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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BEEF STIR-FRY IN SA-TSA BBQ SAUCE

BEEF STIR-FRY IN SA-TSA BBQ SAUCE

This delicious beef stir-fry in sa-tsa bbq sauce was something I learned how to make back in college eons ago. My Taiwanese friend actually introduced the sa-tsa bbq sauce (or what she called...

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CHEE CHEONG FUN / STEAMED RICE ROLLS

CHEE CHEONG FUN / STEAMED RICE ROLLS

Chee Cheong Fun is one of my favorite Dim Sum items to order. I never ever have Dim Sum without Chee Cheong Fun. Dim sum is the Cantonese term for a type of...

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SAN LAU HOR FUN / CANTONESE-STYLE FLAT RICE NOODLES WITH FISH AND BEAN SPROUTS

SAN LAU HOR FUN / CANTONESE-STYLE FLAT RICE NOODLES WITH FISH AND BEAN SPROUTS

I know it can be confusing if you are not familiar with all the different names a type of noodle can be called for the same thing in different languages. Hor fun is...

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BEEF CHOW FUN / CANTONESE-STYLE STIR-FRIED RICE NOODLES WITH BEEF

BEEF CHOW FUN / CANTONESE-STYLE STIR-FRIED RICE NOODLES WITH BEEF

I got hooked with beef chow fun the first time hubby ordered it at this Chinese restaurant and the first bite into this beef chow fun was simply unforgettable. Beef chow fun is...

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PAN-FRIED CHIVE & SHRIMP BUNS

PAN-FRIED CHIVE & SHRIMP BUNS

Almost two years ago I was so obsessed with making steamed buns or often known as “bao”. I was trying hard to get the “pleats” on the buns to show and it finally...

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HONG KONG STYLE STEAMED FISH

HONG KONG STYLE STEAMED FISH

Chinese food enthusiasts who visit Chinese restaurants would often order steamed live fish to assess the culinary standards of the restaurant. It is common for Chinese restaurants to display their live fish in...

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BRAISED FISH WITH PRESERVED VEGETABLES

BRAISED FISH WITH PRESERVED VEGETABLES

It is a tradition in our family that we have a whole-fish dish during new year. Why fish ? The Chinese have this saying “Nian Nian You Yu (年年有余)”. Nian nian means year...

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SHARK FIN SOUP

IMITATION SHARK’S FIN SOUP

Shark Fin soup is a delicacy in Chinese cuisine. It is usually served at special occasions such as weddings, banquets, Chinese new year, etc. Shark Fin in consider a “luxury” food item in...

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BEEF AND PICKLED VEGETABLE RICE IN A CLAY POT

BEEF AND PICKLED VEGETABLE RICE IN A CLAY POT

I have always wanted to make beef and pickled vegetable patty cooked in a clay pot for the longest time. This is a classic dish from Hong Kong. I have a thing with...

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CABBAGE MEATBALLS

CABBAGE MEATBALLS

Asian cooking incorporates quite a fair bit of steaming in the process. From vegetables to cooking meat. Steaming is obviously a healthier way of cooking. But just because it is healthy, it doesn’t...

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