Char Siu

1 kg pork  1/2 cup soy sauce 1/3 cup honey 1/3 cup ketchup 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup Chinese rice wine 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons red food coloring 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder (optional) Mix all seasonings and marinate pork overnight. Reserve marinade and cook on the stove until thickened. Cook pork…

Veggie dumplings

Filling ingredients 1 tbsp minced ginger 1 small onion, chopped finely 4 shiitake mushrooms, chopped finely 1½ cups cabbage, chopped finely 1 large carrot, chopped finely 1 bunch chives, finely chopped 2 dashes of white pepper Sesame oil Shaoxing wine Soy sauce 1 tbsp Sugar Chop up everything, then cook in a bit of oil in a pan…

Dumpling Skin

Dumpling skin 2 cups  plain flour ½ cup water + 3 tbsp Mix flour with 1/2 cup water and stir. Once absorbed, start knead with your hands. add water a tablespoon at a time and knead until forms a ball. Cover with a damp towel and let rest for at least one hour, but preferably two…

Gyoza

I have guilt; inbred, catholic, you’re-never-good-enough guilt. And that guilt pierces through my soul every time I use a jarred sauce, box mix or ready mixed spice packet. But I console myself with the thought that if the Pioneer Woman uses them, why can’t I. But that pride/ street cred/ over-inflated sense of achievement is fantastic…

Wontons in Chilli Vinegar Dressing

Ingredients 400g ground pork 2 cups prawns, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 sprig spring onion, chopped 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp white pepper 1/2 tsp Chinese 5 spice powder 1 tbsp sugar 1 package wonton wrappers Mix all these ingredients and knead until well blended. Lay out wonton wrappers and place half a teaspoon…

Chicken & Bamboo Shoot Stir-fry

Make a big pan of this stir-fry and eat it all week! Ingredients 6 large bamboo shoots 1 chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 large knob ginger, chopped 6-8 chicken thighs, sliced Light soy sauce Dark soy sauce Oyster sauce Sesame Oil Heat oil in a pan and cook onion and garlic until soft…

Chinese Radish Cake

I’ve been having a hankering for singaporean food. Food that you absolutely cannot find in Geneva. Kaya, Prata, Nasi Lemak and above all, carrot cake aka radish cake aka turnip cake. This dish has caused plenty of confusion even amongst people who are familliar with it. First of all, it’s not a cake. It just…