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Kung Pao Mushrooms- Vegan recipe with spicy flavor

Have you ever tried Kung Pao mushrooms?  If you love Chinese food, you’ve probably tasted or cooked Kung Pao chicken before. This spicy dish is a staple in most Chinese restaurants. However, Kung Pao is not just for chicken. It is equally tasty when it comes to cooking mushrooms. This Kung Pao mushroom recipe is …

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Broccoli with mushrooms stir-fry- easy and healthy recipe

Today, I prepared a quick and easy Chinese recipe- broccoli with mushrooms stir-fry. It was perfect for my situation since I didn’t want to go out, and some work got me bogged down.  Although Chinese broccoli (gai lan) is more commonly used, broccoli has been gradually incorporated into Chinese cooking as it works well with …

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Tofu with black bean sauce- classic Chinese stir-fry recipe

Have you ever tried cooking tofu with black bean sauce?  It may sound unusual to anyone who does not cook Asian food often, but it is a classic everyday home dish for the Chinese, especially among the Cantonese. Black bean sauce is not just raw black beans ground into a sauce. It is a paste …

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Chinese cabbage stir-fry – quick and easy recipe (手撕包菜)

Cabbage is a widely popular vegetable in Chinese cuisine and is commonly enjoyed worldwide. It is more accessible and affordable than leafy greens like bok choy and choy sum, especially in non-Asian countries. While I was in New Zealand, cabbage was my favorite vegetable. Now that I’m back home in Malaysia, I have since cooked …

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Bombay potatoes (Bombay Aloo) – easy Indian vegan recipe

Bombay potatoes (aloo Bombay) are a beloved Indian dish.  I love Indian food. A few days ago, I ordered takeout from an Indian restaurant for dinner, with Bombay Aloo as one of the side dishes. After I tried it, I reckoned it was easier to make than I first thought, as most ingredients are available …

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Chinese cold tofu recipe with secret ingredients (you won’t believe it!)

Tofu is a versatile ingredient you can enjoy in various ways, including as a cold dish straight out of the refrigerator. This Chinese cold tofu recipe is a perfect appetizer for hot summer days. The standard way of cooking tofu is steaming, stir-frying, and braising. However, you can also serve tofu straight from the refrigerator …

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Brussels sprouts stir-fry recipe with garlic (Chinese style)

If you’re tired of boiled Brussels sprouts, try this stir-fry recipe for a different and flavorful way to enjoy them. Although Brussels sprouts may take time to cook due to their multiple layers, a quick pre-boil for 2 minutes followed by a high-heat stir-fry will produce a crunchy texture with a delightful wok aroma. It …

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Potato stir-fry Chinese style- easy Sichuan recipe

Yesterday, I had lunch at a Chinese restaurant serving Sichuan cuisine in Auckland, and the potato stir-fry Chinese style (tudou si / 土豆丝) was simply delightful. After returning home, I decided to create a recipe so we could easily make it whenever we wanted. I went to an Asian grocery store to purchase some dried …

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Thai vegetable stir-fry- a quick and easy authentic Thai recipe

This Thai vegetable stir-fry is garlicky, crisp-tender, and loaded with a spicy, sweet, savory, and garlicky taste. It is quick and easy, and the flavor of Thai fish sauce and Golden Mountain Sauce will change the way you look at vegetable stir-fry forever! I will show you how to make a Thai-style mixed vegetable stir …

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Eggplant with tofu – How to prepare it at home (absolutely delicious)

Eggplant and tofu behave like sponges, absorbing any flavor that cooks together.  Therefore, they are absolutely delicious when cooked with Szechuan sauce, which is spicy and savory. I will show you how to prepare this Szchua-style vegetarian dish, with a few variations in the recipe, which I will show you the detail. If you follow …

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