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Steamed minced pork with preserved vegetables

Steamed minced pork with preserved vegetables is a no-frills typical Cantonese dish. All you need is minced pork, preserved vegetables, and some basic seasonings. It is a homecooked dish regularly served during my childhood, but I have never had it after leaving home for further studies. Recently, my wife suggested making it again to rekindle …

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Char siu chicken (juicy and mouth-watering)

You can prepare Char siu (Chinese barbecue meat) with chicken, not just pork alone.  Here is the recipe for char siu chicken. Cha siu chicken is an improvisation from the traditional cha siu prepared with pork belly and shoulder loin. The flavor of char siu chicken is as good as pork but is way healthier. …

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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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Roast pork recipe(烧肉/ siew yoke)

Roast pork belly is the classic Cantonese recipe that will satisfy even the most critical connoisseur. Chinese roast pork is famous for its crackling skin and aromatic meat. Chinese roast pork belly is so popular in Asia that chefs specialize in roasting pork in restaurants. However, it is already a daunting task to roast pork …

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Tomato eggs – How to cook (Easy Chinese recipe)

Tomato eggs (蕃茄炒蛋/ 西红柿炒蛋) is home-cooked comfort food popular in Chinese families. It is a quick and easy dish that you can get onto the dining table in 15 minutes.  I have been cooking for many years both for work and at home. It is not always necessary to use multiple ingredients and involve complicated …

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Chicken katsudon – How to prepare (quick and easy recipe)

What is katsudon? Chicken katsudon is the Japanese rice bowl topped with the delicious torikatsu, sweet onion, and barely set beaten egg bath in umami-rich dashi enhanced with mirin and soy sauce. Katsudon (カツ丼 / Japanese cutlet rice bowl) is relatively easy to prepare. It is an extension of the torikatsu recipe, ideal as a …

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