Daily Cooking Quest

Chinese Recipes

Bandit Chicken Wings

A long long time ago, spices are rare and precious commodity, and worthy to be robbed by an infamous group of bandit. Apparently their favorite spice is cumin,…

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Cantonese Braised Beef

I came from a Cantonese family, and to me, braised beef is one of our signature comfort food. This dish has meltingly tender beef and an even more heavenly…

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Luo Han Guo and Chrysanthemum Liang Cha - Monks' Fruit and Chrysanthemum Tea

I love spicy and fried food, but too much, and my throat starts to hurt. For Chinese and Indonesian, we have this concept that once this happens, we have a…

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Chinese Apple Herbal Soup

Do you have a favorite soup to order in a Chinese restaurant? For the longest time, my parents always get Apple Soup (蘋果湯) whenever we go to one. The restaurant…

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Chinese Spareribs with Shallots

Finger licking spareribs with minimum effort! This is seriously one of the easiest and most delicious dish I can imagine, precisely how a comfort food should…

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Baked Salmon in Garlic and Ginger

Beside ginger and scallion, garlic and ginger is the other popular pair in Chinese cuisine. This time I am using this to prepare easy baked salmon dish that you…

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Ginger and Scallion Chicken Stir Fry

Ginger and scallion, the most common pair in Chinese cooking. This time I am using the pair for a quick chicken stir fry with a good measure of white mushrooms…

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Green Beans and Ground Beef Stir Fry

This is another variation of green beans and ground beef stir fry recipe, and this version is more child friendly with the use of bell peppers and tomato sauce.…

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Chinese Roast Pork (a.k.a. Mock Char Siu)

Confession time! I was craving for char siu like mad and well, trying to get a hold of the correct ingredients to make one is not that easy, like maltose or…

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Fu Yung Hai Seafood with Gravy

In my previous fu yung hai (egg foo young) recipe, I mentioned that the version served in Indonesia usually comes with a tomato based gravy. I have been meaning…

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Tumis Sapi dan Jamur Tiram - Beef and Oyster Mushroom Stir Fry

Prep work and mise en place are really important when preparing stir fried dishes. In fact, the time needed for the prep work may easily double or triple that…

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六味糖水 - Chinese Six Herbs Sweet Soup

This is one of the many Chinese herbal soup that my Mom prepares for us. Her version is always the savory one, with pork ribs, but I found out later that many…

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