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Stir Fried Squid with Vegetable

I love colorful dishes. A very reason is my believe that color is nutrient. Red, yellow, orange, green, they looked beautiful and tasted naturally sweet. I have one recipe that combines many colors and flavors together. A quick stir fried squid in vegetables. A brisk second in hot, greasy wok, the vegetables and squid only

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Poached Chicken with Black Bean and Ginger Sauce in 15 Minutes

I used to be a very organized person, but recently I’ve found it hard to balance things in my life. I feel uninspired, and everything seems to pile up about my nose. This blog, for example, was kept aside while I was cooking very little at home. I should be more active and spontaneous. Today, as

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Chinese Herbal Chicken Soup

Whenever Yaseen caught a fever, it’s extremely difficult to make him take medicine. Do you have the same problem with your kid? I don’t know what to do. Whatever we did, playing good cop, bad cop, we couldn’t seem to force the medicine down his throat. So to make him feel better and taking medicine is

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Easiest Sweet and Sour Vegetable

Can the same old trick surprise you every time? From my experience, cooking for my family and friends, I know the good recipe keeps everyone eyes curious and excited every single time. Just like a simple sweet and sour vegetable, with whatever vegetable of your choice, crisp and sizzle in the crimson lava of savory

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Super Quick Sticky Prawn Noodle

Noodle is one of the most used ingredients in our home. The package of dried rice noodle helps me visualize the simple and quick lunch easily. If you are a fan of Asian flavour, I really recommend having rice noodle in your pantry. It can be used as stir fry, soup and even salad. I love

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Chicken in Hoisin Sauce

I love it when I cook something and my house smells like my favourite Chinese restaurant… especially that one where my husband and I had our first dinner together. A small Chinese restaurant in Bangkok tucked the few tables together in one cozy corner. The chef was from Hong Kong and his cooking was noisy, the

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Bok Choy with Prawn

“Never cook boy choy more than a minute”, my mother used to say, fresh vegetables are always good as they are. So we love to toss the green leaves in the smoking hot wok, and let the leaves rustle fiery, greasy, iron surface. And it’s all to be quick, only a minute, let the heat

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Comforting Fried Eggs Inspired by Kylie Kwong

On of my favourite cooking show is Kylie Kwong: Cooking with Heart and Soul, not only her smile reminds me of my childhood friends but her cooking is like my mother’s. She makes Chinese cooking reachable and her dishes tell stories. One of my favourite episodes was one that she made Mrs Jang’s simplest fried eggs

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and sour is a good combination and one of the most liking flavour in my home. It wasn’t always my flavourite combination, I preferred spicy and salty as a kid. A dish that made me fell in love with this flavour was a simple sweet and sour chicken with a petty red gravy serving

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Fish Maw Soup

Wandering in Chinatown in the late evening with a giant skewer of sweet plum was a surreal experience for any food-lover. The aroma of chicken stock fumed up the old pots and the night wind wept the exotic fragrances across your faces. In the seconds of curiosity, you searched every direction for the source of

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