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HOW TO MAKE PORRIDGE 4
Making porridge is pretty common in our household. I often make it for breakfast. I decided to write this post because I used to not sure how much water I needed to add in to get the result I wanted. The consistency of the porridge though can vary depending on […]

HOW TO MAKE RICE PORRIDGE (UPDATED)


HOW TO MAKE ROUGH PUFF PASTRY FOR SWEET AND SAVORY TARTS/TARTLETS
I was so tempted to get some store-bought puff pastry to make the Portuguese egg tarts. Really, there’s nothing wrong with that too. I personally think it’s okay to use some short cuts when you want to. I didn’t end up getting the store-bought puff pastry though. I thought I […]

HOW TO MAKE ROUGH PUFF PASTRY FOR SWEET AND SAVORY ...


RAMEN CHICKEN STOCK
This is the beginning of something good folks! One of the most important things in preparing a wonderful noodle soup dish (IMHO) is getting the soup right. I love Japanese ramen noodles. If you are not familiar with Japanese ramen noodles, I’ll elaborate more on the ramen noodles recipes I’ve […]

RAMEN CHICKEN STOCK



HOW TO CLEAN PIG'S KIDNEY
Asian cooking used quite a bit of offal/organ meats such as kidneys, livers, intestines, etc. So, knowing how to clean them is essential, especially when it comes to kidneys and intestines, which appear quite a bit in Asian home-style recipes. In this post, I’m sharing how to clean pig’s kidney. […]

HOW TO CLEAN PIG’S KIDNEY


RED-SHELLED EGGS 8
I just called my mom yesterday and asked her how to dye the eggs red. Red eggs are usually prepared for celebration in the Chinese culture. Whether to celebrate birthdays, baby’s one-month celebration, weddings, etc, you will see these red round eggs. Red eggs represent happiness and renewal of life. […]

HOW TO MAKE RED-SHELLED EGGS


HOW TO COOK SUSHI RICE
So, I’ve always been sushi and sashimi fan for a long long long time. It’s not until the past 3 years that I had the guts to roll up my own sushi. The first time I made sushi was with my mom and it was quite a success that time. […]

HOW TO COOK SUSHI RICE



HOW TO ROLL SUSHI
I used to be terrified by the idea of rolling my own sushi. Well, that was probably 5 or 6 years ago when I made sushi for the very first time at home and that was with my mom too. The sushi chefs make it looks so easy and seamless. […]

HOW TO ROLL SUSHI


HOW TO DEVEIN SHRIMPS
Cleaning shrimps on your own may seem a little “gross” if you never do it before. However, it is actually not as hard as it seems. While purchasing already-cleaned shrimps are convenient, cleaning your own shrimps has its own advantage too. For example, you can keep the head of the […]

HOW TO DEVEIN AND BUTTERFLY SHRIMPS ?


HOW TO CLEAN LEEKS
Leeks grow into the soil and they retain lots of dirt in their layers and leaves. It is important to clean them thoroughly. Unfortunately just rinsing the leeks will not get to the dirt in the inner layers. I got this wonderful tips on how to clean leeks from Martha […]

HOW TO CLEAN LEEKS



Home Made noodles with pasta machine 2
A while ago, my mom made some egg noodles manually (without a machine). It did work. It just took more time to cut the noodles into equal size. She decided that pasta machine would make life easier, considering how often she makes noodle and eats them too (like mother like […]

HOME MADE EGG NOODLES WITH PASTA MACHINE


Stir fry noodles 3
When my mom told me that I could make my own egg noodles, I found it hard to believe. Well, one thing was because I thought it requires some kind of machinery that I do not own and it is too much work. No machine needed. No preservatives or chemicals […]

HOME MADE FRESH EGG NOODLES


How to clean sea cucumber
Cleaning sea cucumber is actually not as daunting as I used to think. You just need to plan ahead when you are going to make a dish using sea cucumbers because it takes some time to prepare and get the hard rock sea cucumber to soften and plumped up. Dried […]

HOW TO CLEAN SEA CUCUMBER