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Foolproof, Ridiculously Easy Nian Gao Recipe for Chinese New Year Pudding Cake 年糕

This Lunar or Chinese New Year, we attempted to make as much of our Chinese meal from scratch as possible.  In reality, depending on who you ask, it wasn’t a traditional menu.  There were no whole steamed fish or chicken, abalone slices on vegetables , dried oysters stewed with hair-like seaweed, or any of those typical Chinese New Year dishes that we grew to love (or despise) as kids.  We did, however, tried to keep it Chinese-y.
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Coconut Black Forbidden Thai Rice Dessert with Mangoes Recipe

It’s mango season again so I thought I’d sneak in a simple tropical dessert recipe. Using sweetened rice or beans in desserts is very common in many Asian cultures, especially in the Southeastern region. Here, a deeply purple, long grain rice is the star.
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Mushroom Cardamom Rice Pudding with Dulce de Leche Disaster

Vote for me now for Best Canadian Blog or my new blog will be called Memoirs of an Alcoholic: My drunken tweets. Don’t mean to rant but you’ll soon see why.
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Thai Spot Prawn Ceviche Recipe [Video]

  Growing up in Hong Kong, I remember weaving through the wet-market with my grandmother. I was fascinated by how she interacted with the live seafood and poultry before she brought them home.
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Smuggled Thai Bamboo Shoot Salad Recipe

Soop Naw Mai I’ve loved bamboo shoots since my childhood as they are often found in cuisines I adore such as Thai and Shanghaiese. In Vancouver, really fresh bamboo shoots are rare
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