Entries tagged light soy sauce

June 2nd, 2012

Stir fry with home-made ramen noodles

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This one was a while ago again, and another Lucky Peach special: my first attempt at home-made ramen noodles. A fascinating thing: alkaline salt. You make it by slowly baking baking soda (crazy I know): it transforms sodium-bicarbonate to sodium-carbonate, an essential ingredient in those yellow noodles which aren’t egg noodles, but look and taste […]

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January 22nd, 2012

Gyoza

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More Japanese food! Gyoza are the Japanese take on Chinese ‘potsticker’ dumplings: usually pork, cabbage, spring onions, and other flavourings; crispy on the bottom and soft and chewy on the top. I didn’t have any cabbage, but I used some Chinese spinach. The key to authentically “Japanese” tasting gyoza is garlic and ginger (or, in […]

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January 8th, 2012

Rice vermicelli with minced chicken, chilli, bamboo, basil and other things

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I can’t vouch for the authenticity of this “Thai” dish, but I can vouch for the flavour. There is something about the combination of chicken, Thai basil, chilli and sweet soy that is just really good. So: here is my attempt at Almost a Recipe. (I say almost because I’m not really very specific with […]

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November 13th, 2010

Poh’s dong do pork

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We saw Poh’s dong do pork recipe on TV the other night, and I just had to try it. I’d never cooked with rock-sugar before, but I realise now it was the missing ingredient whenever I’ve tried to cook pork this way. The slow cooking process makes the pork melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The flavour actually reminded […]

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