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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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Hong Kong Baked Pork Chop Fried Rice

A quintessential Hong-Kong style Western dish that you’ll find all over Hong Kong. Bring the cha chaan teng (translated as “tea restaurant”) right into your own home with this baked pork chop fried rice (an absolute classic!). Egg fried rice nestled snuggly under ridiculously tasty pork chops, smothered in a tangy tomato sauce followed by a generous helping of mozzarella cheese – are you drooling yet?! This dish is the…

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Pork Dumplings

This grandma-approved pork dumplings recipe (or guo tie in Mandarin) is insanely flavourful, juicy, and all things wonderful. To me, there isn’t much that beats devouring my way through a platter of homemade dumplings. I remember sitting with my grandma, learning to fold these. In all honesty, I don’t think she was as excited as I was back then as my six-year-old self kept getting the wrappers way too wet,…

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