Chap Chai (Stir Fry Mixed Vegetables)

Chap Chai (Stir Fry Mixed Vegetables)

This quick and easy version of Chap Chai (Stir Fry Mixed Vegetables) is suitable for every day or festive occasions. Vegetables may vary as desired.

28 Chinese New Year Recipes

28 Chinese New Year Recipes

28 Chinese New Year Recipes – ushering in the Year of the Horse with delicious and auspicious dishes for a prosperous year ahead.

Yam Nian Gao Fritters

Yam Nian Gao Fritters

A sweet, chewy, and crispy treat of nian gao sandwiched between slices of taro (a.k.a yam) and sweet potatoes dipped in batter.

Chicken Asparagus Stir Fry

Chicken Asparagus Stir Fry

Quick and healthy Chicken Asparagus Stir Fry in 30 minutes. Once you have cooked it in your own kitchen, you may never want do a take-out again!

Stir Fry Gai Lan

Stir Fry Gai Lan (Chinese Broccoli)

Learn the technique to cook your own tender crisp Stir Fry Gai Lan (Chinese Broccoli) with mushrooms at home. Takes only a few minutes to prepare.

Roast Pork Belly

Roast Pork Belly (Siew Yoke)

Crispy , crunchy, crackly Roast Pork Belly is a favorite of many. It can be made at home with just 4 ingredients and a little bit of patience.

Kumquat Chicken

Kumquat Chicken

Pan fried the boneless skinless chicken thighs drenched with a sweetish kumquat and hoisin based sauce and a sprinkling of sesame seeds.

Chinese Chicken and Corn Soup

Chinese Chicken and Corn Soup

Soups have always been an important part of the Chinese food culture. They are considered as one of the most nutritious foods and are prepared on a daily basis as part of the meal. For many families, a meal is not complete without a soup. In fact, the Cantonese people often ask their loved ones…

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Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken

Quick and easy Kung Pao Chicken with dried chilies, Szechuan peppercorns, and roasted peanuts. Delicious with a bowl of steamed rice.

Sweet and Sour Pompano Fish

Sweet and Sour Pompano Fish

It was a nondescript Sunday afternoon that promised to be routine as we quietly slip into the working week. Suddenly Ro-Ri San suggested that we visit the American Swedish Institute downtown as they are holding an exhibition on Nordic miniature carved figures. And since the Asian market was only a few blocks away, it made…

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Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Treat your family to these homemade Sweet and Sour Meatballs combined with bell peppers, snow peas, and pineapples. They are delicious for sure!

Ginger Soy Chicken Wings

Ginger Soy Chicken Wings

These grilled or roasted Ginger Soy Chicken Wings are always popular. The simple and tasty marinade can also be used on other meats and seafood.

Pomelo Salad

Pomelo Salad and My Memories Suite v3 Giveaway

Pomelo is a pale green to yellow colored citrus fruit with a thick rind. It tastes like a mild grapefruit and has a very slight hint of bitterness. Pomelos come in two varieties – a sweet kind with white flesh and a slightly tangy kind with pinkish flesh. The ones we find here has a…

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Lobak (Five-Spice Meat Rolls)

Lobak (Five-Spice Meat Rolls)

Lobak is a deep fried minced pork roll wrapped in beancurd sheet. It has a crunchy exterior with a soft and chewy filling. On the island of Penang, lobak is often made at home by the Straits Chinese as one of the main dishes during festivals and celebrations. At the food courts, it is eaten…

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Happy Lunar New Year

Ushering in the Lunar New Year

In contrast to Chinese New Year in Asia with family and friends, over here it is a work day for most people. The snow that we “ordered for Christmas” finally arrived and Ro-Ri San had to fire up the snow thrower to clear the driveway. He took the day off to accompany me while the…

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Hup Toh Soh (Chinese Walnut Cookies)

Hup Toh Soh (Chinese Walnut Biscuits)

Huge Hup Toh Soh (Chinese Walnut Biscuits) are an old time favorite. These are made with butter and scaled down in size. They are just as delicious!

Leng Chee Kang (Sweet Lotus Drink)

Leng Chee Kang (Sweet Lotus Drink)

Leng Chee Kang is a dessert consisting of a variety of pre-cooked ingredients mixed in a syrup. Considered to have “cooling” properties, it may be served warm or cold with ice cubes. Hence, it’s popularity in Malaysia and Singapore where the climate is hot and humid throughout the year. While it is not exactly a…

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Five-Spice Roast Chicken

Chinese Five-Spice Roast Chicken

Fragrant crispy skin Chinese Five-Spice Roast Chicken served with pepper salt. Perfect for the Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner or a weekend dinner.

Poached Pears with Snow Fungus and Red Dates

Poached Pears with White Fungus and Red Dates

Holidays, holidays, we just can’t get enough of them. The Christmas ornaments are back in their year-long storage and the new calendars are up in place. Time to move on with the work year, right? Not so fast! Let’s bring out the bright red scrolls, pussy willow branches, and Mandarin oranges. The Chinese or Lunar…

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Chinese Hot Pot

Chinese Hot Pot

Chinese Hot Pot is a popular social meal for extended family get-togethers. The broth and choice of ingredients are the key to a delicious hot pot.

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Homemade Hainanese Chicken Rice served with silky smooth poached chicken, thinly sliced cucumber, and garlic chili sauce. It is so simple yet so delicious.

Szechuan Pepper Roast Chicken

Szechuan Pepper Roast Chicken

Never tasted Szechuan peppercorns? Try this fragrant and delicious Szechuan Pepper Roast Chicken with a slightly spicy bite. Uses only 5 ingredients.

Wonton Bento

Wonton Bento

Wontons are a small Chinese dumplings with a thin dough wrapper and a meaty filling. They are commonly boiled and served in soup or sometimes deep fried. The soup version makes an elegant starter while the deep fried version is popular as finger food. They come in various shapes, the most common being the globular…

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Lotus Root and Peanut Soup

Lotus Root and Peanut Soup

Lotus Root and Peanut Soup is a bowl of comfort on a cold day. This flavorful soup is slowly simmered to bring out all its wholesome goodness.

Chop Suey Soup (Chai Boey)

Chop Suey Soup (Chai Boey)

Chop Suey Soup (Chai Boey) is a much anticipated “leftover” dish from the Chinese New Year feasting. Richly flavored with roast pork, chilies, and tamarind.

Crunchy Taro Fritters

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These savory Crunchy Taro Fritters flavored with five spiced powder and sesame seeds make a really tasty snack. Be sure to make a bunch for they go quickly.