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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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Bok choy vs choy sum- what are the differences, and the best way to cook

What is the difference between choy sum and bok choy? This article is about bok choy vs choy sum. Bok choy and choy sum are similar, which can cause some confusion for certain people, particularly my non-Asian readers. Therefore, I would take this opportunity to dive into this topic and provide details. In addition, I …

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Vegan chicken – how to stir-fry with mushrooms and vegetables

Vegan chicken is a delicious meat alternative suitable for stir-frying.  I have written a recipe to explain making vegan chicken with seitan using regular flour.  I will make a vegan chicken dish with vegetables and mushrooms in this article.  This dish is easy to prepare and is served as the alternative to chicken and vegetable …

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How to make seitan (mock chicken meat) from scratch

Here is one of the most common methods to make seitan at home, using the ‘wash the flour’ method.  Essentially, the flour is kneaded with water to form a dough, just like making bread minus the sugar, salt, and oil. Next, wash the dough gently with water several times until most of the starch is …

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Vegetarian duck – How to make vegan mock duck/goose

Vegetarian duck is a delicious vegetarian dish popular, especially during Chinese New Year and other special occasions. It is also a regular meal for many Chinese Buddhists who are vegetarian. Since it is surprisingly easy to make, it is also featured on the menu of Chinese restaurants and, of course, is served regularly at Buddist …

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Vegetable stir-fry noodles- How to cook with mushrooms & veggies

In this article, I want to share one of my favorite noodles, vegetable stir-fry noodles, Cantonese style. The uniqueness of this recipe is that the noodles are pan-fried until fragrant before stir-frying with other ingredients. This step is the secret to why the traditional Cantonese fried noodles are so yummy, with an additional layer of …

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Beancurd skin recipe – How to stir-fried with mushrooms

Bean curd skin is seriously an Asian specialty. It is a food product made from soybeans. The process involves boiling the soy milk in a shallow pan, a film of skin forms on the top of the soy milk. This film is removed and dried to become a thin yellowish sheet. It is a popular …

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Chinese okra recipe with garlic chili sauce

There are various ways to cook okra- make curry, gumbo, oven-roasted, stew, etc. Here is a different Chinese okra recipe – just blanch or steam the okra and dress with the chili garlic sauce. Okra dressed with chili garlic sauce is a quick and easy Chinese okra recipe often prepare in the ordinary household. It …

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Lotus root stir-fry – quick and easy vegetarian dish

If you ask any Chinese family whether they have ever cooked lotus root stir-fry (清炒莲藕) at home, chances are most of them will say yes.  However, if you are a non-Chinese living outside of Asia, you may not have heard these dishes as it is not the main item in most Chinese restaurants. Lotus root …

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