Category: Chinese Cuisine

Red-braised Dried Bamboo Shoots 笋干烧肉

Recipe from Spoonful Chinese Cooking Instructor Cai Li Bamboo shoots are always a culinary delicacy in Asia, especially in Chinese and Japanese cuisines. Freshly dug bamboo shoots are seasonal and are appreciated by people of that particular region. Yet easily accessible dried bamboo shoots have a meaty quality and are incredibly delicious. It has a chewy-tenderness…

Salted Egg Yolk Cookies

The salted egg yolk taste is something distinctive to South East Asian cuisine. We love almost everything coated in this amazing flavor and it is a very versatile flavor indeed! It pairs well from savoury meat like prawn, chicken, pork, to sweet treats like cookies! The combination of a soft, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth cookie and the…

Pineapple Tarts Recipe 黄梨挞

Recipe from Spoonful Chinese Cooking Instructor Cai Li With the Chinese New Year around the corner, you can find pineapple tarts just about everywhere in Singapore or Malaysia. Every bakery that churns them out is claiming that its tarts are the best. But I found out today these melt-in-mouth homemade tarts with buttery crumbly pastry…

Chinese Clay Pot Rice

Recipe by Spoonful Chinese Cooking Instructor Cai Li This is a traditional Cantonese dish but now becoming popular throughout China. The rice is slowly cooked in a clay pot, giving the dish a distinctive flavor. It is typically served with Cantonese-style cured pork and vegetables.

Homemade Chinese Rice Wine Recipe

Recipe from Spoonful Chinese Cooking Instructor Cai Li This gentle, sweet-sour, marvelously aromatic homemade liquor is a common flavoring for all kinds of  China regional cuisines. You can find the rice wine (sometimes called Chinese Cooking Wine) in the Asian supermarkets, but the homemade version is much more delicious and it is surprisingly easy to…

Pumpkin Chinese Steamed Bun 金瓜馒头

– Recipe by Cai Li Blakeman, our expert culinary instructor on Chinese cuisine-  This is what I call the Chinese version of dinner rolls and it can be an easy and healthy breakfast option as well. The golden yellow Chinese Steamed Bun or mán tóu, are made with fresh pumpkin.

Shanghai Potsticker Buns 生煎馒头 Recipe

– Recipe by Cai Li Blakeman, our expert culinary instructor on Chinese cuisine-  The most popular street snack in Shanghai. These golden-bottomed buns, known as shēng jiān mán tóu in Chinese, meaning pan-fried directly without steaming, are the heftier yet equally irresistible big brother of Shanghai Xiao Long Bao.

Sweet Potatoes Leaves Curry

-by Chef Linda- Can’t get enough of Peranakan cuisine? Try this simple and heart warming Nonya dish made with super food sweet potatoes, its leaves and tiger prawns! These much “neglected” sweet potatoes leaves –  delicious and affordable and they pack a multitude of health benefits. It is quite similar to another local vegetable – Kang Kong (morning glory/water…