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Pumpkin, Mushroom and Chicken Rice

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The grains absorb all the flavours of the chicken, mushroom and pumpkin. It's so delicious and nourishing.

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Pumpkin, mushroom and chicken are nutrition packed ingredient individually. I tried putting them together to make a one-pot rice dish, and it turned out deliciously nourishing.
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Beef Brisket Rice Vermicelli Soup (Hong Kong Cuisine)

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Here comes another popular Hong Kong noodle soup, Beef Brisket Rice Vermicelli Soup. The tender beef brisket goes really well with any noodles soup, including ho fun (aka flat rice noodles 河粉), rice vermicelli or egg noodles. It's perfect served as a light meal.

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You might have known the wonton soup already. Ever tried this beef brisket noodle soup before?

The stewed beef brisket is so tender and goes really well with any noodles, egg noodles or rice vermicelli. As I shared previously, my mother-in-law is an expert in cooking beef brisket stew. I used her tricks to cook the beef brisket beforehand, then pop them in my fridge.
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Seaweed, Tofu & Pork Mince Soup

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This seaweed, tofu & pork mince soup is very quick to make. It's simple, tasty and nourishing, suitable for serving all year round.

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Seaweed is commonly used in oriental cuisine like Japanese, Korean and Chinese. I often use the seasoned seaweed to add flavours in soup, sometimes cook soups with the unflavoured ones, that normally comes in dried sheet form.

Just soak a sheet of seaweed in water until it softens. After rinsing thoroughly, it’s ready to cook with other ingredients I like.
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Stewed Chicken Wings with Chestnuts

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Ever tried this popular homey Chinese dish? The chicken wings absorb all the flavours and they are really tasty.

栗子炆雞翼 Stewed chicken wings with chestnuts

Stewed chickens with chestnuts is quite popular in Hong Kong and a typical Cantonese home-cooking dish. It’s hard to describe how delicious this dish is.

In Australia, we don’t often have fresh chestnuts available. Luckily, I found fresh chestnuts were on sale at a nearby supermarket.

Frankly speaking, this dish is quite easy to cook except the job of cracking the nuts and removing the papery skin. There are some frozen chestnuts without any skins available at Asian grocery stores if you would like to save time on cracking the nuts. Very handy.
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Pineapple Ginger Prawns

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Here comes another delicious and nutritious pineapple stir fry dish. This pineapple was grown by one of my friends at his backyard. It’s totally organic for sure. This dish is very refreshing and very delicious.

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The pineapple I used was not too large, just big enough for making this dish. It’s fresh and sweet.

I like adding a secret ingredient to take this dish up a level. You might’ve known what it’s if you’ve viewed the previous pineapple dish, a bit similar to this one. Yes, it’s pickled ginger, that’s the one you enjoy at a Japanese sushi restaurant. Pickle ginger goes really well with pineapple.
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Glutinous Rice Balls with Peanuts & Sesame Seeds

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This Glutinous Rice Balls dessert (糖不甩,sounds as “Tong But Luck” in Cantonese) is a common snack in Hong Kong and many Chinese people like to make some for Chinese New Year. 

Basically, they are sticky rice dumplings, not in syrup, but with crushed peanuts and sesame seeds sprinkled on top, syrup drizzled as much as you like. It's so addictively delicious.

Tong But Luck literally means undetachable sugar. I don’t know how and where this name came from. These cute little sticky rice balls are symbolic of completion, happiness and fulfillment and that’s why it is also served in many festive seasons or celebrations.
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Cheat’s Sweet Egg Twists (Chinese New Year Snack)

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Ever tried a traditional sweet egg twists (蛋散, dansan) ? It’s my childhood CNY snack in Hong Kong. Some Chinese restaurants offer egg twists as dim sum. It's crispy and delicious. Here you'd find my cheat's version of the traditional egg twists.

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Our family celebration often starts from the New Year’s Eve dinner (團年飯). Not only we enjoy the relaxed festive holidays, but also many delicious traditional Chinese foods, being around with family and friends with lots of fun.

Some traditional savory and sweet snacks, like radish cake, taro cake, glutinous rice flour cake and cookies, seem to be a must on my list. Yet, sometimes, I like to tweak a traditional dish into a modern and quick one.
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