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What is Guilinggao?

Chinese: 龟苓膏/龜苓膏 Guilinggao is an ancient medicinal desert, which hails from the county of Wuzhou 梧州 in Guangxi province in China. Legend has it that during the Era of the Three Kindgoms (AD 220-280), military strategist Zhu Geliang led his…

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Rare & Unusual, Recipes

What are pomfrets?

English: Silver/White Pomfret Scientific name: Pampus argenteus Chinese:  鲳鱼 Bahasa melayu: Ikan Bawal Putih Thai: ปลาจะละเม็ดขาว Vietnamese: Cá chim trắng Cebuano: Salay Winaray: Sandatan Malayalee: വെളുത്ത ആവോലി Silver pomfrets thrive in the warm seas of the Indian Ocean, and are an important…

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Chinese Hokkien/Min, Recipes

Fish maw soup 鱼膘羹

If you ever see the Chinese word ‘Geng’ 羹, it refers to a more anglo-american notion of soup – thick, gooey and very filling. This recipe will guide you through making one of the highest-rated Chinese delicacies – ‘Fish Maw…

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Fusion, Recipes

Baltic Sprat Toasts

I recently received a can of Baltic sprats as a gift from a Russian friend. A major Latvian export, this fish is of a fantastic taste and size between anchovy and sardine. I was wondering what to do with it,…

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Indonesian, Korean, Rare & Unusual, Recipes, Singaporean, Thai

What is fermented fish sauce?

Chinese:  魚露 Ancient Chinese: 鮨 Korean: Jeotgal 젓갈, Jeot 젓 Japanese: 魚醤 Thai: nam pla น้ำปลา Vietnamese: nước mắm Tagalog: patis Ancient Greek: Garos γάρον Latin: Garum, Liquamen English: Worcestershire sauce, fish pickle, fish sauce I am very fortunate to have an understanding partner, who lets me cook whatever I…

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Recipes, Thai

Thai-style stir-fried squid

I love Thai cuisine. it is full of different flavours, different styles of cooking and it is often very easy to do yet ranks as one of the classiest cuisines in the world. While you have Thai restaurants around the…

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