Chinese New Year Recipes: Fuzhou Spicy and Sour Fish Maw Soup (福州酸辣鱼鳔羹)

INTRODUCTION

Usually before Chinese New Year, fish maws will flood the Chinese New Year market. It is considered as one of the presentable gifts to friends and relatives as it is rather costly and not a common item in the

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Chinese New Year Recipes: Curry Laksa Cookies (咖喱辣沙曲奇)

INTRODUCTION

The concept of laksa cookies is not new and it has been in existence for a few years. If you Google laksa cookies, you will see lots of recipe. However, I opt to design my own cookies because cookies

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Chinese New Year Recipe : Crispy Seaweed Crackers (酥炸紫菜饼)

INTRODUCTION

During the Chinese New Year seasons, when I frequented the supermarket of Chinese New Year market, one of the things that I will do is to “survey” the Chinese New Year goodies section. I will see what is sold

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Steamed Prune Cake (Kek Kukus Prun or 蒸黑枣蛋糕)

INTRODUCTION

I have received a request for a prune cake recipe but she did not specify which type of prune cake she is looking for. Well, I knew prune cake is not common in Singapore and West Malaysia but it

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Chinese New Year Recipe : Prosperity Pineapple Cake aka Pineapple Upside Cake (吉祥旺来蛋糕)

INTRODUCTION

Somehow I remember some  members of a Facebook Group ever prepared this cake during Chinese New Year and I was told that it is an auspicious cake.

Well, Chinese always associated pineapple (黄梨 huang Li or Ong lai) with 

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Hand Knead Bao Recipe (手工包食谱)

INTRODUCTION

I have a Kenwood Chef mixer at home and all these while, I have been using them to prepare breads, Chinese steamed buns and etc..Though it is powerful and produce a better kneading results, but it does have some

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Chinese Takeaway Recipe : General Tso’s Chicken (左宗棠鸡)

INTRODUCTION

I always heard about General Tso’s chicken and I have never eaten it even though I was stationed in China on and off for at least 3-4 years.. It is also a funny case that the name of the

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Chinese New Year Recipes: Cashew Sugee Cookies (腰豆苏吉饼)

INTRODUCTION

I believed if you have bought something like the picture below from the famous Bengawan Solo in Singapore, you will like this cookie that is sandy and literally melt in the mouth. ..

If you are Sarawakian and you

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Chinese Festival Recipes: Traditional Tangyuan aka Glutinous Rice Balls (古早味汤圆)

Updated post on 9-12-2016

I have decided update some new pictures to the post since I issued the post 3 years ago. Note that 2016 winter solstice falls on 21st December 2016 

INTRODUCTION

Winter Solstice Festival is a few days

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Chinese Household Recipes–Steamed Chicken with Black Fungus And Dried Lilies (黑木耳金针菜蒸鸡)

INTRODUCTION

When I saw Facebook member preparing this dish, I always hesitated to steam meat dishes (except minced meat). I have a phobia that meat steaming will provide tough meats and this is probably because of the wrong perception that 

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