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Chicken with black bean sauce – authentic recipe with a punch of umani

This article explains how to prepare chicken with black bean sauce, a quick and easy Cantonese-style home-cooked recipe. I am referring to the fermented black bean (also called douchi, 豆豉), a savory condiment in Cantonese cooking. Like cheese, miso, and kimchi, douchi has a strong, pungent flavor with a punch of umami. You can purchase …

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Chayote squash recipe- authentic stir-fry that rekindles the nostalgic feeling

I want to show you how to prepare a classic Cantonese home-cooked chayote squash recipe in this article. My mother used to cook it with dried shrimp and glass noodles, and nearly every Cantonese housewife knew how to cook this dish during that time.  My mum did it with the hairy gourd in that era, …

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Chashu pork recipe- How to make Japanese ramen chashu pork

Although chashu pork is known to most people as the favorite topping for ramen, it is the melt in the mouth texture and the aesthetic appearance that capture people’s hearts. Can you make it at home?  Certainly. Here is the breakdown of how to prepare homemade chashu, with a video explanation. What is chashu? Although …

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Devil’s curry – how to make authentic curry debal

What is Devil’s curry, and why is it so evil? Devil’s curry is the name given to a traditional dish from Malacca’s Portuguese community. It is another name given to the Debal curry, which is usually served during Christmas. The word Debal means leftovers in the local Kristang language, as the dish is made from …

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How to use XO sauce – 3 quick and easy recipes with XO sauce

I want to share with you three quick and easy recipes with XO sauce. in this article. XO sauce has a unique and intense flavor suitable as a condiment and seasoning nearly for every dish. XO sauce is available from the Asian grocery or online. However, it is expensive, and therefore it is worth making …

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Asparagus chicken stir-fry – How to cook the authentic Cantonese style

Here is a quick and easy asparagus chicken stir-fry recipe that is worth including in your regular dinner rotation. It is easy to prepare, a balanced meal by itself, and cooked with only the commonly available seasoning in the kitchen pantry, Although asparagus is not the most common vegetable in Chinese cooking, the cooking method …

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Deep fried pork ribs – a.k.a. pork rib king (排骨王)

Deep fried pork ribs come in different flavors and cooking styles. The best one is called ‘pork ribs king’ (排骨王), popular in Chinese restaurants in Singapore and Malaysia. The pork ribs are marinated, deep-fried, and doused in a sweet and sour sauce. It tastes heavenly when serving immediately while still crispy on the outside and …

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Fried pork belly Hakka style – Quick and easy recipe

Fried pork belly is a traditional Hakka recipe that uses fermented beancurd and Chinese five-spice powder as the main ingredients to marinate the meat. It has become a popular dish among the Chinese family due to its simplicity and unique savory taste.   Here is a detailed explanation of how to prepare the Hakka-style deep-fried pork. …

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How to create a recipe – 6 useful tips to cook something new at home

Do you want to create a new recipe?  We all have moments of running out of ideas on what to cook. Although most of us would prefer preparing dishes that we are familiar with, we often repeatedly serving the same dishes at home. After cooking for more than a decade in the restaurant and being …

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