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Miso Mushroom Pork (Quick Stir Fry)

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This miso mushroom pork is a stir fry dish. It’s quick to make and packed with flavours.

The main ingredient in this dish is miso paste, commonly used in Japanese cooking. Miso paste is a fermented condiment, mainly made from soy beans and rice or barley, developed with big flavours and nutrients.
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Purple Sweet Potato Snowskin Mooncakes

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Ever thought of using purple sweet potato to make some snowskin mooncakes for Mid-Autumn festival celebration? Both the texture and taste are wonderfully good.

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After the first attempt of making mooncakes used my own branded mould, I was itching to make another batch with a different filling.

A purple sweet potato (purple yam) has been sitting in the basket on my kitchen benchtop for quite a while. Guess that it’s perfect for my second attempt. The purple sweet potato grown in Australia is quite dry itself, with less water content compared with other kinds of sweet potatoes.
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Pandan Snow Skin Mooncakes with Coconut Mung Bean Filling

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How nice to make these fragrant pandan snow skin mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival? It's fun and divinely tasty. Step-by-step photos are in the recipe below.

Pandan Snow Skin Mooncakes with Coconut Mung Bean Filling

Mid-Autumn Festival (aka moon festival or mooncake festival, 中秋節) is one of the important festivals in Chinese calendar. I’ve grown up from a family that would have store-brought mooncakes every year. Since I moved to Australia, I’ve been pondering over the idea of making my own mooncakes. After many years, I made some traditional and trendy ones finally.

Coconut milk and pandan juice often go well together in making Chinese dessert. Off I went with this idea and made these mini snow skin mooncakes for our church gathering.

The smell, taste and colour of both coconut milk and pandan are very unique, that you hardly find any other things to replace them.

Fresh pandan leaves are not common here. I could source some frozen ones though, and was glad that it was a big hit in our gathering.
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Garlic Butter Tiger Prawns (Tutorial Video)

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The tiger prawns were so fresh that I didn’t need any more seasonings except garlic and butter, with salt and pepper of course. The prawns are so delicious.

Chinese New Year is just around the corner. Are you still searching for ideas of planning Chinese New Year menu? Here comes a good one to put on your menu. It’s a no-brainer dish and quick to be done. Not only is this dish flavoursome, but also it’s full of nutrients.

These large tiger prawns I used were so big. From head to tail, it’s long as my palm. They were so fresh that I didn’t need any more seasonings except garlic and butter, with salt and pepper of course.
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Beef Stir Fry with Mustard Sauce

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This beef stir fry with mustard sauce is quick and nourishing. The mustard sauce is so appetizing and makes the stir-fried tender beef much more delicious.

To make this dish, nothing is too complicated once you choose the right cut. Whenever I make stir fry dishes, I always like to use skirt steak beef. The grain of the meat is clearly seen running from one end to the other.

If you slice across the grain of the beef, that means cutting off the tissue, your beef will be tender after briefly stir-frying over high heat. Make sure not to over-cook the beef though. Some of you might live in the other side of the world, like US, you can use flank beef steak.

How To Slice Beef

The highlight of this dish is the mustard sauce, taking the beef up a level. The taste of the sauce is not too spicy, but a bit sweet mingled with sour. So this dish is also very appetizing. If you’re into spicy food, you might like to increase the amount of hot mustard sauce.
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Green Tea (Matcha) Custard Snowskin Mooncakes

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The Mid-Autumn festival is just around the corner. Why not make some mooncakes to celebrate? How about make some green tea custard snowskin mooncakes?

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The Mid-Autumn festival is just around the corner. What makes the festival unique for me this year is that I can celebrate it with my own brand mooncakes.

The customized mooncake mould, engraved with my Chinese blog title, 簡易食譜 (means "easy recipes" in Chinese) was a hearty birthday gift from my loved ones in the family. I treasure it so much. With it, I made these green tea (matcha) snow skin mooncakes with custard filling.
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Five Spice Beef Stir Fry

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This five spice beef stir is a quick and delicious dish, that only used a few simple seasonings. You might like to add more of your favourite vegetables to go with it.

Stir fry dishes are quick to be done and packed with amazing flavours. My daughter likes to name stir-fry dishes are sides, not main. It makes sense to me.

If you look at it from another perspective, a stir-fry dish can be a light main dish too. You can pair a stir-fry dish with some more vegetables. It really can fill up your stomach.
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