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Chinese New Year: Happy Year Of The Horse!

Happy Chinese New Year! πŸ™‚Β  This year we're into the year of the horse. Now myself being a brony since I was in single digits (we won't go into how many years ago that was), I had to add to this year's celebration with this awesome purchase: Chinese New Year Pinkie Pie! (best pony) This… Continue reading Chinese New Year: Happy Year Of The Horse!

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Chinese New Year: Happy Year Of The Rabbit!

Well, it is now the year of the rabbit πŸ™‚ I hope everyone who celebrated the Lunar New Year (be it through Chinese New Year, Imbolc, or any other celebration) had a really enjoyable time! My Mom made a Chinese dragon as a paper sculpture πŸ™‚ She couldn't get the photocopies of the pattern that… Continue reading Chinese New Year: Happy Year Of The Rabbit!

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Chinese New Year: Char Siu Bao (pork buns)

I love char siu bao! In fact, I'm sitting here eating some while I type out this recipe πŸ™‚ The soft fluffy dough and sweet pork filling make these buns one of my favourites and something I always come home with from Chinese supermarkets! With that in mind, I decided to make some from scratch… Continue reading Chinese New Year: Char Siu Bao (pork buns)

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Chinese New Year: Mushroom And Water Chestnut Steamed Buns

This is a recipe I've wanted to try for a while but have been saving it for Chinese New Year. Mushrooms and I have a very shaky relationship - I love them but they don't love me. Or rather, they used to love me until I turned about 17 and then suddenly gained an allergy… Continue reading Chinese New Year: Mushroom And Water Chestnut Steamed Buns

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Chinese New Year: Pea Shoot And Prawn Dumplings

This is another great dim sum recipe in the lead up to Chinese New Year, which is on February 3rd this year πŸ™‚ One of my favouite dim sum is ha gow, which are prawn dumplings with a slightly sticky texture to the dough. I didn't have a recipe for ha gow, but this seemed… Continue reading Chinese New Year: Pea Shoot And Prawn Dumplings

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Chinese New Year: Siu Mai (pork and prawn dumplings)

Even though I'm not Chinese, and don't have any Chinese heritage as far as I'm aware, we've celebrated Chinese New Year for as far back as I can remember πŸ™‚ I pretty much grew up on dim sum - every week when families would go out for a traditional English Sunday roast lunch, mine would… Continue reading Chinese New Year: Siu Mai (pork and prawn dumplings)