Sweet and sour pork, a new version

When we eat in Chinese restaurants, we often order dishes that we had enjoyed before. For instance, we love Causeway Seafood Restaurant‘s and King Chef’s dim sum selection but, for me, nothing beats Din Tai Fung‘s steamed dumplings. Speedy and I think that HK Choi‘s pata tim and lechon macau are the best and President Grand […]

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Steamed fish with sweet soy-ginger sauce

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A lesson I learned today: When cooking fish steak, buy uncut fish then slice into steaks just before cooking. They turn out tastier and juicier that way.The long story: Speedy chanced upon very fresh tanigue (Spanish mackerel) in the market. The … »

Stir-fried chicken with green peas and cashew nuts

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We don't go to Kowloon House very often anymore -- in fact, I can't even remember the last time we ate there. As Sam and Alex grew older, they discovered that they preferred Japanese food over Chinese food and on the occasions that they craved … »

Beef hofan

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Alex has a thing for beef hofan. She's obsessed with it. It was the only dish that she asked for when she got sick over the holidays (we didn't give her any because her digestive system went on vacation); it's one of about five dishes that she craves … »

Sticky Szechuan Pork

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Last night we feasted. We had dinner with Batjay, Tito Rolly and Apol, and the menu was as carnivorous as a meal could possibly get. Half a duck (served three-way), pata tim, lechon macau, siao long bao, yang chow and a token vegetable dish. You'd … »

Chicken and black mushrooms braised in soy-ginger sauce

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It starts with the marinade — a mixture of soy sauce, ginger, sugar, rice wine and white pepper. Into the dark sauce the chicken pieces go where they stay for a couple of hours. Then, the chicken pieces are tossed in corn starch and deep fried just … »

Corn egg drop soup

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There's a storm, you probably wouldn't know that if you're not a resident of the Philippines, classes had been suspended and many parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, are flooded. We are all stuck at home including Alex's friend, Iya, who was … »

Chicken lo mein with soy-lemon sauce: fast, easy, tasty

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When Foodie.com was in development, a group of bloggers, myself included, was approached to form the core of the community and we were each asked to contribute three unpublished recipes. This was one of the recipes I submitted. I am republishing it … »