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Fried pork belly Hakka style – Quick and easy recipe

Fried pork belly is a traditional Hakka recipe that uses fermented beancurd and Chinese five-spice powder as the main ingredients to marinate the meat. It has become a popular dish among the Chinese family due to its simplicity and unique savory taste.   Here is a detailed explanation of how to prepare the Hakka-style deep-fried pork. …

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Lotus root stir-fry – quick and easy vegetarian dish

If you ask any Chinese family whether they have ever cooked lotus root stir-fry (清炒莲藕) at home, chances are most of them will say yes.  However, if you are a non-Chinese living outside of Asia, you may not have heard these dishes as it is not the main item in most Chinese restaurants. Lotus root …

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Sweet and sour pork- How to make in five steps

Sweet and sour pork 咕噜肉/咕老肉 is the traditional Chinese cuisine with a universal appeal. It is easy to prepare, kids friendly, which is perfect for any busy home cook. The pork pieces are doused in a thick, spoon-coating sauce with a constant pull between sweet and sour. The deep-fried pork is well balanced with the …

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How to cook sweet and sour fish

Sweet and sour fish was once a popular street food in Malaysia at the hawker stores at a reasonable price. Subsequently, the larger restaurant took the opportunity to make a few twists, using better quality fish to transform it into a restaurant-style presentation with proper garnishing.  In this article, I will explain how to prepare …

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Manchurian chicken – How to cook in three steps (with amazing flavor)

Is Manchurian chicken originated from China? Not quite. It is an Indo-Chinese dish. This dish was created by the Chinese chef Nelson Wang from Calcutta, India.  Manchurian chicken has similarities to the Chinese sweet and sour pork (Ku lo yuk /  咕噜肉).  It is deep-fried chicken doused in a gravy consisting of ginger, garlic, soy sauce, …

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How to prepare the best chicken herbal soup (10 useful tips)

The last time I have chicken herbal soup seems eons ago. My mom would always boil the best soup for me. Now, who is going to make this soup for me?  So I took out the crockpot, which hasn’t been used for a long time. Remove all the stains, fix the loosened electric plug, and …

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Coca-Cola chicken – Braised Chinese style chicken with fantastic flavor

Can you imagine how it tastes when a can of Coca-Cola is concentrated into just a few tablespoons? That is what you expect when it comes to Coca-Cola chicken 可乐鸡! I remember it was a hit in the ’90s in Asia, with a legion of fans, mainly the youngsters. The craze might have subsided, but …

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Stuffed bell pepper with ground beef

This crossover recipe is an unusual interpretation of the stuffed bell pepper with ground beef. Don’t be alarmed about steaming to replace baking and stuffed the ground beef raw by skipping the sauteing step. As I always want to experiment with unique cooking methods, quashing the traditional boundaries to think out of the box, I …

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Roast pork tenderloin recipe – with five-spice powder

Here is the best roast pork tenderloin recipe seasoned with Chinese five-spice powder that is juicy inside with a well-seared crust. Roast pork tenderloin tends to be dry, but there is a full-proof method to guarantee that it turns out juicy. You can achieve it by using the reverse sear method. Five-spice powder is the …

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