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Egg Fried Rice Noodle Rolls

Egg Fried Rice Noodle Rolls

A delicious twist on the quintessential dim sum – steamed rice noodle rolls (cheung fun), made crispy and even better with large chunks of eggs and generous lashings of the most incredible hoisin and peanut butter sauce.  Think of the best egg fried rice you’ve ever had, and then take that idea and apply it to rice noodle rolls instead. Now, incorporate sweet, smoky, nutty and spicy elements to it…

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Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

This classic Spaghetti Carbonara recipe uses only 4 ingredients and cooks within the time taken for the pasta to finish cooking. Al-dente spaghetti coated with a rich, silky smooth sauce that’s studded with crispy guanciale goodness, perfection.  Spaghetti Carbonara is the epitome of simplicity at its best. It takes 4 humble ingredients – eggs, pasta, cheese, and pork – and turns them into something so rich and decadent. MAGIC! When…

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Saucy Char Siu Rice Bowl

Insanely delicious sweet and sticky Char Siu (Chinese BBQ pork) served on top of warm rice, topped with a gloriously molten onsen egg and then doused with the most flavourful Char Siu sauce. You will be shocked at how easy it is to make it at home!  If like me, you’ve ever stared longingly at the slabs of Char Siu hanging in the window of most Chinese restaurants, you will…

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Korean Spicy Rice Cakes (Tteokbokki)

Spicy Korean Rice Cakes (Tteokbokki)

This Tteokbokki recipe is one of the easiest and yet truly satisfying recipe that you’ll ever cross across. Chewy sticky rice cakes coated in the most luscious sweet-spicy gochujang sauce, perfectly complemented by that hint of smokiness from crispy bacon. UTTERLY IRRESISTIBLE.  So… what is Tteokbokki? It’s a dish that’s made up of chewy white rice cake noodles (called tteok) that are drenched in an incredible gochujang-based chilli sauce. It’s…

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Pork and Chive Dumplings (Jiao Zi)

Pork and Chives Dumplings (Jiao Zi) Recipe

Pork and Chive Dumplings (or Jiao Zi) are a CLASSIC. These juicy parcels of love are made with a delicious meat-filling that is encased in a super simple dumpling dough. Pork and chives is the traditional option but by all means, jazz it up as much as you want. Pan-fried or boiled, these dumplings taste amazing and well worth every bit of effort.  Dumplings will always hold a special place…

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Kimchi Mac and Cheese

Kimchi Mac and Cheese Recipe

A Korean twist on the classic Mac and Cheese, brace yourself for an umami tsunami! The weather’s starting to get a bit chilly now and you know what goes perfectly with the cold? MAC AND CHEESE. And you know what else goes with cheese? Kimchi. This absolutely phenomenal fusion pays homage to Korea’s stroke of genius – the addition of cheese to just about everything e.g. tteokbokki, buldak, chicken galbi,…

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Lu Rou Fan (Taiwanese Minced Pork Rice)

Lu Rou Fan Recipe

The BEST savoury, rich meat sauce, braised to perfection.  Without a doubt, Lu Rou Fan (滷肉饭) is one of the most iconic Taiwanese dishes. It’s savoury, aromatic, and comforting, and served with steaming hot rice (but you can serve it on noodles too). This absolutely phenomenal meat sauce starts with minced pork that’s braised with soy sauce and aromatics like five-spice and star-anise. I am aware that a lot of…

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Mapo Tofu with Minced Meat

Mapo Tofu Recipe

A non-spicy take on the incredibly flavourful Sichuan-style Mapo Tofu.  Ok before anyone screams at me, this is by no means authentic but it is insanely tasty. Come to think of it, maybe I should name this dish something else, but oh well. Mapo Tofu is a popular Chinese dish from Sichuan province, most well known for their hot and spicy flavour. As you can probably guess from the name,…

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Charred Corn with Miso Butter

Crisp sweet corn that’s perfectly balanced with miso butter umami-ness. The perfect side dish to go with everything! It’s finally summer and you know what that means, corn season! During this time of the year, the corns are extra sweet and should basically be incorporated into EVERYTHING. I was looking at it in the supermarket the other day and inspiration hit me like a truck! Miso and corn, why not?!…

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Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi Recipe

Spam Musubi is basically sushi’s bad-ass Hawaiian cousin. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and savoury, and great for a quick bite any time of the day. Spam. More. Spam As simple as they are delicious, musubis are classic Hawaiian snacks with crispy Spam slices glazed with the perfect sweet-savoury sauce then placed on pressed rice and wrapped in toasted seaweed. Some even call these Hawaiian Spam sushi due to…

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