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

Dragon Cookies

Chinese Dragon cookies are popular Malaysian Chinese New Year cookies that are very similar to the much loved Chinese butter cookies. These cookies are piped into S-shape using an open star piping nozzle and piping bag with 2 … 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

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

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

Chinese Walnut Cookies

Chinese walnut cookies, also called Hup Toh Soh 核桃酥 in Cantonese, are an old-style favourite Chinese New Year cookies (CNY) that is crunchy, nutty with mild earthy fragrance. Cookies are often given as gifts or served to friends … Read More

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