Category Archives: Chinese

家常便饭 - 长豆炒猪肚 (Chinese Long Bean & Pork Belly Stir-Fry)

The little boy just had his 2nd birthday celebration a few weeks before. I don’t think he grasped the big picture about what it means to sit down before a cake and hear everyone sing him a birthday song. Nevertheless, … Read more

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Rooster Pineapple Tarts For The Rooster Lunar New Year

Saw some bird-like pineapple tarts in the newspaper ads and thought I could give it a try too. Just for the sake of fun. The end product wasn’t too bad, but there is definitely room for improvement (see my comments … Read more

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家常便饭 - 新年人日的七样羹 (Teochew Spring Vegetables)

My mum always cooks this dish for us every year. Without fail. The sad thing is that not many of us would eat it since the steamboat would have fulfilled our quota of how much we could eat at the … Read more

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Candy Red Roasted Sweet Cantonese Char Siew (叉燒)

Char siew is the term we give to a long strip of pork shoulder butt, pork loin or pork belly that has been roasted in a marinade typically consisting of maltose (or honey), fermented bean curd, hoisin sauce and Chinese … Read more

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家常便饭 - Chinese Stir-Fry With Green Peas, Pork & Mushroom

This is one of my most favourite Chinese side dishes to go with plain rice. The gravy is simply thick and yummy; the pork slices, if cooked correctly and nicely, are juicy and chewy and soft to the bite.

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