Author Archives: KP Kwan

Sweet soy sauce beef stew

Sweet soy sauce beef is a unique beef stew waiting for you to discover and let the myriad of spices tantalize your taste buds. That is called daging masak hitam manis, or sweet soy sauce beef stew. OK. That sounds interesting. But what is so impressive that makes all the difference from the familiar beef…

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Chicken Curry Recipe

Today I am going to write about one of the best selling dishes in my cafe- Malaysian chicken curry. What makes me write about chicken curry is that many customers ask me for the recipe, and I’m glad to show you how you can replicate it at home. I have spoken to many restaurateurs and we all agree that…

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Massaman Curry

Massaman curry (gaeng matsaman – แกงมัสมั่น) is a unique Thai curry.  Massaman curry is not fiercely hot and does not cook with curry leaves. It is ideal for people who wants to try the authentic Asian flavor, yet do not wish to bear the burning hot feeling of most curries, such as Thai green curry. Massaman curry is a…

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Vietnamese Pho Recipe

Who doesn’t likes Vietnamese pho? In the Vietnamese culinary repertoire, pho is the quintessential food. Actually, it’s the national dish of Vietnam. So what is pho? Pho is one of the modern elements of Vietnamese cuisine with relatively short history. It is an amalgamation of local Vietnamese ingredients and French culinary techniques resulting from French…

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Thai Green Curry

Thai green curry is the most famous Thai dish outside Thailand. It has a distinct green color that set it apart from Indian, Malaysian and Japanese curries which are mostly red or yellow. The green color is from the green chilies instead of red chilies used in other types of curry. Why is it so? It is…

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Kung Pao Chicken Recipe (The Complete Guide)

I cooked Kung Pao chicken for my customers for many years. Throughout my restaurant career, I always referred to different recipes by renowned chefs from China and other countries, looking for the best way to cook Kung Pao. This is because I am curious to find out, and looking forward to cooking the best for…

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Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Asian Flavor (Quick and Easy Recipe with an Asian flavor) Parmesan crusted chicken is not only easy to prepare but is the most savory way to dress up chicken breasts or thigh fillet for a quick meal. I have tested a number of ways and finally settled with one unique version…

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Japanese Cheesecake (The How-To-Bake Guide With Seven Easy Steps)

Japanese cheesecake is not the typical Asian dessert, but Japanese cheesecake is one dessert sensation that every cheesecake lovers will ask for more. In this post I attempt to document how I make the Japanese cheesecake and love to share my experience with you. The secret of making cotton-soft, featherlight and melt-in-the-mouth Japanese cheesecake Most…

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Beef Stir Fry With Ginger And Scallion

Beef stir fry with ginger and scallion is one of the Chinese dishes I am fond of since young. The sliced beef is succulent, tender and fragrant and full of ginger and scallion flavor. It is easy easy to prepare, which takes you less than ten minutes to stir fry. It is so good that…

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How to stir-fry the authentic Asian way

This is your ultimate guide to show you how to stir-fry the authentic Asian way. And trust me, if you follow all the tips listed here, you are well on the way to putting yourself in the elite league of master chefs. This guide has all the information you need to create any great stir fry…

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