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Chiu Chow–Style Pork Spring Moon

Food & Recipes

Serves 4 as part of a multicourse meal.

Ingredients

One 1.76-ounce package cellophane noodles
1⁄2 cup chicken broth
2 teaspoons Shao Hsing rice wine or dry sherry
1 teaspoon soy sauce
3⁄4 teaspoon salt
2 cups mung bean sprouts
2 large eggs
1⁄8 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon minced ginger
4 ounces ground pork (about 1⁄2 cup)

Directions

Chilled Buckwheat Noodles

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Serves 4.

Ingredients

300 g/10 oz buckwheat noodles
4 small fish cakes (chikuwa)
1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
3 spring onions (scallions), finely sliced

Dipping sauce
500 ml/1 pint/2 cups dashi
4 tablespoons Japanese soy sauce
4 tablespoons mirin or sherry

Directions

Burmese Egg Noodles with Curry

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Known as ono kaukswe if it has a lot of coconut milk gravy, while panthe kaukswe features a spicier, drier curry.

Serves 6.

Ingredients

Black Sticky Rice with Sesame Seeds

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Serves 4.

Ingredients

200 g/7 oz/1 cup black glutinous rice
sea salt
1 1/2 cups freshly grated coconut
3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
jaggery or dark brown sugar

Directions

Black Rice Porridge (Pulot Hitam)

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Serves 6.

Ingredients

220 g/7 oz/1 cup black glutinous rice
1.5 litres/3 pints/16 cups water
60 g/2 oz palm sugar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 strips pandan leaf
6 dried longans
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup coconut cream
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

Bibimbap

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Ingredients

1/4 pound of ground or chopped beef
1 cucumber
1/2 carrot
100 grams of doraji bellflower roots
50 grams of bean sprouts
1 lettuce leaf
3 shiitake mushrooms
1 sheet of vegetable jelly
Seasoned red pepper paste
1 egg per person

Directions

Bean Thread Vermicelli Fried with Chicken

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Serves 6-8.

Ingredients

Vietnamese Pork on Skewers

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So popular is this dish that in some Vietnamese butcher shops the lean pork paste mixed with pieces of pork fat is sold by weight, making it easier for the home cook. In some shops, it is already seasoned.

Serves 6.

Ingredients

Tripe Curry

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Ingredients

Thai Masaman Beef Curry

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Economy cuts such as shin beef or blade are really best for this dish.

Serves 6-8.

Ingredients