Cantonese (Southern Chinese) Cuisine XIV

Below are the dishes that I’ll teach in the cooking class this evening.

Stir-fried Chicken with Zucchini

Nutrition value for 1/6 portion of recipe:

Calorie 159, Fat 10 g, Carbohydrate 6 g, Fibre 1 g, Sugar 3 g, Cholesterol 30 mg, Sodium 490 mg, Protein 12 g.

Stir-fried Beef with Leek and Mushroom

Nutrition value for 1/6 portion of recipe:

Calorie 203, Fat 12.3 g, Carbohydrate 10 g, Fibre 1 g, Sugar 3 g, Cholesterol 19 mg, Sodium 451 mg, Protein 13 g.

Roast Duck with Plum Sauce

Nutrition value for 3 oz cooked meat with skin and 1 Tbsp sauce:

Calorie 311, Fat 24.2 g, Carbohydrate 6 g, Fibre 0 g, Sugar 5 g, Cholesterol 71 mg, Sodium 917 mg, Protein 16 g.

See my related posts and pictures of ingredients:

Eating Fish Can Reduce The Risk Of Diabetes

A study analyses the dietary patterns of the adult Spanish population with high cardiovascular risk. The results reveal a high consumption of both red meat and fish. However, whilst eating lots of cured meats is associated with greater weight gain and a higher obesity rate, the consumption of fish is linked to lower glucose concentrations and a smaller risk of developing diabetes.

Despite being a cross-sectional study that does not determine a causal effect, its authors confirm that there are many similar studies where the consumption of fish, both white and, even more so oily fish, is associated with a lower risk of developing diabetes type 2. “Various hypotheses have been put forward that attempt to explain why the consumption of fish can be related to diabetes,” they explain. “The increase of omega-3 in the cells of the skeletal muscles improves insulin sensitivity.”

The results were published in the Nutrición Hospitalaria journal.


Today is World Deibetes Day. Insulin was discovered on the same day 90 years ago.

Lunch Idea

Beef Meatballs Set Lunch


  • Cabbage soup
  • Pickled Mustard Green
  • Braised Beef Meatballs with Vegetables
  • Cooked Rice
  • Dessert – Almond Tofu

Public Urged to Learn Dementia Signs

The British government has launched a campaign urging the public to learn the early signs of dementia. Several news sources have reported on the new initiative, which is designed to help boost early diagnosis by encouraging people to speak to their doctor if they detect the signs.

Dementia is not a single condition; it’s a range of different progressive conditions that affect the way in which the brain works. People with dementia generally experience a decline in functioning, memory, thinking, language and judgement abilities. The underlying causes of the diseases behind dementia are still largely unknown, but there is a significant amount of research being conducted in order to discover the causes and develop treatments.

What are the signs of dementia?

The Department of Health suggests that people should speak to their GP if they, or someone they know, begin to exhibit the following signs of dementia:

  • They have difficulty remembering recent events, but not events that occurred long ago.
  • They have difficulty following conversations or TV programmes.
  • They keep forgetting the names of friends or common objects.
  • They aren’t able to remember things heard, seen or read.
  • They keep repeating things you’ve already said, or have difficulty remembering what you were saying.
  • They have difficulty with thinking and reasoning.
  • They have mood changes, such as feeling anxious, depressed or angry about your memory loss.
  • They feel confused in familiar environments.
  • They hear that other people have started to notice and comment on their memory loss.

The symptoms of dementia tend to get worse as time goes on. The speed at which the disease progresses is different for different people, and for the various types of dementia, but generally progression takes several years.

Dementia primarily affects older people, but it isn’t a “normal” part of ageing or inevitable, as some people might believe. Women are more likely to develop dementia than men are.

Dementia is treatable, but not curable. There are several treatments that are effective at slowing the progression of the disease, enabling people to cope better with the illness and to improve their quality of life.


Fried Egg with Preserved Daikon


50 g salted radish
3 eggs
1 stalk green onion (chopped)
to taste salt
6 tbsp oil


  1. Rinse salted radish and soak in cold water to soften them. Squeeze out water and cut into dices.
  2. Beat eggs thoroughly.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp oil in wok. Add salted radish and stir-fry briefly over low heat. Remove and cool.
  4. Add green onion and radish to egg. Season with salt and mix well.
  5. Heat 4 tbsp oil in wok. Pour in the egg mixture when the oil is very hot. Cook gently over low heat until cooked on one side. Flip over and cook the other side. Remove and serve hot.

Source: Hong Kong magazine