What’s for Dinner?

Home-cooked Chinese Dinner of A Family in Ningpo, China


  • Mushroom, Tofu and Duck Egg Soup
  • Pan-fried Fish with Garlic Sauce
  • Braised Pork Belly with Dried Vegetable
  • Stir-fried Pork with Green Bean

Lunch Idea

Japanese Meatballs Set Lunch


  • Chicken and Vegetable Soup
  • Pork Meat Balls
  • Fried Egg
  • Salad
  • Rice

British Doctors Call for Change to Alcohol Advice

Doctors have warned, “drinkers should have three alcohol-free days a week if they want to avoid the risk of liver disease,” the Daily Mail reported. It continued that the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) said that the current guidance must be rewritten as it implies that drinking every day is fine.

The new advice from the RCP is part of a submission to MPs on the House of Commons’ Science and Technology Committee about current alcohol guidelines. This submission discusses their review of the evidence from 1995 as well as more recent research evidence and alcohol intake guidelines from other countries. The RCP concluded that the current wording of the UK guidelines appears to sanction daily or near daily drinking. It adds that the frequency of alcohol consumption is an important risk factor for the development of alcohol dependency and alcoholic liver disease.

To address what it sees as a problematic lack of emphasis on the frequency of drinking, the RCP suggests that the current advice on safe limits for alcohol intake should be stated in terms of weekly alcohol intake rather than daily unit limits, and that two or three days in the week should be completely alcohol free. It says that men should consume no more than 21 units a week and women should have no more than 14 units, provided the total amount is not drunk in one or two sessions.


A Korean Pork Meatballs Recipe


1/4 lb ground pork
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ginger juice
1/4 medium onion (chopped)
2 tbsp cornstarch
10 Korean green peppers
1/4 lb cabbage
1/4 carrot


1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp red pepper paste
1 tbsp rice wine
1/3 cup water


  1. Remove the stems from the green pepper and cut them into 3/4″ lengths.
  2. Mix pork with the onion, cornstarch, salt and ginger juice. Shape the mixture into meatballs of 3/4″ in diameter. Roll the meatballs in cornstarch and deep-fry them in oil.
  3. Bring the seasoning ingredients in a pot to a boil. Add deep-fried meatballs. Turn down heat to simmer. Add green peppers and cook briefly. Thread the meatballs and green peppers on skewers.
  4. Arrange the skewers around a centrepiece of cabbage strips and decorate the top with flower-shaped carrot pieces.

Note: This dish can be served as a main course or an appetizer.

Source: Hong Kong magazine