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Sweet Potato Glutinous Rice Balls

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Impress your family or friends with this easy-to-make sweet treat. The melted runny fillings of these sweet potato glutinous rice balls (dumplings / tangyuan) will amaze them.

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This Chinese dessert, sweet potato glutinous rice balls, reminds me of the western molten cake (aka lava cake), that often make people utter “ooz” and “aah” after cutting or biting open the tiny cute ball.

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Not only does this sweet treat taste heavenly, but also it has an appealing presentation with its melted filling running down. You can impress your family and friends with this easy-to-make dessert for any occasion.
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Snow Fungus, Papaya and Lotus Seeds Dessert Soup

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I grew up with this traditional Chinese dessert, Snow Fungus and Papaya dessert Soup. You still can find it in some Hong Kong dessert restaurants or Chinese Dim Sum restaurants. This dessert dish is very delicious and will bring an amazingly soothing and nourishing effect on our body. 

Snow fungus has many different names, like white fungus, silver ear, snow ear or silver ear fungus, 雪耳/銀耳 in Chinese. Snow fungus is just like other kinds of edible fungus, tasteless on its own. Its smooth and gelatinous texture after boiled is quite nice though. Snow fungus contains dietary fibre and helps lower cholesterol and keep our skin look younger.
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Stir-fried Prawns with Eggs (滑蛋蝦仁)

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This homey dish, Stir-fried Prawns with Eggs is very popular in Chinese restaurants. It's so quick and easy to make at home. Best of all, it's absolutely tasty.

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The prawns/shrimps used must be very fresh. Although I can’t find any live prawns here, the frozen, raw ones are still good for making this dish.

This dish is like cooking scrambled eggs with prawns. Both of the smell and taste of the eggs with prawns are so good and tempting. No wonder many Chinese people love this dish.

This dish looks simple and easy to make. But frying smooth and silky eggs needs some practices and experiences. Is there any trick to help?
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Chinese New Year Cake (Pressure Cooker + Video)

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During CNY, we enjoy this traditional must-eat snack. Whenever any relatives or friends visit us, we'd pan-fry some pieces of this Chinese New Year cake for welcoming them.

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It’s still Chinese New Year celebration time until the 15th day of lunar calendar. We enjoy all the delicious snacks, radish cake (pressure cooker recipe), taro cake and Chinese New Year cake (steamed in a wok), especially when getting around with friends and family.

You might find this CNY cake in Chinese dim sum restaurants all year long. This is a popular, traditional cake in Chinese cooking.

Pan-fry Chinese New Year Cake

When it comes to making this CNY cake, it takes forever to get it cooked through in a wok or steamer. But with an electric pressure cooker, Instant Pot, I can cut short the cooking time a lot. This recipe exactly use up one packet of brown slab sugar (片糖, picture shown here).
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Braised Sweet Soy Chicken Wings (瑞士雞翼)

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Ever heard of this 瑞士雞翼, that literally means “Swiss Wings”? Well, it’s neither originated in Swiss nor has anything related to Swiss at all. Actually, they are cooked in sweet soy sauce with herbs.

Most of my friends in Hong Kong love chicken wings. So does my daughter. She can have wings for snack, lunch or dinner. Whenever chicken wings are cooked, they won’t stay too long on table. I really love this quick and simple recipe of cooking delicious chicken wings for her.
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Mango Pudding Recipe (Chinese Style + Video)

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Nothing is easier than making this Chinese style mango pudding. It’s a no-brainer recipe without any fuss at all. The mango pudding is very addictively delicious. It’s a crowd pleaser in any social gatherings.

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Mango pudding is our family’s favourite dessert in summer. Especially in Australia, we can easily find juicy and sweet mangoes. Bowen (aka Kensington Pride, KP) is the best we think, so I usually buy Bowen mangoes to make dessert or just take them as it is after dinner.

Speaking of this mango pudding, a special ingredient is used in this recipe, that’s evaporated milk. Yes, Hong Kong style desserts often use evaporated milk. Evaporated milk is handy, creamy and full of milky aroma. Only a bit of evaporated milk will make the pudding colour stand out, more attractive than just using milk or cream.
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Chicken Wings in Lemon & Ginger Sauce

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Here comes her favourite dish, chicken wings in lemon and ginger sauce. The taste of this dish that is mainly sweet & sour, blended with the heat of ginger makes the chicken wings irresistible.

It seems that chicken wings won’t be enough whenever they are cooked for my family.

Chicken Wings in Lemon & Ginger Sauce

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