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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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Bitter melon recipe – the ultimate stuffed bitter melon

This bitter melon recipe with stuffed minced pork is a drool-worthy Cantonese dish to include in your dinner rotation. It slightly bitter and refreshing flavor paired perfectly with the stuffing with minced meat and mushrooms. Bitter melon is also a vegetable with multiple health benefits. If you are looking for an innovative way to cook, …

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Pan-seared halibut (with Cantonese ‘steamed fish’ sauce

This pan-seared halibut recipe is my interpretation of the classic steamed fish Chinese recipe with a twist. It is pan-fried to perfection but dressed with the traditional steamed fish sauce popular among the Cantonese. The sauce comprises light soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and others. I have tested it, and it works surprisingly well with pan-fried …

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