SZECHUAN HOT POT FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR EVE

HOT POT FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR EVE

Chinese New Year falls on January 31,2014 this year. When I still lived in Singapore, this is the time of the year that I looked forward to the most. I usually booked my...

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LION'S HEAD MEATBALLS

LION’S HEAD MEATBALLS

The Chinese often has unique way in naming the dishes. Lion’s head meatballs is one of the example. The shape of the meatballs resemble the head of the lion. There are lots of...

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GREEN TORTOISE CAKE WITH PEANUT FILLINGS / ANG KU KUEH

GREEN TORTOISE CAKE WITH PEANUT FILLINGS / ANG KU KUEH

Last month my mom made the red tortoise cake with mung bean fillings again for Iven’s one month celebration and they were really good. This time around she made the green tortoise cake...

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TAIWANESE MEAT PINWHEELS / ROU JIAN

TAIWANESE MEAT PINWHEELS / ROU JIAN

I never had the rou jian or loosely translated as Chinese meat pinwheels until my mom made them few weeks ago. Apparently rou jian is a popular Taiwanese street food. It does look...

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KOREAN-STYLE CHICKEN STEW

KOREAN-STYLE CHICKEN STEW

In this cold wintry weather, I can’t stop thinking about something warm and somewhat spicy to ward off the cold. This vibrant-looking stew can’t be easier to make and very delicious. I resorted...

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GLUTINOUS RICE BALLS WITH PEANUT FILLING / TANG YUAN

GLUTINOUS RICE BALLS WITH PEANUT FILLING / TANG YUAN

Glutinous rice balls or known as tang yuan in Chinese is a traditional food that is eaten in special occasion. December 22 (or sometimes December 21) is one of the days that people...

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PAN-FRIED KIMCHI FRITTERS

PAN-FRIED KIMCHI FRITTERS

I have soft spots for kimchi lately, or perhaps I should say ever since I was pregnant with our second baby. Perhaps it’s the sourness ? I never really craved for things like...

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KIMCHI STEW

KIMCHI STEW

This is such a perfect stew for the autumn weather that is getting cooler. I really enjoy the the piquancy and spiciness of this dish. It is so easy to make kimchi stew...

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BAKED BUNS

CHINESE BAKED BUNS

Yes, I know..more and more buns. I gotta satiate my cravings for buns. These are baked however, not steamed like the usual buns. Baked buns with meat fillings are also very popular as...

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BARBECUED PORK STEAMED BUN / CHAR SIU BAO

BARBECUED PORK STEAMED BUNS / CHAR SIU BAO

Char siu Bao or barbecued pork steamed buns is one of the most popular item when you go for dim sum. The pork is marinated and basting in savory and sweet sauce and...

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COOK AND SELL DUMPLINGS / SIU MAI

COOK AND SELL DUMPLINGS / SIU MAI

If you are wondering why it is called “cook and sell” dumplings, well, it is a direct translation from the Cantonese dialect siu mai. Siu 燒 means to cook and mai 賣 means...

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EASY PEASY CHICKEN TERIYAKI

EASY PEASY CHICKEN TERIYAKI

Teriyaki is probably one of the most common terms we hear in culinary world and see on restaurant menu that serves Japanese food. The term teriyaki itself refers to the cooking method in...

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