Pork-stuffed steamed tofu

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Stuffed tofu may be steamed, braised or fried, or fried then steamed with sauce. It is of Chinese origin but this version -- salty, sweet and very aromatic -- is more Vietnamese than Chinese.Speedy cooked this dish. He saw something similar on the … [Read more...]

How to cook: Steamed pork and black mushrooms

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If you're a foodie who has seen Ang Lee's Eat Drink Man Woman, then, you probably felt the urge to lick your TV screen several times while watching the film especially during the first 15 minutes. Those first 15 minutes show a father preparing Sunday … [Read more...]

How to cook: Braised pork with tofu and mushrooms

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There are many ways to cook meat -- fried, grilled, steamed, baked, roasted, boiled, broiled... But if you want really tasty meat without going through the trouble of marinating it for hours and hours, there's that cooking technique called braising. You … [Read more...]

How to make: Pearl balls

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If you've never seen nor heard of pearl balls, they are meat balls rolled in soaked glutinous rice and steamed until the rice grains puff and create a sticky crust. Pearl balls, like most dim sum food, are sized to be eaten in one go. Lift one up with … [Read more...]

How to cook: Chinese salt baked chicken

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For Filipinos who are fans of pinaupong manok, well, it looks like the venerable pinaupong manok has a Chinese ancestor. Chinese salt baked chicken is chicken baked in a blanket of salt and spices. The salt is scraped off before serving as it is no longer … [Read more...]

How to cook: Soy (soya) chicken

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A huge favorite in Chinese restaurants all over the world, soy chicken, also known as soya chicken or soy sauce chicken, is chicken cooked in soy sauce. Well, a little more than soy sauce, actually. But it's really easy to make. The only hard part is … [Read more...]

How to make: Fish balls and noodle soup

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The fish balls are homemade. With a food processor. The authentic way to make them is to mince the fish with a cleaver, mix it with binders and vegetables then knead and throw handfuls of the mixture against the inside of a bowl to achieve the perfect … [Read more...]