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Ginseng Goji Chicken Soup (Instant Pot + Stove Top Recipe)

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This Ginseng Goji Chicken Soup (花旗參杞子雞湯) is one of my favourite traditional Chinese ones that I enjoyed so much throughout the year. The soup is commonly simmered for long hours to intensify the flavours.


The ginseng has lots of health benefits. Study shows that ginseng can help to boost our immune system and lower blood sugar levels. Ginseng tastes a subtle bitterness, striking a balance of the sweetness of goji berries and candied dates in the soup. After seasoning with a bit of sea salt, this chicken soup tastes so good.
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Lemon Ginger Honey Tea

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Winter is flu season in Australia. Take care, everybody. This lemon ginger honey tea can help boost up our immune system. It's tasty and can be made within 2 minutes.

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To myself, this drink is one of the most delicious flu and cold natural remedies. For ages, ginger has been used to help accelerate blood circulation, fight inflammation and relieve pain due to a cold in Chinese herbal medicine.
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Laksa (Quick Version)

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Laksa is one of my favourite Malaysian dishes. Its aromatic and spicy soup is so versatile that you can put any seafoods, meats, or veggies to cook in it with amazing results. This quick and easy recipe can help you make an authentic laksa on the go.

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If you’re into eggs, pop in one of two hard-boiled eggs to ease your craving in your homemade laksa soup then. Once you have prepared the laksa soup base, you can tweak it in whatever way you like. It only takes ten minutes or so.
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Lemon Job’s Tears Tea/Drink

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This lemon Job’s tears tea is both appetizing and refreshing. I love its lemony aroma and mild natural sweetness, helping to lift up my spirit.

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Job’s tears are traditionally used for ages in Chinese home cooking. It becomes a rising healthy star in the recent food scene. Not only it can help to improve indigestion, diarrhea, and trouble urinating, but also lower cholesterol and prevent cancer. More and more western people try to incorporate these tiny grains in drinks, salad or porridge.
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Curry Fish Balls with Radish (咖哩蘿蔔魚蛋)

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Curry fish balls with radish is my favourite childhood street food in Hong Kong. It’s very tasty and easy to make it at home.

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Curry fish balls with radish were my most favourite childhood street food in Hong Kong. The street hawkers often used the deep-fried fish balls and boiled them in delicious spicy curry sauce. I couldn’t help myself to buy some on the way back home after school.

Whenever these curry fish balls are served in any parties, they’d be gone very quickly. This batch was made for a family gathering. The weather was a bit cold. So I kept them warm in my vacuum pot.
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Shaoxing Goji Chicken (花雕杞子雞煲)

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Traditionally, this Shaoxing Goji Chicken is a claypot dish made in winter days. I reckon this dish can be enjoyed on any days throughout the year. It’s so tasty with splendid aroma, perfectly goes with steamed rice.


I like the colour contrast of this chicken dish. It’s so appealing to the family’s eyes. Once it’s served on our dining table, everyone was eager to dig in and taste.
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How To Cook Perfect Sweetened Red Beans (Thermal Cooker + Stove-top)

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Sweetened red beans are often used in making Chinese desserts. Sweetened red beans are very useful and versatile for making desserts, breads or drinks.


After posting this Sweetened Red Beans (Instant Pot Recipe), I think I need to share with you guys how I made sweetened red beans before I bought my Instant Pot.

Yes, I used to cook it over stove top or use my thermal cooker.

This Baked Red Bean Coconut Cake was added some sweetened red beans that I made in my thermal cooker.

I was asked by readers how to make their own sweetened red beans if they don’t want to buy the canned ones. I got you. Homemade sweetened red beans are the best because you can control the sweetness and suit your own preference.
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