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Spicy Soft Boiled Eggs (Instant Pot + Video)

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I’m so into soft boiled eggs. The creamy yolk, a bit running inside the tender egg white is the charming part. It’s best to get organic or free range eggs as they are more flavoursome. When it comes to making soft boiled eggs, it’s not that difficult as you thought once you get the exact cooking time right. I did several test runs with my Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker) to cook eggs. Armed with the pressure cooker, it’s no fuss at all to get that kind of yolk I like. All I need to do is to stay on the spot and get myself ready to retrieve the cooked eggs out from the cooker and soak them in cold water immediately. The shells can be removed very easily. The spicy sauce that the boiled eggs are marinated with is tasty, just like those ramen eggs you enjoy at Japanese restaurants, but enriched with more fragrance.
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Red Curry Beef Brisket (Instant Pot + Stove Top Recipe)

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Red curry paste is so versatile, fragrant and not too hot for my family. I often use it to make pork, chicken and seafood dishes. Red curry paste is also a perfect match with beef brisket. A friend of mine once told me that she loves eating beef brisket as it’s full of beef flavour. However, she’d be put off if it’s too fatty. If you’re armed with an oil separator or the simple tricks written below this recipe, you’ll make this dish again and again, simply because this beef brisket curry dish is wonderfully tasty. It’s worth the effort.
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Salmon Fillets in Lemongrass Ginger Soy Sauce

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It’s time of eating fish again. Yes, we like to have fish twice or three times a week. Let it be steamed, pan-fried or cooked in soup. Salmon fillets are always on my family’s menu as we can gain more omega-3 oil. This salmon fillet dish is very easy to make. Just need a few minutes of pan-frying. Yet, with the homey, yummy lemongrass ginger soy sauce, the salmon fillets taste even better and moist. The mirin, almost essential in Japanese cooking, and the lemongrass, very common in Thai cruise, are working together to make a fusion-like dish. On top of that, the fragrance of lemongrass really takes the whole dish up a level. It’s not an ordinary pan-fried salmon dish any more.
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Chinese New Year Cake (Pressure Cooker + Video)

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It’s still Chinese New Year celebration time until the 15th day of lunar calendar. We enjoy all the delicious snacks, radish cake (pressure cooker recipe), taro cake and Chinese New Year cake, especially when getting around with friends and family. You might find this CNY cake in Chinese dim sum restaurants all year long. This is a popular, traditional cake in Chinese cooking.

When it comes to making this CNY cake, it takes forever to get it cooked through in a wok or steamer. But with an electric pressure cooker, Instant Pot, I can cut short the cooking time a lot. This recipe exactly use up one packet of brown slab sugar (片糖, picture shown here). I made a batch ahead, then pan-fried it next morning, and brought it along to share with my friends after church. They commended with thumbs up, saying it’s not too sweet with the texture just right to their liking. It’s a kind of remarkable reward when you cooked with your heart and soul for your loved ones, isn’t it?
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Mixed Vegetable Curry (Easy Meal)

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This Malaysian curry dish is one of my favourite meatless meals. If you’re looking for some easy or quick dinner ideas, this recipe is a good choice. This dish tastes a bit spicy and hot, good for warming up our body in cold weather, or increasing our appetite on hot days. The Malaysian curry paste I used was store-bought. It tastes really authentic. You don’t need to add any spices yourself. Best still, the curry paste is very versatile. You can add any vegetables you’ve got, or add any meat you like. This recipe is so easy to make on the go.
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