Tag Archives : Chinese

Teochew Spiral Taro Mooncake


It is time for me to honor the Mooncake festival with some home-baked taro moon cakes.  I made the filling true to the Teochew tradition, with yam paste fried in shallot oil. Very happy with the outcome from my first attempt. The crust is flaky, and the filling is sweet and fragrant. Took me a long time, but the process Read More

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Hong Kong Fried Noodles (港式炒面)


  Noodles symbolizes longevity. It is a favorite item on the menu for Chinese dinner of any celebratory occasion. After preparing a number of other dishes for our CNY dinner, I wanted a ‘longevity’ dish to round out the menu. It must be simple, not too oily. I chose Hong Kong Fried Noodles this time. It is very easy to Read More

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Asian Meatball Soup


This weekend’s cooking theme is homey Chinese food. Besides Three-cup chicken, I decided to make a simple meatball soup that my sister prepares often back home. The secret ingredient is the very tasty homemade meatballs, tender and springy. Sipping the soup brings back many fond memories of childhood days. Prep-time: 30 minumtes Cook time: 1 hour Ingredients 1 lb ground Read More

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Three-Cup Chicken


I love three-cup chicken for the thick, aromatic sauce. While it is true that you need equal parts of soy sauce, rice wine, and sesame oil, the key to success of this dish is to have lots of garlic and basil. I tried it this weekend as part of the catering menu for the girls.  Delicious! Drizzle the sauce over Read More

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Home-Style Minced Meat Omelette


  Whenever I want to prepare a simple home-style meal, this minced meat omelette is one that comes to mind. My god sister prepared this dish often when I was growing up. It is simple, and goes so well with a bowl of jasmine rice that I can eat it over and over again. I have not recorded this recipe Read More

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Sweet Corn Egg Drop Soup (玉米蛋花汤)


I am blogging this recipe at Ashley’s request. This is one soup that you can prepare in 10 minutes if you have a can of cream-style corn, water chestnut, and eggs. Its simple, easy, tasty, and healthy! Get cooking Ashley! Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time : 10 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 14oz can cream-style corn 10 water chestnut, Read More

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Vegan Fried Green Beans (素干扁四季豆)


    I have to survive without cooking help for the month of September. This means having to come home from work and fix dinner quickly so that there is no one complaining about growling stomach. This is one of the quick fixes that I can whip up in 20 mins. I substituted the usual minced pork with minced preserved Read More

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Mochi Fruit Bowl


Yet another dough ball recipe. All the recent glutinous rice ball recipes are my attempts to make Mochi. Ashley insists tang yuan (汤圆) <> Mochi. I wonder. Aren’t they all made from glutinous rice flour? Regardless, she has gobbled every one of the variations/look-alike I’ve attempted over the last few weeks. Unlike the usual peanuts/black sesame topping, this is the Read More

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Mango Sago Pomelo – the perfect combination


I like this delicate dessert for the refreshing sensation the ingredients bring. This is a chilled dessert. The mango is the anchor and provides the fragrance, the sago provides the grainy texture, and the tart pomelo is the gem! Preparation time: 30 mins Cook time: 30 mins Serves 10 Ingredients 1 litre mango juice 300 ml evaporated milk 2 large Read More

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Braised Pork with Egg and Fried Bean Curd (卤蛋)


This is one of the dishes from my god sister that I cherish a lot. The best part of this dish is the sauce. If there is any leftover the next day, I liked to dip plain, white bread in it for breakfast. Wierd? Try that, I love it so much. This is an attempt to capture the measurements of Read More

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