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Chinese dumplings – How to make it from scratch

Eating Chinese dumplings is a delightful experience. The juice flowing from the filling flows immediately to every corner of your mouth, waking up all the taste buds and sending a euphoric feeling through your senses. That’s pure food-love, and you know that one bowl of these delicate dumplings will never be enough!  Making Chinese dumplings …

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Popcorn chicken (Taiwanese style) – How to make it at home

Taiwanese popcorn chicken 盐酥鸡 is one of the most famous street foods, which is extraordinarily crispy and sprinkled with sharp and biting spice seasoning. I can assure you that it is still crackling crunchy even after frying for one hour.  And the unusual spice mix has a slight numbing feeling on your tongue! Even the …

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Aloo gobi – Indian potatoes and cauliflowers curry

What is aloo gobi? Aloo gobi (alu gobi) is a classic Indian vegetarian dish made with potatoes and cauliflower.  It is usually cooked with some spices and with onion and tomatoes.  It is a quick and easy comforting dish to be served as a side or paratha, naan, or jeera rice. How to make aloo …

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Bak Kwa – How to make (easy method with oven)

Bak kwa 肉干 is the Chinese version of pork jerky, made by thinly sliced or minced pork, seasoned with soy sauce and sugar, and grilled over charcoal with open fire. Bak kwa, as pronounced in Hokkien, is my favorite snack, especially during Chinese New Year.  The idea of making bak kwa leads me to an extensive …

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Dum Aloo – How to prepare (a wonderful vegetarian dish)

Dum aloo is an Indian potato curry, which has assimilated into our Malaysian culinary culture. The allure of dum aloo lies in the plethora of spices that transform the potatoes into a melting pot of flavors.  They are first parboiled, deep-fry, and then simmer in a mixture of spices. You will be greeted by a …

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Braised chicken – How to cook with mushrooms

Quick, easy, and delicious. That is how my family described this braised chicken with mushrooms recipe.  While my wife prefers quick and simple recipes, I like to challenge myself with some complicated recipes and enjoy the feeling of accomplishment.  But when we both are busy with our work, braised chicken is the best option. Simple …

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Masoor dal – How to prepare (outstanding result and simple)

Masoor dal is my favorite lentil recipe for a few reasons. First, it is the fastest lentil to cook, only fifteen minutes after soaking. Secondly, it is high in protein, making it an ideal choice for vegetarians who want to obtain a balanced nutrition.  Masoor dal with husked removed and can disintegrate in a short …

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Korean fried chicken – How to make Dakgangjeong (crispy and spicy recipe)

If you think fried chicken is only best to serve piping hot right from the deep fryer, think twice. This Korean fried chicken will change your mind.  This Korean fried chicken is glazed with an incredibly savory, punchy, and spicy sauce, yet the coating is still crackling and crunchy even after half an hour! You …

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Japchae recipe- How to make the perfect Korean stir-fry noodles

What is Japchae? Japchae is Korean stir-fried noodles with a unique texture.  It means mixed vegetables in Korean, but besides the colorful vegetables, and the well-seasoned beef, it is the bouncy and slippery sweet potato glass noodles called dangmyeong that set it apart from others. The flavor is very different from the Chinese stir-fried noodles, …

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