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Recipes

This is the collection of the recipes which I developed and tested.

Mango sticky rice – How to make this favorite Thai dessert

Mango sticky rice (khao neow mamuang / ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง) is an amazing and authentic Thai dessert. It is typical street food in Thailand, especially during summer, when mango is in season. This dessert is also popular in other South East Asia countries, including my hometown, Malaysia.  Mango sticky rice is hugely popular in the Thai restaurants …

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Drunken chicken rolls – How to make (Easy Chinese recipe)

The flavor of this chilled drunken chicken coupled with the heavy alcoholic content is so intense that it blew me away from the first bite. You might have been served the drunken chicken rolls (醉雞/ 醉鸡) during any Chinese banquet that you attended. It is boneless chicken meat rolled up and cut into slices and …

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Castella Cake – How to make (with detailed instruction)

Castella (Kasutera カステラ) catches my attention when I realize that it is a cake made with bread flour.  So is it a cake or bread?  The Portuguese merchants introduced castella to Japan in the 16th century. It is derived from a Portuguese recipe Pão de Ló. Since it is also called Pão de Castela, meaning …

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Sausage rolls (Hong Kong style) – How to make it at home

Hong Kong style sausage rolls (also called hot dog rolls, hot dog buns) is a hybrid of hot dog bun and the western sausage rolls wrapped in puff pastry. It is the inevitable outcome of the western cultural assimilation into the local culinary, which emerged as a new variant as a soft bun with sausage …

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Lemongrass chicken – How to prepare (quick and easy)

Have you ever tried chicken thighs infused with lemongrass flavor? I will explain how to prepare the classic lemongrass chicken in this article.  If you want to throw in some Asian flavor apart from the typical soy sauce-based Chinese cuisine, this Vietnamese-inspired pan-fried lemongrass chicken chop will guarantee to be a total crowd-pleaser. The almost …

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Pork meatballs – How to make Asian Lion’s head meatballs

Lion’s Head Pork Meatballs (Lion’s head meatballs) is a highly regarded Chinese cuisine that catches everyone’s attention because of its size. It measures up to 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter, juicy, fluffy, and served with an umami-packed gravy.  It is different because the pork meatballs are stewed in a braising liquid, instead of the …

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Asian chicken thighs – Quick and easy oven baked recipe

If you are looking for a quick and easy recipe yet is different and delicious, try this Asian chicken thighs recipe.  There are only two main steps you need – marinate and bake.  Why this Asian chicken thighs recipe work?  This recipe works because: The flavor penetrates deep into the meat as a result of …

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Nian gao 年糕 – How to make (the quick and easy way)

Nian gao (also known as kuih bakul/tikoy) is the must-have delicacy for Chinese New Year. Why? Because the character nian gao in Chinese is 年糕 is the homonym of the other two words 年高, which means ‘a prosperous new year.’ Hence, nian gao is most appropriate to serve during this auspicious festival.  However, making nian …

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How to make curry puffs in three simple steps

Call it curry puffs, Karipap or 咖哩角, it all means the most lovable snacks that you can find in every turn and corners in Malaysia. It is a snack enjoyed by different ethnic groups in this multicultural country, by everyone, even the kids! I have not met anyone who does not like this all-time favorite …

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Eggplant with garlic sauce – How to cook in 4 easy steps

Eggplant with garlic sauce (Yuxiang eggplant, 鱼香茄子) is a relatively easy and extremely delicious home-cooked dish.However, it is very tricky to cook eggplant. Many people struggle to perfect it because of eggplant absorbs oil quickly and become soggy, at the same time it lost its appetizing purple hue after cooking.This article will show you how to …

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