"I served this dish as canapes as I felt it would be perfect as an appetizer for a Chinese New Year party/dinner. It's a perfect conversation starter due to the unique name and as an ice breaker in parties. You can also opt to serve it as a dish on a serving plate with all the elements. You can opt to omit the bird's eye chillies if you don't like spicy food and if you are serving children as well! PS: If the sauce becomes too runny, do add in a tablespoon of water+cornstarch mixture" - Malathi
Recipe Category: Chinese
"I don't cook the meat separate because I want all the flavor absorb into the meat. And the meat also give extra flavor to the vegetable" - Nurul Syafiqah Binti Ahmad Shokhaily
The main filling of a dumpling can be any form of protein - from chicken, to mince beef, mince pork, mince prawn etc. What your flavoring (ginger, garlic, spring onions, coriander, oyster sauce, soy sauce etc.) is also up to you but for this quick and easy recipe I have gone with just a few basic ingredients you may have in your pantry or fridge.
You can't go wrong with roast chicken and if done well it will be golden brown on the outside and juicy and succulent on the inside. It is extremely distinct and a little can go a long way when it comes to flavor. I love using this spices for marinates and for roasts. This is the perfect spice to use on any protein based meals especially duck and lamb.
When I was living in London, all 8 years of it, I could never find Yee Sang like you do in Chinese restaurants or your local Giant in Malaysia and it's something we Malaysians look forward to during Chinese New Year. This resulted in me making my own version. So here is my version of Yee Sang that has corn flakes in it (for that extra crunch!
Whether you're thinking of something hearty or healthy, there's nothing like a good ol' pot of wholesome broth tossed with wanton bites!