Philip Lai

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5 ridiculously good pork belly recipes

Wobbly fat, crunchy skin that shatters with every bite and an unmistakably sweet, porky flavour, pork belly is a meat eater's dream ingredient. Here …

The 12 most romantic restaurants in London

Isabel<p>Pure theatre in Mayfair<p>This grand Mayfair restaurant has all the seductive charm of an old-school film. At the heart of a gilded Dublin-green …

England

Penang: Explore an island fit for a Masterchef

I’ve always been fascinated by Asia, and I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s borne out of growing up in Australia at a time when the food on offer really …

20 best autumn recipes: part 2

From Rick Stein’s moules marinières to Giorgio Locatelli’s risotto, great seasonal dishes selected by Observer Food Monthly<p>• 20 best autumn recipes: part 1<br>• 20 best autumn recipes: part 3<p>This is my partner’s favourite dish (and the first thing I ever cooked for him) so it’s quite special to me. …

Seasonal Food

10 Asian-Inspired Summer Meals

This summer, enjoy the vibrant flavors of Asia without ever leaving your own kitchen. From Asian BBQ Chicken to Shrimp Pad Thai, all of these dinners are fun, fast and fuss-free.<p><b>1. Asian BBQ Chicken</b><p>Think of this dish as Chicken Teriyaki with a South Asian flair, or India meets the other flavors of …

Bibimbap

Step 1<p>Marinate The Beef<p>Slice the ribeye steak thinly and mix with the very finely minced garlic, the sugar and a tiny splash of the sesame oil and …

How to cook the perfect aloo gobi

This Punjabi potato and cauliflower curry is now a prized dish across India and Pakistan. But for the best texture, should the potatoes be waxy or floury? And which spices bring out its comforting warmth?<p>According to chef Vivek Singh, this hearty cauliflower and potato dish is probably “the most …

20 best Chinese recipes: part 4

Steamed fish Cantonese style, Mongolian lamb fire pot and ma po tofu - great Chinese recipes from Ken Hom, Yan-kit So and Jeremy Pang<p>Steaming fish is a great southern Chinese tradition, and it is my favourite method of cooking fish. Nothing masks the fresh taste of the fish, which remains moist and …

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Step 1<p>Pickle The Veg<p>Pour the sugar, salt, water and rice wine vinegar into a jar. Plop in your peeled and julienne cut carrot and daikon to submerge …

Recipes

20 best Chinese recipes: part 3

From Andrew Wong’s dry-braised beef in oyster sauce to Lucky Peach’s kung pao prawns – Observer Food Monthly picks the finest Chinese recipes<p>Tomorrow: best Chinese recipes part 4<p>I learned the recipe for these ribs while I was in Sichuan and since then it has even found its way to the island of the …

Food & Dining

20 best Chinese recipes: part 2

Stuffed squid, a classic Peking duck and stir-fried clams: OFM’s collection of Chinese recipes from cooks including Yan-kit So and Hunan’s Mr Peng<p>Tomorrow: best Chinese recipes part 3<p>Both chicken and prawn mince work well as a stuffing for the squid here, though chicken offers a greater contrast in …

For Cod's Sake, Make These 20 Awesome Recipes Already

Meaty, flaky, firm, and affordable—this is a cod dream.<p><b>Even though salmon is often the most praised fish in the room, the Meryl Streep of fish, if you will, cod can't be beat.</b> The meaty, flaky, and firm fish holds up in soups, and is versatile enough to star in Spanish-style poaches or take a …

Cooking

My favourite Chinese restaurant: food bloggers reveal the restaurants they love

To welcome in the Year of the Fire Monkey, foodiehub writers share their top tips for Chinese restaurants in Asia and beyond<p>• <b>Tell us about your favourite Chinese restaurant whether it’s in Hull or Hawaii</b><p>Michelin-starred Yat Lok is a world-famous restaurant on Stanley Street and renowned for its …