Home-cooked Chinese Dinner Menu of A Family in Hong Kong

One Soup and Three Dishes


  • Chinese-style Borsch
  • Stir-fried Chicken with Mushroom
  • Pan-fried Pork Chop
  • Stir-fried Celery with Garlic

Bedbugs May Transmit Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Bedbugs carrying two types of drug-resistant bacteria have been found by Canadian researchers, an alarming discovery in light of the resurgence of bedbugs in North America and Western Europe over the past 10 years.

The researchers tested five bedbugs collected from three hospital patients from an area of Vancouver, British Columbia known as Downtown Eastside, which has high rates of poverty, homelessness, HIV/AIDS and injection drug use.

The bedbugs were found to be carrying methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE).

The report appears in the Journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


A Chinese Braised Chicken Dish


1½ lb boneless and skinless chicken thigh
1 lb pumpkin (cut into bite-sized pieces)
2 shallot (minced)
½ cup chicken broth


1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp sand ginger powder
1 tsp dark soy sauce
2 tsp cooking wine
1 slice ginger
1 stalk green onion (cut into sections)


1 tsp light soy sauce
1 tsp cornstarch
2 tsp water


  1. Add marinade to chicken. Set aside for 1 hour.
  2. Heat wok and add 1 tbsp oil. Add shallot, pumpkin, chicken and chicken broth. Cover and cook on medium heat for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove cover and add thickening. Toss until sauce boils and thickens. Serve hot.

Source: BC magazine