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Dong po rou

Braised pork belly recipe – Chinese style (Dong Po Rou)

Braised pork belly or Dong Po Rou (东坡肉) is an iconic traditional Chinese braised pork belly recipe of Hangzhou (杭州), created by Su Dong Po, a famous scholar, writer, poet, calligrapher, gastronome, and court official of the Song dynasty. Over the centuries, this dish has become very popular, and once you taste it, you’ll know…

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Three cups chicken

Three Cups Chicken- Easy Taiwanese Recipe

Three cups chicken (San Bei Ji) is so attractive because of its simplicity to prepare and concentrated flavor. It is one famous Chinese dish that does not involve stir-frying– the principle cooking method used in many Chinese dishes. Traditionally it is served bubbling hot in an earthenware pot with steamed rice or rice congee. Three…

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Chicken Karaage- Japanese fried chicken

Chicken karaage is the Japanese version of fried chicken that is insanely delicious- light, crisp, full of flavor and moist. It has a universal flavor which is not too exotic, yet is very different from fried chicken in the US, China, and Indonesia. It is great as a main dish, or as an appetizer with…

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Teriyaki chicken

Teriyaki Chicken Recipe- Easy Japanese Cuisine

So what is teriyaki chicken? Teriyaki chicken is traditional Japanese food prepared by pan frying or grilling the chicken and finished by cooking with the teriyaki sauce, which is a combination of Japanese soy sauce, mirin, and sugar. These ingredients are boiled and reduced to half of the volume, forming a sauce with concentrated flavor.…

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Chinese steamed eggs

Chinese Steamed Eggs- how to get the silky smooth texture

A plate of Chinese Steamed Eggs (蒸水蛋) garnished with chopped spring onions and drizzled with a few drops of light soy sauce is irresistible and can send you halfway to paradise. The truth is that the simple appearance of Chinese steamed eggs is deceiving. It requires a pair of skillful hands to cook up a…

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Chinese roast chicken

Roast Chicken Recipe – Chinese Style

Roast Chicken Recipe That You Can Master Easily This Chinese style roast chicken recipe is developed based on two other famous Chinese dishes, crispy fried chicken (琵琶鸡) is the favorite Chinese recipe of Hong Kong and Peking duck (北京鸭).  The skin is so crispy that it resemble crackers when it is fresh from the kitchen. …

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easy Asian recipes

Easy Asian Recipes- How to Cook Eggplants and Tofu Dishes

In my last post, I mentioned that I am planning to write a cookbook. I have my first two easy Asian recipes drafted and post them here finally. Before I reveal the recipes, let me show you what content I want to include, how I look for the easy Asian recipes and the layout I want…

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Asian cookbook

Why I wanted to write an Asian cookbook?

I have not written an Asian cookbook, but I have actively blogged about Asian food for more than a year. I am just like other bloggers- hoping that my posts and articles are read and appreciated by like-minded people. Right now, I have over five hundred subscribers to my list who are actively following my…

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Sweet and sour chicken

Sweet And Sour Chicken – Easy Chinese Recipe

The origin of sweet and sour chicken was in the 18th century or earlier from China. It spreads to the United States in the early 20th century after the Chinese migrant gold miners and railroad workers turned to cookery as trades. In some countries, the dish is known as Ku lo yuk 咕噜肉. Traditionally, pork…

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Japanese curry

Japanese Curry

Have you tried Japanese curry? When I say curry, most people will associate it with the fiercely hot and spicy Indian curry. You can also visualize the flavor of Thai green curry, Malaysian curry chicken, and Indonesian rendang. However, Japanese curry is an exception. It is not hot and spicy and has a tinge of…

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