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Hot soup good for your health

Hot soup good for your health

Summer is for salad, winter calls for something a little more warming. In the winter months, instead of finishing your meal with a dessert, start your meal with a healthy steaming-hot bowl of soup. Nutrition The right soup has many health benefits (not just the fact a two course meal starting with soup means no […]

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More pork for your bun – without the song and dance

Now these guys love their pork buns! Click on the image and watch just how much! Pork buns at home Try our Aussie-made BBQ pork buns at home with any of these easy to make dipping sauces.

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Yum Cha (to drink tea)

Yum Cha (to drink tea)

Yum Cha in Cantonese literally translates to “drink tea”. History of tea Legend goes that tea first came about in 2737 B.C. when Shen Nung, second emperor of China, was boiling water and a gust of wind blew some tea leaves into it. The emperor noticed the change in colour in the water and tried, […]

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Fast finger food for long weekends

Fast finger food for long weekends

Everyone likes a holiday and the long weekend is an Aussie favourite. Did you know Australia has 10 public holidays each year and employees are entitled to 20 days annual leave? Workers in UK with 28 days and Poland 26 days have the most generous employee holiday entitlements in the world. Employees in the USA, […]

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Spring rolls, cooked in under 3 minutes

Spring rolls, cooked in under 3 minutes

This video by an Indian Chef on how to make vegetable spring rolls is very entertaining. At 8 minutes it’s also rather long. Cook spring rolls in 3 minutes at home Not only have we done the hard work for you, Pacific West spring rolls are incredibly fast to cook. Deep fry them straight from […]

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Jars of Kimchi

Kimchi – Korean for half your daily vitamin C

Kimchi – a traditional fermented side dish from Korea, is the spicy, somewhat sour side dish packed with vitamin C. This traditional pickle was originally left to ferment in jars for months. It comes in a range of flavours where the variety is determined by the main vegetable and spices used to make it. The […]

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Table Manners

Eating etiquette: do’s and don’ts from around the world

You’ve sat down at the table with a Chinese family and are struggling to remember what you saw in a documentary – “is it polite to slurp or not?”… What about at a Japanese restaurant, how do you put down your chopsticks? Do your feet go under the table or under your seat? We’ve spent […]

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Street Food Pork Dumplings

Peking style BBQ pork buns (Char siu bao)

Steamed fluffy white buns with a rich, sticky sweet pork centre are one of the signature treats of Yum Cha. If you’ve ever seen these buns being made in a Chinese kitchen, with dozens of perfectly risen white dough balls being placed in metre diameter bamboo steamers for cooking over giant boiling pots of water, […]

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Money Bags

Authentic Asian Money Bags

The Asian Money Bag (“Toong Tong” in Thailand or “Jīnqián dài” in China) is aptly named for its small, purse-like appearance. Also known as Asian Money Pockets, these little bags of thin pastry are usually filled with minced chicken, pork or seafood combined with various vegetables. To finish, they are tied together with a string […]

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Gyoza Dumplings Vegetarian

Going Japanese with Gyoza

These Japanese dumplings are from an era when most people had a lot of time on their hands to make dumplings with their hands.  Dumplings are known throughout the world in various national cuisines. Chinese or Japanese? Originally from China, dumplings spread across Asia and Eastern Europe. While many have come and gone or morphed […]

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