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Beef stir-fried noodles

Rice is perceived as the main staple in all Asian cuisines, but I believe that noodles should also be placed in the same category. I am totally biased because a noodle dish is easier to whip up a quick meal together, especially if you are cooking for one. Everyone does have their preference, so no judging here! There is something about noodles that makes it so versatile. You can make plain wheat noodles, add eggs or even adding flavoured vegetable jus (which is the trend nowadays). Even rice noodles are great for specific dishes and are inclusive to those who are gluten intolerant. I could go on about noodles for days, but we will publish that another blog post on...

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Stir-fried Cabbage

It is always essential to have a balanced meal, and this is evident in the Asian culture. The meals are always balanced with vegetables, rice and protein respectively. At Obento, we are unable to provide stir-fried vegetables as an option because we would not be able to deliver the authentic taste and texture that you would experience when freshly stir-fried at home or restaurant. However, we are exploring various vegetarian dishes to expand our offering! We will be publishing a series of recipes where you can make the delicious dishes at home while the Obento's are being reheated. Our recipe today is stir-fried cabbage with a touch of chilli. This is an easy recipe, and all the ingredients are readily...

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Wok Those Meals

In every Asian household, beholds a rounded, beaten and battered wok which is possibly in most instances, been handed down from one generation to another. Nothing quite compares to a well season wok to stir-up a quick and easy meal for the family. Traditional homes in China can still bear the original cast iron wok, built-in and on top of a bricked wood fired stove. Travelling back to China in 2013 and visiting our great grandfather's house tucked away and nestled among tight alleyways in Foshan, Guangdong and as I walked through and under the gates of my heritage, lay in the corner of the first room a large cauldron set into the brickwork. Dusty with oily residue, I brushed...

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The Famous Sweet & Sour Pork

Growing up as a young lad in my family's restaurant always brings back good memories of tasty food. Late in the evenings as the restaurant began to wind down, my mum would always scoop a bowl of rice and side of freshly made sweet and sour pork, with crunchy sweet pineapple and pepper pieces, smothering my rice with that decadent sticky red sauce. My fascination towards this dish would always boggle the mind of my mum, not understanding that the dish she created with a long line of beloved followers would lead us to a family secret that would engulf the South African market with a mysterious addiction for all Chinese establishments to place as the top dish on the menu.  ...

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