There is nothing quite as seductive and unctuous as a shiny slab of Dong Po Rou. The recipe is actually quite easy as it only requires a few easily available ingredients, but you will need to be patient and allow the passage of time to turn it into a piece of heaven on a plate.
18 Chinese New Year Recipes to usher in the New Year!
With Chinese New Year just around the corner, you might be planning what to cook. Here is a compilation of some of the best recipes we have posted over the years which is perfect for ushering in the New Year!
When I wrote my 2nd sweet and sour pork recipe in 2015, I thought that was my final recipe. I couldn’t think of what else could I do to make it better. Then, in my last trip to Hong Kong, I experienced the most sublime sweet and sour pork ever and that became the inspiration […]
Sukiyaki Potatoes and Pork Recipe: With Kikkoman Sukiyaki Sauce
Potatoes and pork is one of those dishes that regularly appear on the dinner tables of most Chinese families. If you grew up eating "three vegs and one soup" at home, you would most likely have come across this dish before.
Wok Hei Prawn Egg Fried Rice Recipe: US Calrose Rice
Good Fried Rice needs Wok Hei! There are two keys aspects of good egg fried rice. Firstly, the rice has to be plump, toothy and moist and secondly, it has to infused with the “breath of wok” ie wok hei! At the restaurants, Chefs achieve this by frying the rice over very high heat. At […]
It’s the festive season and I am sure some of you will be doing a BBQ with family and friends! I would like to share with you my recipe for BBQ prawns which has been quite a hit with my friends! It’s based on the classic soy sauce prawns from Roland Restaurant. At the restaurant, […]
Jing Gu Pai Gu (京都排骨)is one of my all time favourite Chinese Restaurant dish. When I was growing up, my dad would always order it whenever we had a meal at a Chinese restaurant. “According to Chef Chris Hooi of Dragon Phoenix restaurant, this dish was created by his father, Chef Hooi Kok Wai in […]
Crispy Chicken with Colonial Curry Sauce: RedMart Recipes
This colonial curry recipe is a family favourite. I learnt the recipe over 20 years ago in Sydney from an old Hainanese uncle. We usually cook this as a curry, but today I will cook the chicken first to give it a crispy skin and then serve it with the sauce! If you are in […]
A nicely charred ribeye steak with a luscious mushroom sauce is a gourmet dish which you can easily make at home with a few simple ingredients available with several taps on your keyboard! And it really doesn't take a lot of time!
This is one of those really frustrating recipes which took me a long time to get right even though I was using a tried and tested recipe by veteran culinary instructor Irene Yip. A lot of it has to do with technique. In the end, Irene had to show me how to make it step by step so that I got to appreciate all the minor details in the recipe. I have included everything I have learnt here so that you don't have to go through all the heart aches I have had to go through! So, make sure you read the detailed instructions at the bottom of the post!
This tea smoked salmon recipe is the kind of recipe that will surely become a regular thing in your kitchen. It is so simple to do, yet it yields a dish that would make any of your guests say “I can’t believe you really did this yourself! You must be pulling my leg right?” It […]
Ieat’s Chinese Roast Pork, Siu Yuk, Sio Bak Recipe II
I managed to pick up a few more tips in the last 3 years and have updated the recipe for a juicier, more flavourful sio bak! It's one of those things that is really worth doing at home as it is relatively easy and you are sure to get a few "wows" and "oohs" which is really satisfying!