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Monthly Archives: December 2019

Gai Lan (芥蘭) aka Chinese Broccoli

Gai Lan (芥蘭), otherwise known as Chinese Broccoli in English is the most popular vegetable eaten in Chinese Cuisine. This vegetable belongs in the Brassicaceae family and it is mostly grown in the south of China. The main area of production are Guang Dong, Guang Xi, Fu Jian, and Taiwan.Instead […]

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Pork Floss, Pork Sung or RouSong (肉鬆)

Pork Floss

What is Pork Floss Pork Floss aka Pork Sung, meat floss, meat wool, etc… The names that this product seems to have is endless. In Mandarin, it is colloquially called RouSong (肉鬆) or YeukSong in Cantonese. Since I am also confused about the terms, I will be using this term […]

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Lap Cheong aka Chinese Sausage

Although most people don’t know this, the Chinese have a long history of making charcuterie. Lap Cheong (臘腸) or Chinese Sausage is the most famous one of all. Based on the region you go to in Asia, they will have slight variations in size, texture and sweetness. Taiwanese even have […]

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DouGan Chinese Vegan Tofu

What is DouGan? DouGan (豆乾) is a Chinese Pressed Tofu that is usually marinated in five spice powder. It has a meaty texture that can simulate the taste of meat. Normal varieties of tofu has a completely different texture which does not give will not give the same satiation that […]

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Beef Drop Flank

What is Beef Drop Flank Beef Drop Flank is a cut of meat that is only seen in Asian Super Market. They typically look like a rolled red sushi in pink parchment paper. What most people don’t know, is that its one of the best braising meat available. The cut […]

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ShaCha Sauce The Chinese Satay

Shacha Sauce (沙茶醬) is the Chinese version of the Satay sauce that is found in south east asia. Instead of peanuts, it is made with dried lizard fish. The overall flavor of this dish is savory and it is commonly used in soups, hotpots and Stir Fry. Shacha was said […]

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What is Oyster Sauce?

History Oyster Sauce or otherwise known as Hao Yiu (蠔油) in Chinese, is a sauce made from the extract of Oyster. The founder Lee Kum Sheng supposedly overcooked oyster on accident and the end result was the sauce. He sold it as a condiment and eventually started the famous company […]

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Sambal Oelek the Indonesian Siracha

What is Sambal Oelek? Sambal Oelek is a Indonesian Chili paste that is traditionally grounded with a pestel and mortar. It consists of Chili Pepper, Garlic, Shallot and Tomato. The ingredients can vary from region and manufacturer. It has a distinct sour taste with a mild spice to it. In […]

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Cast Iron vs Stainless Steel Cookware

All Clad 8 inch d5 non stick pan

What most people don’t know is that cast iron has been used in cookware for literally hundreds of year. Martensitic Stainless Steel, was discovered in 1912 by Elwood Haynes, a metallurgist and inventor. The implementation of Stainless Steel into cookware is even shorter. Given the advancement of technology and science, […]

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Cuisinart Matte Black Collection Review

Cuisinart Matte Black Collection is the newest line of cookware by Cuisinart. They are now utilizing titanium to reinforce the ceramic to make it more durable. This new titanium reinforced nonstick cookware is PTFE, PFOA and PFOS free. Meaning it should be safe for anyone cooking these pans. cuisinart matte […]

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