Chinese New Year 2020

Bring in the Chinese New Year with Asian Food Network's top favourite CNY dishes.

Chinese New Year

Keto Braised Pork

When a good Filipino friend of mine asked me to try adobo my first thought was it’s just a stew. Each country has their own version of traditional stew, so I decided to give it a try –and I was impressed. The complexity of the flavours in adobo was intriguing. It has a pleasant tinge of sour that is very distinct. I was sold.

Teochew Style Steamed Pomfret

The Steamed Pomfret is a true representation of Teochew cuisine –tasty, fresh and nutritious. Don’t be fooled by the clear broth and what seem to be plebeian ingredients, because this dish will shock your palette with its tangy, savory and spicy flavors. A truly simple dish to make, simply pile the ingredients onto the pomfret, pour the sauce and steam!

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Easy peasy and an absolute pleasure to eat –the beef and broccoli stir-fry! Found in quite possibly every Chinese restaurant, this savory dish is at its best when the beef is sliced against the grain and allowed to sit in the marinate. And the icing on the cake? It uses the simplest of ingredients found in any kitchen, such as ginger, soy sauce, and oyster sauce.

Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts

Easily one of the most loved dim sum dessert, the origins of the Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts can be traced back to the Portuguese arrival in Macau at the turn of the 20th century. A variation of the Portuguese pastel de nata, these egg tarts have an outer buttery shortcrust pastry that quite literally melts in your mouth. This versatile dish can also be made with a cheese filling or pandan flavoured egg filling.

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Recipe

Salted Egg Butter Prawn Pasta

Deliciously addictive, salted egg dishes are fast becoming a mainstay of Singaporean cuisine. Try it yourself with a fusion take on a traditional seafood pasta!

Buttermilk Chicken

Fancy trying something new? Devour this sweet yet savory fried chicken!

Stir Fried Black Pepper Chicken

If you love the taste of pepper, the Black Pepper Chicken Stir Fry has to be a part of your cooking repertoire! It is a spicy cauldron of ground white and black peppercorns, red pepper and green chili fried with bite-sized chicken and onions. If you would like to make this dish cheerier, feel free to throw in some yellow and green peppers! Enjoy this painless 30-minute recipe hot with a bowl of steamed rice.

The Family Table

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Indonesian

Pisang Nugget

A popular snack in Indonesia, the Nugget Pisang has its roots in Goreng Pisang (or, quite literally, fried banana) and is essentially a golden, crispy nugget of sweet and crunchy. Preparing the dish is fail proof – a matter of mashing the bananas, folding it in diced bread and mixing it gently into the batter. The difficulty lies in perfecting the crunch! Do ensure that your oil is piping hot and not to overcrowd your pot as it might cause your banana nuggets to become oily and soggy.

Prawn Noodle Soup

Overwhelm your olfactory senses and taste buds with the Prawn Noodle Soup, a deceptively simple dish from Singapore and Malaysia. The essence of this dish is the soup, an explosion of umami developed from broiling prawn shells, pork ribs and root vegetables for hours. Once you have that sorted, simply blanche the prawns, noodles, spinach and fish cake with the soup. For the perfect finish, top it off with fried shallots.

Prata Curry Puff

The crust of a curry puff can be tricky for some to make and is not always readily available. This prata curry puff is a shortcut to making your own curry puff right in your own home! It’s a baked version so no deep frying is required.

Biko

Often eaten as a dessert or afternoon snack, this sweet and sticky Filipino delight with will be the perfect treat for you!

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Pork

Steamed Pork Ribs

Prepare to fight for your food because this Steamed Spare Rib recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser! Bite-sized spare ribs soaked in a rich and garlicky marinate made mostly of fermented bean paste, dried black beans, light soy sauce and sesame oil, and cooked till tender, it is a common sight to see diners ordering mini basket steamers of this in Chinese dim sum restaurants. Have it on its own, or savour with rice.

Silky Steamed Eggs

Served in a shallow bowl to share or in a small ramekin for each person, the Silky Steamed Egg is a popular dish that is eaten at home, or many Chinese restaurants across Asia. It is the most straightforward of recipes –simply mix water with beaten eggs ,season and steam –but to get the smooth and soft texture right requires some attention to detail, such as getting the right egg water ratio!

Savoury Bacon and Avocado Muffin

A kick-ass and keto-friendly bacon-butter-avocado muffin you'll want to eat all day. Combine a tasty mix of cream cheese, garlic and coconut milk with the magic juice of fried bacon and golden yellow butter. Sink your teeth through all that packed in a lightly sweetened muffin cup of coconut or almond flour.

All-in-One Feast 

Hearty, delicious and simple to cook one-dish wonders by Sarah Huang Benjamin.

Recipe

One-Pan Red Curry Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a classic Middle Eastern dish that’s become popular the world over. In this version, Thai curry flavours are worked in, creating a rich and spicy base for perfectly runny eggs. This is homemade brunch sorted.

One Pot Opor Ayam Roast Chicken Thighs

Opor Ayam is a traditional Indonesian dish, packed with the alluring flavours of spices and coconut milk. This version takes those flavours and combines it with a juicy, crispy-skinned chicken thigh by using the oven.

One-Pot Tom Yum Risotto

A risotto is the perfect one-pot dish to impress your guests. This one features exciting Thai flavours, blending a classic tom yum soup with lusciously oozy risotto. Make it your own by experimenting with the different elements.

So Local So Good

Cook it like how your mom and her mom made it. 

Singaporean

Oyster Omelette

That’s right, oysters and eggs -two ingredients that are vastly different, but taste amazing together. The Oyster Omelette is one of the staple fares in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand, with ingredients that can be found in any major grocery stores worldwide. This gooey goodness is fried together with a batter made of sweet potato flour and rice flour, and sprinkled with parsley.

Rojak

Ever heard of a fruit platter that is vastly unhealthy (and thus really tasty) for you? Enter the Chinese Rojak –a salad concocted in Singapore that is both sweet and savoury, an ensemble of fruits, fried dough fritters and fried beancurd tossed in a dressing made of shrimp paste, tamarind, sugars and peanuts. Eat it like a local and throw in some chopped chili padi in that sauce!

Curry Puff

Creamy curry potato with egg hugged in crispy golden pastry, it is no wonder that the Curry Puff is a popular snack throughout Southeast Asia. This delicious pillow of goodness, while not the easiest to prepare, is well worth the effort! The difficulty lies in the pastry –the dough must be allowed to rest for 20 minutes and deft hands are required to fold the filling into the pocket. Once you have it down though, the rest is easy! Curry puffs freeze nicely so make a big batch and save some for the future!

Sambal Tumis Udang

Spicy sauteed shrimp that packs a punch, deliciously finger licking good!

DIY Kitchen

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Video

How To: Fully Use Up a Chicken

Don't waste the crumbs and get the most out of your chicken dishes. Here are some tips and tricks on how to fully use up a chicken, plus some delicious recipes!

How To Make Tom Yam Paste

Level up all your favorite homemade dishes with this traditional red curry Tom Yum paste. Made of fresh herb ingredients, it can add a lot of great flavors to your dish.

Different Types of Noodles

Pair your favorite dishes with the best noodles for the recipe. Check out the different types of noodles you can make at home or use when cooking for everyone.

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