Youtiao (Chinese Doughnut Stick)

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Youtiao Chinese Doughnut Stick is an incredibly popular street food and a daily breakfast staple in China and Southeast Asia. It is also known as Chinese cruller, Chinese doughnut, Chinese breadstick, Chinese fried churro, Chinese oil stick and … Read More

Chinese Pork Jerky (Bak Kwa)

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Chinese Pork Jerky or bak kwa (Chinese dialect Hokkien), also known as rougan (Mandarin) is a famous customary and much-loved Chinese New Year snack in Malaysia and Singapore. Bak kwa and rougan simply means “dry meat” akin to … Read More

Ma Lai Gao (Chinese Steamed Sponge Cake)

Ma lai gao (Chinese steamed sponge cake) is a very popular dim sum dessert in yum cha restaurants globally. The direct translation from Cantonese is Malay Sponge Cake. Especially prevalent in Hong kong and Guangdong province in both … Read More

How To Make Cauliflower Rice

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Cauliflower rice has gained superstar prominence in the culinary world since its creation in 1998 by Chef Benjamin Ford (son of famous actor, Harrison Ford) when he debuted it on the opening menu of his restaurant “Chadwick” in … Read More

Instant Pot Braised Beef and Ginger Wine

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This simple and aromatic braised beef dish is one of my many home cooking variations of Chinese braising dishes and it is inspired by the popular home confinement dish called Chicken and Ginger Wine. Typically, Chinese braising includes … Read More

Instant Pot Cantonese Braised Beef

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Chinese red braising is a very popular cooking technique that involves cooking meat in light and dark soy sauce, fermented bean paste and rock sugar, resulting in a caramelised taste and reddish brown tint to the dish. This … Read More

5 Spice Salmon Lettuce Wraps (San Choy Bow)

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Lettuce wraps (San Choy Bow) is an extremely popular appetizer throughout Southeast Asia and in Chinese and Asian restaurants of Western countries. It originated from China and quickly became popular in Southeast Asia with their own variations. Lettuce … Read More

Chinese Black Sesame Cake

This Black Sesame Cake is a popular Hong Kong (Cantonese) Style cake that is traditionally made with water chestnut flour and black sesame paste or puree and typically steamed not baked. Another common and well-liked dessert in Hong … Read More

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