Chinese Recipes

Recipes for favorite Chinese dishes adapted for home cooking.

Sweet and sour pork, a new version

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When we eat in Chinese restaurants, we often order dishes that we had enjoyed before. For instance, we love Causeway Seafood Restaurant's and King Chef's dim sum selection but, for me, nothing beats Din Tai Fung's steamed dumplings. Speedy and I think … [Read more...]

Steamed fish with sweet soy-ginger sauce

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A lesson I learned today: When cooking fish steak, buy uncut fish then slice into steaks just before cooking. They turn out tastier and juicier that way.The long story: Speedy chanced upon very fresh tanigue (Spanish mackerel) in the market. The upper … [Read more...]

Stir-fried chicken with green peas and cashew nuts

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Kowloon House on West Avenue in Quezon City was a significant part of my childhood. While we feasted in Chinatown years earlier, by the time I was in my last few years of grade school, we were dining at Kowloon House more often. It was more accessible, … [Read more...]

Beef hofan

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Alex has a thing for beef hofan. She's obsessed with it. It was the only dish that she asked for when she got sick over the holidays (we didn't give her any because her digestive system went on vacation); it's one of about five dishes that she craves when … [Read more...]

Sticky Szechuan Pork

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Last night we feasted. We had dinner with Batjay, Tito Rolly and Apol, and the menu was as carnivorous as a meal could possibly get. Half a duck (served three-way), pata tim, lechon macau, siao long bao, yang chow and a token vegetable dish. You'd think … [Read more...]

Corn egg drop soup

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There's a storm, you probably wouldn't know that if you're not a resident of the Philippines, classes had been suspended and many parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, are flooded. We are all stuck at home including Alex's friend, Iya, who was spending … [Read more...]

Tofu and black beans stir fry

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Tofu has been around for almost 2000 years. The way that the Chinese travelled and migrated to a lot of places even during the olden days, it is likely that they brought the tofu culture with them which should explain why tofu has been an important … [Read more...]