{Closed} Holiday Giveaway ($100 Value) + Steamed Meat Bun Video

by Yi on December 12, 2013 · 45 comments

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Happy Holidays! I have two gifts for you today to celebrate this wonderful time of the year!

First, as mentioned in my steamed Chinese meat bun post, I have finally finished my video tutorial on how to make these fluffy buns! It took a bit longer as I had to learn a new video editing tool but I am so glad I got it done just around the holiday season! Please go on Youtube to check out the steamed Chinese meat bun recipe video now or play it right below. Please consider subscribing to my video channel as there will be more to come!

Now, many of you might remember that I had won a recipe contest a few weeks ago with my Honey Crusted Ribs and Oven Baked Fries with Fennel Aioli dish. Because of YOUR support, I was awarded a $100 gift certificate to Marx Foods, the online premium foods store that sponsored the contest.

While I was drooling over those fine ingredients over at Marx Foods, I thought to myself that I had to share this honor with all of you. So here it is, my second gift for you: a $100 gift certificate to Marxfoods.com! If you have no idea what to get with $100 gift certificate, you should head over to the Marx Foods store and check out their premium products!

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Giveaway Rules {Closed}

The giveaway starts today Thursday, 12/12/13 and ends on Thursday, 12/19/13, at 11:59pm EST. One winner will be picked through Rafflecopter.  As MarxFoods only ship to the U.S. this contest is open for U.S. residents only (sorry my international readers:(

To enter, please simply leave a comment stating your favorite Chinese recipes! Then confirm your entry in Rafflecopter using your email address.

To increase your odds, you can also enter the Bonus Entries. To enter, click on the rest of the options and follow the instructions below.

This giveaway is sponsored by Yours Truly. Good luck!

The winner choosen by Rafflecopter is Candice who left a comment and tweeted about the giveaway!

Congratulations Candice! You’ll be contacted by email shortly!

I would like to thank you again for participating in this Holiday Giveaway. Please consider subscribing to my email update for more future giveaways!

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

PS as I annonced in my steamed meat bun post that I am moving to a new email subscription service in order to improve my newsletter quality, if you have been an email subscriber you probably have received an opt-in confirmation email. Pleaseclick on CONFIRM if you wish to continue to follow and support Yi Reservation! Thanks!

{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Panda December 19, 2013 at 11:57 pm

I like to cook mapo tofu served with steamed rice.


2 Alice K December 19, 2013 at 11:55 pm

my favorite chinese recipe is steamed minced pork with salted egg!


3 Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking December 19, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Oh you made a video? Awesome! I love steamed buns and yours look so delicious. I wish I had some right now! By the way fantastic giveaway!


4 jennay green December 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm

my fave to make is lo mein… I always use shrimp, nampa cabbage, carrots bean sprouts soooooo good, oh and I love to make home made egg rolls yummmm


5 Annette December 19, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Stir-fried rice is my favorite to cook.


6 Angela Y December 18, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I love making chow mein and spring rolls.


7 tigerfish December 18, 2013 at 1:44 am

All kinds of Chinese dumplings – wonton, and potstickers!


8 Lauren Fishbein December 17, 2013 at 6:07 pm

My favorite when studying in Shanghai was the shaomai!


9 Lauren E. December 17, 2013 at 12:00 pm

We often make steam buns with char siu, asian sausage, and egg


10 Nami | Just One Cookbook December 16, 2013 at 1:19 pm

I really hope to make this one day, and this video is going to be very helpful. Sometimes it’s a lot easier to watch how you make it than reading the process. Love the video (and nice to meet you virtually!!).


11 Elena Vo December 15, 2013 at 4:54 pm



12 Sissi December 15, 2013 at 11:42 am

Gorgeous buns! I am so thrilled to find this recipe here! You know, steamed buns are my favourite “dim sum” in Chinese restaurants (to be frank, dim sum is the only stuff I order nowadays… the rest is often overpriced, too much starch, cheapest rice etc.., while dim sum are sometimes excellent and I have always thought they were too difficult to make at home. Now I can try doing them on my own! Your video makes it look not as complicated as I thought. Thank you for sharing! I will let you know if one day I manage to make at least edible buns ;-)


13 Randy Fong December 15, 2013 at 10:34 am

I love making jook with made with homemade chicken stock on a cold winter day!


14 Amy Tong December 15, 2013 at 1:18 am

My favorite Chinese recipe to cook is Mapo Tofu. That’s also my family’s favorite dish to eat. :)

I truly enjoyed watching your video and hope you’ll continue to film more. ;) It’s so generous of you to host the giveaway of the Marx gift certificate. I love all the varieties of products on their site.


15 siyun December 14, 2013 at 9:22 pm

So ,any. but right this moment, Cantonese style sired fried lobster.


16 1495@Mei December 14, 2013 at 9:06 am

I love chive, tofu and egg dumplings (su san xian)


17 Nataly Carbonell December 13, 2013 at 10:00 pm

I love to make chow mein!


18 Lily N. December 13, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Oh yes, my favorite recipe… It’s hard to say since I grew up eating chinese food. Perhaps one of my comfort meals would be beef noodle soup. Still make my own version when I miss home!


19 Susan Broughton December 13, 2013 at 8:45 pm

I like any kind of stir fry with lots of my favorite veggies and chicken as the meat. I also love fried rice with that


20 Lily N. December 13, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Yi! What a great job you did on the video! I was super impressed! Keep em coming! I’ll try my best to tune in when I’m not studying. =)

I send my love to your beautiful wifey. <3


21 Diane December 13, 2013 at 6:11 pm

Spicy chicken & broccoli


22 Caroline December 13, 2013 at 2:17 pm

I’m a vegetarian now so I’d have to say my current favorites include dou miao and fu zhu
But I also like sheng jian bao, those river shrimps you can get with vinegar dipping sauce, and all kinds of duck.


23 Candice December 13, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I love tong yuan (湯圓) and steamed salted fish w/ pork.


24 Alex December 13, 2013 at 6:28 am

Good luck to everyone who is trying for the giveaway.

As an international reader, I’ll be waiting for one for us. ehhehh


25 John@Kitchen Riffs December 12, 2013 at 10:45 pm

Good job with the video! Favorite Chinese recipe? So many! If I had to select one, probably Mapo Tofu. Or maybe red-braised pork belly.


26 Valerie W December 12, 2013 at 8:54 pm

I love making Spicy Chicken and Brocolli with onions!!


27 Nicole December 12, 2013 at 6:52 pm

I love making veggie dumplings!


28 Darlene December 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm

I love the old school recipes — things my parents used to make, like turkey jook, luo bak go, wah siew chicken, steamed pork w/ preserved turnip and braised tofu, omelet roll w/ fish paste, Chinese mushrooms in oyster sauce.


29 Julie December 12, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Many years ago as a teenager, I was treated to spring rolls that were full of nothing but chinese greens, probably the outer leaves of napa. The amazing thing was that although the rolls were fried, the veggies inside were basically raw. I would love to find and experience these again. Alas, the restaurant closed less than a decade later.


30 Margot C December 12, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Potstickers! I wish that I could make them.


31 Lokness @ The Missing Lokness December 12, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Sweet BBQ Pork Bun! I can eat 10 of them right now!


32 S. Harris December 12, 2013 at 3:02 pm

My favorite Chinese recipes to make are crispy orange beef (I know, more “American Chinese” than Chinese), GF rice paper egg rolls, and before going GF I loved making char siu bao!


33 Robin Wilson December 12, 2013 at 2:56 pm

I love any kind of stir fry! with snow peas!


34 Lizette December 12, 2013 at 2:40 pm

coconut shrimp or chicken…my favorite!!!


35 Gianna December 12, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I love pork potstickers and pork fried rice and vegetables.


36 Angie@Angie's Recipes December 12, 2013 at 2:26 pm

I miss steamed buns! They look homey and delicious.


37 Rust December 12, 2013 at 2:26 pm

stir fry with lots of veggies


38 Debbie December 12, 2013 at 1:44 pm

I love the Cheeze Wontons and the Steamed Buns. made them both and they were great!!


39 Lindsay December 12, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Yipeng!! Can you make chives and egg pan-fried dumpling/empanadas? Would love to see your version of it!


40 Flora December 12, 2013 at 1:23 pm

-Noodle dishes
-Clay pot recipes! (Tofu, meats)


41 Rusty H December 12, 2013 at 1:07 pm

I love anything stir fry and egg roll


42 mf December 12, 2013 at 12:53 pm

sesame chicken


43 Eva @ Eva Bakes December 12, 2013 at 9:05 am

I love homemade Chinese turnip cakes (luo buo gao)


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