Monday, November 24, 2014

Teochew Dumplings (潮州粉果)

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Would I make Teochew dumplings at home? When living in Hong Kong, I wouldn’t give it a thought. Chinese restaurants are everywhere. I could enjoy any dim sim at any time anywhere. But if I make my own dumplings, I can choose any ingredients I like. The taste is tailor-made and surely suits my personal preference. I don’t use lard, so it’s much healthier. You can make as many as you like, then keep them in freezer for up to 3 months. When you crave for some, just steam them in a wok. They are served as a perfect Chinese breakfast or afternoon tea. What a bliss having dim sum enjoyed at home.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pumpkin Pie (Old Fashioned)

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Although we seldom celebrate Thanksgiving down under here, I love having any pumpkin savoury or sweet dishes now and then throughout the year. This old fashioned pumpkin pie is one of my most favourites. Its sweet, creamy and spiced pumpkin filling makes me feel like more and more. I like more flaky crust to go with the filling. My version has a higher crust edge. As I made the pumpkin puree from scratch, it took me some time to make the whole pie. Yet it’s worth every effort after all. It’s completely delicious. To make a perfect flaky crust, it’s important to use two key ingredients, cold butter and chilled water. Apart from that, it’s quite easy. Hope you’ll enjoy it.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Teriyaki Tofu

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Whenever I go for ordering or making my own Japanese dishes, I’d think of those with Teriyaki sauce. It’s nice and sweet, easy to make. Just blend all ingredients together. There you go. I reckon Teriyaki sauce is the prime sauce that goes really well with many kinds of meat, chicken, eel, beef. And even more, it’d wonderfully turn the humble and bland tofu into an elegant and delicious dish. It’s a versatile sauce you’d never want to leave it out in your home cooking. It can be whipped up on the go. The taste of Teriyaki sauce is rich, delicious and addictive, making you want more of the nutritious tofu. Here’s my version of teriyaki tofu. Hope you like this dish as much as my family does.