Here’s another quick and easy dish I learned to make here in Kuching.
Stir-Fried Cangkuk Manis
Cangkuk Manis (“Chong-cook Ma-Niss”, meaning sweet leaf) or Mani chai in Hokkien is a vegetable that is very common here in Kuching. As a matter of fact, the same day that we arrived here and were introduced to paku, we also got introduced to Cangkuk Manis. Its texture when cooked is like spinach, but without the bitterness. This vegetable has a natural sweetness to it (which is why it’s name has the word “manis” – meaning sweet – in it).
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If you’re feeling kinda heavy after all that Christmas holiday eating, here is another great recipe I found in my Fine Cooking magazine. The best thing about it is, it’s got a lot of veggies in it. This recipe is a nice and quick dish, easy enough to make for a weekday meal.
Hoisin Pork with Napa Cabbage
By the way, why is this called a Napa cabbage? This cabbage has almost nothing to do with that valley in Northern California most famous for its wines. What’s up with that?
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My mom has gone back home but there are still so many yummy recipes she cooked up that we haven’t blogged about. So here is another dish that she cooked up one day that we really enjoyed and is pretty easy to make. She was such a lively inspiration for this blog. We told her that we were looking for more quick and easy Asian recipes and she started to rattle off a bunch that we could do. Here is one of them.
Stir-Fried Green Beans with Savory Tofu and Peanuts
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Last of our five-part series on quick Asian dishes.
Today is 08-08-08, a very auspicious number to the Chinese. It’s also Jaden’s birthday today (what a lucky gal!), so I’m posting a very special, yet quick, Chinese dish in her honor.
Steamed Shiitake Mushrooms with Bok Choy and Fatt Choy
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