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Cantonese Shumai recipe 烧卖 in 3 simple steps

Gazing at the Dim Sum cart full of Shumai trundles through the narrow gaps between the tables and chairs in a crowded Dim Sum restaurant will guarantee to make your belly rumbles. When I was young, my father would bring my family to the Dim Sum restaurant for breakfast. The restaurant was busy and bustling.…

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How to cook the authentic Mapo Tofu

Experiencing the bursting, mouth-numbing flavor of Mapo tofu is a revelation. If you are like me, who grew up eating Cantonese food which is mild and subtle, you will be spellbound by this seemingly simple dish with the complex interplay of spices and flavor. There are many restaurants try to approximate the original Mapo tofu…

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Easy chicken curry recipe- Three secret principles to cook the best curry

Chicken curry is one remarkable oriental dish that stands out from the rest. When you mentioned curry, you will inadvertently relate it to the complex flavor derived from a myriad of Asian spices and herbs. You will think about the unique head and neck movements of Indians dance. You will be mesmerized by the love…

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General Tso’s Chicken – In search of the best recipe

You must have eaten or at least know about the famous  General Tso’s Chicken if you stay in America. In contrast, I do not even know it exists until lately even though I am a Chinese who live in Asia. It is a big surprise to me. I am dumbfounded that this popular  Chinese dish is…

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Teriyaki chicken

How to cook teriyaki chicken and fusion teriyaki cuisine

What is stir-fried beef, meat skewer, burger and pan-fried salmon in common with teriyaki chicken? The traditional Japanese will tell you that they are just food that is unrelated. However, food enthusiasts in the western countries may say otherwise. Because all these can be cooked the teriyaki way. The culinary globalization is so diverse that…

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Sweet and sour chicken

Sweet And Sour Chicken– Quick & Easy Chinese Recipe

Which takeout store serves the best Chinese sweet and sour chicken? You probably won’t find any store. This is because the best time to eat the sweet and sour chicken is when it is fresh from the wok immediately after deep frying. This moment is when the chicken is crispy, and chicken juice is oozing…

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Char Siu recipe

Char Siu recipe- How to make it as good as Chinese restaurant

Char Siu brings back many fond memories and pivotal moments in my life. My mom is a typical homemaker who prepared nearly every meal for me. When I was young, I had breakfast before going to school, brought along the lunch box with rice, stir-fried vegetables and pork chops. At home, we will have dinner…

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Chinese egg tarts

How to make Chinese Egg Tarts perfect for breakfast and tea

You must be familiar with the Hong Kong egg tarts (蛋挞) if you like Cantonese dim sum. Whilst the barbecue meat bun is the signature of the savory dim sum, the most lovable dessert will be none other than the Hong Kong egg tart. Hong Kong egg tarts are derived from the Portuguese pastel de…

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Progress report for my cookbook- Oct 2016 (easy Chinese recipes)

One of the reality I observe on the internet is that most of the food blogs and Chinese recipes written in English are by Asians who leave abroad. These are the people either migrate to the western countries particularly in United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. So I may be one of the very few…

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How to prepare steamed fish that absolutely blow your mind

The flavor of steamed fish prepared with live fish is out of this world. That is why my family is dedicated gastronomes of Chinese steamed fish. We can set out to a gourmet trip to fishing villages just to savor the spectacular flavor of the perfectly steamed fish. The texture is tender, the meat tastes…

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