A collection of recipes that were most popular with Red House Spice blog readers in 2021. If you haven’t made them yet, have a try in the New Year!
Another year has flown by! It’s wonderful to see my recipes being circulated to an even larger audience in the past year. As part of my annual review, today I’m sharing with you the 15 most-loved dishes of 2021.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to all my dear readers. Without your support, Red House Spice wouldn’t be able to continue to grow year on year. Wish you a joyful time in your kitchen in 2022!
A delectable dish with minimum preparation, this classic Cantonese dish brings out the best flavour and texture of two common ingredients.
💬 “Made this tonight and it’s a keeper! We were getting low on groceries and I remembered I had shrimp in the freezer so it was a perfect meal. “
14. Lu Rou Fan (卤肉饭)
It’s an all-in-one dish consisting of braised pork, hard-boiled eggs, steamed rice and blanched veggies. Pork belly, the key ingredient, is richly seasoned, cooked to an almost gelatinous texture and coated with a layer of sticky broth.
💬 “By far the best Lu Rou Fan recipe as the sauce is really nice and thick and pork just melt in the mouth. “
One of the tastiest ways to prepare Enoki. This delicate-looking mushroom does a wonderful job soaking up flavours of the garlic and chili based sauce.
💬 “The recipe was precise and easy to follow, as usual, and the taste was beyond our expectations.“
If you could only try one dish while exploring street food of Sichuan cuisine, I’d highly recommend Dan Dan Noodles. This recipes shows you how to replicate the authentic flavour in your own kitchen.
💬 “An excellent recipe, clear, well explained, easy to follow and very very good. Highly recommended.”
A basic dish everyone should learn when it comes to Chinese cooking. This recipe introduces traditional tips and tricks to help you make it light, fluffy and tasty.
💬 “This really is restaurant-quality fried rice! I have been looking for an authentic recipe like this for years! If you follow the directions exactly as she has written them, you will make this recipe one of your staples.”
A simple pan-baked flatbread stuffed with spiced pork belly, fresh herbs and chili pepper, this popular Xi’an street food is extremely flavourful and comforting.
💬 “They taste almost the same as the ones I used to eat all the time in China. So delicious and juicy. “
nly three common ingredients needed! Simple yet delicious, this dish is truly a national dish adored by every family in China.
💬 “It was delicious! It’s so simple that I wondered why I never thought of that combination myself. But I’m glad I found it now!”
Juicy pork filling wrapped with half-soft, half-crispy dough, these buns are simply irresistible! My detailed recipe shows you how to make them from scratch.
💬 “We made these yesterday and they were delicious. As good as we ate in Shanghai when living there.”
Spongy pan-fried tofu flavoured with classic Sichuan seasonings, this is a dish every tofu lovers should try. If you aren’t keen about this ingredient, my recipe might change your idea.
💬 “Yummy! Simple and easy dish, with tofu that soaks up all the flavour from the sauce. Adding this one of my list of favourite tofu recipes!“
Tender and succulent beef strips stir-fried in a black pepper flavoured sauce, this classic dish can be made at home to a restaurant standard.
💬 “Delicious, wonderful, amazing recipe!! I loved how the meat turned out even when I had a cheaper cut, awesome trick!“
A hearty all-in-one dish full of goodness and great flavours. It consists of rice vermicelli, egg, shrimp, Chinese BBQ pork and a variety of crunchy vegetables.
💬 “Probably one of my all time favorites. Great recipe ..I’m never going to get out of the kitchen …Thanks!
Tasty and juicy filling wrapped with pleasantly chewy skin, this is an absolute classic among Chinese dumpling family! My recipe includes make-from-scratch instructions and a tutorial video.
💬 “I’ve made these twice now – once with Napa cabbage and once with baby bok choy – both times very delicious! And so easy! “
Tangy, glossy broth filled with diverse flavours and textures, it’s a must try Chinese dish. This recipe provides tips on how to cook it in the authentic way.
💬 “This is the best hot & sour soup recipe by far…I have tried at least 20 over the years. Thank you for such a great and easy recipe.“
Tender, gelatinous and aromatic, this classic pork belly dish is scrumptious and comforting. This recipe introduces a simplified method to cook it effortlessly.
💬 “An easy to follow recipe with helpful footnotes at the end for extra guidance. I’ve used this recipe a few times now and it’s always a big hit at the dinner table.“