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How to make tamagoyaki (Japanese rolled omelet) – easy home recipe

Tamagoyaki (玉子焼き) is a Japanese rolled omelet that folds up like a Swiss roll. It is sweet yet savory, with a custardy, fluffy, and bouncy texture. Its taste is unique due to the use of soy sauce and dashi. I have been eating quite a lot of tamagoyaki in Japanese restaurants and decided to see …

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Chinese okra recipe with garlic chili sauce

There are various ways to cook okra- make curry, gumbo, oven-roasted, stew, etc. Here is a different Chinese okra recipe – just blanch or steam the okra and dress with the chili garlic sauce. Okra dressed with chili garlic sauce is a quick and easy Chinese okra recipe often prepare in the ordinary household. It …

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Sambal prawn – How to prepare my favorite prawn with chili paste

Sambal prawn (sambal udang) is the favorite Malaysian dish prepared with sambal tumis, a relish made with chilies, tamarind, dried shrimps, and belacan. It is cooked with sambal, the chili paste with a balance of spicy, savory, tangy flavor. Sambal prawn is usually served as the side dish. The sauce takes center stage as it …

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Aloo gobi – Indian potatoes and cauliflowers curry

What is aloo gobi? Aloo gobi (alu gobi) is a classic Indian vegetarian dish made with potatoes and cauliflower.  It is usually cooked with some spices and with onion and tomatoes.  It is a quick and easy comforting dish to be served as a side or paratha, naan, or jeera rice. How to make aloo …

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Cabbage Thoran – How to cook (easy Indian side dish)

Cabbage thoran is my favorite Indian side dish. Growing up in Malaysia and a lover of Indian food, I’ve lunch regularly at the Indian Malaysian restaurant. They lay a large piece of banana leaf in front of me,  scoop a large pile of white rice on it that I can never finish, and inundated by …

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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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Scallion Pancake Recipe – How to make it crispy and fluffy

Chinese scallion pancake (Cong You Bing, 葱油饼) is not like any other pancake familiar to most of the people. It has a crusty and crispy surface, with scallions sandwiched between layers of pastry inside. It is a refreshing, delightful, and easy to make flatbread. These pancakes are savory and are most suitable as snacks in …

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