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Chinese Tiki Trader Vic's Pacific Island Cookbook

Pake Meatballs

From the Hong Kong section of Victor Bergeron’s Trader Vic’s Pacific Island Cookbook (1968), these Chinese-style pork meatballs are an excellent appetizer and cocktail accompaniment. Bergeron includes a beef version as well, however I feel that these exude a more Asian flavour profile. Ingredients 1 lb ground pork1/4 mushrooms, minced1 small can water chestnuts, drained …

Chinese The Chinese Cook Book

Beef Curry

Simple enough to execute, Asian curries like this one are just great comfort food. I’ve come across beef and potato curry recipes like this one in many Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc restaurants and they all share a certain commonality that distinguishes them from the heavy ghee and coconut milk curries of India. This recipe from …

Chinese The Chinese Cook Book

Pekinese Duck

One of the national treasures of China, Pekinese Duck is often attributed to Beijing in northern China although it actually originated in Nanjing which is about halfway between Hong Kong and Beijing, near Shanghai on the eastern coast. Duck is such a popular ingredient in Chinese cuisine that I knew I had to feature at …