Category Archives: Chinese

Teochew Fermented Black Bean Minced Pork

The boy recently finished his first set of lessons for the Yamaha Junior Course at the Yamaha Music School. This took about half a year (yes, that long!) and we are on to the second set now, moving from the … Read more

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Taiwanese Braised Mushroom & Pork Rice

This is a really yummy dish – couldn’t have enough of it! When you are served a bowl of plain rice, all you really need is a side dish of this braised mushroom and pork.

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Simply Chewy Hakka Abacus Seed (客家算盘子)

I love this dish – a lot. Its chewy texture and its stir-fried combination with minced pork and mushrooms – it is so fragrant and yummy it is simply unresistable. Every time I visit a local pasar malam and walk … Read more

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A Cheat Treat Of Kiam Png (Salty Rice) In A Pressure Cooker

This is one of my recent, most favourite one-pot rice recipes. It is a Hokkien recipe where you cook rice with enough ingredients to make it ‘salty’ – hence the term ‘kiam png‘ (literally ‘salty rice’). It is a healthy … Read more

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梅菜扣肉 (Hakka Pork Belly With Preserved Mustard Greens)

This recipe is a very famous Hakka recipe where pork belly is braised and steamed for a long enough time to make it very soft, so soft that it’s supposed to melt in your mouth. This signature Hakka dish goes … Read more

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