Yang Zhou Fried Rice — COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE

A recipe invented by the regional magistrate of Yangzhou province in late 18th Century China, popularly known as Special Fried Rice in Chinese Restaurants today. Enjoy! Ingredients: 400g long grain white rice (cook a day before, cool and leave in fridge until ready to use) 3 tablespoons ground nut oil 2 large eggs, beaten 120g […]…

Is calling a Westerner a 鬼佬 Gwei Lo offensive? — COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE

BY ANASTASIA CHOO A recent court case filed by a British worker (with dual Australian citizenship), Francis William Haden, against Leighton Contractors (Asia) for unfair dismissal and racial discrimination has ignited much debate and outrage from some quarters on Chinese social media. Haden claims he was referred to as “Gwei Lo” and excluded from projects […]…

Red Lotus Cocktail

“An interesting play of flavours that is both intensely sweet and delicately refreshing.”

#NHS70

As the NHS limps from one crisis to another let’s hear from nhs employees past and present what they think…

Hong Kong Style Coconut Milk Pudding — COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE

Ingredients: 100ml water at room temperature 200ml coconut milk 200ml fresh milk 2 tbsp gelatine 80g sugar Instructions: Pour the water into a large mixing bowl and sprinkle the gelatine onto the water, allow the gelatine to sit and bloom Put the remaining ingredients (fresh milk, sugar and coconut milk) into a saucepan. Heat it […]…

Rhubarb, Rhubarb

The humble rhubarb was cultivated in China over 2700 years ago to aid digestion…Europeans listed it amongst silks and satins as an important item of merchandise in the 14th Century…

Easy Beer Bread Recipe

A very easy Beer Bread recipe, no need to proof or even knead the dough…just mix and bake!

Letter to the Burglars

An overstretched police force lacks the resources to investigate domestic burglaries lacking in leads.  Thus, thieves are given the green light to continue with their transgressions unpunished.

#WorldWhiskyDay

The Japanese with their meticulousness to detail and respect for tradition are beating the Scots at their own game…

Καλό Πάσχα – Happy Easter!

Tσουρέκι – Traditional Greek Easter Bread Most us will have devoured the last of the chocolate eggs from Easter by now but for the Greeks, Easter weekend is just starting.  I have fond memories of Holy Thursday from the days when i lived in Thessaloniki. The women in our street would be dyeing eggs red…