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Eggplant with tofu – How to prepare it at home (absolutely delicious)

Eggplant and tofu behave like sponges, absorbing any flavor that cooks together.  Therefore, they are absolutely delicious when cooked with Szechuan sauce, which is spicy and savory. I will show you how to prepare this Szchua-style vegetarian dish, with a few variations in the recipe, which I will show you the detail. If you follow …

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Chinese spinach soup  – How to make it from scratch

The Chinese spinach soup called 上汤苋菜 is a popular item featured on the menu of  Chinese restaurants in Malaysia. This Cantonese-style clear soup has a rich stock flavor, combined with the Asian flavors from spinach, salted eggs, and century eggs. The Malaysian version of the 上汤苋菜 does not include chilies. Instead, it commonly uses ikan …

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Chinese chicken stock – How to make it (best for Asian dishes)

I want to show you how to make the basic Chinese chicken stock in this article. But is it alright to get the store-bought chicken stock for cooking Chinese dishes? Sure. However, these chicken stocks are made primarily for western dishes. It is simmered with the mirepoix (onion, celery, and carrot) and with spices such …

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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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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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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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