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Steamed Eggs with Dried Scallops

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The smooth, silky steamed eggs infused with the heavenly tasty smell of dried scallops, goes very well with rice.

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Dried scallops (or conpoy) are made from the abductor muscle of scallops, a prized delicacy in Hong Kong Cantonese cooking. For those who are interested in knowing more about this priced seafood, please hop over and read this article about dried scallops on Wikipedia.
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Hot and Sour Soup (酸辣湯)

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No matter the weather is cold or hot, this classic hot and sour soup, originated from Sichuan China, is suitable for every occasion throughout the year. It’s tremendously appetising and delicious. No wonder this soup is well-liked and popular around the world.

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Every family has their own version around different countries, using different ingredients though. Basically, this hot and sour soup contains wood ear fungus, bamboo shoots and tofu, sometimes pork blood (豬血) is added. Give it a go if you want, or dare, or you can find some pork blood at your local area.

To make this soup is very straightforward and easy. The tricky part of cooking is to get the right consistency with a balance of sourness and saltiness. You can easily turn this soup into a light meal by cooking some white Shanghai noodles to go with it.
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Salt and Pepper Pork Loin Chops (椒鹽無骨豬扒)

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You might find this salt and pepper pork chops dish in some Chinese restaurants. It’s a popular dish and well-liked in Hong Kong. Often times, we’d have this dish at festive celebration occasions.

Salt and pepper are the basic staples in any kitchen pantry. They bring up the very taste of every ingredient and help to make many good dishes.
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Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs (One-Pan Dish)

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These chicken thighs were cooked with lemon, garlic and my favourite herds, rosemary and thyme. My kitchen was full of the fragrant smell, increasing the appetite of the whole family.

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I’m getting to love one-pan dish more and more. It’s handy and save up energy to do cleaning up, just like one-plate dish.

The taste of one-pan dish won’t be comprised at all, still very delicious.
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Dandan Noodles (擔擔麵)

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We love noodles as light lunch meals. This classic Sichuan Dandan noodles (擔擔麵 in Chinese) is one of our favourites.

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Dandan noodles (擔擔麵 in Chinese) is a classic Sichuan cuisine. The spicy sauce as the key element makes this noodle dish so addictively delicious.
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Braised Pork Ribs and Lotus Root with Red Bean Curd (Instant Pot + Stove-top)

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This traditional Chinese stewed dish is very delicious. The pork ribs and lotus roots are cooked until very tender. They absorb all the flavours of red bean curd paste. This dish goes very well with a bowl of steamed rice.

Lotus roots are often used in Chinese cooking. They are so good for making stew dishes.

Fresh lotus roots are not easily found in Australia. Yet it’s very popular and easy to find around southern and eastern Asia.

I happened to spot some frozen lotus roots sold at a nearby Asian grocer. They are already cleaned, peeled and sliced, thus very handy to be used. The good thing is that the price is much cheaper than the fresh ones.

You must’ve got what my next action was after spotting some frozen lotus roots accidentally. Yes, I bought a packet back home to try.

This braised pork ribs with lotus root is a traditional Chinese dish that I tried many years ago in Hong Kong. It's often slow-cooked on stove. The taste is so scrumptious.

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My Instant Pot did a very good job for me. It helped me cut short the cooking time a lot. Both of the pork ribs and lotus root were wonderfully tender, and absorbed all the tasty sauce. For those who don’t have an Instant Pot, I also inserted the stove-top instructions below.
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Beef Short Ribs with Radish

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This beef short ribs with radish is very delicious, comforting and nourishing. We like it to go with steamed rice. You might like it to go with noodle soup. It’s all up to you.

Radish is used to be very expensive down under here. Recently, there are many beautiful radishes sold at a very cheap price, just under one dollar per kilo. They are young, juicy and sweet.

During Chinese New Year, I definitely go for making radish cake (or making radish cake in Instant Pot) for celebration without any doubts. I often like making many other different savoury dishes with radish throughout the year whenever I can get a beautiful radish for a cheap price.

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