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Friday, September 5, 2014

Easy Fried Wontons Recipe/ Cách Làm Hoành Thánh Chiên/ 炸餛飩的做法

Ingredients for 3-4 servings of Hoành Thánh

  • 200 g/ 7 oz. Ground Meat
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • Pepper to taste
  • 250g/ 8.8 oz.  store bought Wonton Wrappers

Quick Tomato Dipping Sauce

  • 2 Tsp Tomato Paste
  • 4   Tsp Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp Water
  • Tapioca Starch
  • Water


  1. Mix ground meat with pepper and sesame oil. The filling should have a light sesame fragrance to it.
  2. Place a tsp of filling into the middle of the wrapper, fold the adjoining corners together and seal with a pinch.
  3. In a pan heat up some oil for deep-frying over high. Turn the heat down to medium when the oil is hot enough to fry the won tons. 
  4. Fry until golden brown, make sure the filling is cooked well.
  5. Dissolve tapioca starch in water and set aside.
  6. Dissolve sugar and tomato paste in water.
  7. Heat up skillet over medium-high and bring the tomato-water mix to a simmer.
  8. Slowly add the starch-water mix to the tomato the sauce until sauce has thickened.

For more instructions please see my YouTube recipe video!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Asian Inspired Vegan/Vegetarian Fried Noodles/ Mì Xào Tàu Hũ / 素菜炒麵的做法

Ingredients for 2 servings

  • 1 Egg (optional for vegans)
  • 1 Stalk Spring Onion, cut into fine rings (optional)
  • 1 tsp Ginger, minced (optional)
  • 1 clove of Garlic, minced
  • Chili Peppers (optional, to taste)
  • 1 large Carrot, peeled & ends cut off
  • 150 g/ 5.3 oz Soy Sprouts
  • 1/2 tbs 绍兴酒 Shaoxing Rice Wine/dry sherry (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 1/2 tbs Soy Sauce
  • 125 g/ 5.3 oz Noodles (uncooked)

  • 100 g/ 3.5 oz firm Tofu (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Sesame Oil

  1. Rinse the tofu and the soy sprouts under running water.
  2. Cut tofu into slices and dry each with a paper towel, cut into strips the size/thickness of your ring finger.
  3. Heat up cooking oil in a skillet, fry the tofu strips over medium heat until golden and crispy.
  4. Pour the grease into a small bowl, leaving a bit in the skillet to make a flat omelette. Transfer the omelette to a plate for later use.
  5. The hotness from the chili can be reduced by removing the chili seeds. Add the chili to the soy sauce to infuse it with spiciness. Discard the peppers before you use the soy sauce for the noodles.
  6. Julienne the omelette and the carrots.
  7. Bring some water to a boil and cook the noodles according to package instructions.
  8. Drain noodles, quench them under running water, then let them dry.
  9. Heat up the saved oil in a skillet over high. 
  10. Once the oil is hot, add ginger, garlic and chili peppers.
  11. When the garlic is fragrant, add the carrot sticks. Tossing them in the oil helps your body absorb their nutrients more efficiently.
  12. Add tofu and rice wine,then the noodles, soy sauce and the sesame oil. mix well.
  13. Lastly, add the soy sprouts and the spring onions. 

For more detailed instructions please see my YouTube recipe video!

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No Knead Vegan Seitan/ Wheat Gluten Recipe| Mì Căn/ Mì Căng| グルテンミート/ セイタン| 麵筋

Ingredients for 3 servings

  • 1 kg/ 7 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 750 ml/ 3 1/4 cup Water


  1. Graddually add water to the flour, continuously knead with a hand mixer and kneading hooks until combined.
  2. Wrap with cling film and let the dough rest for an hour.
  3. Fill the bowl with water and wash the dough for 30-60 seconds. Dump the water, refill and continue washing.
  4. Repeat for a total of 9 times.
  5. In a small pot bring water to a boil, then add the dough.
  6. Cook for 30 minutes over medium, turning the dough every now and then in the beginning to prevent it from burning to the bottom of the pot.
  7. Take the seitan out of the water, place it on a cutting board and use a spatula to squeeze the excess water out of the seitan.
  8. This Seitan can be stored in the fridge for about a week and lasts several months in the freezer.

For more detailed instructions please see my YouTube recipe video!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Chinese Scrambled Eggs With Tomatoes/ 番茄炒蛋/ Trứng Chiên Với Cà Chua Kiểu Trung Hoa

Ingredients for 1 serving

  • 2 medium sized Tomatoes
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Salt 
  • 2 tsp Sugar

  1. Wash tomatoes under running water, remove the stem and cut into wedges.
  2. Crack eggs into a bowl and beat to combine egg whites and egg yolks.
  3. In a skillet heat up some cooking oil over medium-high.
  4. Fry the eggs until they're 80% done, then push them to the side of your skillet.
  5. Give the tomatoes to the skillet and sprinkle the salt on top so they release their juice.
  6. Once the tomatoes have softened down add the sugar and mix everything well, infusing the eggs with the tangy tomato juice flavour.

For more detailed instructions please see my YouTube recipe video!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Easy and Elegant Cupcakes/ Cách Làm Bánh Cupcake/ 杯形蛋糕的做法

Ingredients for 12 muffins

  • 175 g/ 12.3 tbs Butter
  • 300 g/ 10.6 oz Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 pkg Vanilla Sugar (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 240 g / 8.5 oz All Purpose Flour
  • 175 ml/ 0.75 cup milk
  • 100 g/ 3.5 oz Dried Cranberries

  • 200ml/ 6.7 oz Cream
  • 2 tbs Sugar (optional)
  • 1 pck Vanilla sugar (optional)
  • 1 pck Whipped Cream Stabilizer ("whip it" in Canada?)

  1. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. In one bowl mix baking powder with flour, in a separate bowl mix sugar with vanilla sugar.
  3. Beat the butter until frothy and slightly pale. Gradually add the sugar and beat until combined.
  4. Add one egg at a time while continue to beat.
  5. Add half of the flour, the milk and then the other half of the flour, as well as the cranberries.
  6. Fill the cupcake pan with the batter, about 2 tbs for each paper liner.
  7. Bake for 28 mins in a preheated oven at 180°C or 355°F.
  8. For the cream the whipped cream must have previously cooled at least 2 hrs in the fridge. Beat until frothy.
  9. Gradually add the sugar and the vanilla sugar, beat until almost stiff, then add the whipped cream stabiliser. Add food colour according to taste.
  10. Pipe the cream onto the cupcakes and decorate to taste.

For more detailed instructions please see my YouTube recipe video!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Easy French Macarons Recipe/ Cách Làm Bánh Macaron/ 法式馬卡龍的做法


Macaron shells

  • 50g/ 1.8 oz Ground Almonds
  • 80g/ 2.8 oz Confectioner's Sugar
  • 1-2 tbs Caster Sugar
  • 1 Egg White
  • Food Color (optional)

  • 50 g/1.8 Chocolate
  • 50 ml/1.8 Cream

  1. Grind your almonds of you can't buy finely ground almonds.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat your egg white until frothy, then add the sugar in 3 parts, increasing the speed of your mixer each time you do so. This is also where you can add the food color. Beat for 8 minutes or until stiff peak.
  3. Gradually add the confectioner's sugar and the almonds to the egg white and manually fold to combine. Don't overfold, otherwise the macarons won't rise.
  4. Use a piping bag to pipe the macarons out onto parchment paper in 3,5 cm/ 1.4 inch diameter.
  5. Tap the baking tray twice against the counter to release unnecessary air pockets.
  6. Leave them for 30 minutes. (After 15 minutes of waiting you can preheat the oven to 140°C or 285°F)
  7. After the 30 min waiting time is over, bake the macarons for 14 mins. Take out the whole baking tray and let the macarons cool down completely.
  8. Remove from the parchment paper when they have cooled down and set.
  9. Chop up/grind up your chocolate/couverture and melt in a bain-marie.
  10. Add warm cream and stir to combine.
  11. Put the chocolate cream mix into the fridge for 15 mins to cool off, give it a stir after half of the time.
  12. Take the cream out of the oven and beat until it gets a creamy texture.
  13. Pipe the ganach onto the bottom of a macaron and sandwich it with a second macaron shell. Repeat until you run out of shells.

For more detailed instructions please see my YouTube recipe video!

Monday, August 25, 2014

How to make Chinese Meat Stuffed Buns/ 肉餡餅的做法/ Cách Làm Bánh Bao Chiên Kiểu Tàu

Ingredients for 8 buns


  • 125 g/ 4.4 oz Ground Meat
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbs Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp 绍兴酒 Shaoxing Rice Wine/ Dry Sherry
  • 1-2 stalks Spring Onion (cut into fine rings)
  • a tsp Ginger (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp All Purpose Flour 


  • 250g/ 8.8 oz all purpose flour
  • 125 ml/ 0.5 cup warm water
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 tsp Sugar (to activate the yeast, optional)

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the filling in a bowl. Set aside and let it marinate during the time you're preparing the dough.
  2. Make a well in the middle of the flour.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the water, the sugar and the yeast. Leave it for a minute or two so the yeast can activate.
  4. Pour the yeast water into the flour and start kneading, adding the rest of the water little by little.
  5. Knead until the dough comes together and doesn't stick.
  6. Divide the dough into eight balls.
  7. Dust working surface with flour and roll balls out to 1-2 mm (0.1 inch thickness) discs.
  8. Divide the fillings into eight, fill each dough disc with one eight of the filling. The  exact sealing technique is shown in my YouTube video.
  9. Cover the surface of your skillet with 2 tbs of cooking oil and heat up on medium-high. 
  10. Fry both sides of the buns until golden brown, then add some water to create steam which helps them cook thoroughly. 
  11. Once the water has evaporated continue frying until both sides are golden brown and slightly crispy.
  12. Serve immediately with a dip made from soy sauce, Chinese vinegar and chili oil.

For more detailed instructions please see my YouTube recipe video!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Vietnamese Braised Pork Recipe - Cách Làm Thịt kho tàu - 越式紅燒肉的做法


  • 1kg/ 2.2 lbs Pork Shoulder
  • 1/2 head Garlic (peeled & minced/crushed)
  • 130 ml/ 4.4 oz Fish Sauce
  • 100g/ about 6.5 tbs Sugar
  • 5 Eggs (cooked & peeled)
  • Caramel/ Brown Food Coloring/ Dark Soy Sauce (optional for color enhancement)
  1. Rinse the meat under running water.
  2. Dice the meat to the following size: Length: 3-4cm (equals 3 segments of your pinkie finger), Width: 1,5-2 cm (equals 1,5 segments of your pinkie), Height: 5-6 cm ( 5 segments of your pinkie).
  3. Put sugar, garlic, fish sauce, caramel and meat into a pot, give it a mix to combine the ingredients.
  4. Turn the heat on to medium and put the lid on.
  5. Remove the lid once the liquid comes to a simmer and continue to cook until the meat is done.
  6. Add the eggs and 1.8 litres/ 0.47 gal  to the pot or as much water as you need to fully immerse the meat.
  7. Turn the heat down to medium low, put the lid back on and let it simmer for another 60 minutes.
  8. For a clear broth remember to remove the foam every now and then.
  9. The meat can be served when the liquid has reduced to 2/3 the height of the meat. 

For more detailed instructions please see my YouTube recipe video!

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Chinese Dumpling Recipe/Pot Stickers/ 餃子の作り方Gyoza/ 饺子的做法 Jiaozi/ 锅贴的做法 Guotie/ 만두 레시피 Mandu/ Cách Làm Cảo Tử

Ingredients for the filling

  • 150 g/ 5.3 oz Minced meat (pork preferred)
  • 4 Shiitake Mushrooms (minced/diced)
  • 1 bunch of spring onion
  • 1 tbs 绍兴酒 Shaoxing Rice Wine (or Dry Sherry)
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Pepper
  • 2 pinches Salt 
  • 1.5- 2 tbs Oyster Sauce
Ingredients for 饺子皮 Jiǎozi Pí/ dumpling wrappers

  • 200 g/ 7 oz +4 Tbs of plain all purpose Flour
  • 150 ml/ 10 tbs Water

  1. Soak the shiitake mushrooms in hot water for 15 mins before you start cooking.
  2. Wash and cut spring onions into fine rings.
  3. Peel and mince the ginger.
  4. Cut off mushrooms' stems, then mince the mushrooms.
  5. Combine the ingredients for the filling and set aside.
  6. Pour the water little by little to the flour while kneading. The amount of water varies to your kitchen's temperature and humidity. If you added too little water, just add a little bit more, if you added to much, balance it out with a bit more flour, you can't really ruin the dough.
  7. Knead for 15 - 20 mins until the dough gets a smooth surface.
  8. Roll the dough out with a thickness of 2mm/ 1/10".
  9. Use a mug to stence out perfectly round circles.
  10. Put 1,5 tsp worth of filling into the middle of a wrapper fold it to a dumpling. (Please see my video for the folding technique)
  11. For 水饺 Shuijiao boil the dumplings in boiling water for 5 mins or until the meat is done.
  12. For 锅贴 Guotie fry the bottoms with 2 - 3 tbs of cooking oil until halfway golden.
  13. Add some water to the pot/pan to create some steam and put a lid onto the pan. The water should reach up to 1/3 of the dumplings' height. 
  14. Occasionally move the pot stickers with your spatula to prevent them burning onto the pan. 
  15. When the water has evaporated, continue to fry until the bottoms are golden and crispy. Serve with bottoms up.
The dumplings can be enjoyed as is or with a mix of soy sauce, Chinese vinegar and chili oil.

For more detailed instructions please see my YouTube recipe video!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Vietnamese Savoury Crêpes/Pancakes/ Cách Làm Bánh Xèo/ 越式煎餅的做法

Ingredients for about 2 servings

  • 350g pork meat
  • 2 cups of peeled & deveined shrimps (optional)
  • 2 onions 
  • 3 stalks of spring onions (cut into rings)
  • 4 cups soy sprouts
  • coriander (optional)


  1. Mix turmeric with rice flour, then add spring onions rings, coconut milk and water. Stir to combine.
  2. In a skillet heat up a generous amount of oil over medium.
  3. Sautée the onions until fragrant, then add the meat and the shrimps. Stir-fry until done.
  4. Add about 75ml/ 5 tbs of batter into the pan and place as many mung bean sprouts as you like on top. Cover with a lid.
  5. Fry until the bottom is crispy, then fold into half and transfer to a serving plate. The crêpe can be garnished with coriander or Asian mint leafs and remember to serve this with a Fish Sauce Dip or a Hoisin Dip

For more detailed instructions please see my YouTube recipe video!

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