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Braised Tofu and Shiitake

Braised Tofu and Shiitake

Braised tofu and shiitake is one of the most traditional Chinese home dish. Each family typically has their own variation, and this time I am making it into a…

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Red Bean Butternut Tang Yuan

Red Bean Butternut Tang Yuan

Celebrate Lantern Festival on the 15th day of Chinese New Year with tang yuan. This butternut version with red bean filling is perfect for festive occasions.

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Brown Butter Butternut Bread

Brown Butter Butternut Bread

Butternut squash is something that I fall in love with instantly the moment I gave it a try. Once cooked, butternut squash resembles pumpkin or kabocha, both…

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Sticky Rice Cake with Red Bean Paste

Sticky Rice Cake with Red Bean Paste

The earliest memory of Chinese snacks that I have is probably this sticky rice cake with red bean paste and egg tart. Both are almost guaranteed to be found in…

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Red Bean Bread

Red Bean Bread

Is there anything more comforting than red bean bread? It is the quintessential Asian bread. Be it Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or just about any other South East…

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Broccoli & Garlic Stir Fry

Broccoli & Garlic Stir Fry

When I was still living in Indonesia and watching Western movies, I always wondered why Western parents seem to have problem getting their children to eat more…

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Vegetarian Dumplings

Vegetarian Dumplings

Chinese dumplings (jiaozi/饺子) is one of my favorite food year round and a must have item for Chinese New Year. There are so many varieties for the filling be it…

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Wood Ear Salad

Wood Ear Salad

I count myself lucky that I grew up in a place where Chinese food is plenty and the norm. Whenever we visited Chinese restaurant, 9 out of 10 times, my parents…

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Ice Box Lime Cake

Ice Box Lime Cake

After preparing food for many family and friends gatherings, I have learned that the one dish that unquestionable gets mentioned and leave the most impression…

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Black Sesame Tang Yuan

Black Sesame Tang Yuan

On the 15th day of Chinese New Year, it is customary for Chinese family to serve tang yuan (汤圆). We also serve this for other festive occasions, such as during…

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Scallion Pancake

Scallion Pancake

If you are a Taiwanese of if you have visited Taiwan before, then you are probably familiar with this ever present snack, scallion pancake. They are fluffy and…

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Nastar (Pineapple Cookies)

Nastar (Pineapple Cookies)

Yummy melt-in-your-mouth pineapple tarts with easy to shaped dough, won't expand during baking and filled with pineapple jam bursting with cinnamon and cloves.

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