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Some nights when I’m looking for a quick dinner, I often go with the typical standbys like pan-roasted salmon or any kind of stir-fry.

But recently I remembered I had a bag of lap cheong (Chinese sausage) in the freezer, and that made me crave one of the first dishes my Mom taught me to […]

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You know how kids don’t like vegetables growing up, so they mostly eat meat or starch? It’s no wonder that my Mom always fed us a simple, common Chinese dish called ju yook bang, which literally means “pork meat cake.”

I think of it like a pork hash, because it’s basically ground pork mixed […]

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Making a Cha Chaang Teng Standard

On December 7, 2011 By

Ever since I ate at my first cha chaang teng in Hong Kong earlier this year, I’ve been obsessing about one of the classic dishes – baked pork fried rice.

The cha chaang teng is a Chinese diner with affordable comfort food, and the dishes are a mix of Chinese and Westernized cuisines. The baked […]

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Most recipes are about the ingredients, and for me, the simpler the better.

But some recipes are about the technique. And that’s certainly true for my Mom’s stuffed tofu dish, which she calls “yurn daufu” in Cantonese. It’s basically firm tofu that’s cut into triangles and then stuffed with a bit of Asian fish […]

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The story goes that a Chinese chef working at a major Waikiki hotel in the 1960s wanted to create a dish that was reminiscent of his homeland but with a new twist. So he poached a chicken and created a ginger-scallion dipping sauce, and the dish became so popular that it was copied all over […]

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