Category Archives: Cooking skills

This category is the collection of all the posts about how to cook Asian food. It contains many useful tips on how to improve your cooking skill.

How to cook the perfect hard boiled eggs

You may think it is easy to cook hard boiled eggs. I can only agree with you if you can tolerate the hard boiled eggs that are hard to peel, with over-cooked egg whites, crumbly egg yolks that lined with a greenish ring. Unfortunately, many restaurants, street vendors, and specialty eateries serve such low-quality eggs.…

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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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Complete guide- How to make the best butter cake (8 simple steps)

(Part two of the best butter cake series) I thought I know everything about baking butter cake a few years ago. During one of the baking session, I fumbled. The cakes were dense, with cracked top and uneven rising. The result was not only disappointing but embarrassed to divulge to my guests with high expectation.…

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How to bake the best butter cake- a practical guide (part one)

I baked the best butter cake today, and this is the 1000th cake I baked. No. I have baked more cakes than that. Throughout the years, I made a variety of cakes and desserts, but butter cake is on top of my list. By now, you should have guessed that I work in a bakery!…

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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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Stir Fry Sauce : The All-purpose Asian Sauce

All-purpose Asian Stir Fry Sauce Various combination of ingredients and the right combination contribute to the wonderful flavor of stir-frying dishes. In this article, I will discuss the various types of seasoning ingredient, and offers three of my best recipes to constitute a seasoning mixtures suitable for most of the Chinese cuisine. I have some…

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How To Prepare Asian Noodles For Stir-frying

Asian Noodles For Stir-frying There are many types of Asian noodles available. Some of them are dry noodle, much like the Japanese instance noodle. Some are wet and is normally sold in wet market or supermarket with a relatively short shelf life. Some are so dry that it needs to be soak for two hours…

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How to prepare sweet and sour sauce

Sweet And Sour Sauce (Ku Lou sauce) 咕噜酱 In this section, I would like to show you how to prepare a simple yet delicious sauce called Sweet And Sour Sauce (Ku Lou sauce). Ingredients: Tomato sauce 420g Chilli sauce 270g Plum sauce 250g Sugar 170g Lemon juice 60g Salt 25g Method of preparation Mix all…

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How To Marinate Meat

How To Marinate Meat Marinate means to soak a food item in a liquid or dry powder in order to: 1. Flavor the food – The flavoring effect is due to the spices and flavoring agent in the marinade penetrate into the inner part of the food pieces.  Normally, meat and seafood are the food…

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