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Spaghetti aglio e olio – easy Japanese-inspired fusion recipe

This article is about how to prepare spaghetti aglio e olio, with an Asian twist. Wait. It is not the classic recipe you are familiar with, but the interpretation involves some popular Japanese ingredients: bonito flakes, shiitake mushrooms, and scallion.  As for the flavor,  the dashi (Japanese stock) makes it stands out from the original …

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Bun cha recipe – How to make it at home (Vietnamese grilled meatballs)

Bun cha (Vietnamese meatballs with vermicelli) has all the classic Vietnamese street food elements. I love its complex flavors and have been a regular fan of the restaurant near me.   Recently, I have decided to make it. It turns out to be not as difficult as expected. I have documented how to do it in …

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Suan la fen (酸辣粉)- How to make hot and sour noodles

Suan la fen (酸辣粉, Hot and Sour Noodles) has won over me finally, although I grew up in a Cantonese family with little exposure to other forms of cooking in the early days. Perhaps I was born to love hot and sour stuff, and being devoid of having this spicy food since I was young …

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Teriyaki noodles – How to cook with chicken teriyaki and soba

A quick and easy meal can be delicious too, and teriyaki noodles is one great example. Any meat that marinates with teriyaki sauce tastes remarkable, pairing with vegetables of your choice and serve with noodles is nutritious and utterly mouthwatering. Chicken is the meat of choice in this recipe, but you decide to substitute it …

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Japchae recipe- How to make the perfect Korean stir-fry noodles

What is Japchae? Japchae is Korean stir-fried noodles with a unique texture.  It means mixed vegetables in Korean, but besides the colorful vegetables, and the well-seasoned beef, it is the bouncy and slippery sweet potato glass noodles called dangmyeong that set it apart from others. The flavor is very different from the Chinese stir-fried noodles, …

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Soto ayam recipe – How to make Indonesian chicken soup

Soto ayam is a chicken soup dish originated from Indonesia and is popular in Malaysia and Singapore. However, you have to take a paradigm shift to appreciate it. Unlike a creamy soup, it’s a clear soup with loads of ingredients and condiments. Turmeric is the ingredient that makes yellow, coupled with spices like cumin, fennel, …

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Beef chow fun – How to cook quick & easy Hong Kong noodles

What is beef chow fun? Beef chow fun 干炒牛河 is classic Cantonese food served at the roadside as well as at most of the Cantonese restaurants. It is also a dish that assesses a chef’s skill because it is easy to make but requires specific skills to get it right.  Some gastronomes use beef chow …

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