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Chinese dumplings – How to make it from scratch

Eating Chinese dumplings is a delightful experience. The juice flowing from the filling flows immediately to every corner of your mouth, waking up all the taste buds and sending a euphoric feeling through your senses. That’s pure food-love, and you know that one bowl of these delicate dumplings will never be enough!  Making Chinese dumplings …

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Cheung fun (肠粉)- How to make it at home

Cheung fun (肠粉) is on the menu of every Dim Sum restaurant. It is the most popular item apart from the famous triumvirate of dim sum quintessential- Shrimp Dumpling, Shumai, and Char Siu Bao. Cheung fun has a light and soft texture, non-oily, and is served hot right from the steamer.  You only need simple …

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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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Cabbage roll – How to make the best Chinese stuffed cabbage

In this article, I want to explain how to prepare the Chinese style stuffed cabbage roll that I used to make as a teenager.  The flavor still lingers on in my memory after a lapse of so many years. (Imagine my son has already married!) I still vaguely remember the process and have made some …

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Pineapple tart – How to make this Chinese New Year delicacy

I have just made the Pineapple tart for the forthcoming Chinese New Year. This pineapple tart (黄梨挞, 黄梨酥)  is intertwined with flavor and texture  The crust is so crumbly you can hear it break under your fork (handle with care!) and the filling is the result of condensing the pineapple to a dense jam with …

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Taro Cake – How to make this delectable Dim Sum

Taro cake (yam cake, wu tao gou,芋头糕, 芋頭糕) is a popular Chinese dessert for breakfast and tea break. It is one of such savory delicacies that you can find in the Dim Sum shops serve as breakfast, along with shrimp dumpling, Char Siu Pao, Shumai, and others. If you want to throw in some Asian …

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