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Hot and Sour Soup (酸辣湯)

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No matter the weather is cold or hot,this classichot and sour soup,originated from Sichuan China,is suitable for every occasion throughout the year.It's tremendously appetising and delicious.No wonder this soup is well-liked and popular around the world.

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Every family has their own version around different countries,using different ingredients though.Basically,this hot and sour soup contains wood ear fungus,bamboo shoots and tofu,sometimes pork blood (豬血) is added.Give it a go if you want,or dare,or you can find some pork blood at your local area.

To make this soup is very straightforward and easy.The tricky part of cooking is to get the right consistency with a balance of sourness and saltiness.You can easily turn this soup into a light meal by cooking some white Shanghai noodles to go with it.
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Shanghai Fried Noodles

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Want a light and healthy meal?Here comes this classicShanghai fried noodlesthat can be easily found in most Shanghai restaurants in Hong Kong.

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If you like noodles as a quick and light meal,this is a must-try one.The upside of home cooking is that you can make the dish with anything left in your fridge or comes in handy.A side note,I added a secret ingredient to this Shanghai fried noodles and get my family hooked.
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Chinese Dumpling Soup (上湯水餃)

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Thedumplings in soup (上湯水餃)are really flavoursome as you'll have more ingredients and more texture in the fillings if you enjoy it in a traditional Hong Kong noodle restaurant.

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Every time I went into a noodle shop in Hong Kong,I'd definitely order either wontonor dumpling noodle soup.Are there any big differences between these two noodle soups?The fillings of both are mainly pork mince and prawns.But for dumplings in soup (上湯水餃),there are some extras,wood ears,mushrooms and bamboo shoots.More ingredients mean more delicious.

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Wood ear has a crisp texture.So you can imagine how balanced the texture of each dumpling you'd enjoy of every bite.When it comes to making your own dumplings in soup,you can skip anything except the wood ears.I just feel wood ear is the signature ingredient that makes these dumplings so special.
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Korean Braised Beef Short Ribs

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Whether it's cold or hot,thisKorean braised beef short ribs dishis so versatile to entertain your family's taste buds.

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The cooking time looks a bit long,yet it's downright easy.Once all the ingredients are ready and put them into a pot,you can sit back and relax.
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Steamed Eggs with Dried Scallops

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The smooth,silkysteamed eggsinfused with the heavenly tasty smell of dried scallops,goes very well with rice.

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Dried scallops (or conpoy) are made from the abductor muscle of scallops,a prized delicacy in Hong Kong Cantonese cooking.For those who are interested in knowing more about this priced seafood,please hop over and read this article about dried scallops on Wikipedia.
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Purple Sweet Potato Snowskin Mooncakes

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Ever thought of using purple sweet potato to make somesnowskin mooncakesfor Mid-Autumn festival celebration?Both the texture and taste are wonderfully good.

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After the first attempt of making mooncakes used my own branded mould,I was itching to make another batch with a different filling.

A purple sweet potato (purple yam) has been sitting in the basket on my kitchen benchtop for quite a while.Guess that it's perfect for my second attempt.The purple sweet potato grown in Australia is quite dry itself,with less water content compared with other kinds of sweet potatoes.
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Green Tea (Matcha) Custard Snowskin Mooncakes

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The Mid-Autumn festival is just around the corner.Why not make some mooncakes to celebrate?How about make somegreen tea custard snowskin mooncakes?

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The Mid-Autumn festival is just around the corner.What makes the festival unique for me this year is that I can celebrate it with my own brand mooncakes.

The customized mooncake mould,engraved with my Chinese blog title,簡易食譜 (means "easy 亚博apprecipes"in Chinese) was a hearty birthday gift from my loved ones in the family.I treasure it so much.With it,I made these green tea (matcha) snow skin mooncakes with custard filling.
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Pandan Snow Skin Mooncakes with Coconut Mung Bean Filling

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How nice to make these fragrantpandan snow skin mooncakesfor Mid-Autumn Festival?It's fun and divinely tasty.Step-by-step photos are in the recipe below.

Pandan Snow Skin Mooncakes with Coconut Mung Bean Filling

Mid-Autumn Festival (aka moon festival or mooncake festival,中秋節) is one of the important festivals in Chinese calendar.I've grown up from a family that would have store-brought mooncakes every year.Since I moved to Australia,I've been pondering over the idea of making my own mooncakes.After many years,I made some traditionaland trendy onesfinally.

Coconut milk and pandan juice often go well together in making Chinese dessert.Off I went with this idea and made these mini snow skin mooncakes for our church gathering.

The smell,taste and colour of both coconut milk and pandan are very unique,that you hardly find any other things to replace them.

Fresh pandan leaves are not common here.I could source some frozen ones though,and was glad that it was a big hit in our gathering.
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Creamy Garlic Chicken Thighs

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It's my take on creamy garlic chicken thighs.The chicken meat is tender and moist.The sauce is creamy and tasty.It goes perfectly with a bowl of pasta.


There're many different cooking ways of chicken thighs that we can try with.That's the one of the reasons I'd like to cook chicken thighs.I'll definitely buy some back home if the price is down.

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You won't be wrong in any way when cooking chicken thighs except leaving them unattended and get them burnt.
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Stir-fried Gai Lan with Fish Cake & Lap Cheong

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This dish is an alternative way of cooking Gai Lan (Chinese broccoli) traditionally,very tasty,full of flavours,that the vegetable turns out to be the most enjoyable part,as it absorbs the oil of lap cheong and natural sweetness of fish.Best served hot with steamed rice.

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Chinese broccoli (aka, Gai lan) is widely used in Chinese cuisine,especially Cantonese dishes.Its name in Chinese,(芥蘭 Gai lan) literally means "mustard orchid",and belongs to the same plant family as broccoli and kale.It's high in beta-carotene,and contains folate,vitamin E,iron and calcium.

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The most popular way of cooking gai lan is stir-fried with ginger or garlic,or just boiled with water,then served with oyster sauce.Their thick stems are edible,but take longer time to be cooked as compared with their dark green leaves.Sometimes,you might find it's got a bit bitter in taste.My mum used to add a hint of sugar to balance their mild bitterness and bring out the best of this lovely vegetable.

If you're fed up with the usual way of blanching gai lan or stir-fried it with garlic,here's my mum's favourite cooking way.She liked to stir fry it with fish cake or/and Lap Cheong(臘腸 Chinese sausage).

This stir-fried Gai Lan dish is tasty,full of flavours,that the gai lan turns out to be the most enjoyable part,as it absorbs the oil of lap cheong and natural sweetness of fish.My kid likes this vegetable the most when it's cooked in this way.
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Braised Chicken with Radish

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The sweetness of both radish and carrot makes the meat taste even better.If you like packing lunch for work or school,this dish is a great choice.

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Radish is in season here.Price is crazily good,under 1 dollar per kilogram.They are beautiful,sweet and juicy,not like those taste bitter and with woody hearts.

In Chinese cooking,we often like to balance radish with carrot as radish brings cooling effect on our body in Chinese medicine's perspective.

I like the white and red colour combination too.The sweetness of both radish and carrot makes the meat taste even better.If you like packing lunch for work or school,this dish is a great choice.
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Ginger Pork and Fried Egg Donburi (Japanese Rice Bowl Dish)

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I reckon this recipe is a saver for myself especially on hectic days.You can whip up the dish in just a few minutes without any fuss at all.

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This simple rice dish is full of nutrients and flavours that your family will love.
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Baked Chicken Wings with Honey & Lemon

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These baked chicken wings are tasty and juicy with fragrant lemon aroma.

Baked Chicken Wings with Honey & Lemon

Whenever we have chicken wings for lunch,dinner or snack time,my daughter would never have enough.

One of my friends even screams out,"Chicken wings,I love you.",when any wings are on table.I don't know if chicken wings have got any magic.
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Creamy Broccoli Casserole

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Thiscreamy broccoli casseroleis one of my family's favourite side dishes.You might call it a meatless light meal though.It's delicious,creamy and smooth,packed with flavours.


My kids used to call broccoli as "little trees",since the shape of a whole head of broccoli is like many little trees growing together.

As parents,we tried every method to get our kids to eat more vegetables.Broccoli itself hasn't got any rich flavours to attract small kids.But its taste turns wonderfully delicious if cooking with other ingredients.
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Seaweed,Tofu & Pork Mince Soup

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Thisseaweed,tofu & pork mince soupis very quick to make.It's simple,tasty and nourishing,suitable for serving all year round.

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Seaweed is commonly used in oriental cuisine like Japanese,Korean and Chinese.I often use the seasoned seaweed to add flavours in soup,sometimes cook soups with the unflavoured ones,that normally comes in dried sheet form.

Just soak a sheet of seaweed in water until it softens.After rinsing thoroughly,it's ready to cook with other ingredients I like.
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Banana Pastry with Chocolate Sauce

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Ever tried this simple banana pastry with chocolate sauce that's quite popular in Hong Kong?


This recipe was suggested by my sister when she traveled to Australia and visited me.She said she tried this dessert, banana pastryat a dessert café in Hong Kong.

Immediately I baked one for her,that only took me just half of an hour.It's really yummy and easy to make.The hot banana inside the pastry with smooth chocolate sauce tasted heavenly.Who can resist the temptation of ice-cream as well?
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Braised Pork Ribs with Pumpkin

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Pork and pumpkin are good partners to produce an appealing dish.Here it's one of my favourite dishes,Braised Pork Ribs with Pumpkin.

Braised Pork Ribs with Pumpkin

Whenever I go shopping for groceries,I'd often buy a pumpkin back home because their shape and colour are beautiful,taste heavenly sweet,as well as they are rich in antioxidants,vitamins,and minerals.

After moving to Australia,I have been addicted to eating pumpkin whether it's cooked in Western or Asian way.There are several different kinds of pumpkin?Which kind is the best?One of my friends said that butternut squash is the best.

Yeah,I agree with her.For me,it's also the best kind to bake in an oven.When it comes to cooking them in Asian way,I just feel the Jap/Kent pumpkin is the most suitable for being braised with meat.

Here it's one of my favourite dishes,Braised Pork Ribs with Pumpkin.Just a side note,I found lots of Chinese food blogs out there that are praising the combination of pork and pumpkin.It seems that pork and pumpkin are good partners to produce an appealing dish.

Do you like eating pumpkin?Which kind of pumpkin do you like the most?
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Beef Brisket in Clear Broth (清湯牛腩)

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Thisbeef brisket in clear brothdish goes perfectly with vermicelli or egg noodles.Just add a few bunches of Chinese bok choy and cook in the soup.Then you and your family can enjoy a tasty light meal.

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I had luck to spot this lean beef brisket from a nearby Asian butcher.Why not got some back home and cooked up for hubby as he's a big fan of beef brisket?

Every time I cooked beef brisket,I'd make the traditional flavoursome stewed beef brisket in Chu Hou sauce,a fool proofed dish for anyone who wants to try Hong Kong cuisine.

This time I tried another classic beef brisket soup dish that I grew up with and it's still popular in Hong Kong.The cooking method for both mentioned dishes is similar.As for making this beef brisket soup dish,the key to success is preparing a delicious clear soup base,not a cloudy one.
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Chinese Almond Dessert

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Thisalmond dessertis not too sweet with a creamy texture.It's good for wrapping up your dinner or as a snack throughout the day.

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This is my childhood dessert that I often enjoyed with my dad in a little dessert shop in Hong Kong.The Hong Kong version of it yields those almonds for making Chinese soups,sweet almonds (南杏) with a little bit of bitter almond (北杏).

The fragrance of the almond is so strong that makes you love it or hate it,similar to the case of celery and coriander.I love it very much.Well,it's not the cup of tea for my family though.

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Almond is recognized as a healthy food.It helps lower LDL-cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease.I have been trying to add some almonds in my family menu.
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Teochew Dumplings (潮州粉果)

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This popular Chinese dim-sum,Teochew dumplingscan be made at home. Best of all,it's healthier. Make more in advance,then you can enjoy whenever you crave for some.

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Would I make Teochew dumplings (aka Chiuchow dumplings) at home?When living in Hong Kong,I wouldn't give it a thought.Chinese restaurants are everywhere.I could enjoy any dim sim at any time anywhere.

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But if I make my own dumplings,I can choose any ingredients I like.The taste is tailor-made and surely suits my personal preference.I don't use lard,so it's much healthier.You can make as many as you like,then keep them in freezer for up to 3 months.

When you crave for some,just steam them in a wok.They are served as a perfect Chinese breakfast or afternoon tea.What a bliss having dim sum enjoyed at home.
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