Daily Cooking Quest

Main Dish Recipes

Hakka Char Yoke

Hakka Char Yoke, or melt-in-your-mouth braised pork with wood ear mushroom, is a Chinese dish fit for festive occasions.

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Stovetop Braised Char Siu

Char siu is typically made in an oven, but with this recipe you can make char siu on stovetop with great ease and result.

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Sayur Lontong Zucchini - Zucchini and Vegetables Coconut Milk Stew

Indonesian sayur lontong (coconut milk vegetables stew) with zucchini instead of chayote, and plenty of vegetables.

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Bakso Ayam

Making homemade Indonesian chicken meatballs (bakso ayam) at home. You can enjoy the meatballs as is, or use them in many other Indonesian recipes.

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Char Siu - Chinese Glazed Roast Pork

My parents house in Jakarta is only three doors away from a superb family restaurant selling char siu - Chinese glazed roast pork and siu yuk - Chinese crispy…

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Ayam Suwir Saus Empal - Chicken in Spices & Coconut Milk Sauce

Empal is a very popular Javanese dish, typically made from thinly pounded beef shank, cooked in spices, and finally fried. It can be a pretty laborious dish,…

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Indian Keema Ground Beef Curry

It is not the height of summer yet, but the heat is already unbearable. If you need a quick cook meal where you don’t need to spend much time in the…

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Chinese Ground Beef Meat Sauce

People who have busy schedules need to learn how to make this Chinese ground beef meat sauce. When your fridge is stocked with this meat sauce, you can make…

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Ayam Nasu Palekko - Makassar Spicy Chicken

When you need a quick chicken dish, this ayam nasu palekko - Makassar spicy chicken dish, might just be your answer. It is very fragrant and very citrusy from…

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Pan Fried Chicken Onion Teriyaki Sauce

If you take classic teriyaki sauce and amp it up with onion and garlic, you get this even more delicious onion teriyaki sauce. Here I pour the sauce over simple…

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Thai Red Curry Chicken & Cauliflower

When I am in a cooking rut, I tend to fall back to easy and quick recipes that get me reliably delicious result time after time. One such recipe is this Thai…

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Spicy Lemongrass Roast Chicken

Spicy lemongrass roast chicken. These roast chicken are very flavorful, and cooked in a cast-iron skillet from stove top to oven. Super easy and you will want…

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