Top 5 Asian Valentine Recipes To Pamper Your Special Day

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You might stress out of finding something to do on Valentine day? Going out or staying at home? For sure, you might find more romantic than going out to eat on Valentine’s Day and that is cooking for someone at home. Whether you cook together or create a culinary masterpiece to surprise your love, step out of your comfort zone and try your hand at these Asian recipes to really set the mood for love.

 

#1 Vietnamese Spring Rolls 

It's really easy to make restaurant-quality spring rolls at home. This little spring rolls can be frozen and cook straight from frozen in the oven or better at home to shallow fry them!

Check out the recipe here 

 

#2 Thai Glass Noodle

Glass noodle salad belonged to my favourites. Like in the majority of Thai salads, it is a great mix of flavours like spicy, sweet and sour. You can garnish with peanuts however in the class we may not provide peanut as someone might have an allergy. 

Check out the recipe here 

 

#3 Green Papaya Salad

If you visit Thailand on the streets of Bangkok, food vendors pound together this combination of green papaya, chillies, fish sauce and lime. Make this salad as tradition dictates with a large mortar and pestle to create the unique flavours of Thailand. More Green Curry and Red Curry Making as a base for your dishes.

Check out the recipe here

 

#4 Making dumplings 

 It's easy to prepare, budget-friendly and great-tasting, so what's not to love about dumplings! We've got chicken, pork, beef, vegetarian and more dumplings to make. You can use the ready-made wrapper.

Check out the recipe here

 

#5 Chinese Custard Tart

Egg tart made with Chinese puff pastry is one of the best Chinese desserts among the dim sum spread in Cantonese cuisine

Check out the recipe here

Top 5 Asian Valentine Recipes To Pamper Your Special Day
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Recipes

Mango and Sticky Rice Icy Poles

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Mango and Sticky Rice Icy Poles

Make 10 pcs

Time 40 mins plus 8- hour or overnight in the freezer

INGREDIENTS

  • 400ml or 1 can unsweetened full-fat coconut milk 
  • 1 cup cooked glutinous rice or from 1/2 cup uncooked rice
  • 100 ml cup heavy coconut cream
  • 70g cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup fresh ripe mango from 1 large mango cut into chunks

PREPARATION

  1. Have ready a 10 icy poles mould or you can use 10 plastic cups. 
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the coconut milk, rice, cream, sugar and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-high, stirring often. 
  3. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook, stirring often, until the rice has softened and the mixture has reduced and become very thick, about 20 minutes. 
  4. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly, about 15 minutes. Stir in the mango.
  5. Distribute mixture evenly among molds, stirring the mixture after filling each mold. Freeze for 1 hour. Add the popsicle sticks and continue to freeze until solid, at least 8 hours.
  6. To unmold, briefly dip the mold in hot water a few times just until the pops can be pulled out. Serve immediately.
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How To Make Pizza At Home

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Before You Start

  • Plan to make the dough at least one day before you are to make pizza so you have enough time for the dough to rise.
  • Make sure that you have a food scale for flour and yeast.
  • Pizza stone or steel dish to cook on. Heat in a very hot oven for at least an hour before cooking.

Prove The Dough

You can have the dough ready in 3-4 hours. But planning gives the pizza structure as the dough needs time. You can use the same dough for other week nights if you make too much in the weekend. The dough can last 2-3 days in the fridge!

We normally put the dough in a pot with a lid on then store in the fridge over night. 

Dough recipe

Shaping The Pizza

With some practice you can make shape a thin circle of dough, with a raised edge around. 

Pizza Filling

The act of topping a pizza is light. You can make as many pizza's as you like however not to overload the base, particularly around the pizza center because you want to cook the crust. Two tablespoons of sauce or cream (liquid) are enough and a small drizzle of olive oil.

Pizza Sauce

Pizza sauce does not need to be cooked so no reason to use the supermarket ready sauce. Instead buy a tin of whole tomatoes, drain it, season it olive oil and pinch of salt. Use a stick blender to finish it - make it into chunky sauce. 

Pizza Cheeses

Mozzarella is the must have pizza cheese. Depending on the sort of pizza you are creating, any good melting cheese will taste great such as fontina, Cheddar, Colby, blue cheese, and smoked Gouda... all makes for delicious pizzas.

Pizza Meats

Pizza cooking is fast so meats will need be cooked. Sausage and meatballs are great to start. Pepperoni, ham and cold cuts should perhaps go onto the pizza midway or at the end of the cooking process so they don't dry out in the heat.

Seafood is another favourite toppings for pizzas. Anchovies give special taste as prawns, clams, squid and mussels, or smoked salmon, particularly when paired with salad, lemon, crème fraîche and capers.

Plus you can add eggs but we think you should cook fry them first and add on later.

Pizza Vegetables

You can put vegetables on your pizzas. You just have to judge the time and how much. Herbs is easy to finish to get a lift. However other veggies such as eggplant, zucchini, mushroom, capsicum, asparagus, sprouts and even potato can go on there. Please cook the hard veggies as it would not cook with the pizza. 

Cooking the Pizza

We cook our pizza in special design 90 second cooking process oven. You can cook them on the top of a stone or steel. You can cook them on cook top or BBQ outdoor. 

If you bake them in the oven then you will need to heat your oven to the highest heat possible. Place a stone or steel inside the oven so they are super hot! Use the pizza peel if you have any. Or not then when you are ready, take the stone or steel out, place your pizza on it to cook. You have to do it quickly to stop the heat lost.

You can cook the pizza on top the the stove using a very thick pan. Add some olive oil then fry both side for few minutes. They cook quite fast! Then you can add the filling in. Put the cover on for few minutes. Your pizza shall be ready.

You can always grill pizza on your BBQ - repeat the same process as cooking on the stove.

 

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Simple Rice Recipes

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Lamb Biryani

This classic biryani recipe by bbcgoodfood (https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/lamb-biryani) is our go-to Indian rice recipe for family and friends gathering. This Indian rice recipe is extremely easy to follow and make at home. We highly recommend you to marinade the lamb at least for 2 hours for that extra flavour. Not a fan of lamb? Simply substitute it with chicken! And if you would like to learn how to cook more Indian dishes, sign up for our Indian Cooking Class Master (https://otaokitchen.com.au/c69pdvlnh) today!

 

Kimchi Fried Rice

This is one of the best rice recipes for lazy days. All you have to do is fry some kimchi, Korean chilli bean paste and short-grain rice in a wok. If you’re looking for a fail-proof recipe, this is it! You don’t need to worry about overcooking it over the stove, as the fried rice tastes even better when it is lightly toasted. Check out the full recipe here https://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipes/kimchi-fried-rice

 

Simple Sushi

Sushi is the most significant rice dish that represents Japanese cuisine. We absolutely love this recipe https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/simple-sushi as it shows how kids can help out in making the sushi. You can add any filling you like to your sushi, such as smoked salmon, crabmeat, tuna or avocado. Come and learn the authentic way of making sushi from our professional chefs. Find out more about our Japanese Cooking Class Master here https://otaokitchen.com.au/c26p31x0r

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Cook up an ultimate chicken feast

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“Winner winner, chicken dinner!” A catchphrase that most Australians will be familiar with! In this post, we’ll be sharing three different methods to cook a whole chicken, from the perfect basic chicken roast to Indian, and Malaysian/Singaporean recipes. This chicken recipes will make you feel like a champion after making it, and even more so after eating it!

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. 

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.

Cream Caramel

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Ingredients

 

  • 8 medium sized eggs
  • 1L fresh mixture with cream and milk
  • 120g sugar
  • 400g sugar - caramel 
  • Vanilla beans (2)
  • 1 slice lime fruit

 

Methods

  1. Add 500 g sugar into pot with a 2 table spoon of water in a large thick bottom pot and cook until it turns yellow brown. Watch out.
  2. Remove the pot from the heat immediately and add lime juice into this syrup.Pour the syrup in to 10 ramekins quickly. Careful the syrup is very HOT.
  3. Add 10 egg yolks and 2 egg white with the rest of the sugar a large bowl and stir gently. Do Not create bubbles on top of mixture.
  4. Bring vanilla bean milk and cream just to the boil and remove from the heat. Pour slowly mixture egg and stir gently so no bubble on top. You can spoon the bubble after.
  5. Pour slowly mixture in the ramekins and careful place them in a steamers or tray with water bath. 
  6. Cook for 30-40 mins in the oven or steam for 10 mins
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Chinese New Year Prosperity Salad

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Make Homemade Ramen Noodles

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Prep time 30 mins | Cook time 2 mins  | Total Time 32 mins | Skill Easy

 

INGREDIENTS

 

  • 1 cup of flours
  • 15ml vegetable oil
  • 25ml water
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • pinch of baking soda and salt - optional

 

 

METHODS

  1. Whisk together flour, salt and baking soda in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add eggs and warm water.
  2. Mix well using couple of finger until all ingredients are moistened. You can start to kneed the mix until dough comes together. Once a dough ball has formed, continue to knead with for 2-3 minutes, until dough is smooth.
  3. Turn dough out on to a floured surface and shape into a rectangle. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Remove dough from refrigerator and divide into 6 equal pieces on floured work surface and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Rub one piece all over with flour and run through a manual pasta machine or use a pastry roller to roll them out into thin sheet. Rest them for 5 mins.
  5. Use your cutting board to cut the sheets into small strips.
  6. Bring a pot of water to the boil. Cook noodles for 1 to 2 minutes in a generous amount of water or broth until cooked through. You can also freeze the noodles. They can be added to boiling liquid directly from the freezer and cook about 30 seconds longer than when fresh.
  7. Use noodles in your favorite soups or stir fry.
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Vietnamese prawn summer rolls

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Freshly made rice paper rolls packed with prawn, rice noodles, carrots, cucumber and herbs, with a sweet chilli dipping sauce.

INGREDIENTS 

For the dipping sauce

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 small red chilli, finely chopped, remove seed if want less spicy
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • juice 1 lime 

For the rolls

  • 100g vermicelli rice noodle or bean thread noodles
  • 12 x 20cm rice papers
  • 1 bunch of mint
  • 18 cooked medium prawn cut in half lengthways
  • 2-3 large iceberg lettuce leaves, torn into 12 pieces
  • 1 medium carrot cut into thin batons
  • a handful coriander
  • a handful Thai basil 
  • a handful long chives
  • 50g bean sprouts

 

METHODS 

  1. Make the dipping sauce by chopping the garlic, chilli together then stir in the fish sauce and lime juice. 

  2. Boil a pot of water and add the rice noodle and cook the noodle for 5-7 mins and then drain well. Please check the package for instruction first.

  3. When you are ready to make the rolls, dip one of the rice papers in a bowl of hot water, moving it around until the whole wrapper is soft about 3 secs then drain on a tea towel or use one of mat to stop them sticking on the the surface.

  4. Place a rice paper wrapper on a board and at one edge of the wrapper, add a few mint leaves, then 2 prawn halves.

  5. Place some lettuce on top of the prawns, followed by some noodles, a few strips of carrot and cucumber, some more herbs and finally some beansprouts. Don’t overfill or they will be hard to roll.

  6. Lift the edge of the rice paper wrapper nearest to you over the filling and, holding the filling in position with your fingers, start rolling up tightly.

  7. When you’re about halfway, fold the ends of the rice paper in and over the filling so that it is completely enclosed.

  8. Keep on rolling tightly until the whole rice paper wrapper is rolled up. 

Banh Xeo Recipe (Vietnamese Pancake)

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Banh Xeo Recipe:

Serves: 8 | Prep: 35 mins | Cook: 30 mins | Skill: Medium

INGREDIENTS

1 and 2/3 cups rice flour

1/2 cup coconut cream

1 tsp ground turmeric

1 spring onion, thinly sliced, plus extra, to serve

1 tsp salt

2 cups water

1 cup coriander leaves, plus extra, to serve

1 cup shiso leaves* (perilla), plus extra, to serve

1 cup Vietnamese mint leaves, plus extra, to serve

2 red bird’s-eye chillies, thinly sliced, plus extra, to serve

2 carrots, thinly shredded

2 cups beans sprouts, trimmed

24 cooked prawns, cleaned, peeled with tails intact

chilli jam* and iceberg lettuce leaves (optional), to serve

vegetable oil, to cook

*Ingredients available from Asian Grocers and some specialty supermarkets

 

METHOD:

Combine rice flour, coconut cream, turmeric, spring onion and 1 teaspoon of salt in a bowl with 500 ml (2 cups) water. Stir until a smooth batter forms. Cover and set aside to rest for 1 hour.

Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Brush with vegetable oil then add half a cup of batter, swirling pan to form a thin pancake.

Cook for 3 minutes or until just cooked through. Scatter half of the pancake with one-eighth of the herbs, chillies, carrot, bean sprouts and 3 prawns.

Flip the pancake in half to cover the filling and cook for a further 30 seconds to warm through, then remove with a spatula and place on a serving plate.

Repeat with remaining batter and filling ingredients. Serve with chilli jam, extra herbs, chilli, spring onion and lettuce, if desired.

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Broth is new? What you know?

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broth

brɒθ/Submit

1.noun
soup consisting of meat or vegetables cooked in stock, sometimes thickened with barley or other cereals.
"mutton broth"
meat or fish stock.
"the pig made five pots of broth"

 
2.MICROBIOLOGY
a liquid medium containing proteins and other nutrients for the culture of bacteria.
"in vitro cultures were established in MG3 broth"

 

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