Dishes You Can Teach Your Helper
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Dishes You Can Teach Your Helper

Date Posted: 02/08/2020

It can be hard to make dishes for kids who are 1 to 2 years old. It’s harder when you don’t know how to cook or have a new helper inside the house who’s unfamiliar with Hong Kong dishes.


It is a challenging situation to be in, but you don’t have to worry! We will give you simple recipes to cook, the how-to’s which you can also teach your domestic helper.


Pan-fried salmon with cauliflower and shell pasta in pumpkin sauce


What you need:

  • Two-third bowl water
  • One teaspoon cornstarch
  • Half to one bowl shell pasta (cooked)
  • Half teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Half bowl pumpkin (make sure that you remove the skin and seeds, then cut it into pieces)
  • Two cauliflower florets
  • Two slices salmon (about 2 tbsps)


How to cook:

  1. Steam cauliflower florets and pumpkin pieces and wait for a few minutes until they are soft. Afterwards, slice cauliflower into 1 cm cubes and then mash the pumpkin. Then, set them aside.
  2. Prepare the pan and heat oil. Once the heat is desired, pan-fry salmon. It should be golden on both sides. Using a spoon, break the fish into pieces, and set aside.
  3. Time to make the pumpkin sauce.
  4. Cook mashed pumpkin with some water
  5. Get a bowl, combine cornstarch with ⅔ bowl of water. Mix well.
  6. Now, add cornstarch mixture to the pumpkin. Keen on stirring until thickened. If you are done, set aside.
  7. Put cooked shell pasta in another bowl and then add salmon pieces and cauliflower.
  8. Pour the pumpkin sauce, and you’re ready to serve!
  9. You can also add a few drops of lemon to lessen the fishy taste.



Steamed egg with mushroom and tofu (served with choy sum and rice)


What you need:

  • Two eggs
  • Half bowl water
  • Two teaspoons vegetable oil
  • One block tofu (cut into 1 cm cubes)
  • Shiitake mushrooms
  • For baby’s dish: half bowl soft rice and 2–4 tablespoons choy sum


How to cook:

  1. Wash fresh shiitake mushrooms carefully. Drain and then chop it into half to one cm cubes.
  2. Get eggs, whisk it, and then add water. Mix it well and pour it into a metal dish that you can use for steaming.
  3. Add vegetable oil together with shiitake mushrooms and tofu cubes proportionately into the egg mixture.
  4. Steam it for 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Take the ¼ of the steamed egg as the child’s meal and serve with vegetable together with rice.



Tomato and mixed bean spiral pasta


What you need:

  • Three tablespoons canned mixed beans (chickpeas, kidney beans)
  • Half piece tomato
  • Two tablespoons onion (diced)
  • Bowl of spiral pasta (cooked already)
  • Half teaspoon of garlic (chopped)
  • One teaspoon of vegetable oil
  • For the sauce:
  • One tablespoon of ketchup
  • ⅓ teaspoon sugar
  • Half bowl water


What to do:

  1. Cut the spiral pasta into thirds using scissors. Make sure that your pasta is cooked before you do this. Put it into boiling water and cook for 10 to 15 minutes until it’s soft. Afterwards, drain it.
  2. Put the tomato in boiling water for 1 minute. Then, remove the skin and dice it.
  3. Cook the bean in boiling water until soft and then drain it. Next, mash beans into pieces.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil and then add garlic. Make sure to stir onions, tomato, and beans. Put the sauce and then cook. When the sauce is already thought, stir in pasta and mix well. Now it’s ready for serving!



What do you think about these dishes? It might be hard to feed children nowadays, especially with fast food being around. But, these will surely make their taste buds. Aside from being yummy, it’s also nutritious for the kids.



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  3. Best family-friendly restaurants in Hong Kong


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