About me

My name is Maria Wong and I am 65 years old. I was born in Hongkong and have lived in Japan for more than a decade, currently I live in Germany. Cooking has always been my passion eventhough I never had a professional cooking education. I just liked to cook and bake for my friends and my family.

In 2009 I made my first cooking tutorial on Youtube. I did it for fun and I actually never expected any feedback… but just a few days later I had my first subscriber. I wondered: What does he want? What does he expect? And finally after even more people subscribed to my channel I understood they actually liked my first video and were waiting for more. This is how it all started.

I feel most comfortible speaking cantonese so that’s why all my videos are in cantonese but they come with englisch subtitles. I really hope that my videos can help others to cook the food they love at home. Living abroad for so many years taught me that being able to cook and eat the food that I grew up with helps to cure homesickness and keep my cultural identity alive.

If you have any questions or request, please let me know. I will be glad to help you as good as I can. All feedback is very welcome. I am so happy to read from people all over the world this is the greatest reward for me.

156 Responses to About me

  1. daisie says:

    Hi Maria,

    Thank you very much for sharing all your recipes with us. You are truly an inspiration. Please keep the recipes and videos coming:)

    谢谢!
    daisie

    • Maria says:

      Hi Daisie,

      thank you so much for your comment! I am not a professional cook but I put alot of effort and heart in these videos. I am so happy you like them. I promise to make more videos and hope that you will keep watching them. May I ask how you found my website? Did you know my channel before or did you find this website by chance?

      Best regards
      Maria^^

  2. Yvonne says:

    Hi Maria,

    Thank you for your YouTube tutorials, they are so easy to understand. This has inspired me to try and make more Chinese food when ingredients are not too readily available. I live in the UK and have 2 decent sized Chinese supermarket where I can get my ingredients from, so not too bad. I was surprised to learn that you actually live in Germany and not Hong Kong!
    I stumbled upon your channel one day when browsing through other Chinese food tutorial clips on YouTube and discovered so many delicious recipes. One of the clip on how to make Yau Kwok brought back lots of lovely childhood memories eating my late grandmother’s homemade Chicken Floss Yau Kwok (鸡肉丝油角). I’ve never really observed how she made them, but thoroughly enjoyed her version of Yau Kwok, she used a plastic little “folder” to crimp the edges together.
    I hope you will continue to make more tutorial clips and inspire more people to cook delicious homecook Chinese food.
    Best wishes,
    Yvonne

    • Maria says:

      Hi Yvonne,

      thank you so much for your comment. I was so happy to read it! Yea I have been living away from HongKong for more than 40 years now and eventhough I like my life here I still miss the HK food! When I was a child I often thought that I would like to become a teacher when I grow up… well things have turned out different but now finally I feel a bit like a teacher and I am so happy that my teachings can help so many people. Thanks for being a friend and please help me to tell more people about my videos.

      All the best

      Maria ^^

  3. Wai says:

    Hi Maria, tried your hung siu yuk today with my mother in law, thanks. Like your tutorials very much. Keep up the good work.

    If possible, please try to make “chee gu man lam yuk”.

    Thanks very much in advance

    Wai

    • Maria says:

      I live in germany so far I haven’t seen chee gu in here, I will try to look for the ingredients. Best regards to your mother in law ^^

  4. joeyee says:

    hi, Maria Wong,

    I like to surfing your website to learn the simple and delicious chinese cooking.
    I have something would like to ask Maria. :
    1. My work is had to wake up early and no time to prepare alot foods. Are they any simple and fast cook and can keep the food fresh eat at afternoon will i have my lunch.

    Usually i prepare rich or bread only.

    Thank you your reply.

    2012/08/23

    • Maria says:

      Hi, I have some recipes here I hope they help. Please check them out in my channel.

      1. steamed pork ribs with black bean sauce.
      2. home style tofu.
      3. fried rice with shrimps.
      4. fried prawns in spicy sauce.
      5. fried eggs with tomatoes.
      6. chicken with oyster sauce and pak choi.
      7. hongkong style swiss sauce chicken wings.
      8. dung gu gai fan.
      9. mapo tofu.
      10. chinese steamed water eggs

      Best regards
      yours maria

  5. Pearlj says:

    Maria, I love watching your videos. You inspire me. Please continue to share your amazing recipes.

  6. Ly says:

    Hi Maria,

    I’ve already seen some cooking videos from you on youtube and today I’ve discovered the link to your website. I like the way how you explain the steps because I also speak cantonese but I can’t read chinese. So it’s very helpful that you’ve written the ingredients in english. I’ve read that you are now living in Germany so you can speak german? That’s interesting because I live in Austria and I can speak German very well.
    Do you also cook vietnamese food. I’ve been looking for a recipe for a vietnamese drink. I don’t know the name of this drink but it is with coconut milk and green or yellow beans and you can drink it also cold with crushed ice. I’ve tried it when I’ve been to Berlin two years ago in a vietnamese restaurant.

    Thank you so much for sharing all the recipes.

    Best regards
    Ly

  7. Joyce Nguyen says:

    I first found your videos on youtube few weeks ago with many others cooking videos. Your cooking technique is very clear. Before reading “about me”, from yor web site, I thought you are not only the chef, you must be a teacher in cooking school.
    I like to watch you videos again and again. Love Cantonese food. Thank you for sharing. You are the best

  8. Christine Kong says:

    Hi Maria,
    Thank you for your generosity in sharing your recipes. You are an inspiration to people like me who are a novice in cooking. Your recipes are easy to follow.

    Thank you.
    Christine Kong
    USA

  9. LC says:

    Hi Maria,

    I was so happy to find your blog. I haven’t tried to cook any of your recipes yet, but will try them soon. I lived in HK for a while and love the cantonese food. Although I am chinese, because I live in the US, i dont’ read or write so your subtitles are great!

    Keep posting new recipes!!

    • Maria says:

      Hi Leena, thank you so much for your support. I am very happy that you like my recipes and thank you that you will try them :)

      Your maria

  10. Helen Loh says:

    Hi Maria,
    I found yr videos whilst looking for a recipe to cook salmon fish head. Tried yr recipe and it turn out really good. Thank you very much.
    I am from Singapore and also Cantonese but don’t speak it well :)
    Will try it your other recipes next time, especially the steam sweet eggs for dessert.

  11. Jon Lee says:

    Hi Maria,
    Thanks so much for making all those cooking videos and sharing them with the world. They are fantastic! I can now make some delicious desserts following your videos. Will you please make a video on Hong Kong styled milk tea in the future? It will save me $2.5 USD a day if I can make it at home. :)

    ++Jon

  12. jys says:

    啊!姨姨原來是香港人嗎!
    これからもたくさん素晴らしいお料理、本格的な香港点心を教えください、楽しみにしております。
    宜しくお願い申し上げます。

  13. sasa says:

    hallo maria
    gaaaaanz tolle homepage und ganz tolle rezepte!
    ich mag ihre einfache, ohne grosses tamtam videos! grosses kompliment!
    waren sie im labor tätig? dachte es nur, weil bechergläser und erlenmeyer im einsatz waren :)
    liebe grüsse und weiterhin tolle rezepte!
    sasa

    • Maria says:

      Hallo, vielen lieben Dank. Ich gebe mir größte Mühe. Ich habe nie in einem Labor gearbeitet aber ich liebe die Präzision und den Sinn für Details. Deshalb nutze ich gerne Messbecher und messe genau die Mengen ab.

      Nochmals vielen Dank für den netten Kommentar und weiterhin viel Freude am kochen.

      Viele Grüße

      Maria^^

  14. Tam Dang says:

    Dear Mrs. Maria,

    I love all most your cooking video on youtube, i will try to follow your first recipe Chicken Cognee Porridge in this weekend, and later i must have to try Hot and Sour Soup that i love utmost! However i have a little difficult as i’m Vietnamese so i dont understand what you say, and i dont know why when opening youtube on my ipad, i cant find cc button for subtittle, how poor me!

    My passion is cooking and baking after stress hours in office. I hope with you recipes i have more fun in my kitchen!

    I wish you all the best and I wish i can have your advice experience in your cooking skills!

    With my best regards,
    Tam Dang

    PS: i’m just 38, so i think my age as same as your children ;)

    • Maria says:

      Hi Tam, thank you so much for liking my videos. Below the video on the right side you will see red and white colour button. Please click. Please tell me how the recipes worked out and please become my fried on facebook. Thank you.

      Best reggards
      maria

  15. VanNguyen says:

    Thanks for everything you did.

  16. Vikki says:

    Hi Maria,

    I really enjoy watching your videos. They are really easy to follow and my parents who are chinese can also understand! Do you have a recipe for radish cake “luo bahk go” that you eat at dim sum with oyster sauce?

    Thank you for all the great videos and keep them coming!

    Vikki

  17. Mrs. D says:

    Hi Maria, I found your videos while searching for some recipes on Internet. I’m now living in Istanbul almost 1 year. Your recipes really help me cure my homesickness as sometimes I really miss the food that I’ve been eating since childhood. I tried to make 雞粥, 有味雞飯, all came out amazingly delicious! I love the way you teach which is so clear and detailed. Thanks a lot! Please keep posting videos! Cheers! :)

    • Maria says:

      Hi Mrs. D you are welcome. Thank you so much for trying my recipes. I am very happy that I can help you cure your homesickness. Take care ^^

  18. Markus says:

    Danke für die schönen & ausführlichen Videos.

  19. Annie Chan says:

    Hi Maria,
    Thank you for sharing your videos on YouTube with us. I found your channel while looking for recipes for Chinese dumplings. Your instructions are very detailed and it really helps. I love watching your other videos as you speak Cantonese and it is also my mother language (同聲同氣). I just added you as my friend on Facebook. I am looking forward to seeing more videos from you in your channel. Thanks again.
    Annie from Hong Kong

  20. Deb says:

    Dear Maria, Do you have a favourite recipe, is there one or two dishes you love to cook? Thank you.

    • Maria says:

      Hi Deb, yes I have some favourite recipes, fried chicken wings with chestnuts, chinese spring onion pancake, chinese dumplings. Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to you and your family :)

  21. monica says:

    Hi Maria,

    I am new to chinese cooking but love chinese food. I have tried your siu mai recipe and its brilliant, many thanks. I have two questions:

    1) I find some of your videos dont have english subtitles, can you please help me?
    2) are all your recipes available on youtube as i cant find any on your website?

    • Maria says:

      Hi Monica, 1) there are english annotations in the video. They are just like english subtitles and I also translated the list of ingredients and you can find it in the video description box under the video.
      2) Yes, all my videos on youtube. Please check my channel: wantanmien thank you ^^

  22. NKMum says:

    Thank you, Ms Wong. I first discovered your website right after my grandmother passed away and my mum and I had been trying to re-create some of her dishes for old-times-sake. Since then, we had tried your Onion pancake and cheung-fun. We weren’t as good as you, but it brought back so much memories.

    We left HK almost 30 years ago, when I was a teenager, and I miss a lot of the nostalgia. Thank you for giving us that warm and fuzzy feeling again. I miss the old HK with the street vendors shouting “jeul-cheung-fun” and the scissors clanging to the street hawkers outside my school during lunch with their fish-balls on a skewers and the cha-sui & rice with their bucket of mystery sauce. That’s my childhood. Thank you for bringing it back…one dish at a time!

    • Maria says:

      You are welcome. Please call me maria. Thank you so much for trying my recipes with your mum. Please tell me how the recipes worked out. I left HK almost 40 years ago and I can understand you. I have the memories from the past too. Please be my friend on Facebook, we can share more recipes and photo. Best regards to your mum. Thank you :)

      • NKMum says:

        You’re so welcome, Maria! I only attained Primary 6 level in Chinese, so not much to boast about, but your HK style Borscht soup was exactly what I remembered at lunch. I have a request, if you have time. My mum will be visiting me for Chinese New Year, and we have been searching for a recipe for HK style 肉丸粉絲. I hope I got that right…Google translator was a little hard to maneuver. That was my grandmother’s signature dish, but my mum cannot remember how she did it. We had tried for years to no avail. My mum remembered my grandfather pounding 2 kinds of pork on the Chinese wooden cutting board with two Chinese cleavers…lean pork and fatty pork. Then he added an egg to it and kept pounding…then we’re lost from there. If you can recreate that recipe, that would be great. I would love to share it with my children as well. Thank you so much! By the way, your onion pancake was so good…my mum and I had indigestion because we ate so much…Thank you!

        • Maria says:

          Sorry. I have a long request lists. I will put it on my request list. It may take sometime for me until I can make a video. Thank you for trying my recipe and best regards to your mum. Thank you :)

          • NKMum says:

            Don’t be sorry! I could imagine your list. Thank you for putting our request on your list.
            :o )

  23. Lobanleung says:

    很喜欢你!我来自加拿大的,已追看您的精采製作一段時間了,好親切,好睇過电視。

  24. Lobanleung says:

    每天都進来看幾次看看有什么新讯息,像探朋友般,也很想知道在德國華人的生活是怎樣的呢?我在加拿大快廿年了,因有好多香港人在加國創業而不断带入香港及中国產品来,使我們的生活容易適應,但不知德國又是怎樣的呢?我看到你的製作及用的器具,厨房等都與加國差不多,我初時也以為你也生活在美加,anyway,漸漸覺得你像朋友,一有空就敲門睇下有沒有新作品啦!現在才早上五点幾呀!

    • Maria says:

      你好, 德國大城市我不知, 我住的地方大約幾個香港人其如中國人, 日本人或越南人.泰國人. 我巳住 30 多年了, 東南亞超級市場是泰國人開不夠中國產品, 我要乘火車來回 3 至4 小時路程購物很不方便, 每次購物後搬傻人很重好彩有仔幫手, 因太重我曾背和腰痛幾天.德國人廚具很先進. 我大約 2 星期出新 video, 如你有空請去 youtube 我 channel: wantanmien 右面 click Facebook 與我做朋友和訂閱我 channel 每次出新 video youtube 會通知你, 我們齊齊煮飯仔拍照片大家分享食譜, 有講有笑很開心. 歡迎你 ^^

  25. Lobanleung says:

    Hi,Maria,
    好開心看到你的回覆及你的生活分享,原来你買東西比我們難這麽多的,而且還生活三十多年了,放眼世界,真是每個人都有不同的人生,不同的際遇,但有一点是我老公很同意的一句話,“食物是可以傳遞感情的”從一個人弄一款食物给你肯花多少心力時間就知道當中的感情多少!當然不能完全作準,例如在香港大多数人都為生活忙不過来,那花得來這麽多時間。我是指當真正為煮食而煮的時候,就可以透過不同的技巧,選用最合適的食材,把心意,爱心,厨技發揮出来,留住食客,家人的心…煮得美味唔容易呀!
    為你的成功而高興,我一有空便會去看你的website及fb,仲可以番睇!你很捧,Fans已國際化,你是國際级厨師来呀! Helena

    • Maria says:

      Helena 你好, 請不要客氣, 大家捧場彼面.多謝. 真的香港人大多數很勤力, 很忙多數沒時間教兒女煮食. 當年青一代到外國留學像我以前, 我住外國冇得食又不識煮很麻煩不能餐餐食公仔麵. 所以我學烹飪看書和同學試做試食 現在我有很多留學生當我婆婆, 跟我學烹飪我很開心能幫助他(她)們. 我很了解明白自己曾是一樣處境, 我們的下一代是我們的希望要好好照顧幫助令我們民族發揚光大, 傳統和文化. 有件事有位女士說, 她不識烹飪. 沒有家人肯食她煮出的食物她很難過, 她看我 videos 後慢慢學, 現在她能煮很多食譜, 家人常要求她做, 她很開心告訴我, 最開心是她丈夫, 我想最開心是我因有一陣暖熱的風吹入我的心, 好了. 晚安 :)

  26. Lobanleung says:

    Maria姨姨,
    是你的大方得體,開放自己把影片公開分享,且誠意十足,令人有同親友會面的感覺,不轻不覺喜歡你。你說得對,這一代的年青人,十居其九也不會煮得好,也不懂如何在飲食中照顧好自己,八成外賣攪掂,真是糟糕!你的製作有教育意義,與你傾談幾次對你了解多少少後更喜歡你,一定再捧埸的,祝越来越成功,Fans上升,谢谢你,

  27. Lobanleung says:

    Maria姨姨,
    謝謝你的祝福,承心所願!
    還是禁不住留言數語,前兩天翻看你的其他短片,才知道原来去年你在Youtube得加許獎勵!
    多麽令人讚歎! 生活在外,步入金色年華,仍勇於嚐試,力求進步,在Videos看得出你的製作不断改良,带出更好的效果。果然,今除了擁有數以千計Fans外,更獲進一步認同,創出頭上一片天,不但你自己得此殊荣,更為華人增光!
    我是一個身患重病的人,你的videos给我不少歡樂時光!最近跟親友談及您這位新認識的網上朋友兼烹飪老師,也為此给大家带来歡樂,各人也一同给您熱烈掌聲!
    期待你的新作,祝一切顺利! Helena

    • Maria says:

      Helena, 非常感謝. 我很擔心你的病我為你很難過. 我有一位朋希望你看她的 videos, 她名字 常覺住加拿大, 佛教, 香港人, 我巳半年每天飲羅漢果茶. 她的 link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwMGy3UrB1I channel: changjue29 我希望她也帶給你歡樂. 我會為你祈禱, 祝你康復及快樂. 請代問候你的親友安好. 多謝 :)

  28. Lobanleung says:

    Maria,

    好多谢你的资料,我已煲了一壶了,而我先生也很喜欢喝。
    此外,我也试在facebook發Message给你,不知收到否?

    Helena

    • Maria says:

      Helena, 沒收到. 你先和我做朋友. 請去我首頁今次是油角右邊有寫 facebook 按, 我收到後會批准你才可以發 message.
      我煲法和常覺不同: 用鎚拍爛碎羅漢果放入大煲水大約 4 至 5 liter 浸一晚出味,笠日煮滚教小火燜 20 分関火等 1 至 2 小時後煮滚後教小火煮 20 至 30 分攤凍後放瓶放雪櫃, 每早上倒出回室溫 ( 最初 3, 或 4 個月一天飲 1 liter 以上當茶飲, 後來覺得間中有少咳和巳飲了幾個月) 現在早上倒出等回室溫飲 2 杯大約 700 ml 後才食早餐. 羅漢果是排體內毒素但有些寒凉見少咳時就像我飲法, 現在你要每天飲 1 liter 以上照常覺教法才有効. 我希望能幫到你代問候你先生安好. maria

  29. Lobanleung says:

    Maria,
    好多謝個別教授羅漢果茶心得,我下次煲時再做。這幾天精神不好,卧床休息,無能力應付較複雜的事了,facebook也不急的,精神些才玩啦,有什么向您請教我就在此留言吧!再次多谢您!
    Helena

  30. Lobanleung says:

    Maria,
    前天已在facebook留言啦,希望今次收到,此外,新的發糕Vedio也看了两次,好清楚又易明白,好好睇呀!又要等2星期看新作了,好似追劇集的心情,你真有吸引力呢!!!
    Helena

  31. Jenny T says:

    Hi Maria!

    Thanks for doing what you do! My now-retired mother started watching your videos because she loves learning to cook new things. Now that I live a couple of hours away from San Francisco where Chinese food is always available, I have to try to make the foods that I crave! I also watch your videos so I can share the yummy comfort foods that I grew up eating with my own children. I need to stock up on ingredients the next time I visit my family! I’ve been craving sticky rice!

    A fan from California. :)

    • Maria says:

      Hi Jenny, You are welcome. Thank you for trying my recipes. Please tell me how the recipes worked out. Best regards to your mother. Thank you :)

  32. Elle says:

    Maria,

    I’m a Cantonese-born American girl who stumbled upon your Youtube channel while trying to find a good recipe for egg tarts. Though I am American-born, I have a passion to try and learn to cook Cantonese-style dishes due to my relatively traditional Chinese upbringing. I am so happy I found you; I love everything that you have done for your viewers and I am learning a lot from you just by watching! Your voice is so nice and clear to listen to and I find you have so many recipes for so many foods that I love. For Chinese New Year this year, I am going to try making some 八寶湯丸 (before I found you, I tried to make it and it was so difficult to shape the balls!!) and hope I can make some 紅燒迷你獅子頭 that turn out just half as beautifully as yours have.

    You have made me a budding fan. I will watch your page closely and you have support from my little corner in the east coast~ Add oil, Maria!

    Elle

    • Maria says:

      Hi Elle, thank you so much for your comment and trying my recipes. Please tell me how the recipes worked out. Please. Can I be your friend? Please come to my Facebook let us be friend. We are sharing cooking recipes, cakes and photo. We have a lot of fun. I am waiting for you to join us. Thank you :)

  33. Laurie Lee says:

    Hello Maria. we lost our sweet “little mommy” last year. she was the backbone of our family and always cooked our annual chinese new year dinner (hoi neen) for our family and friends. in trying to keep the tradition going, i needed some help in the preparation of some dishes and stumbled upon your videos. i love it! it’s like having mom here in the kitchen with me. i also enjoy hearing you speak cantonese. unfortunatley our children are so americanized they rarely speak chinese … only when they want a certain dish that cannot be translated in english. thank you so much for sharing good traditional chinese tradition and cooking.

    • Maria says:

      Hi Laurie, you are welcome. Thank you for watching my videos and your comment. Please become my friend on feedback, we are sharing recipes and photos. Have a lot of fun. Thank you ^^

  34. Stephanie says:

    Hi Maria,

    Thank you so much for sharing your recipes on Youtube. I’ve been watching your videos for a couple years now- I believe almost around the time you started. And I follow your updates on FB. Like you, cooking Chinese food and listening/watching your tutorials on Youtube helps cure my homesickness. I was born and grew up in Canada and my parents are Hong Kong-nese. I grew up around great Chinese cooking and enjoying everything about my culture. Now I live in Europe and am enjoying sharing my knowledge of our culture to my husband, family, and friends here, with what limited products I can get here in Holland.

    Please keep up with what you are doing. I look forwarding to your next videos… :)

    • Maria says:

      Hi Stephanie, you are welcome. Thank you so much for your supporting and I am glad to helps you reduce your homesickness. I live in Germany has never been to the Holland. Sorry, I don’t know the products over there. Please become my friend on Facebook. We are sharing different recipes and the photos. We have a lot of fun. Thank you ^^

  35. Jenny says:

    Hi Maria,
    I found your website by chance. Thank you so much for showing us how you prepare your cooking skills step by step. Your instructions are so clear in Cantonese. It is a delight listening to our mother tongue especially we have been away from home for so many years. Believe me, your programme is very much appreciated! Please keep up the good work. You have inspire me to try making your dishes. They look so yummy! Thanks again and we are looking forward to seeing more of your shows.
    Cheers, Jenny

    • Maria says:

      Hi Jenny, you are welcome. Thank you for your comment and will try my recipes. Please tell me how the recipes came out. I hope my reciprs can help you cure your homesicknes from home for so many years. Thank you :)

  36. Cindy says:

    Hi Maria,

    I was just browsing some videos on youtube and accidentally found yours. Love your tutorials very much, especially because you speak cantonese and reminds me of home. I am a cantonese from Singapore and now living in Australia. Also lived in Japan for a little over 2 years. I love cooking with my mum in the kitchen and have only just started my food blog to share recipes and document my cooking stories. Will be trying out your 豆腐花 recipe! Thanks for all your videos. Will be keeping an eye out for your new ones.
    Cheers
    Cindy

    • Maria says:

      Hi Cindy, you are welcome. Thank you for loving my tutorials and trying my recipes. Please tell me how the recipes worked out. Thank you ^^

  37. Margaret says:

    Maria,

    I just wanted to say thank you for continuing to make and share your videos and recipes! As an ABC, finding cookbooks for Chinese dishes written in English is very difficult since my Chinese literacy is poor – translating recipes slowly is not often appropriate. I speak fluently and I love how you share the videos in Cantonese so I can understand. I really appreciate the repertoire of the dishes you have demonstrated.

    I was wondering… Would you considering making a savoury version of the zhong zi? I really loved how my grandma used to make but I wasn’t able to learn before she left.

    I would really really appreciate it – but if you cannot it is ok too.

    Thank you so much. And please keep it up and many thanks to your camera person for the steady videos too!!

  38. 李庆輝 says:

    Hi Maria,

    Thank you for making these videos. They are very special because they take me back to my mom and dad’s kitchen. Since my parents are no longer alive, your cooking reminds me of the food they made. I also really enjoy hearing your cantonese as I don’t get to speak it often.

    I look forward to seeing more videos.

    Best wishes!
    庆輝

    • Maria says:

      You are welcome. Thank you for your Support. Please become my friend on Facebook, we are sharing different recipes and photos. Having a lot of fun. Take care ^^

      庆輝, 非常感謝您捧場收睇我的 Videos, 我希望我的食譜能帶給您快樂, 歡迎大家做朋友.

      Best wishes
      maria

  39. Winnie Yap says:

    Hello 你好吗?我看過你在youtube的video , 很欣赏你的cooking ,我試過你教的蒸腸粉,很好,成功。現在想問你怎样蒸芝麻卷? 如果可以請放在youTube 可以嗎?多謝。祝健康快乐!
    Winnie.

    • Maria says:

      您好, 非常感謝做我的食譜. 我剛做了芝麻糊 Video 現在等排隊上綱, 我寫芝麻卷在記事簿要等我有空才可以做, 好嗎? 多謝, 祝愉快 :)

  40. Katie says:

    Love your recipes! I grew up in Michigan and never knew about true Asian cuisine until moving to New Orleans. There’s a large Vietnamese community which opened doors to all different kinds of authentic Asian dishes for me. I love the use of fresh ingredients and feel so much healthier since regularly eating these types of dishes. Thanks!

  41. Mamie Fong says:

    Marie,

    Dear Maria,

    你好!很幸運偶然在YouTube 找到你的video,也萬分感謝你無私的分享。因為我也是幾十年前在香港長大,所以我感覺上有些好似你是我很久的好朋友般親切。不要見笑呀!,作為你的家人和我們實在是太好福氣了,請問怎樣才可以加入你的Facebook 收到新video消息呢?怎樣才可以在你的website 找到你所有recipes目錄呢?請你告訴我好嗎? Thank you again!!

    Love,
    Mamie

    • Maria says:

      您好 Dear Mamie,

      非常感謝支持和很高興大家認識. 請在我 youtube 頻道首頁, 今期是廣東蓮蓉鹹蛋月餅訂閱我, youtube 就會每次我上訢 video 時會寄短信通知您. 同時在 youtube 頻道首頁我有很多不同 playlists 食譜介紹大約 150 多個和您分享. 又請在我頻道首頁見到 Facebook 按大家做朋友, 我會等待歡迎您, 多謝, 祝幸福和快樂 ^^

      Love
      maria

  42. Janet Wong says:

    I came across your youtube video for puff pastry cantonese style egg tarts and you make it look so easy lol! I can’t wait to give it a go though :)
    英語、広東語だけじゃなく、ドイツ語と日本語もわかるの??すごいです!いつかマリアさんのような優れた人になりたいな ^^ プロフィールの写真もかっこいいですよ!(笑)

  43. Prudence Collomb says:

    Yummy, Simple, Fast ,Clear, Easy ,
    Dear Maria, You have wonderfully introduced the most tradition Chinese Cooking to my home, all those food that I can only imagine from my child hood and from my memories ,
    I am now actually cooking here in France for my family and friends.
    you made every things possible in your own simple way.
    Thank you
    Prudence xxx

    • Maria says:

      Hi Prudence, you are welcome. Thank you so much for your support and your kind words. We are living at overseas, I hope my recipes can pass on to the next generation. Our Chinese cuisine can keep forever not to lose. Best regards to your family. Have a wonderful day ^^

  44. Orton says:

    HI! I am from Macao, 而家係美國LA讀緊大學. 好多謝你既教學影片, 等我可以煮多幾樣餸. 多謝!

  45. zichuan says:

    i like the way you cooking style. very asian.

  46. John says:

    Hi 你好,我一路都在Y/T上面看你的大作,也從中學識幾疑中式菜,多謝你的無私奉獻教識大家,早二日看到你整月餅用的膠範,末知能否告訴我在那裡買到,多謝,願祝覆安john上

  47. Sean says:

    I love watching your videos on YouTube. Your dim sum and dishes are so authentic (好正!). It helps me to learn cooking many dishes I cannot taste here in the US. Thank you.

  48. Stephanie says:

    您好。。非常感谢您把这么棒的食谱和您个人厨艺心得介绍给我们。我的德国家人都非常喜欢。。

  49. Mandy says:

    Hi Maria,
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes. Like yourself, I am from Hong Kong but moved to Ireland with my family at a young age. As I am getting older , I started to renew my love for Cantonese foods, especially the amazing desserts and cakes. I recently made the red bean pudding from your easy follow guide yt video.its was so yummy, I ate it all myself and none for my family.
    I can’t wait to recreate more of your recipes. Once again, thank you for sharing your recipes.

    Mandy

    • Maria says:

      Hi Mandy, thank you for trying my recipe and your feedback. I am glad you liked my recipes. Best regards to your family. Have a lovely day :)

  50. Ronnie says:

    Maria,

    Any chance you have a recipe for “Fung Sa” fried Chicken? It is such a popular snack and I have not been able to find a recipe anywhere online. Would you have a recipe or a demo to show us how its made?

    • Maria says:

      Ronnie, sorry, I don’t understand what is “Fung Sa” fried Chicken, please send me a link or photo. Thank you ^^

      • Ronnie says:

        Hi Maria,

        Fung Sa fried chicken also can be translated as Wind Sand Chicken. Really popular snack.

        Ronnie

        • Maria says:

          Hi Ronnie, is it a kind of fried chicken, some fried garlic on top ?.If so, I will put it on my recipe list. It may take sometimes until I can make a video. Thank you ^^

          • Ronnie says:

            I am not sure if it has garlic.. but this is what is called in cantonese 風沙雞翅. Apparently the main ingredient is 沙薑粉. Does this sound familiar?

            thanks

            Ronnie

          • Maria says:

            Hi Ronnie, I haven’t eat this 風沙雞翅 in Hongkong before, I really don’t know. I check in Google, it’s a fried chicken with some cumin powder, garish crispy garlic bits and some chill powder on top. I have so many requests for fry chicken video and I will make a video when I have time. For the ingredients you mean 沙薑粉 or manybe cumin powder, can you add in your favour. Please. Thank you. Have a nice day ^^

            Best regards
            maria

  51. Jessica says:

    Hi Maria~ thank you so much for your website and videos. You are so much of an inspiration and I love all of your recipes. I’m Chinese but don’t know how to cook Chinese food at all, so watching your videos has helped so much! My cantonese has improved too. It’d be great if you could teach me how to make siu long bao or chow mein, those are some recipes I would love to learn. I subscribed to your channel and told all my friends and family about you!

    Mm goi sai!! ^_^

  52. Rhoda says:

    Hi Maria,

    How are you? I am thankful to find your website. I came from HK and enjoy cooking in general. Of course, I am not as good as you, but I can be creative though based on what ingredients either I/friends have in the frig. My friends like my cooking! I want to enhance my skill set and make different yummy Cantonese dishes going forward.

    I Google searched for Chinese recipes and found iFood.tv, then was fascinated by your cooking – the first video I watched in iFood.tv. The first dish that drew my attention to your cooking was the Cantonese White Cut Chicken…then I tracked down your website and then kept watching more videos for dishes I can easily make :) . I felt like I was addicted to find out more about your cooking technique. I appreciated your philosophy of placing your cooking videos on your website and share with us! You quoted “…Living abroad for so many years taught me that being able to cook and eat the food that I grew up with helps to cure homesickness and keep my cultural identity alive…”.

    You do have those recipes for HK yummy dishes that I like, hence, I have been very much motivated to try your recipes as I see that you prepare and cook with your heart like I do.

    I never knew that making congee requires additional technique until after I watched your video – very interesting. I found my answers about 1) why using 珍珠米 and 2) why stirring in ONE direction from reading your replies.

    I have noted some ingredients to buy next time I go to Oakland Chinatown to try out your other dishes – very exciting!

    Your Cantonese cooking videos work great for me because they are very easy to understand and follow compared to others.

    Quick question: how come I see limited recipes on your website under each category link? Perhaps I didn’t know how to get to your recipe hub. I think searching in the Search field helps.

    I really like to be your friend so forgive me for 1) emailing you in English as I don’t have the Chinese typing keyboard and using the translator can be time-consuming and 2) the lengthy email :) .

    Thank you for all your time and efforts on those videos. I will keep searching, watching and learning. I bet you can compete with Mrs. Fong who used to be the hostess in the cooking show for TVB many years ago if you know who I am referring to.

    Take care and later.

    Wish you a very healthy and prosperous year of 2014 and many more to come!

    Rhoda

    • Maria says:

      Rhoda 您好, 非常感謝收睇及捧場. 1: 我住德國很容易買到珍珠米所以用它, 煲粥大致上用肥和短身的米如上海米, 日本米, 珍珠米, 煮出的粥夠稠和綿. 2: stirring in one direction 的做法可以令肉碎黏在一起, 能起膠. 3: 我的 website 是在 you tube 叫 wantanmien. The link. http://www.youtube.com/user/wantanmien 很高興認識您請多多指教, 祝幸福和快樂 :)

  53. CL says:

    Hi Maria. Just tried your hung siew yuk recipe and it was so delicious! Thank you so much for sharing. While I understand a little spoken Cantonese, I don’t read/write the dialect/language; so I was very happy with the English subtitles. Please keep up the great work as your tutorial is incredibly easy to understand and follow.

  54. Jenny says:

    Hi Maria,

    How are you? I am just wondering if you are still cooking in YouTube?
    I am waiting for your recipe. Please continue your amazing channel.

    Thks

    • Maria says:

      Jenny, I am fine. Thank you. My son is very busy working now, soon we have time we will uploads new videos. Thank you for your support. Have a lovely day ^^

  55. Nancy says:

    Hi Maria,

    I love your online videos very much and thank you so much for sharing them with us. I am very inspired by your videos and can not wait to try the “Chinese Yao Tiao” receipes and also your other receipes as well. Thank you once again Maria!

    -Nancy

  56. Annie says:

    Hi Maria,

    I would like to say your cooking videos are absolutely amazing and truly an inspiration! I saw your glutinous rice ball recipe on youtube today and I am so glad to have stumbled on your page. Thank you for sharing your recipes

    Love from Canada,
    Annie

  57. Peter says:

    Hello Auntie,

    Recently on a trip to Hong Kong I had a steamed ginger sponge cake, just wondering would your Ma Lai Go be the same thing with ground ginger added to it? I know you cannot read mind, but i have been scouring the net and not having much luck… I consume at a both during yum cha and dim sum Would be interested to hear your thoughts. I want to try and make lor…

    Thanks for your help.

  58. Freya says:

    Hey Maria,

    Thank you very much for uploading all those awesome videos!

    All those recipes are delicious and clearly demonstrated! Although I am a mandarin speaker, I do feel that my cantonese listening improved a lot after watching your videos over and over again :P .

    Can’t wait to watch your new videos!

    Much love from UK,
    Freya

    • Maria says:

      Hi Freya,

      Thank you for watching my videos. All videos come with english captions. Please click the CC Button to activate english subtitles and for the old videos there are English annotations in the video. They are just like English subtitles and I also translated the list of ingredients and you can find it in the video description box under the video. I hope it help. Thank you. Have a lovely day :)

  59. Cindy Chan says:

    Hi Maria, thanks for making it possible to learn HK cuisine via ur YouTube channel and website. I found ur video on chicken & mushroom porridge when searching for porridge recipe as I crave for Chinese style porridge to sooth my cold despite it being summer in the UK now. Thanks again. Cheers.

  60. Sandy Cheung says:

    Hi Maria,

    Thank you for your videos! They are very easy to understand and I can tell you put a lot of thought and preparation in to them. I was born in the USA but my grandparents came from Hong Kong and a lot of your recipes bring me back to my childhood. I also enjoy that you use Cantonese in your videos…helps me tremendously with my Cantonese.

    Regards, Sandy

    • Maria says:

      Hi Sandy,

      You are welcome. Thank you for watching my videos and your kind comments. Best regards to your family. Thank you. Have a lovely day :)

  61. Giselle says:

    Hi, Maria
    Thank you for making these wonderful videos. I’m a Chinese who lives in a small northern town in canada. I haven’t been able to eat any real chinese dish for years. After watching your videos, I decide I will try making them myself. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Giselle

  62. Andy Liang says:

    Hello Maria,

    I spotted your channel and really enjoy the videos. I miss the good old cantonese food :)

    There is an e-learning platform project me and my colleagues have been working on for a while. It’s called Eliademy and founded in Helsinki, Finland. We are gathering experts in various areas and I wonder if you will be interested in making an online Cantonese cuisine course on Eliademy. We would be very happy to help out in making the course and promoting your brand to our user base across Europe and Latin America.


    Andy Liang
    Business Development Manager
    Eliademy
    Helsinki, Finland

    • Maria says:

      Hi Andy,

      Thank you for enjoying my videos and your support. I will talk to my son next time when I see him. Thank you so much. Have a great day :)

  63. Kar-Lie Ng says:

    Hi ms. Wong;

    I have tried several of your recipes and they are amazing. My grandpa was from Kowloon and the father of my grandma was from Singapore. However, none of their children learned their cooking. So I have always been in search for the traditional recipes, since where I live (Aruba, Caribbean Island), the Chinese restaurants don’t really offer authentic Chinese dishes.

    I thank you very much for posting these wonderful recipes.

    Kind Regards,

    • Maria says:

      Hi Kar-Lie Ng,

      You are welcome. Thank you for trying my recipes, your support and your feedback. Happy Chinese New Year to you and your Family

      Best regards
      Maria

  64. Angela says:

    Dear Maria,
    I just stumbled on your website and have been watching your videos. Keep up the great work. I am a Singaporean Chinese living in Germany. I have a question – for the recipe Lo Bak Gou you used turnip but I have never seen turnip where I live, is there a substitute – Rettich oder Kohlrabi vielleicht?? Danke für Ihre Hilfe.

    • Maria says:

      Hi Angela,

      Thank you for your support.
      In the Germany we buy things mostly in the season. In this day I saw Edeka supermarket sell turnip. The Kohlrabi I haven’t try it before. I don’t know. Happy Chinese New Year to you and your Family. Liebe Grüsse :)

  65. Angela says:

    Gong Xi Fa Cai. So thoughtless of me not to first wish you a Happy Chinese New Year :)

  66. stephanie says:

    你好 Maria,

    I have to say this is the first time I’ve left a comment for you, even though I’ve been watching your videos for years. I started watching your channel when I left home for college. My family is from Hong Kong but my siblings and I were born and raised in Canada. And us kids never quite understood “低頭思故鄉”. We knew we didn’t have any other relatives here, it was just our family, but we had many close family friends (aunties and uncles) so we grew up not knowing any different.
    But then I moved across the country for university at 17 and I missed home so terribly much. I called home everyday and would talk to my father for an hour about the most mundane things. Now, I understand “低頭思故鄉” and all those poems they taught back in Chinese school (finally, haha).
    Why I say this is because your videos helped me when I was homesick. Your way of cooking is very similar to our kitchen and it made me feel as you were my 姨姨. After I left the dormitory, your recipes provided many dinner ideas. Thank you for making videos, you are a very inspiring lady. <3

    I wish you and your family all the best 多D返香港玩 :)

    • Maria says:

      您好 Stephanie,

      非常感謝祝福. Thank you very much for your support my dear. I left Hong Kong more than 40 years now and missed my Hong Kong food very much also understand what is homesick. I can understand your felling very well. I always wanted to help other people so I started making cooking videos. My aim is to share my experience and teach other people to cook and I hoped to help Chinese living abroad to cure their homesickness like me. My hope is that one day others will follow me and start sharing their knowledge and experience as well to keep our Chinese traditions and recipes keep going not to forgot.

      My son is working in Far East now and I often visit him in Hong Kong.

      I wish you and your family 幸福和快樂, 身體健康

      Best regards
      Maria 姨姨

  67. kmleong says:

    Hi Maria Wong,

    Thanks For Your Videos and Insights Of Chinese Cooking. Really Good & Most Are My Favorites recipe.

    When I am Down and depress, All I need is to go to your http://wantanmien.com and all my troubles doesn’t seems like troubles anymore.

    May U and your family always in good health (身體健康) borrow from you hehe.
    I know cantonese but don’t know how to write
    Keep up the good works

    kmleong
    (Malaysian Chinese)

    • Maria says:

      Hi Kmleong:

      You are welcome. Thank you for your support and your feedback. I am glad you like my recipes. Thank you for your wishing my dear. Wish you and your family are same too. 非常感謝 <3

      Maria

  68. Rose says:

    Accidentally found your video on youtube. Love it. Then find your website. So happy that you made videos of so many my favorite food and goodies.
    Thank you very much!!
    Rose

  69. wendy says:

    Hi, Maria,

    Thank you for sharing so many chinese receipts in Youtube. They are all good and I like them.

    You mentioned you live in Germany. In which city of Germany? I come from HK and live in Bayern, Germany 16 years. Maybe we can meet somewhere in Germany.

    Wish you a happy Chinese New Year of Monkey.
    Kong Hei Fat Choi and stay healthy.

    Wendy

    • Maria says:

      Hi Wendy,

      You are welcome. Thank you for watching and your support. I living around 100 km from Frankfurt a small city in Hessen more than 30 years now. 對不起我遲回答, 因剛從香港渡假回德國, 非常感謝新年祝福, 大家咁話, 很高興認識到您 :)

      祝幸福和快樂
      Maria

  70. wendy says:

    Hi, Maria,

    Sorry wrong typing. I mean your chinese recipes are good. Thank you for sharing. Please keep on……

    Noch mal…. ein gutes neu Jahr.
    Wendy

  71. lucio luz says:

    Hi Maria,
    I like your tutorials: they help me to know new flavor and ingredients combination and also improve my few cook skills.
    Please, when possible and if you know the recipe, could you bring to us the Yellow Steam Bun that appears at A Bite of China (season 1 episode 2 around 4:50′ – documentary at link below)? It seems that’s made of glutinous millet.
    Thank you so much for sharing your recipes, your knowledge and time with us.
    Lúcio

  72. Anna says:

    Hello Maria,

    Just wanted to say thank you so much for your recipes and instructional videos. I have learned so much from you and will enjoy trying many of your traditional HK recipes. My family is from HK but I was born and grew up in Australia and my mum cooks fantastic HK dishes but cannot really teach me, so I am so lucky to have you!

    Thank you and wish you good health and happiness.

    Best,
    Anna

    • Maria says:

      Hi Anna,

      You are welcome. Thank you for your support, your blessing and will trying my recipes. Cooking is fun and satisfying to try something you just made yourself. I am very happy that you are liking my recipes.

      Best regards to your family and wishing you all good health and happiness too.

      All the Best
      Maria

      • Anna says:

        Thank you Maria! Just wondering if you are still releasing (or are planning to release?) new videos and recipes?

        • Maria says:

          Hi Anna,

          You are welcome. My son is my camera man and he is working in Far East , we are not living together now but soon we have a time, we will continue uploads new videos.

          Have a lovely day and thank you :)

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