Category Archive: How to’s

Jan 17

Steamy Cooking Tips: How to Steam Chinese Recipes

Steamy Cooking Tips: How to Steam Chinese Recipes Learn some basic tips on how to steam Chinese recipes, including selecting the right equipment and safety tips. This is what I want to write with every single recipe that involves steaming and now I can just link to the basic instructions. Disclosure: This post contains some affiliate …

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Jul 31

Maui Travel Tips for Nut Allergies

Maui Travel Tips for Nut Allergies Aloha! My husband and I love going to Hawaii and it has been 7 years since our last trip in 2008. We have been longing for about 6 years for soft sandy beaches, lush tropical landscapes juxtaposed with black volcanic rocks, and beautiful flowers tantalizing our senses. Memories of …

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Mar 02

Make Beautiful Lettuce Cups for Lettuce Wraps

Happy Chinese New Year 2015! Chinese New Year is usually celebrated for about two weeks which means there’s time for me to squeeze in a few relevant Chinese New Year recipes for 2015 that can be enjoyed anytime. Lettuce wraps, a lettuce stir fry, and how to make beautiful lettuce cups! I fondly remember when our large …

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Nov 07

Pineapple Bowl Carving Tips

Learn how to carve a pineapple bowl. One of my favorite recipes is Chicken Pineapple Fried Rice, a Thai inspired dish also known as Khau Pad Sapparot. It’s usually served in a carved pineapple bowl and so spectacularly pretty and festive. I decided to try making Chicken Pineapple Fried Rice and serving it in a carved …

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May 07

Asparagus Beef Stir Fry Recipe and Tips for Stir Fry Success

Asparagus Beef Stir Fry Recipe and Tips for Stir Fry Success Learn how to make this Asparagus Beef Stir Fry as well as some general stir frying techniques to make your stir fries taste amazing. Learning How to Cook in a Chinese Kitchen: One of my first Chinese cooking lessons from my mom is that …

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Mar 22

Beef Stir Fry: What to Buy and How to Slice the Beef

Beef Stir Fry: What to Buy and How to Slice the Beef What cut of beef to buy: I usually look for Beef Flap Steak in Asian markets with a butcher’s case. In Cantonese it’s called “chow gno yook” which loosely translates to “stir-fry beef.” The steak is soft but it can be fibrous or coarse, …

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Mar 01

How to Make Rice

How to Make Rice An Allergy Aware Asian Fare food blog must have a post about how to make rice. Rice is the foundation of many Asian meals and can be made into many versatile meals and ingredients, such as rice flour or rice noodles. I referred to Cook’s Thesaurus often to find informative descriptions with …

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