Monday, November 28, 2005

Playlist for Fri 25th Nov Show

  • 'Only Woman DJ With Degree' - Sister Nancy
  • 'Congratulations Baby' - Susan Cadogan
  • 'Feel Like Jumping' - Marcia Griffiths
  • 'Woman A Come' - Margarita
  • 'Wubangzxi' - UK Chinese Ensemble
  • 'Kung Fu Fighting' - The Maroons
  • 'Learn Chinese' - Jin
  • 'Straight Out of Canton' - The Notorious MSG
  • 'Natty Kung Fu' - Dillinger
  • 'Yearning of the Sword' - Tan Dun (pictured right) & Yo Yo Ma

Friday, November 25, 2005

Jack Tan from minquan special guest on Today's Show

On today's show I will be joined by special guest Jack Tan from , the Monitoring Group in Chinatown. We will discuss Minquan's Takeaway Racism Campaign and the representation of Chinese in the UK media as well as a review of the 3 Emperors Exhibition at the Royal Academy.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Playlist for 18th November Show

  • 'Xiyang Xiaogu/Flute an Drum at Sunset' - UK Chinese Ensemble
  • 'I'm just a Guy' - Alton Ellis

    Hortense Ellis (pictured above) selecion:
  • 'I'm just a Girl'
  • 'Life'
  • 'Sincerely'
  • 'Groovy Kind of Love'
  • 'Melody Life'
  • 'Stand By Your Man' - Merlene Webber
  • Javanese Gamelan music

Monday, November 14, 2005

Playlist for 12th Nov Show

  • 'Xingjie/Parade' - UK Chinese Ensemble
  • 'Zhuabgtai Qiusi/Autumn Thoughts at the Dressing Table' - UK Chinese Ensemble
  • 'Gangsters' - Special A.K.A
  • 'Baby Looka Here' - The Avalons
  • 'Shifting Sands' - The Nutmegs
  • 'Only Heaven Knows' - The Dovers
  • 'Guardian Angels' - Mahalia Jackson (pictured right) with Harpo Marx on harp
  • 'Jianghe Shui/ Flow of the River' - UK Chinese Ensemble

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Tung Choi

The dim sum lunch box on Fri 4th November contained tung choi, aka pak boung, ung choi, water convolvulus (try asking for that in a chinese restaurant!) or water spinach. You can buy it fresh in Chinatown and it is quick to prepare and delicious to eat. Wash and drain, chop a few times (it is very long with hollow stems, so maybe into 4 segments). Heat some veg or groundnut oil in a wok, add the leaves, a teaspoon of blackbean sauce and some fresh chillies and slices of fresh garlic. Stir up, add a little water. Ready to go in 3 mins. Have as a side dish with rice and meat or fried egg. you can add shrimp paste instead of blackbean sauce, or simply add dried shrimps, fish sauce, garlic and chillies. The possibilities are endless. Quick, easy, fresh and tasty. Fast food that is good for you :-)
Check out the Asia Food Glossary

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Playlist for 4th Nov Show

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Listen to mp3s from Friday 28th's Show

The nice people at have put up a couple of mp3s of my show - my 'Ong Bak' review and 'Tom Yum Goong' preview and my tom yum goong recipe. Go to the site and check out the links on the front page.