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Corn egg drop soup

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 … [Read more...]

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Tofu and black beans stir fry

Tofu has been around for almost 2000 years. The way that the Chinese travelled and migrated to a lot of places even during the olden days, it is likely that they brought the tofu culture with them which should explain why … [Read more...]

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Pork-stuffed steamed tofu

Stuffed tofu may be steamed, braised or fried, or fried then steamed with sauce. It is of Chinese origin but this version -- salty, sweet and very aromatic -- is more Vietnamese than Chinese.Speedy cooked this dish. He saw … [Read more...]

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Steamed pork and black mushrooms

If you're a foodie who has seen Ang Lee's Eat Drink Man Woman, then, you probably felt the urge to lick your TV screen several times while watching the film especially during the first 15 minutes. Those first 15 minutes show … [Read more...]

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Braised pork with tofu and mushrooms

There are many ways to cook meat -- fried, grilled, steamed, baked, roasted, boiled, broiled... But if you want really tasty meat without going through the trouble of marinating it for hours and hours, there's that cooking … [Read more...]

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How to make: Pearl balls

If you've never seen nor heard of pearl balls, they are meat balls rolled in soaked glutinous rice and steamed until the rice grains puff and create a sticky crust. Pearl balls, like most dim sum food, are sized to be eaten … [Read more...]

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Chinese salt baked chicken

For Filipinos who are fans of pinaupong manok, well, it looks like the venerable pinaupong manok has a Chinese ancestor. Chinese salt baked chicken is chicken baked in a blanket of salt and spices. The salt is scraped off … [Read more...]