Taiwanese Style Zhajiang Noodles (台湾炸酱面)

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There are many versions of Zhajiang noodles in the eateries and restaurants, depending on which locality you are looking at. In restaurants featuring food from China, these noodles are topped with a blacker and perhaps oilier versions of bean paste minced pork and tofu cooked with dark soy sauce. This is the original version of ‘fried sauce noodle’ from which the other variations were derived. The Taiwanese version is ‘lighter’, with less oil and without the dark sauce (hence the lighter shade of brown). The Korean dish of Jajangmyeon uses fermented black soybean paste which is sweeter than both Chinese versions.

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A Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Soup

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Pumpkin Soup

It’s the second time I did something special for Halloween. The first time round, it was a dessert – ‘Husband’s (Heavenly) Halloween Mango Ice-Cream‘ – which saw me carve scary faces out of orange peels.

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Creamy Skillet Chicken With Lemony Gravy

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Skillet Chicken with Lemon Gravy

I had leftover stalks of thyme in my fridge. I had leftover whipping cream in my fridge. I had frozen chicken meat in my freezer. Put them all together and what do I get?

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Frozen Cream Cake With Summer Fruits And Colours

Frozen Fruits Cream Cake

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It was my mum’s birthday. I wanted to make a cake for everyone to celebrate her birthday. It had to be hassle-free and quick to whip up since I am desperately lacking in time to do a hundred and one things over the weekends nowadays.

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家常便饭 - 豆腐清炒肉丝 (Stir-Fried Egg Tofu With Minced Pork)

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A very simple dish to make using very simple ingredients. This plate of tofu with minced meat is something I’d be happy to make regularly because it’s so simple to prepare and takes less than half an hour to whip up. Try it!

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