Chinese Spinach Egg Drop Soup

The South Arm Cooking Club for Seniors decided to have a Chinese theme when they met during the Chinese New Year celebration in early February. Marian came up with four recipes which are all her home recipes.


The first recipe is a Chinese Spinach Egg Drop Soup. I would say that this is a east meet west recipe as the preparation involves blending the spinach in the soup. The soup has a very artistic presentation.


  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon sherry (optional)
  • 2 cups spinach, shredded
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch for thickening


Source: Marian

Serves 4

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Results of Poll: Vancouverites’ Favourite Roast Pork

I had just closed the poll of your favourite Siu Yook (Roast Pork) shops in Vancouver. There were a total of 121 voters and each voter was allowed to select more than one of their favourite shops.


It seems like the HK BBQ Master won outright with 71 people out of 121 people voting for it. In terms of percentage, 58% of the voters like this CRA Award Winning restaurant although this restaurant actually won the award for BBQ Pork and not Roast Pork.

My personal favourite Roast Pork shop, Parker Place, came in second with 47 votes (39%). It was running neck and neck with HK BBQ Master right up to two days ago when it pulled ahead.

Of course this is a non-scientific just-for-fun poll. I am sure there are a lot more good Roast Pork shops that you like and which I did not list. That is why the third highest category was the “Not List” category.

Here, I have put side-by-side the pictures of the Roast Pork from HK BBQ Master and Parker Place. Here it is … Continue reading

Poll: Do You Use Facebook?

Many of you know that we have a fan page on facebook. The number of people who “liked” the page had been slowly increasing and is now at over 500. For those of you who have not but wants to “like” the facebook page, the page is on

I am trying to see if I should invest my time in integrating more closely with FaceBook.


This is because we saw a marked increase of referrals from facebook to chowtimes. This tells us that a significant percentage of the friends of chowtimes does come to our site through that social media site.

What I am thinking of doing is to integrate not just the post from chowtimes to our facebook fan page but to also to cross post your comments from chowtimes to facebook and vice versa.

Also I am thinking of dropping our existing altlike in favour of facebook’s native alt functionality.

Can you please take a moment and participate in this 5 seconds survey. I would like to know how many of you uses facebook so that I see if it is worthwhile spending time working on this. Thanks a lot!

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