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Dumpling Dipping Sauce Recipe
Dumpling Dipping Sauce Recipe
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You can make homemade dipping sauce with flavours you like. We have 3 easy sauces for you to pair with potstickers, dumplings, and wontons, regardless of filling.

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Vietnamese Pork Roll Demystified  - Banh My Thit
Vietnamese Pork Roll Demystified - Banh My Thit
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There’s no question this city loves a good Vietnamese bánh mì sandwich - a weekly staple, it’s on almost everyone’s list of failsafe, on-the-go lunch options. 

Ever wanted to learn how to make your own at home? Join the good folks at OTAO kitchen for a hands-on workshop, where you’ll learn just how to create those crusty, French-inspired baguettes, and get the low-down on exactly how to whip up that tender, BBQ pork filling. 

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Vietnamese Chicken Salad
Vietnamese Chicken Salad
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Making this beautiful salad for the summer. 

 

Ingredients

  • 200g chicken fillets
  • 2 cup of (Chinese or Ordinary cabbage) finely shredded
  • 1 carrots, peeled, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 cup fresh Vietnamese mint, Thai Basil and Coriander
  • 1/2 cup Vietnamese dressing (mix well 1/2 table spoon of fish sauce, 1/2 table spoon of rice vinegar, 1/4 limes and 1 table spoon of sugar, 2 table of hot water, 1 garlic clove -chopped and 1 small chilli chopped)
  • 2 table spoons of roasted peanuts, chopped

Methods

  1. Make dressing: Whisk lime juice, fish sauce, chilli and sugar together in a jug until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Place chicken in a large saucepan. Cover with cold water. Bring to the boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low. Cover. Simmer, turning once, for 5 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from pan. Chill. Shred.
  3. Place cabbage, carrot, mint, coriander and chicken in a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with peanuts. Serve.
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Chinese New Year Prosperity Salad
Chinese New Year Prosperity Salad
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Eating Yu Sheng or Chinese New Year Prosperity Salad during the Chinese New Year is a cultural activity for Chinese residents in Singapore and Malaysia. To make the salad you will need over 20 ingredients and they are shredded white and green radish and carrots, ginger slices, onion slices, crushed peanuts, pomelo, pepper, essence of chicken, oil, salt, vinegar, sugar and more

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Make Homemade Ramen Noodles
Make Homemade Ramen Noodles
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If you’ve wondered how to make homemade ramen noodles, there’s a simple to make ramen noodles from scratch. You will need some plain flour, egg, salt, soda and some water. 

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Great Recipes For Hosting This Christmas
Great Recipes For Hosting This Christmas
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A Christmas lunch with all the trimmings can be a daunting prospect for many home cooks, sending them into panic mode leading up closer to the 25th December lunch for their family. The idea of working over a baking oven might be less than appealing for many, as Australia starts heat up during Summer sun and your thoughts of visiting a pool while refresher. Take the stress out of Christmas Day and opt to make fresher, healthier and simpler affairs. However you choose to celebrate, the most important aspect is spending time with family, loved ones and friends.

Here’s a few ideas on how to have a great Christmas Lunch.

 

ENTREE

 

  • Selection of Seafood
  • Vietnamese Summer Rolls
  • Selection of BBQ skewers

 

 

MAIN

 

  • Cold Turkey Salad
  • Thai Beef Salad
  • Glazed Ham and Asian Apple Salad
  • Japanese Cold Soba Noodle 

 

 

DESSERT

  • Mango and Sticky Rice
  • Palova, Cream, Berries and Kiwi
  • Summer Fruit With Coconut 
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Taste of Australia with Bush Foods
Taste of Australia with Bush Foods
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Australian is well known as a melting pot of disparate food culture. However, people have forgotten about the amazing Australian native foods that can be easily found in their own backyard for decades. Until recently, native ingredients are experiencing a revival. Embraced by high profile Australian chefs, they have begun to switch their focus and look into the exciting world of bush foods.

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Best of Melbourne Dumplings
Best of Melbourne Dumplings
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Vinh Ky Restaurant 

114 Victoria Street, Richmond

This is my friend's favourite restaurants serving similar Chinese fare on bustling Victoria street Richmond for many years. I always get the prawn wonton soup and it never fails to delight my tastebuds. It’s cheap and cheerful but the flavours are authentic and sensational.

 

Din Tai Fung

M002/4 Emporium Melbourne 287 Lonsdale Street 

This is Taiwanese type of dumpling restaurant started in Taiwan in 1974 and now having restaurants cross different continents. Their Emporium venue got me with their spicy pork and prawn dumplings special delights in a ginger and Sichuan pepper sauce.

 

Hu Tong

14–16 Market Ln Melbourne

This Shanghai style soup dumplings, the xiao long bao or shao long bao, with their pork and soup filling deserve their best place on their menu. You will saddle up your spoon with ginger and black vinegar, nibble a hole and slurp away these yummy super hot xiao long bao.


ShanDong MaMa

Mid City Arcade, Shop 7 200 Bourke St Melbourne

This city small restaurant is no secrete to many Melbourne favourite dumpling place. Here I go for the fish dumplings with mince of oily mackerel, ginger, coriander and chives.

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Taste of Balinese Foods
Taste of Balinese Foods
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THE FOOD OF BALI INDONESIA

 

Balinese food celebrate Balinese people from the volcanic island of Bali using spices blending with the fresh vegetables, meat and seafood. Balinese food sometime refers to special regional Indonesian cuisine. It demonstrates indigenous traditions and other Indonesian regional cuisine, Chinese and Indian. Bali's culinary traditions are somewhat distinct with the rest of Indonesia. The people Bali celebrate their foods with festivals and celebrations.

 

 

INGREDIENTS

Spices such as Kaempferia galanga galangal, shallots, garlic, turmeric, ginger and Kaffir lime are used in Balinese foods. For example popular Balinese 8-spice is made with white and black pepper, coriander, cumin, clove, nutmeg, sesame seed, and candlenut. Other ingredients such as palm sugar, fish paste, and basa gede spice paste are used in everyday dishes.

Many tropical foods are rambutan, mangoes, mangosteen, bananas, jackfruit, rambutan, passion fruit, nangka, pineapple, salak snake fruit, duku, kelengkeng, wani white mango or Mangifera caesia, papaya, longan, melon, oranges, custard-apple, coconut and durian.

Steamed rice is commonly consumed in every meal everyday. Pork, chicken, seafood and vegetables are widely consumed. Because many Balinese follow Hindu tradition so they never or rarely consume beef.

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