A typical Chinese home-cooked meals

In many ways, Chinese basic meal is way healthier than most. So, let’s see what we typically eat at home on a regular day.


This is just a random photo I took a few days ago. Seen above are –

Square casserole/soup : Tofu and egg soup which were flavoured with some anchovies for taste

Vege : Stir fried asparagus with bottled dried shrimp paste (check out CookingIsland for purchase)

Meat : Stir fried sesame oil and ginger chicken.

We have white rice as the fillers. Normally, I prepare my white rice with 2:1 white rice:brown, unpolished rice with some millet.


Close up pic of the asparagus. Normally, I stir fry vegetables with some garlic and salt and pepper. However, asparagus have stronger smell so I prefer to add this dried shrimp paste to balance it out. I have a lower, hardy stems of the asparagus left and is boiling soup with it.


My younger kids only like soft foods like eggs and tofu so this soup is quite a staple at home.

It is certainly very cheap to prepare home-cooked meals. Not to mention healthy and fast.

Post Author: Lilian

Food, travel, recipes. Chinese Malaysian, blogger, photographer and writer.

4 thoughts on “A typical Chinese home-cooked meals


    (April 20, 2007 - 7:46 pm)

    Can that explain why they are so fertile and have produced the most people on earth ? ( hehehe )


    (April 21, 2007 - 12:02 pm)

    Food… I like…
    the pictures makes me hungrier…
    gotta arm myself with foods while i dig in ur blog..hehe


    (April 23, 2007 - 7:29 am)

    Hi Lilian, may I have the recipe for your tofu soup? I have an idea of how it’s cooked, but I wanted to make sure – people in the house have been sick and the tofu soup looks really comforting. Thanks in advance! (No measurements needed for the recipe if you can’t be arsed – I’m quite competent in the kitchen… just the ingredients will do).


    (May 4, 2007 - 9:33 am)

    ya, 5xmom. can i hv recipe for the tauhu soup also ah? looks really appetizing, i wan try making it

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