Homemade dumplings on the menu

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I was already planning to have a go at making gyoza at home, having bought some gyoza wrappers at the Asian supermarket. And that was before I met Ross Patten at the Spring Fair and saw him demonstrate the Dumpling Cube. Now I’m sold.

 

Dumpling Cube

 

I’d seen the Rice Cube, thought it was a really interesting idea, but not being big on sushi it hadn’t really connected with me. But dumplings? Now we’re talking! I loved this, it’s simple, it’s fun, it would be great to do with kids, and it’s dead quick. It’s also neat, and wouldn’t take up a whole lot of room, which is always a bit of a concern with specialist bits of kit.

If you like Asian food, then this might be a useful bit of kit to have around, to speed up something which can otherwise take some practice and skill.

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Food reflections on Hong Kong

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If you follow me on Twitter, you may know I’ve been out in Hong Kong recently for work, but I did manage to squeeze in some eating, and some food orientated shopping. Here’s a just a few thing that were either good to eat, or caught my eye!

 

Automatic pancake maker in Hong Kong. I almost want one.

 

My favourite bit of hotel breakfast automated kit: push the button and out pops an American style pancake 60 seconds later. Is this what you want to put on it though:

 

Mabel syrup anyone?

 

Are there enough scrubbing brushes in your kitchen? Well, I found three more you might need.

 

Scrubbing brushes for every chore in your kitchen

 

My team always worry I might bring them back something “edible”. Lucky for them, I passed on the packets of dried octopus.

 

Dried Octopus to snack on anyone?

 

Though if you wanted a cheap lunch, look at this sushi: four California rolls for under £3 and salmon sashimi for £4.

 

Sushi time, Hong Kong style

But for a hot lunch, then this was my choice: pork and ginger gyoza, fried rice and a drink for £5. Freshly prepared and cooked in front of me, in a matter of minutes, at the food court at City Super, one of my fave places for a quick meal.

 

Pork Gyoza at City Super

 

I love Hong Kong, and any time there is a real pleasure. Even in 98% humidity.

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