Author Archives: KP Kwan

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Easy pasta sauce – How to prepare an amazing oriental pasta

The post is about how to make an easy pasta sauce, but not the conventional sauce with tomato, cheese, and milk. I want to serve the sauce in my cafe with a ‘wow’ factor, which intends to give a pleasant surprise my customers. For sure, it was an uphill task to find one among thousands…

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Chinese Porridge Recipe – With Lean Pork and Century Eggs (皮蛋瘦肉粥)

This Chinese porridge recipe is one of the most comforting breakfast favorites among the Chinese. The porridge (congee) is called the Lean Pork and Century Eggs Porridge (皮蛋瘦肉粥). Many people think that the only way to get the velvety smooth porridge is to simmer the porridge for long hours. In this porridge recipe, I’ll describe…

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Zongzi recipe- 6 easy steps to make the best rice dumplings

My mother-in-law is a Cantonese zongzi (rice dumpling) expert. She was famous for making the best zongzi in her hometown in Kampar. Since the Zongzi Festival (also called Duanwu Festival, Dragon Boat Festival) falls on the fifth month of the Chinese calendar, I decide to make my own rice dumplings, tapping into her expertise and…

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Chili- How to prepare chili for Asian cooking

Chili is used in Asian cooking more than any western cuisines. I cut, dice, mince and blend them daily, and below is the collective experience I want to share with you. There are three types of chili regularly used for cooking in Asia (where I live)- the red chili, green chili, and the bird’s eye…

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How to make the best wonton and wonton soup

My recent trip to Hong Kong, the birthplace of wonton and wonton soup is a fruitful one. I have the advantage of having my siblings staying in Hong Kong and have the privilege to savor some of the best wontons in town. They also brought me to places only known to the locals to hunt…

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Chicken biryani recipe – how to cook the best rice dish in the world

Everyone loves chicken biryani rice, and here is why this deliciously flavored chicken biryani recipe conquers the heart of the most demanding gastronomes. It is not surprising people crave for biryani rice, with the distinct flavor even for the non-Indians. The process of cooking in dum style enable the aroma and flavor imbue into the…

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How to make the best Chinese roast chicken with super crispy skin

There is nothing more satisfying to enjoy the perfect Chinese roast chicken with super crispy skin. I know there is nothing simpler than roast chicken. However, you do need to know certain tricks if you want a have crispy skin and tender meat underneath. And it can be more satisfying to roast a Chinese flavor…

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How to cook outstanding butter chicken with only a saucepan

Butter chicken (Murgh Makhani) is an incredible Indian dish disguised by its common name. Two months ago I wrote a post about General Tso’s chicken, a genuinely Chinese-American cuisine that swept across the world with its unique sweet, sour, spicy and crispy combination. Indian butter chicken is the Indian version, which is equally renowned and…

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How to cook Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken tikka masala is an Anglo-Indian cuisine that has been the staple of the British. It is so popular in the UK that a member of parliament claimed in 2002 that it was a British national dish. It is also the most noticeable dish of the Indian restaurants in America. But chicken tikka masala is…

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How to cook the best restaurant style fried rice

Cooking fried rice is easy, tasty and with a wide margin of error. You may wonder why I write such a simple recipe in great detail in this post. There is a catch! Most Asian restaurants prepare fried rice with high power stove that generates intense heat, which is essential to produce excellent fried rice.…

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