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Tea egg – How to prepare in 3 quick steps

Tea egg 茶叶蛋 (a type of soy sauce egg 卤蛋 ) is a popular snack in the Chinese community. You will find street food vendors selling tea egg in the electric rice cooker, Hainanese chicken rice stores served it as a side dish, and Chinese medicine shop owner will add some medicinal herbs to the braising …

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Salted egg pastry – How to make in 3 steps

Chinese salted egg pastry (蛋黄酥, 鹹蛋酥, Harm Tarn Soh) is an all-time favorite among the Chinese, particularly during the Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese New Year.  It is prepared by encasing the salted egg yolk in sweetened red bean paste or lotus paste, then wrapped in the flaky Chinese pastry. It has a unique taste of …

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Easy carrot cake recipe- How to make it at home

I know there are hundreds of easy carrot cakes recipes on the internet (and recipe books). However, I can assure you that this recipe is full of information and practical tips that I have experience in my career. This easy carrot cake is packed with the flavor of walnuts, chocolate chips, and of course, prepared …

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Snow skin mooncake – How to make (with custard filling)

Snow skin mooncake 冰皮月饼 has become a favorite dessert served during the Mid-Autumn festival. It was invented in the 1960s in Hong Kong (some say Singapore) and evolved to the present formula in the late 1980s  The texture, ingredients, and methods of cooking are entirely different from the traditional mooncake. Snow skin mooncake is made …

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Vietnamese rice paper rolls- How to make (real simple steps)

The idea of making Vietnamese rice paper rolls keep flashes in my mind after I savor a few in a newly opened Vietnamese restaurant. These rice paper rolls are packed with bright and fresh flavors. They are made with crunchy vegetables, squidgy noodles and herbs in the rice paper, and serve with the punchy peanut …

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How to make Gyoza 餃子(ぎょうざ) in 4 simple steps

Gyoza is unique. Why? Because gyoza requires both pan-frying and steaming techniques to cook. There is only a handful of food prepared in this way. It may sound tricky, but this article will bust the myth of how difficult it is and show you how to make it by breaking it down into four simple …

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Beef stir-fry with ginger and scallion (with 9 important tips)

Beef stir-fry with ginger and scallion (姜葱牛肉) takes only fifteen minutes to prepare. Follow the recipe below which rivals any ginger and scallions beef stir-fry from any Chinese restaurant. The recipe is easy, but the flavor is addictive. Serve with a bowl of steamed rice and will take you halfway to paradise. You can get most …

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