Prosperity Cakes (Fatt Gou)

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A very simple 4-ingredient steamed Prosperity Cakes Recipe shared by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan on my other site, New Asian Cuisine.

Chinese Broccoli Beef

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Chinese Broccoli Beef Recipe (from my cookbook!) on my other website, New Asian Cuisine.

Chocolate Wontons + Video

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Photo from The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook My blog would not be complete without mention of one of my kids’ favorite dessert in the whole wide world, Chocolate Wontons. In fact, the site serves as my family’s visual menu of sorts, my kids will click through the site and point at dishes they want to have for dinner. Which is why …

What to eat for Chinese New Year

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The Chinese calendar isn’t as straightforward and predictable as the Western (Gregorian) calendar. The length of a month isn’t always 30…um…31…no…29…or 28 days. Okay, okay, so both calendars are kinda screwy. But what I meant was that Western New Years is always called January 1st. Chinese or Lunar New Year falls on a different day every year, anytime between January …

Chinese Boiled Pork Dumplings

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My mom is a Chinese dumpling wrapping queen. She can mix up a batch of filling ingredients and fold them into perfect, little half-moon dumplings faster than the time it takes me to set the table. Mom will usually sit at the breakfast table facing the television and while watching her favorite Chinese soap opera, she’ll be pleating those suckers …

Fresh Pear and Shrimp Stir Fry

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Every time I’m back in Hong Kong, I head straight for a good dim sum restaurant. If you haven’t had dim sum before, it’s as close to competitive eating as I’ve ever experienced. And I’m not talking about the amount of food consumed, either. In Hong Kong, many dim sum restaurants don’t have a nice, orderly wait list, buzzing beepers …