Tag: Chinese

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Family Food: Jiaozi 饺子

For the longest time, I’ve been trying to develop a simple jiaozi filling that is juicy and flavourful. One that wouldn’t need much additional dressing up or saucing to be tasty. This is because my […]

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Gyoza & Jiaozi (wrapping video)

Over the lunar new year holiday, my darling wife whipped up some of her signature dumplings for me and the rest of the family to enjoy. Truth be told, the recipe isn’t hers but an […]

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Pantry Basics: Homemade egg noodles

Why would anyone bother to make their own noodles? I’ve been obsessed with being able to prepare all my favourite comfort foods from scratch. I guess as the years go by, I’ve become more conscious […]

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Sous-Vide your pork belly for the perfect texture

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Weekdays can be tough for us amateur cooks. As much as we’d like to spend the day prepping something fresh and wonderful to serve one’s family for dinner, the reality is our jobs kind of get in the way. That’s why I do a lot of cooking on weekends, making things that I know won’t lose any flavour or freshness when frozen and defrosted several days later. One of the best methods for cooking this way is sous-vide.

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The Best Steamboat I have Ever Eaten, Man Fu Yuan

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There are some friends who you simply trust explicitly when it comes to food recommendations. My friend L is one such person. So when she raved about the best steamboat meal she’d ever had, and added the caveat that she had been introduced to this gastronomic revelation by none other than Wong Ah Yoke, chief food critic of The Straits Times, the main English newspaper here in Singapore, I knew it was something I had to try for myself. And soon.