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Kale is sold in abundance here and is available all year round.  Most of the time I just boil or steam it.  It didn’t really occur to me to stir-fry it until I spoke to one of my Taiwanese friend.  Whilst shopping, she mentioned to me that she hates kale and finds it really difficult […]

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Asian Food Adventure by Asianfoodadventure - 1y ago

Fermented black beans (黑豆豆豉), also known as salted black soybeans or douchi. It is very popular all over China, especially in the South. Fermented black beans are the oldest recorded ‘soy food’ in China. In 1972 a jar of fermented black beans were found in Han tomb no. 1. The tomb was sealed around 165 […]

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There are many different style of cooking in China.  Around 8 different cooking styles have been identified and each one is unique.  Lion’s head pork meatballs recipe comes from Yangchow, province of Kiangsu, which is in Eastern China.   Superior Chinese dish… Chinese people like to use words like “dragon”, “phoenix” or “lion” to describe […]

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Asian Food Adventure by Asian Food Adventure - 1y ago

I look forward to eating pomelo salad whenever I am in Thailand or Vietnam.  It’s so refreshing, especially when the weather is hot! Pomelo is very similar in appearance to the grapefruit and it’s very popular in Southeast Asia.   The pomelos sold here in the UK are usually green with white flesh and thick […]

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Asian Food Adventure by Asianfoodadventure - 1y ago

There are many varieties of Chinese soup that I would love to share with you guys.  So I have come up with an idea to do a monthly soup recipe to introduce you to the wonderful benefits of Asian soups.  Today, I am starting with lotus root and pork soup recipe.  To be honest it doesn’t […]

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Asian Food Adventure by Asianfoodadventure - 1y ago

Chinese cabbage can refer to two groups: the Pekinese Group and the Chinensis Group.  This particular cabbage shown above is in the Pekinese Group.   It is also commonly known as Chinese leaf or celery cabbage.  It has a number of names in Chinese as well.  It is known as da baicai (big white cabbage), […]

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Pickled daikon and carrots are served with so many Vietnamese dishes.  It is sold in bucket loads in the supermarkets back in Vietnam.  I don’t know any household that does not have a jar of this stuff lying around.  My mother-in-law replenishes her jars as soon as it’s nearly half-empty.   Pickled daikon and carrots […]

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There has recently been a Vietnamese Banh Mi explosion here in London.  Not sure if any of you have noticed.   Around 8 years ago, the only place that sold Banh Mi  was at Greenwich market.  It was a Vietnamese lady selling it from a food van.  Her nephew went on to open Panda Panda […]

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Beef and peppers in black bean sauce is an all time classic Chinese dish.  I don’t know anyone who hasn’t tried this dish before.  If you haven’t then you are seriously missing out!   If you have made this dish at home using a jar of black bean sauce that you bought from the supermarket. […]

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I must have been around 8 years old when my mum first made me these Vietnamese fried spring rolls.  Some of you may think why did she take so long to introduce me to these yummy Vietnamese fried spring rolls.  The reason being was that she didn’t know how to make them until she met […]

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