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Recipe for japanese green tea cake

Simple recipe for Japanese green tea cake

We love Japanese food, especially the desserts. Matcha is finely ground green tea powder yumminess and is the base for a lot of sweet prizes in Japan, like cakes or ice cream. Anything with matcha in it gets us very excited and definitely ranks as one of our 10 favourite Japanese foods. To find out more, check out our ...
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Stir fried vegetables with garlic is a popular side dish in China

Chinese stir fried vegetables with garlic

Chinese stir fried vegetables is a popular, delicious and healthy side dish to accompany any meal. Popular vegetables to use include spinach, bak choi, snow peas or green beans. Here is our recipe from our course at the Yangshuo Cooking School. Ingredients to make stir fried vegetables:1 bunch of green vegetables 1 teaspoon of salt 2 teaspoons of water 1 tablespoon ...
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Stir fried chicken cashew nuts is a popular dish throughout China

Chinese stir fried chicken cashew nuts recipe

Chinese stir fried chicken cashew nuts (or “kung pao chicken”) is a popular dish in China and a particular favourite of these two greedy boys.  It has become a popular Chinese food in Western Chinese take aways. It originated from the Sichuan province in China and ideally uses the popular (and spicy) Sichuan peppercorns.  As with all ...
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Trying Yangshuo Beer Fish

Yangshuo Beer Fish recipe

Yangshuo Beer Fish (or “Pijiu Yu”) is a specialty of the Yangshuo area of the Guangxi Province in South China. This is a stir fry based dish using mainly freshwater fish like wild carp or Mandarin fish.  This recipe is (obviously) cooked with beer in place of water and preferably served with rice. We learnt this recipe ...
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Chinese stir fried aubergines cooked in Yangshuo sauce

Chinese stir fried aubergine

Chinese stir fried aubergine (or eggplant) does not sound particularly alluring.  But cooked with the Chinese Yangshuo style sauce it makes an incredibly tasty vegetarian dish or appetiser. This is the recipe we learnt from the Yangshuo Cooking School, with video underneath: Ingredients for stir fried aubergine250g sliced aubergine 2 cloves of garlic – chopped and minced 25g of ...
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