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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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Chinese eggplant recipe – How to cook perfect eggplant

In this article, I want to show you how to cook a popular Chinese eggplant dish with some basic ingredients. However, it is tricky to cook eggplant because it changes color quickly easily turns soggy, and potentially absorbs too much oil.  Therefore, I want to share with you my understanding of how to preserve its …

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Braised pork belly- how to make it melt-in-the-mouth

Braised pork belly (红烧肉/hong shao rou/red cooked pork) is a well-known pork dishes prepared with a combination of ginger, garlic, and soy sauce and a myriad of aromatic spices and cook over an extended period. The pork is cooked until the fat is gelatinized, and the meat attains the melt in the mouth texture. The …

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Omurice – How to cook this wonderful Japanese dish

What is omurice?  Omurice (オムライス, Omu-raisu) is a Japanese cuisine consisting of ketchup-based fried rice and omelet. The word omurice is the portmanteau of two words – omelet and rice.  Omurice is a western-influenced Japanese cuisine (yōshoku) originated at the turn of the 20th century when western café gained popularity in Japan. It is also …

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Nasi goreng kampung – How to cook the best Indonesian fried rice

If you like fried rice, you must not miss the Indonesian and Malay version called nasi goreng. What is nasi goreng? Nasi goreng means fried rice in Indonesian and Malay language. It is cooked with a chili paste consisting of bird’s-eye chili, shallot, garlic, belacan (a local shrimp paste), and anchovies.  In this article, I …

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