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Steamed Garlic Prawns with Vermicelli Noodles (Video)

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Have you tried this traditional Chinese dish, steamed garlic prawns with vermicelli noodles? You’ll easily found at many Chinese restaurants. It’s very easy and quick to make at home though.

I was so happy to spot some beautiful tiger prawns at nearby supermarket. Immediately this dish came up in my mind. I have been craving for steamed prawns for a while. Last time I tried my mother-in-law’s recipe to steam prawns with fermented beancurd. Yes, this dish is so different.
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Long Yan and Goji Tea

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It is a traditional Chinese natural cure for insomnia handed down from generations. I love the sweet fragrant smell of long yan. It’s very appetizing and comforting.

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Long yan (also known as longan, “gui yuan” 桂圓 in Chinese) is a popular tropical fruit. The flesh is very sweet and juicy. I and my family like to eat it fresh, even though it’s quite pricey here in Australia.

The dried ones, dark brown in colour, are less expensive, good for making Chinese soups, desserts and teas.

In Chinese medicine, long yan is a natural cure for insomnia. Goji (aka wolfberry, or Goji berries, 枸杞 in Chinese) is also found good for eye health, giving your a feeling of calmness and quality of sleep.
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Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry (Video)

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This pineapple chicken stir fry can be a festive dish for any celebration occasion or family gathering. It is salty, sweet, sour and spicy, with an all-around balanced taste. 

Particularly I like stirring in some pickled ginger when finishing cooking this dish. A bit of pickled ginger makes a big difference in taste and increases the family’s appetite.

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Pineapple is in season down under here. They are big, sweet and fragrant. I chose one was not too large and we can finish it in one go.
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Salmon Fish Cakes

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These pan-fried salmon cakes are really moist and juicy, with a bit of crunchy onion inside that adds more textures and flavours, just right to be served with any kind of sauces you like. 

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In Chinese cooking, steamed live fish is my first choice, not only because it’s easy and quick, but also I can enjoy the fresh and natural taste of the fish.

Amongst all kinds of fish, salmon is my most favourite. I’d go for salmon sashimi without second thought. If there’s no salmon available for sashimi or have too much salmon leftovers, this salmon cake recipe is a saver. I can’t over state how tasty, nutritious and healthy these salmon cakes are.

Best of all, these salmon fish cakes are freezer friendly for a hectic day.
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Lemongrass Chicken Wings (Video)

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These lemongrass chicken wings are perfect for grilling or BBQ, or even simply pan-frying. They will taste great and wonderful.

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Chicken wings are always a big hit in my family. You can’t be wrong if you bring along some yummy wings to share in any party or BBQ gatherings. I just pan-fried the marinated wings, and was very satisfied with their BBQ-like looking. The taste of the chicken wings was sensational with rich flavours.
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Chicken in Tomato Sauce (Chinese Cuisine)

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This is my favourite tomato dish that I learned from my mum. It's a Chinese popular dish in Hong Kong. My mum used to add an ingredient to make the tomatoes taste even better. It’s a kind of homey dish that many kids like to have with rice.

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Tomato is a healthy food, not very expensive and can be easily found throughout the year. Long time ago, I read an article on The World’s Healthiest Foods talking about the antioxidant function of lycopene that tomatoes contain:
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Braised Kimchi, Radish and Pork Ribs (Pressure Cooker + Stove Top)

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Pork ribs often need longer cooking time on stove top, but that will be shortened a lot if using an electric pressure cooker, like Instant Pot. No matter what kind of cooker you got, you can try this simple yet delicious dish without any fuss. Stove-top instructions are included beneath though.

Kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish, yet quite versatile to be used in making various delicious and healthy dishes. By adding some Kimchi in soup, it helps to create a depth of flavours, and the whole dish becomes very appetizing.

The natural sweetness of radish is blended so well in the pork soup. The slightly tangy taste of Kimchi will intrigue you to want more.

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