Healthy

Looking for healthy recipes to meal prep for the week or some easy low-carb recipes for the weekend? You don’t have to compromise on the usual flavors and can now recreate these healthy recipes that you can eat daily with no guilt attached. Meals are now more rewarding with these fast, simple and delicious healthy dishes that everyone can enjoy and trust us, friends and family will be surprised how substitutes can taste as delicious as the real deal. Whether it is low-carb, keto, gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian, we are with you every step of the way with our step by step guided recipes that are simple to follow and will be a staple in your everyday meals.

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Chinese Style Scrambled Eggs with Tomato

This comforting dish of scrambled eggs features the natural sweetness of bright red tomatoes and is an easy-to-make side dish for any dinner table!
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Mapo Tofu

Mapo Tofu is a famous Sichuan dish that is spicy and tongue-numbing. It consists of mainly tofu, spicy sauce, minced meat, and, most importantly, Sichuan peppercorn. By recreating this Mapo Tofu dish, you can adjust the spiciness, the ingredients, and give it your own spin. You don't have to be a cooking expert to whip up this dish because it can be prepared under 30 minutes with just three steps.
Under 60 mins

ABC Soup

As simple as ABC, with the vitamins to back it up, the base of ABC Soup consists of pork/chicken ribs, carrots, potatoes and tomatoes. To cook it, all you need is a big soup pot, lots of water, and an hour or so for the ingredients to simmer! Here’s an interesting fact -it is affectionately known as the leftover soup because you are free to add in any leftover vegetables at hand without ruining its taste.
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Chinese Spinach Soup

Looking for a quick, healthy fix? The humble yet tasty Chinese Spinach Soup is here to the rescue! A combination of the simplest of ingredients –the Chinese spinach, dried ikan bilis(dried anchovies), garlic and eggs, this soup takes about 30 minutes to make from start to finish. For added sweetness, throw in a handful of wolfberries! Serve hot with rice for a complete meal.
Under 30 mins

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!
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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.
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Steamed Chicken and Pumpkin

Who says it is difficult to whip up a healthy meal at home! Our Steamed Chicken and Pumpkin recipe is not only healthy but also easy to make! Simply marinate the chicken with the various seasoning to your personal preference! Add in the pumpkin cubes before steaming the entire dish for 20 minutes! You can get it all done within 45 minutes, how quick! It is that simple to create a healthy yet hearty Steamed Chicken and Pumpkin dish at home!
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Prawns & Vegetable Stir Fry

Looking for a staple meal for weekday dinners? Look no further because the prawns and vegetable stir-fry isa quick and healthy dish that will satisfy little (and big) bellies alike. The garlic and variety of vegetables gives this dish its fragrance, and the prawn, its subtle sweetness. Here’s a tip –chop the broccoli small or steam it a little before frying so that it will have the same crunch as the other vegetables. Serve with a bowl of rice for a complete meal.
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Tomato Egg Drop Soup

Both sweet and sour, the Tomato Egg Drop Soup is a dish that will whet one’s appetite. Hailing from China, this dish is incredibly easy to prepare, with no special herbs or special techniques other than swirling in of the egg whites to create the egg strands. A truly versatile dish, you can have it as an appetizer, a side dish or even a light meal.
Under 30 mins

Tofu with Minced Meat and Prawns

A simple, hearty and healthy dish of fresh tofu generously topped with minced meat and mushrooms.
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Braised Beancurd with Mushroom

The Braised beancurd with mushrooms is a traditional vegetarian Chinese dish that will warm up even the coldest of souls. Everything about this dish is gentle, down to its earthy colours –the juicy mushrooms, soft tofu, the subtle flavour of the sauce. It takes no time to cook too! Enjoy it warm, and over a hot bowl of steaming rice.
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Shrimp Lo Mein

This Shrimp Lo Mein recipe is tastier than any takeout! Don’t be confused between a chow mein and a lo mein as we bring you the a secret lo mein recipe just like the Chinese restaurants or even better. Stop wondering how to make a lo mein right now and try this recipe which you can substitute with chicken, beef, seafood or just go vegetarian. It is that good.
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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!
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Apple and Pear Pork Rib Soup

Yes, you read that right -Soup made from apple and pear! Originating from China, the Apple and Pear Pork Rib Soup is rumoured to be nourishing for your throat and lungs, andhave anti-aging properties. There is some prep work involved, and some time is required for the soup to be simmered to perfection but it is well worth the effort!
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Keto Kong Pao Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

Zoodles, a surprisingly tasty alternative to noodles, is particularly useful if you’re on a keto diet. That’s zoodles, or zucchini sliced into noodles. Here, it’s paired with a devilishly spiced kong pao chicken recipe, or a Chinese-style chicken dish that’s stir-fried using Chinese vinegar, chilies, broth and brown sugar swerve for a hint of sweetness.
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Keto Stir-Fried Dragon Chives & Beansprouts

If you’re on keto, leafy vegetables are the best for the diet. They’re low in carbs compared to stem and root vegetables, but still tastes delicious. For a Chinese New Year meal, you’ll want to make this, whether your family is on keto or not-it’s that yummy.
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Arrowhead Chips

Want to impress your relatives with Homemade Chinese New Year snack? Try making your Arrowhead chips with this simple recipe that we have for you! Not only is Arrowhead chips, an addictive Chinese New Year snack in Singapore, but it is healthy. Besides that, this Chiku recipe only requires four ingredients and can be easily picked up within three steps. Screen reader support enabled. Want to impress your relatives with Homemade Chinese New Year snacks? Try making your Arrowhead chips with this simple recipe that we have for you! Not only is Arrowhead chips, an addictive Chinese New Year snack in Singapore, but it is healthy. Besides that, this Chiku recipe only requires four ingredients and can be easily picked up within three steps.
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Yu Sheng

Chinese New Year is here and what better way to start this festive by putting together a Yu sheng also know as Lo Hei. Lo Hei is a popular chinese dish to be enjoyed during Chinese New Year and the ingredients consists of strips of raw fish, ,shredded vegetables, pickles and a variety of sauces and condiments.What makes Lo Hei so unique are the lo hei sayings and sequence and if you know what to say during lo hei, we promise you that this will impress many.
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Beef & 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.
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Cantonese Supreme Soy Noodles

Get your chef’s hat on and get ready to have a wokkin’ good time with the Cantonese Style Soy Sauce Supreme Soy Sauce Fried Noodles. An all-time favorite in dim sum restaurants and Chinese homes, it is frequently eaten for breakfast... lunch and dinner! And you will see why –it is an extremely delicious and holistic dish made only from the simplest of ingredients. Quick tip: Cook with chopsticks instead of a spatula for easy maneuverability!
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One Bowl Steamed Lor Mai Gai (Chicken Glutinous Rice)

Sticky rice is a must-have at Chinese New Year for me, as it symbolises the coming together of family at this celebratory time of year. This is the easiest way to produce a traditional lor mai gai, with juicy, flavourful chicken and warm, sticky rice.
Under 60 mins

Keto Chicken Meatball Shirataki Noodles

Noodles are typically eaten to represent good fortune and prosperity during Chinese New Year. But that’s hard to do while you’re on Keto, so simply replace high-carb noodles with keto-friendly shirataki ones. Make your own meatballs too using friendly-fats in chicken thigh, and join in the meal with your noodle-loving family.
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Keto Braised Pork Belly

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.
Under 60 mins

Keto Cauliflower Porridge

Now if you’re on keto, you know how hard it is to avoid rice, especially at reunion dinners. Now, join in the family feast with a cool substitute –keto cauliflower “porridge”! That’s crumbed up cauliflower, boiled and thickened with xanthan gum to give adelicious porridge-like texture. It’s creamy, drizzled with fragrant sesame oil and we think, perfect for the Chinese New Year table and your daily Keto diet.
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Peanut Soup with Glutinous Riceballs

Golden brown peanuts first roasted then crumbed and tossed into rich butter. Then, they are portioned gently into chewy rice flour balls and bubbled in a brown sugared soup. When still warm, eat this traditional Chinese festive dessert comfortably, popping it whole or delightfully stretching it into two.
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Lotus Root Soup

A light Chinese soup eaten anytime and especially at Chinese New Year. Sip slowly the fat-infused chicken soup naturally sweetened with lotus root and big soft peanuts for a nutty, silky finish in between swirling herbal garlic and ginger bits.
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Seafood White Beehoon

Introducing a staple and easy-to-prepare meal for the family - The Seafood White Bee Hoon, a dish that is considered a national cuisine along the ranks of Chilli Crab and Hainanese Chicken Rice. The bee hoon, simmered to perfection in a concoction of stock, fish sauce and spices, and mixed with fresh seafood, vegetables and creamy strings of egg is the perfect meal for the young and old.
Above 60 mins

Salted Vegetable Duck Soup

As with most dishes in Teochew, a city in the eastern province of China, the key to making the best Salted Vegetable Duck Soup lies in the freshness and quality of the ingredients, as well as to cater enough time for simmering. This ensures that the duck meat falls off the bone! Fun fact -This soup is known to boost one’s appetite because of its salty savoury taste.
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Sweet & Spicy Thai Mango Salad (Som Tum Mamuang)

A quick and easy salad also known as Som Tum Mamuang, this has just the right balance of sweet and spicy
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One-Pan Red Curry Shakshuka

Want to try cooking a new cuisine? Why not try our One-Pan Red Curry Shakshuka recipe, a classic Middle Eastern dish! With just two simple steps, you can get it all done under 30 minutes. This Red Curry Shakshuka recipe can be easily recreated at home with ingredients such as Thai red curry paste, tomato passata, cherry tomatoes, and coconut milk! Grab a pan, add all the ingredients except the eggs and let it simmer before cracking the eggs in. Adjust the taste with fish sauce and sugar, and there you have it, your One-Pan Red Curry Shakshuka!
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Lontong

Lontong consisted of compressed steamed rice soaked in rich coconut vegetable curry stew. Lontong is a dish that can be commonly found in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. With just two simple steps, blending and fry spice paste before adding the vegetables and coconut gravy. Yes, it is that easy to recreate Lontong at home!
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Soup Buntut (Oxtail Soup)

Known and famous for in Indonesia is Sop Buntut (oxtail soup) - a warm & hearty stew that you can't get enough of on a cold chilly day. & here, we give you one of our best sop buntut recipes.
Under 60 mins

Vegetarian Briyani

Looking to whip up something truly Malaysian? Why not try our Vegetarian Briyani recipe! This recipe is perfect for any festive season as the colors are vibrant - yellow color basmati rice from the saffron water, red from the tomatoes, white from the coconut milk, and lastly, green color from the garnishings. You can always replace the jackfruit in this recipe with potatoes, carrots, broccoli, or anything that you have in your fridge! It is always up to you! For those who are not a fan of spice, remember to add some sugar to balance off the spiciness!
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Chicken Katsudon

The Katsudon is one of the most well-known Japanese rice bowls in the world, and it is easy to see why –it is the perfect balance between sweet and salty, filled with delightful textures, thanks to the crunchy fried chicken and fat grains of rice swimming in a creamy sea of egg. To fully enjoy this dish, eat it hot off the stove!
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Keto Raspberry Chocolate Bread Pudding

A delightful, spongey keto bread pudding recipe you will love anytime, especially at Christmas. A sweet mix of brown sugar swervere places sugar, and is dusted into a spiced mix of cinnamon and nutmeg that’s all swirled with semi-sweet chocolate chip, raspberries and rich buttery cream.
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Tangerine Cake with Vegan Chocolate Ganache

A bright, light and sweet citrus cake that infuses the air with the inviting scent of tangerines -the fruit that symbolises Chinese New Year. Spread smooth on top is a thick rich layer of melted vegan chocolate ganache for extra pleasure. For a gluten-free alternative, use almond or coconut flour instead.
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Keto Peanut Soup

Peanut Soup is probably the most iconic Chinese New Year dessert. It has always been a crowd-favourite, and now -ketogenic. Simply add sugar substitute Swerve for a sweeter taste, and xanthan gum to give it a lusciously thick and smooth texture. One bowl won’t be enough.
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Snow Fungus Dessert

Snow fungus contains dietary fibers that helps to lower cholesterol in the foods that we eat but also control the sugar absorption. It basically acts like a filter for your body. It also makes you even more beautiful by replenishing the collagen that we need to make our skin nice and bouncy.
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Make Every Day Festive with Korean Glass Noodles (Japchae)

The literal translation of Japchae, mixed vegetables, is quite misleading because the main ingredient of this dish is the Korean sweet potato starch noodles, also known as glass noodles. This dish is a must-have for the Korean festive holidays (like New Year’s Day or the Harvest festival), probably because of its celebratory colours derived from the strips of carrots, bell peppers, spinach, cucumbers and mushrooms. The secret to success? Finding the right balance between soy sauce and sugar!
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Bibimbap

Have some leftover vegetables in your fridge? Thinking of making something healthy? Try our Korean Bibimbap recipe! Not only is it the most well-known and popular Korean dish in Korea, but it is also simple and easy to make. Switch it up according to your preferences, you can always replace the beef with chicken and pork, and add more Gochujang (Korean spicy pasta sauce) if you can tolerate spice. Just four simple steps, and you are ready to eat!
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Ginseng Chicken Soup

Jam-packed with nutritious goodness, the Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup (Samgyetang) is said to be the perfect summer dish fight the heat. The chicken is lovingly stuffed with soaked glutinous rice and gently simmered with garlic, ginger, and the super-herb of Asian cuisine, ginseng, said to aid in boosting energy and the immune system. Serve piping hot with rice, chopped scallions, salt and pepper on the side!
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Laksa Shirataki Fried Noodles

It's still laksa alright. You slurp through a rich bowl of noodles endlessly coated in coconut-milk, sambal, and lingering onion, garlic and lemongrass flavours. And still more. Fresh scallops and shrimps fried to infuse its appetite-opening umami-ness into everything. For the keto-friendly ones, your life-saver is low-caloric shirataki noodles. The extra chewy konjac yam noodles replaces traditional wheat or rice noodles used in this street-food favourite of Malaysia and Singapore.
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Champorado

Indulge in a rich Filipino rice porridge with the flavors of bitter dark chocolate -perfect for a tea time snack.
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Sinigang na Tiyan ng Bangus (Filipino Sour Soup with Milkfish Belly)

Warm yourself up with this authentic Filipino sour soup with milkfish belly, perfect for sharing on a rainy day.
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Pansit Buko Guisado (Coconut Noodles)

Add a splash of colour and wonder onto your dining table with a Filipino favorite -the Pancit Buko Guisado! While the name directly translates to “sautéed coconut noodles”, this dish does not contain any noodles but rather thin strips of coconut flesh, which well, looks like noodles! Prepare your taste buds for a big bang because this dish is a delicious hodge-podge of meat, prawns, and vegetables!
Under 60 mins

Chicken Tinola

Quick, tasty and refreshing, the Chicken Tinola is the chicken soup for the soup. This one-pot dish combines simple ingredients like chicken, ginger, onion, and green papaya to form a dish that is both healthy and tasty. A Filipino family favorite, it is guaranteed to have you going back for seconds, thirds, and more!
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Chicken Pastil

Love yourself some food and origami? Then try your hand at the Chicken Pastil, steamed rice and shredded chicken wrapped in fragrant banana leaves. Popular for breakfast in the Philippines, it is also great for an afternoon snack. And here’s a secret that chefs will not share with you –add a knotted pandan leaf while cooking the rice for more flavor!
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Southern Filipino Comfort: Law-Uy is Soup for the Soul

Originating from Mindanao, or Southern Philippines, the Law-Uy is a soup you need when your soul needs a hug. It is unique in its flavor and appearance -a soup of lemongrass with brightly coloured vegetables and topped with fish slices. For an extra pow, we recommend a touch of fish sauce to taste.
Above 60 mins

Steamed Herbal Chicken

A dish that is favoured by the young and old, the Steamed Herbal Chicken is both healthy and extremely flavourful. The Chinese medicinal herbs used in this dish –the yu zhu and dang gui –are known to boost energy, aid in stomach discomfort and regulate blood. If you’re not into Chinese homeopathy, this would convince you –this dish is made completely by steaming, one of the healthiest ways to cook because no additional fat is used!
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Keto Sesame Roast Beef with Cauliflower Mash

With the creaminess and seeping sweetness of potato, you might be forgiven if you mistook the side of mashed cauliflower for the usual mash. But it’s not the only star in the plate of warm beef steak-that also happens to be keto diet. The soft sinking bed of vegetables too, wraps tender beef slices in tomato-sour and onion-aromatic juices.
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Salted Egg Kale Chips

The Asian egg sensation is now paired with kale, and it doesn't disappoint. The superfood is baked in buttery goodness, curry leaves, the heat of chillies and the super side-kick -creamy umami-filled salted eggs. Need some sweetness? We used gavia instead, it's a sugar replacement and a rare sugar equivalent. But other sugar replacements work too. Be warned though, it's addictive and absolutely keto-friendly.
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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.
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Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet, salty and extremely addictive, our version of Sweet Potato Fries works marvelously as a side dish to your dinner roast or burger or as an afternoon snack. What’s more, you probably already have the key ingredients in your kitchen –salt, oil, garlic powder and pepper! Undemanding and requiring little post-cooking cleaning (if you choose to have it baked), this crispy and healthy dish will keep you coming back for more.
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Pickled Radish Omelette

A big fan of omelettes? Then the Preserved Radish Omelette is a must-try dish for you. Originating from China but also favoured in Singapore and Malaysia, the Preserved Radish Omelette (or as it is affectionately known - Chai Poh Neng) is the trifecta of side dishes – requires few ingredients, easy to make and a perfect balance of sweet and salty. Eat it simply with a bowl of rice or porridge, or with a variety of side dishes.
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We’ve Hacked Healthier Home-Made Prata Curry Puffs!

Add a twist to your usual Curry Puff by using Prata skin instead! Not only is Prata Curry Puff easy to make since the frozen pratas are readily available at any major grocery stores, but it is also a perfect afternoon snack for everyone at home, at work, or just anywhere on the go. This recipe is also healthier since the curry puffs are being baked instead of being deep-fried. Grab some potatoes, chicken thigh, onions, and frozen pratas and start making your Prata Curry Puff.
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Honey Sesame Tofu

Perfect as a meal or a happy hour snack, the Honey Sesame Tofu is a delightfully crispy and savoury vegetarian dish. The burst of flavorcomes from the sauce –a symphony of honey, sesame oil, soy sauce, onions and chilies –which pairs nicely with the soft, subtle taste of tofu. Do take note to use firm tofu so that it would stand up to deep-frying, and the slathering of thick sauce!

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