Brief Hiatus

I am taking a brief hiatus because I’m participating in a “get-fit” challenge and following a meal plan right now.

How I miss delicious Chinese food!

I shall get back into cooking from Every Grain of Rice in a few weeks. 🙂


Stir-fried cucumber with wood ear 黃瓜木耳


I tried cooking with dry wood ear before. Even after soaking for a long long time, it still tasted rubbery to me. This time I found fresh wood ear in Chinese supermarket. The texture is so much better than the dry one.

I peeled the cucumber because I used the huge American cucumber and I don’t like the tough skin of the cucumber. If using Asian smaller cucumber, then I’d leave the skin on.

The combination of garlic, ginger, green onion and red chili sitr-frying in oil is just heavenly. I love that aroma. Then the dish was simply seasoned with salt and soy sauce. Great dish.


You can also find the recipe online.