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Cebu Style Steamed Rice

Cebu Style Steamed Rice


I recently saw this rice topping in Facebook when a friend of mine shared this drool worthy recipe from Certified Foodies, I was so intrigued as I haven’t tried them yet but it looks so good hence I did my own research in the hope of recreating it at home. After reading handful of recipes … Continue reading

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Hototay

Hototay


I know it’s getting warm and beautiful now on the other side of the world, but to where I am it’s the other way around as temperature is dropping off so fast. Winter season is near and what could be better than a bowl of hot soup on a chilly, rainy or windy kind of … Continue reading

Siomai (Shumai)

Siomai (Shumai)


Siomai or Shumai is a traditional Chinese dumpling served in dim sum. In China there are two varieties of Siomai which are the Cantonese and Jinghan. The difference between the two varieties is that the Cantonese is made out of pork, shrimp and black mushroom covered in a thin sheet of dough while the siomai … Continue reading

Chinese Beef and Tomatoes

Chinese Beef and Tomatoes


When I used to work in Hong Kong before lunch on styroboxes was one of my regular meal, it’s quite easy to order too as you only given four meat options and three sauce options which in total makes 12 different dishes but they only need to prepare four things. Meat choices are beef, chicken, … Continue reading

Youtiao (Chinese Crullers)

Youtiao (Chinese Crullers)


Youtiao, Chinese Cruller or Chinese doughnut are two long bread sticks attached together made up of flour deep fried in vegetable oil, a very popular breakfast dish in China where often served with soybean milk (Dou Jiang). Other common serving suggestions are stuffing it with meat or sliced into smaller pieces then served together with … Continue reading

Asian Style Chicken Zucchini and Peanuts

Asian Style Chicken Zucchini and Peanuts


Several months ago we dined it at Barilla dumpling here in Auckland, we definitely loved their dumplings but one dish also stood out and it was this diced chicken stir fried with peanuts, zucchini and carrots. I still remember my daughter endlessly munching on them together with the steaming hot dumplings, it is one of … Continue reading

Chinese Style Braised Beef

Chinese Style Braised Beef


I remember the first time I tried and enjoyed this dish was from a Filipino-Chinese Fast Food restaurant called Chowking, a very tasty beef in sweet savoury Asian style sauce topped over a steaming hot jasmine rice. Packed with a lot of different flavourful sauces cooked slowly in a wok, a dish that is bit … Continue reading

General Tso’s Chicken

General Tso’s Chicken


General Tso’s chicken is a sweet and spicy deep-fried chicken dish popular in the American Chinese cuisine. It was named after General Tso Tsung-tang (Zuo Zongtang) who was a Qing dynasty general but it was unclear why. The dish is very typical in the Hunanese cuisine but this did not originate in China, it was … Continue reading

French Beans and Salted Duck Egg Yolks

French Beans and Salted Duck Egg Yolks


Usually stir fries revolves around the following common sauces like soy sauce, fish sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, chilli and black bean but have you tried using salted duck egg yolks? Yes you’ve seen it correctly salted duck egg yolks, it’s nothing new in fact this is used in Asian and South East Asian cuisine. … Continue reading

Twice Cooked Pork

Twice Cooked Pork


Twice cooked pork, double cooked pork or Huí Guo Ròu is one of the well-known dishes in the Sichuan Cuisine, like Mapo Tofu and Kung Pao Chicken this dish is meant to be hot. The Chinese name Huí Guo Ròu if directly translated means “meat that has been returned to the pot” which exactly defines … Continue reading

Chicken Mami

Chicken Mami


Every New Year back the Philippines locals make lots of noise both to welcome the New Year and casts out bad spirits hence everyone have their own fireworks show in their own backyard. Have a look at this video. It’s not that crazy from above but when you are in ground zero it looks similar … Continue reading

Delices Yang (Cannes, France)

Delices Yang (Cannes, France)


When in Cannes dining can be really expensive after all this is one of the playgrounds of the rich and famous but that does not mean you can’t find something inexpensive and satisfying at the same time, no I am not talking about fast food like McDonalds as there are some better options which is … Continue reading

Beef Chop Suey

Beef Chop Suey


Chopsuey is considered to be one of the most popular vegetable dish in the Philippines. This dish is basically mixed vegetables that are stir fried together with meats like pork, chicken and prawns. I barely see this dish using beef at all might be because beef specially the premium cuts are expensive in the Philippines. … Continue reading

Hoisin Pork Ribs

Hoisin Pork Ribs


Hoisin or Haixian sauce is a Chinese sauce that is made out of sweet potato, soybeans and peppers red chili peppers, a very popular flavouring in a lot of Chinese dishes such as spring rolls, Peking duck and barbecue pork. The word “Hoisin” in Cantonese means seafood but despite its name this sauce does not … Continue reading