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Char Siu Pastry (Cheater’s Version)

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This char siu pastry (char siu sou) is a traditional dim sum, made with flaky pastry and juicy bbq pork. Armed with this easy recipe, you can make some and enjoy with a cup of your favourite teat at home at any time.

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Char siu pastry (aka char siu sou, 叉燒酥 in Chinese) is easily found at Chinese yum cha restaurants in Hong Kong or overseas. The juicy char siu (BBQ pork) is wrapped inside flaky pastries made with lard or shortening. You can tell how delicious and awesome the pastry will be.

With this easy-to-make recipe, you can skip all the fussy steps and make some awesome and flaky char siu pastry on the go.
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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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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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Salt and Pepper Tofu (Classic Chinese)

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This humble tofu dish will surprise you. It's very delicious. You'll easily find it served in Chinese restaurants. Now you can make your own at home in just 15 minutes.

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Salt and pepper are great partners as seasonings. I have made different Chinese dishes with salt and pepper, like prawns, chicken wings, quails, pork chops. All these dishes are simple and delicious.

These two humble condiments, salt and pepper, are very versatile, not only going so well with meats, but also tofu. You can’t imagine that a bit of salt and pepper will turn the blank tofu into amazingly tasty food.
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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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