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Vegan Hainanese “Chicken” Rice (no chicken required) Recipe – TimperioHainanese chicken rice is a popular Singaporean hawker dish that originated in China. Most hawkers around the island would serve the dish with roasted or steamed chicken.
I've twisted the original recipe and made my very own vegan-friendly version, where I replaced the chicken with king oyster and enoki mushrooms. The consistency of mushrooms is what ties the dish together, and gives to it that delicious fragrance you rightfully expect from anything carrying the chicken-rice name.
King oyster mushrooms are popular in Asian cuisine. Many of us add them to stews, soups, pasta, and sauces, as well as a variety of vegetable-based dishes. Did you know, for example, that king oyster mushrooms are also called “chicken legs” in Chinese? King oyster mushrooms bear a resemblance to chicken legs, and their taste is not too different either!Pickled cherry peppers stuffed with anchovies, tuna, and capers Recipe – TimperioCalabria is one of the hidden gems in Southern Italy. If Italy's map looks like with a boot, then Calabria is its toe. What makes Calabria region famous all over Italy, and probably the world is its spicy cuisine centered around the heavy use of garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, and red-hot chili peppers. My aunt, Zia Rosanna, is a passionate cook, and here's is her Calabria's inspired version of the tuna-stuffed pickled cherry peppers. The punchy mix of anchovies, capers, tuna, and extra virgin olive oil gives these small but perfectly-formed peppers a bursting flavor that you shouldn't miss.Tofu Fried Rice Recipe – TimperioFried rice is an easy-to-make dish found in many Asian cuisines. I often cook fried rice when I have leftover rice from the day before, or when I’m short of time. What I love about fried rice is that it can be different every time as you can add any of your favourite ingredients to the dish. Whenever I cook rice, I never fail to use EVOO. Whether it is adding 2-3 tablespoons to the cooked rice or frying rice with EVOO, I love how the rice absorbs the flavor and fragrance of the oil, making it fluffier and tastier!