Asian Cuisine

Asian Cuisine

How to make a uniquely Asian fried chicken sandwich
There is nothing quite like a good fried chicken sandwich and this recipe includes a fantastic Acar slaw, a Southeast Asian dish, to add some diversity to every bite.  The marinade for these fried chicken sandwiches couldn’t be easier, but the slaw takes a little work.  While traditional cooks would use a mortar and pestle to pound the mixture of spices, it’s much easier to grind them in a high-speed blender. Sambal belacan and coconut milk fried chicken sandwiches with acar slaw Belacan comes in hard, dry blocks, or in jars, where it is more moist.  For this recipe, use the dry version. The sambal belacan can be home-made or purchased in jars. Candlenuts can be difficult to source – look i
From bone marrow to shortcrust: the history of the egg tart
With their silky smooth, eggy custard filling and flaky pastry crust, Cantonese egg tarts are hard to resist when walking past a Hong Kong-style bakery. It’s even harder when they’re fresh out of the oven. For customers at Tai Cheong Bakery, one of Hong Kong’s oldest egg tart shops, the Cantonese treat isn’t just a delicious dessert, it’s the taste of their childhood. “It’s the sweet and savory mixed together. It’s very nostalgic for me,” says one hungry customer in between bites. “When I was young, my mom would come home every day with a box of egg tarts.” “It’s the Hong Kong tradition. That’s why we love it,” says another. “We grew up eating this like a dessert or teatime treat.” Found in