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Chinese braised tofu with ground pork

I am so glad I tried this recipe… it is SO YUMMY! It’s Steamy Kitchen’s recipe for Chinese braised tofu with ground pork. Few mistakes/revisions of my own: I totally forgot to season the tofu with salt & pepper but it still tasted fine, I didn’t even realize I re-read the recipe right now. I also decided not to use cornstarch and I added about a tablespoon more oyster sauce. Eat the tofu with steamed rice and get ready for some deliciousness… I’m ashamed to admit that I almost finished this dish that serves 4… oops, oh well 😛 Recipe courtesy of: http://www.steamykitchen.com/23559-chinese-braised-tofu-with-ground-pork-recipe.html Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 block firm or extra firm tofu salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1 pound ground pork, beef, turkey or chicken 1 clove garlic, very finely minced 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 1 cup chicken broth 2 tablespoons oyster sauce 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1/4 cup cool water 1 teaspoon cornstarch1/2 stalk green onion, chopped Directions: 1. Drain the …

7 lbs heavier but I ain’t mad

I just got back from my first trip to Asia and reluctantly weighed myself and learned that I gained a good 7 lbs. That’s right, 7 lbs. Normally, I would be upset but I can’t even be upset because I ate so much delicious food and I had to take advantage of my time there. Here are my top 7 favorite meals: shen jian bao at Yang’s Dumpling in Shanghai: these fried soup dumplings were so good- a little crispy on the outside, filled with hot soup that hit the spot. grilled prawns with garlic, onions & noodles at Baan Chom View in Phuket old style sausage burger with egg in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur: so simple, so delicious with a little bit of a kick. fried fish with chili sauce at Sea Hag Restaurant in Phuket: we ate so much steamed fish on this trip but this was the best- fried on the outside but soft & flaky inside with a spicy sauce. sesame noodles with pork in Shanghai: this was at a hole in …