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Technique Thursday: Velveting In Chinese Cooking

Velveting is the trick that Chinese restaurants use to make their stir-fried meats so deliciously silky and tender.


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Kitchen Language: What Is Bouquet Garni?
This little herb packet adds flavourful French flair to stews, stocks and sauces.
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Technique Thursday: What Is Emulsification?
What you need to know about the technique for making the creamiest, silkiest sauces and dressings.
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Technique Thursday: Chinese-style Smoking
Smoking heated tea leaves or wood shavings imparts colour, aroma and fragrance to ingredients and is one of the techniques of Chinese cuisine.
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6 Most Common Varieties Of Edible Seaweed
These vegetables of the sea are tasty, versatile and packed with nutrients.
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Recipe: Naturally-dyed Easter Eggs And 5 Ways To Decorate Them
This Easter, have fun with the children and colour your Easter eggs with a pretty and natural twist.
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Recipe: Teochew Oyster Pancake
Learn how to make classic Teochew oyster pancakes with the recipe shared by Michelin Plate restaurant Pak Loh Chiu Chow in Hong Kong.
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Technique Thursdays: Aspic
The thought of jiggly savoury meat jelly might be off-putting to some, but the long process of putting together a proper aspic is part of its lingering appeal.
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Huat To Say During Lo Hei
Don’t know what to say at the reunion table during lo hei? Here are some tips to remember the auspicious sayings that will knock your relatives’ socks off.
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Ingredient: Coriander
Much like realising the girl next door you grew up with all of a sudden became the centre of attention on the runway, Taiwanese people recently found a new perspective on coriander.
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Recipe: Halloween Bento
Shirley Wong, the food artist better known on Instagram as Little Miss Bento, makes a Halloween creation so boo-tiful you won’t bear to eat it.
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Ingredient: Red Mushrooms From China’s Wuyi Mountains
This rare red fungus foraged in the deep mountains is also known as the Oriental truffle.
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Ingredient: Pigeon Egg
When you put them side by side, a pigeon egg may be dwarfed by its larger counterparts laid by other winged creatures. But despite its petite size, this so-called animal ginseng finds its way to the most exclusive banquets.
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Ingredient: Hawthorn
Hawthorn is your saviour whenever you have a substantial or greasy meal.
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Recipe: A Deconstructed Wedding Cake
Surprise your guests with this simple dessert that evokes the sweetness of wedded bliss, no oven required.
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Recipe: Momofuku Noodle Bar’s Shiitake Buns
David Chang shares his recipe for the popular and addictive dish from his first restaurant.
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Recipe: Tea Egg
The more ordinary a food appears, the more wisdom there is hidden behind the surface. Chef Kai Ho from one-Michelin-starred Taïrroir in Taipei shares his glamorous take on tea egg, the everyman of our culinary culture.
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Ingredient: Pandan
Find out why pandan is one of the most beloved ingredients in Thai cuisine.
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