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How to make tamagoyaki (Japanese rolled omelet) – easy home recipe

Tamagoyaki (玉子焼き) is a Japanese rolled omelet that folds up like a Swiss roll. It is sweet yet savory, with a custardy, fluffy, and bouncy texture. Its taste is unique due to the use of soy sauce and dashi. I have been eating quite a lot of tamagoyaki in Japanese restaurants and decided to see …

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Garlic naan – how to make it at home

What is garlic naan? This article is about making garlic naan, the Indian flatbread baked in a large clay oven called tandoor. The naan dough is flavored with chopped garlic, coriander leaves, and kalonji seeds and brush with melted butter. These additional ingredients elevate an ordinary flatbread to the next level and taste so good …

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Roti Canai – How to make it at home (a comprehensive guide)

Roti canai is an Indian-influenced flatbread that has become the national bread of Malaysia. I will explain how to make roti canai in detail in this article.  You will make roti canai taste precisely what you can get from the Mamak restaurant with a fluffy texture by following this recipe.  One of the integral parts …

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Chapati recipe – How to make chapati (a comprehensive guide)

This authentic chapati recipe yields one of the best Indian flatbread that I have tried. What is chapati?  Chapati is a quintessential staple flatbread originated from India. It has a distinct flavor and aroma due to the use of the whole wheat flour called atta. It is often served with spiced dishes like curry and …

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How to make Youtiao (油条) – a comprehensive guide

Youtiao (油条) is a hugely popular Chinese street food, a deep-fried breadstick crispy outside with a spongy interior. It is commonly served with soybean milk or porridge and has a universal appeal to everyone regardless of race and origin. Youtiao is sold everywhere down the street, wherever there is a large Chinese population. If you …

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Cheung fun (肠粉)- How to make it at home

Cheung fun (肠粉) is on the menu of every Dim Sum restaurant. It is the most popular item apart from the famous triumvirate of dim sum quintessential- Shrimp Dumpling, Shumai, and Char Siu Bao. Cheung fun has a light and soft texture, non-oily, and is served hot right from the steamer.  You only need simple …

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Beef chow fun – How to cook quick & easy Hong Kong noodles

What is beef chow fun? Beef chow fun 干炒牛河 is classic Cantonese food served at the roadside as well as at most of the Cantonese restaurants. It is also a dish that assesses a chef’s skill because it is easy to make but requires specific skills to get it right.  Some gastronomes use beef chow …

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