Sort of. To be honest, not really. I just take bunch of videos with Biscuit since our new camera has a better video quality. As a result you can watch movies like this one (click here). Only the first night since getting the camera I took over 200 pictures of my cat. I really hope that ‘watching cat videos makes your life longer’ true, because then pretty much I’m immortal.
Few of you asked me to make a YouTube channel. And I always had a reason why I shouldn’t. Either I find myself too boring, or the place we stay is pretty boring, or I just suck at making the videos. Sure, I shared plenty of Hong Kong movies in the past, that’s why there are so many subscribers, but me myself being a director and editor? Nah… My self esteem is pretty low, especially when it goes to anything artistic or creative. I think the only less creative person I know is my husband, that’s why we got married. So I can make fun of him. Did I mention I have the most awful video-voice ever? Janice from Friends was like a Beyonce comparing to me.
But I got more and more encouragement from you guys, I got a lot of support from Sing himself and there it is.
Our YouTube channel (click here).
Biscuit’s video was more like a test video to check out the editor I’m now using. The very first ‘official’ video is us cooking sesame paste cold noodles (麻醬涼面).
I know it’s not what you might expect as a debut, but we are still camera shy, I don’t really know many functions of the camera, editor is some kind of elvish to me. Not to mention I had to cut out 40% of the videos because some wild hands stealing ingredients were appearing and they were super effective. So many references to pop culture in this post.
But I promise to get better, there are few more videos upcoming like our favorite hot-pot in Dublin or introduction video where you can actually see and hear us. And as for Hong Kong – at this point I have 8 video ideas plus 2 more for Macau. I really hope by that time I will improve in general and the channel will kick off and we won’t bore you to death.
Who knows, maybe with Sing’s help I can make some Cantonese videos? Let’s see what future brings!
I still don’t know how to add text into videos so in case you need the list of ingredients in English. We were using this recipe (click here) and we modified it a bit to our own taste, instead of ham we used ground pork. We also added dried bean curd (6 pieces, thinly sliced), half of a cucumber and half of a carrot, but we didn’t use all of it. You can also add either boiled egg or thin, fried one. I’ve seen some people putting scrambled eggs but I don’t like them.
The essence of the dish is the sesame paste sauce. If you cannot find sesame paste at your local store, you can prepare it yourself by blending sesame seeds. Luckily, we found one.
- 7 tablespoons of sesame paste
- 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons of rice wine
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon garlic (I use it to garnish the dish, not add it to sauce)
- 2 tablespoons of black or white rice vinegar (we use black vinegar)
- 100ml of cold water
- chilli oil to taste (optional)
Noodle master chose Beijing style noodles, but you can use different type. Just make sure at the back they say it’s good to serve cold, I don’t think it would be as good if you served it with Cantonese style egg noodles that are amazing for hot soups or frying.
Once your paste is mixed, noodles are cold (remember to ‘cross the rivers’ – pour cold/ice water on the noodles), you just put your ingredients in, pour the sauce and mix that goodie. Voila. It really doesn’t take much time if you don’t have a hand stealing your bean curd every moment you turn around. And it’s perfect for hot weather!
For the full video of our couple-cooking and really bad teamwork click here.
This video is like my first baby, but you know what they say ‘children are like pancakes. You sort of ruin the first one, and you get better at it the second time around’.
Let me know what you think! Any tips how can I improve my channel, video ideas, good and affordable programs would be great! Don’t hesitate to share what you think, even if it’s not a compliment. You can just log out and do it anonymously. I’m here for you and I want you all to enjoy it, so your opinion matters!