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Chinese watercress soup (西洋菜汤)- How to prepare it with pork ribs

Chinese watercress soup is an easy Chinese soup that only requires two main ingredients. It is more well known among the Cantonese by the name Sai Yong Choy Tong, xi Yang Cai Tang, or 西洋菜汤. It is an easy Chinese cuisine usually made by most Cantonese families. My mum used to prepare it when I …

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Kam Heong chicken- an authentic Malaysian recipe with an intense flavor

Today I want to introduce an authentic Malaysian Chinese recipe called Kam Heong chicken (Golden fragrance chicken/甘香鸡). Kam Heong is a direct translation from the Cantonese dialect 甘香, which means fragrance and aromatic. Kam Heong chicken is a homegrown recipe created by the local Chinese that uses Chinese and Malay ingredients. It is one of …

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Beef noodle stir-fry- a quick and easy complete meal

The most versatile and easiest beef noodle stir-fry recipe is here! The star of this noodle dish, apart from the savory stir-fry sauce, is the black pepper beef steak slices. Beef noodle stir fry is my favorite Chinese food. Today’s recipe has incorporated some western elements since I’m going to use pepper steak as the …

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Chinese walnut cookies – How to make the Chinese biscuit Hup Toh Soh

It has been a long time since I made Chinese walnut cookies.  My cousin from Hong Kong visited us last week and brought us some, and our family finished all in no time.  After taking a bite, it suddenly evoked my memory of the taste of these beautiful cookies. So making some instead of getting …

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Zha Jiang Mian – How to make the famous Beijing fried sauce noodles

Zha Jiang Mian is undoubtedly the most well-known noodle dish from Northern China. These Beijing noodles are so popular that they are served in five-star hotels and by street vendors worldwide. However, due to its popularity, there are variations in how to prepare it in different countries. For example, the Korean version is called Jajangmyeon, …

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Beef and tomato stir-fry – easy Chinese recipe with great taste

Someone asked me how to prepare beef tomato stir-fry a few days ago. I do not cook this very often in Malaysia, but beef and tomato are a perfect match considering that Spaghetti Bolognese has become an international dish. After trying it, I’m convinced I should include this in my regular dinner rotation. So here …

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Beef and mushrooms stir-fry Chinese style (quick and easy)

This Chinese beef and mushrooms recipe is downright delicious. It is quick and easy and requires only some simple ingredients. If you follow this recipe closely, you’ll be able to get the result as good as the Chinese restaurants, if not better. The tender strips of beef, coupled with the flavor from the mushrooms, are …

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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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