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Category: Chinese

15-minute Abalone Congee 鲍鱼粥

The easiest and quickest ever comforting Abalone Congee, make it in 15 minutes with leftover rice, chicken stock, canned abalone and all the aromatic seasonings.

You Tiao, Fried Chinese Doughnuts 油条

Here’s a fail-proof recipe of You Tiao 油条 or Fried Chinese Doughnuts. YouTiao is a delicious savoury fried fritter that’s crispy, light and fluffy, mildly salted, typically eaten for breakfast with congee, soy milk or mung bean soup.

Chinese Braised Pork Ribs with Bitter Gourd 苦瓜焖排骨

My mummy’s Chinese Braised Pork Ribs with Bitter Gourd is a comforting dish that’s not only easy to cook but full of nutrition. We marinate the meat in the same pot we cook it in, boil and then simmer until tender, and add bitter gourd to soak up the savoury sauce. Serves best with warm white rice!

Ang Ku Kueh (Red Tortoise Cake 红龟粿)

This classic Ang Ku Kueh has its dark red colour from beetroot juice extract. It can be filled with peanut paste or mung bean paste. The skin is sticky, soft and chewy, making it a popular snack that can be enjoyed in the morning as breakfast or anytime of the day as a snack with coffee or tea. 

Soon Kueh 笋粿 (Bamboo Shoots Dumplings)

Learn how to make Soon Kueh in this simplified step-by-step recipe. This Teochew steamed dumpling, also known as ‘cai kueh’ is a favourite local breakfast snack.

Red Glutinous Rice Wine Chicken 红糟鸡

This Red Glutinous Rice Wine Chicken 红糟鸡 is deceptively easy and quick to make. It tastes even better next day. Serve with mee sua or rice.

Pandan Coconut Ang Ku Kueh (Red Tortoise Cake 香兰椰丝红龟粿)

Pandan Coconut Ang Ku Kueh, a delicious traditional popular Chinese snack is made with pandan flavoured skin and pandan coconut filling. The fillings of ang ku kueh can range from the traditional sweet or savoury mung bean paste, peanut paste, yam paste, or pandan coconut paste.

Mung Bean Paste Filling 绿豆蓉

This mung bean paste is made of Monk Fruit Sweetener, making it a diabetic-friendly filling for snacks such as ang ku kueh (红龟粿), crispy sesame ball (煎堆), mooncakes and other Asian and Chinese snacks.

2-Ingredient Peanut Paste Filling for Ang Ku Kueh 自制花生馅

Try out this quick and easy to make 2-ingredient peanut paste filling for ang ku kueh, crispy sesame ball (jian dui), sweet rice dumplings (tang yuan) or any cakes. No sugar added in this recipe and you have full control on whether or how much sugar you want to add. Absolutely healthy and yummy!

Sesame Ball – Air Fryer Chinese Jian Dui 气炸锅煎堆

Using an air fryer to make these sesame balls means it’s not soaked dipped in oil during cooking, making it a healthier snack. I have also used monk fruit sweetener in making the dough and the peanut paste and mung bean paste fillings so it’s diabetic-friendly, keto-friendly and vegan-friendly.

Pig’s Trotter Vinegar 猪脚醋 (Mummy’s Recipe)

The perfect pig’s trotters in vinegar will have very tender and succulent pork trotter meat that can be easily torn apart, and jelly-like chewy skin that almost melts in the mouth.

Kaya Puff Pastry (Kaya Kok / 咖椰角)

Kaya puff (Kaya Kok 咖椰角) is a sweet flaky local pastry filled with creamy rich kaya coconut jam baked to perfection, that reminds me of my father’s hometown in Malaysia, Ipoh. I first had it there and would always request to eat it whenever our family is back there.