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Easiest Ever Chinese Roast Duck

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This is, quite simply, the simplest Chinese-style roast duck you will ever make. The skin is crisp and golden; the flesh moist and fall-apart. It’s heaven. And you only need … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver’s Sticky Chinese Ribs

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This cooking method – courtesy of Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food cookbook – is simply the best way of cooking ribs I’ve ever come across: time after time  the results are … Continue reading

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Chinese Chicken Wings in Black Bean Sauce

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I am in possession of a brand new wok, purchased from the sensational Wing Yip supermarket. If you’ve never been to one of these extraordinary Chinese food emporiums, seek one … Continue reading

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Sticky Chinese Pork Spareribs

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Fancy something to gnaw on this weekend? You will not find a finer grawing opportunity than these magnificent sticky Chinese pork spareribs – guaranteed. I’ve tried many recipes for ribs … Continue reading

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Ching-He Huang’s Fried Sweet Chilli Chicken

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  This dish has become a mid-week staple for my three kids. It’s crisp and crunchy, succulent and moist, served with a sauce that has a hot-sweet-sour hit. Finger lickin’ … Continue reading

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Sous Vide Chinese Deep-Fried Quails

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I bought these little beauties in Aldi near where my dad lives in Manchester, although he wouldn’t eat them because the fiddly bones would stick in his false teeth! I … Continue reading

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Crispy Soft Shell Crab with Garlic and Chillies

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I first had soft shell crab at the Asian-fusion restaurant Roka in London’s Charlotte Street. It was sensational. Crisp and savoury on the outside, moist and almost fruity on the … Continue reading

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Higgidy Chinese Spiced Beef Pies

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How about giving ordinary beef mince pies an Oriental twist with this extremely tasty recipe from Camilla Stephens’ splendid ‘Higgidy Cookbook’?  Camilla is the founder of Higgidy, which you may … Continue reading

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Succulent Chinese Pork Belly with Lindisfarne Mead

Chinese Pork Belly with Mead

Mead is an alcoholic drink made from fermented honey and water – and it’s delicious. I bought a bottle on a trip to Lindisfarne Holy Island in Northumberland and I … Continue reading

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Ken Hom’s Korean Grilled Beef with Stir-Fried Peppers and Baby Pak Choy

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  You can use any cut of beef for this incredible recipe that I’ve adapted from Ken Hom’s ‘Travels With a Hot Wok’ cookbook because the acid in the pineapple … Continue reading

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Chiang Mai Spare Ribs with Broccoli & Black Bean Sauce

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As I wrote here previously, I have had the good fortune to come across a Thai lady called Nitsa, who works at my local supermarket. She makes her own curry … Continue reading

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Ching He-Huang’s Yellow Bean and Honey Roast Chicken

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One of my favourite Chinese cooks is Ching He-Huang. I got her ‘Chinese Food In Minutes’ cookbook sent to me a few years ago when I worked on a cookery … Continue reading

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Chinese Chicken Fried Rice

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The secret to making this one of the tastiest fried rice recipes I’ve ever tried is to marinate the chicken in soy sauce and Shaosing rice wine and then cook … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Sous Vide 50-hour Pork Belly with Chinese Spices

Fifty hours? Fifty! Hours? Yep, fifty. In a Sous Vide water bath, set to 65C – and then left alone for a couple of days. The results are nothing short … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Gok Wan’s Sticky Pork Belly with Five-Spice Apple Wedges

Pork belly. Can’t beat it. Well, perhaps if you have a big stick. But I digress. This is gloriously sweet, sticky and melt-in-the-mouth from fashionista Gok Wan’s Chinese dad. That … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Chinese Crispy Duck in Rice Paper Wraps with Cucumber and Spring Onion

I set out to make restaurant-style Chinese duck with pancakes but then realised I’d bought the wrong kind of wraps. Serendipity! The result was far more adventurous – as well … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Gok Wan’s Chinese Chicken Thighs with Soy Glaze

While we were on holiday in France last week, I did my best to cook and eat as much local produce – bought from the local markets – as possible. … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Chinese Crispy Pork with Black Bean Sauce and Noodles

In An Ideal World 1: This recipe calls for pork fillet, but I had a nice chunk of leg begging to be used in my freezer, so I cut it … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Ken Hom’s crispy shrimp paste chicken with spicy peanut butter noodles

For the marinade 2-3 chicken breasts, cut into chunks 2 tbsp shrimp paste 1 tbsp Shaoxing Chinese rice wine 1 tbsp ginger juice (squeezed from 2 cm grated ginger) 2 … Continue reading

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