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Hairy Gourd, Vermicelli and Dried Shrimps

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I grew up with this traditional dish, Hairy Gourd, Vermicelli and Dried Shrimps. We used to make this simple, tasty and homey dish in the summertime. It gives you a refreshing feel. It can be served as a main or a side dish.

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This dish is widely accepted by Hong Kong families as it won’t cost too much. To make this dish, basically, you only need hairy gourd (節瓜), vermicelli (粉絲) and dried shrimps (蝦米). These ingredients are very common that you can easily find them in any Asian grocers.

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Dumplings in Red Oil / Chilli Oil (紅油抄手)

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This classic Szechuan dish - boiled dumplings in red oil (紅油抄手) is very easy to make. The silky smooth wonton skin is so adorable.

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If you’re into something hot, these dumplings are for you. Even though spicy foods are not my most favourite, I’m so intrigued by the red-hue chilli oil in this classic Szechuan dish - boiled dumplings in red oil / chilli oil (紅油抄手).

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The silky smooth wonton skin is so adorable. You won’t easily feel enough because the well-balanced chilli sauce helps cut through the meat wrapped in dumplings. Mind you that it might get you hooked.
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Kimchi Chicken Udon Soup (+Video)

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This kimchi chicken soup udon has included protein, vegetables, noodles, as well as kimchi to enhance the taste of the soup, which is very delicious. The layers of taste are very rich. This udon soup can be served as a quick light meal.

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Not only can Kimchi be served as a starter or side dish, but also can be a key ingredient to cook a delicious udon soup dish. It goes well with chicken. Other kinds of meat or seafood are also good choices.

Take a look at the ingredients list, I used chicken thighs that are cut into thick strips and marinated. The chicken meat doesn’t need to be cooked for a long time. It can be cooked through very quickly.

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Chocolate Swirl Marble Pound Cake (Plus Video)

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I’ve been quite into swirl marble cake recently. Previously, I’ve made a matcha marble chiffon cake. The swirling process is the fun part. Each time I slice a swirl cake, my curiosity comes up quickly, wondering how the cake will look like inside.

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The outcome was great. Taste-wise, the slight bitterness of dark chocolate is just right to balance the sweetness of the whole cake. It’s perfect for tea. So I brought it along to join a gathering and shared with my friends.
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Stewed Pork Ribs in Orange Juice (橙汁肉排)

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This stewed pork ribs in orange Juice dish is my family's all-time favourite. The pork rib meat nearly fell off the bones after being stewed in the orange juice for two hours, absorbed all the flavours of the sauce. It goes perfectly with a bowl of steamed rice.

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That said, the cold weather would help oranges grow juicier and sweeter. If it’s right, no wonder I can find many large and super sweet navel oranges at supermarkets in recent cold days.

I bought a large packet of them as my snacks a few days ago. They were really juicy and meaty. I just used two of them to squeeze out one whole cup of juice to cook this stewed pork ribs dish.
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Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes

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Can I say everyone in parties loves cheesecakes? If not everyone, then most people are so into trying these little cute cheesecakes. I made some for a bring-a-plate family gathering, they’re gone quickly once served on table.

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What I like the most about making cheesecakes is that I can make them well in advance, chill in fridge, then bring them along inside an insulated food bag. Then off I go for enjoying the party without any stress.

As I got a new kitchen toy – a 12-cup mini cheesecake pan recently, I can’t wait to try this nifty kitchen gadget. Baking cheesecakes turns out into a 20-minute-or-so matter. Then simply top the baked cheesecakes with some blueberry coulis, place one or two fresh blueberries for garnish.
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Asparagus, Chicken and Walnuts Stir Fry

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Ever tried stir frying asparagus with walnuts? The crunchiness of walnuts and crisp asparagus stems are so enjoyable.

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Asparagus is regarded as a classy vegetable and you have to pay more than other vegetables in restaurants. Lucky me, I’d find some fresh asparagus, available at a bargain price in supermarkets every now and then through out the year.
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