to sample the burger for the Burger Challenge.

TRA Burger 22: The burger itself was meaty, juicy and flavourful. It is constructed with Brandt Lake Waygu ground chuck, Mozza & jalapeño Havarti cheese, sun-dried tomato & roasted garlic aioli, arugula, crispy pancetta, beefsteak tomato, pickled red onion & homemade bun; Served with Kennebec fries on the side. To make things significant, we also added a fried egg. My only wish was that the bun was brioche, toasted and made bigger to hold the meat patty without getting soggy thru and thru.

“Play With Fire” Shishito Peppers 12: When I saw this on the menu, I knew I had to order it right away! If it was anything link AnnaLena’s I would’ve been satisfied. The deep-fried shishito peppers were served with Spanish chorizo, onions, garlic, Maldon salt, and California olive oil. I loved the charring and aromatic smokiness. This is a great appetizer to snack on during Happy Hour over an alcoholic beverage.

Daily Special – Burrata with Foraged Mushrooms 26: Unlike the lightly sautéed mushrooms from Papi’s Seafood. This dish had a heavy broth which drowned the creamy fresh taste of the burrata and overpowered the shaved black truffle and greens. Overall, this was a pretty aromatic earthy dish, but my personal preference would have liked the cheese sing on its own. Served with a side of crunchy charred bread.

Daily Special – Tempura Mexican Prawns MP: This tastes like the shrimp toasts I had as a child during dim sum, only crispier. Coated with panko and served, a sweet nuoc cham sauce (which tasted a lot like Thai chili sauce) over fried egg whites.

Steamed Mussels & Fried Dough 22: On of our favourite of the evening was the large honey mussels, cooked to perfection – juicy and plump. The delicate tastes were well balanced with the Asian Fusion broth made with lemongrass, ginger, turmeric, bok choy, shitake mushrooms, smoked paprika oil, tomato & coconut milk. Served with fried bread similar to bannock to soak up all the broth.

Haida Gwaii Humbolt Squid 16: lightly coated and seasoned, the squid was perfectly cooked with a crispy outside and tender inside. Served with tangy lemon aioli, smoked salt, chimichurri.

Lobster “It’s the Claw” Gnocchi 30: This was a very rich and heavy dish to end our meal. Generous amount of lobster claw meat and soft-pillowy potato gnocchi in a lobster bisque, creamy fennel, spicy rose, and fresh herbs. I would definitely recommend that this dish be shared.

Chocolate Budino 10: There is always room for dessert, especially a chocolate Budino made with dark chocolate, olive oil, Maldon salt, and served with orange essence pound cake. Although the budino was super-rich, it was not too heavy. It is mildly sweet. The touch of Cayenne pepper on the side was a nice addition and adds a great depth of complexity when dipped.

So next time when you are looking to impress your date, I highly recommend you take them here. The place is intimate and makes for a perfect date night restaurant to snuggle to over delicious eats.

What was your favourite dish? Let me know in the comments below or tag me on Instagram @instanomss if you’ve tried this menu. I’d love to see your food photos!~

The Red Accordion
URL:  https://www.theredaccordion.com/
Cuisine: Westcoast, Italian, Asian-Fusion

1616 Alberni St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1A6
(604) 428-6464

Monday to Saturday 8:00 am–1:00 am

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Amarula Cream Spiked Chai Spiced Ice Cream Parfait

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