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Bok choy vs choy sum- what are the differences, and the best way to cook

What is the difference between choy sum and bok choy? This article is about bok choy vs choy sum. Bok choy and choy sum are similar, which can cause some confusion for certain people, particularly my non-Asian readers. Therefore, I would take this opportunity to dive into this topic and provide details. In addition, I …

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Taro rice (yam rice) recipe

Today I want to introduce a traditional rice dish called taro rice (芋头饭). Taro rice (芋头饭) is an easy one-pot meal that is incredibly delicious. The fragrance from the ingredients is enough to make you drool! Besides taro, it is prepared with shitake mushrooms, Chinese sausage, and fried shallots. These ingredients are with high umami, …

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Ayam percik (Malaysian-style spicy roast chicken)

Today I will share one of the classic Malaysian recipes- ayam percik. It is chicken chunks marinated with a myriad of local spices, then cooked in coconut cream, followed by grilling to perfection. It is a popular dish, especially during the festive season, and is widely available at the Ramadan bazaar. The unique taste is …

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How to make stuffed Tofu Puffs – Authentic Guangxi recipe

What are Guangxi stuffed tofu puffs (广西釀豆腐卜)? The tofu puffs are stuffed with minced meat with Chinese chives.  The chives add a unique flavor that distinguishes it from similar dishes from other regions. The mouthfeel of the tofu puffs that is porous and chewy is so unique!  The meat, chives, and broth flavor are absorbed …

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Lor Bak recipe- How to make five-spice pork rolls

Lor Bak is popular street food in Malaysia, particularly among the Chinese. It is a meat roll wrapped in beancurd skin, seasoning with Chinese five-spice powder, and deep-fry until crispy. Besides being a famous street food sold in every nook and corner, it is also a favored festive dish during the Chinese New Year. Let’s …

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Garlic Pork Chop- How to make it in three simples steps (Asian style)

In this article, I want to share my favorite easy pork chop recipe- Asian-style garlic pork chop. This garlic pork chop tastes different from the garlic butter pork chops popular outside Asia. You will expect the flavor is Asianized as the seasonings are primarily used in Chinese and Vietnamese food. Despite that, the garlic flavor …

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Chinese walnut shrimp- How to make it in four simple steps

Chinese walnut shrimp is a fusion dish that is served in most Chinese restaurants in the USA. It is made by deep-frying the shrimps (the traditional Chinese cooking method) and mixed with a mayonnaise-based sauce (definitely non-Asian). The result is the creation by integrating the best of both culinary essences into a single dish. You …

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Beancurd skin roll 腐皮卷- How to make it like the dim sum restaurant

Beancurd skin roll is a lovely dim sum with shrimp and pork stuffing. It may not be as famous as Char Siu Bao and shrimp dumplings, but it remains one of the dim sum served across all dim sum restaurants due to its unique taste.  I will share with you my beancurd skin roll recipe …

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