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Braised Tofu

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Tofu is not expensive yet with many nutrients. There are heaps of ways to make a delicious tofu dish. This braised tofu dish is meatless. The taste is still so great even though no meat is added. This dish is balanced in taste and texture. It’s perfect to serve with a bowl of steamed rice.

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The braised tofu is a traditional Chinese dish. Every family has its own cooking way. To make this dish, I took a quick route by buying some pre-fried tofu, available at Asian grocers. It’s very convenient and not easily broken apart. If you want to use regular tofu, get the firm one. Please check out the notes below the recipe for more details.
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Japanese Pork Tender Rib Stew (Pressure Cooker + Stovetop + Video)

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This Japanese pork tender rib stew dish can be served with rice or noodle soup. For those who don’t have an Instant Pot yet, I inserted the stovetop instructions for making this delicious dish.

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It’s so much fun to explore the functions of my new kitchen toy, Instant Pot. This time my project was to test its “stew” function.

The pork tender ribs ( aka 豬軟骨 pork cartilage) from a nearby Asian butcher was only required 35 minutes of pressure cooking. They turned really tender with almost-fell-off-the-bone meat.
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Chinese Cucumber Salad (Quick and Crisp)

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This Chinese cucumber, aka smashed cucumber salad can perfectly be served as an appetizer, no matter you’re going to have Chinese meals or Western meals. The crisp cucumber is balanced with saltiness, sweetness and sourness.


To make this dish is absolutely no-brainer. Gather all the ingredients you need. By smashing the cucumbers, it helps to absorb all the flavours of the seasonings more quickly.
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5-Ingredient Baked Pork Ribs (Video)

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Here comes my favourite baked pork rib dish. You only need 5 ingredients to make it. Best of all, you don’t even need to marinate the pork ribs in advance. Simply mix all the ingredients together and pop into an oven. 

The pork ribs will become very tasty and tender after a slow-baking process without any fuss. They are best served immediately with salad or rice. Sounds good, right?



One simple secret tip on making tasty and succulent baked ribs you want to know. Cut the pork ribs separately beforehand. It’ll do the magic.
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Steamed Tofu with Pork Mince

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The juicy pork, diced mushroom and corn kernels are served on a bed of steamed silky smooth tofu. It’s so delicious and easy for the family to dig in.

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My family loves this steamed tofu dish very much. We like it served on a plate of steamed rice. It’s perfect for this weather.
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Fried Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

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Fried ham and cheese sandwiches win our family’s hearts always. The bread is crisp with the melted cheese oozing inside is the highlight. Flavour-wise, it’ll definitely hook you up for more.



I used to have fried ham and cheese sandwiches after school in Hong Kong at a little café. The sandwiches filled up my empty stomach and entertained my taste bubs very well.
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Shanghai Fried Noodles

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Want a light and healthy meal? Here comes this classic Shanghai fried noodles that can be easily found in most Shanghai restaurants in Hong Kong.

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If you like noodles as a quick and light meal, this is a must-try one. The upside of home cooking is that you can make the dish with anything left in your fridge or comes in handy. A side note, I added a secret ingredient to this Shanghai fried noodles and get my family hooked.
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