BBC (Beans with Bean Curd)

One of my favourite dishes in the best Chinese restaurant in Adelaide is simply called BBC – beans with bean curd. I’ve always wanted to try making these and after buying a new wok recently I knew I had to give it a go! Luckily there’s a few variations of the recipe online – the one I settled on is below. I know it doesn’t look like much, but give it a go – I love BBC so much I’ve eaten it twice in a day.

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Recipe: BBC (Beans with Bean Curd)


  • 250g/ 1/2 pound frozen soy beans – the menus I’ve seen describe the beans as broad beans but they are clearly soy beans.
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp of chinese pickled cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1 packet of silken tofu – most recipes use firmer tofu but I love silken tofu. Either is good.
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped fine
  • Chilli powder to taste


  1. Heat a wok or large frying pan over high heat.
  2. Add oil and pickled cabbage and stir fry for 30 seconds. Add soy beans and stir fry until the beans are hot through – a few minutes
  3. Push the beans aside in the wok and add garlic. Stir around until starting to brown – not for too long.
  4. Add tofu, soy, oyster and fish sauce and chilli and stir fry together for another minute.
  5. Serve with rice.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

Cabbage with Bacon & Caraway Seeds

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This recipe has definite German roots and my partner remembers her Oma cooking it from her childhood and saying that the caraway seeds are supposed to help with digestion. Interestingly in some Indian dishes I’ve seen Ajowan, which is a similar seed from the same family, used for the same thing. Anyway, cabbage with

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Irish Brown Bread

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Irish brown bread is a great recipe to have on hand. It’s a ‘quick bread’, using baking powder instead of yeast so it doesn’t need a long rise. It is also an enriched dough using butter and milk so it lends itself very well to either savoury or sweet toppings. We love it with

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Speculaas Recipe (Dutch ‘Windmill’ Biscuits)

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Speculaas are a popular Dutch biscuit, quite strongly spiced and with a tangy kick from brown sugar. Although traditionally these are eaten for the feast of St Nicholas, they are too nice to eat just once a year!

Commercial versions of the biscuit are often very crispy but traditionally these biscuits are quite thick

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Yorkshire Pudding

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There’s something so comforting about home-cooked food and when it comes to traditional British cuisine, Yorkshire pudding is one of the country’s favourites. Enjoy it with a roast on Sunday, make a giant one and fill it with meat and veggies, add sausages for toad-in-the-hole or simply make a pile of crispy, golden Yorkshire

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Tiramisu Recipe


There’s nothing quite like a traditional tiramisu to tempt your taste buds. Whether you`re choosing a dessert or just fancy an afternoon treat to enjoy with a coffee, this classic Italian favourite of sponge fingers dipped in coffee and rum and layered with mascarpone makes a real sweet treat any time. While it’s wonderful

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Baked Eggs With Lentils

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Baking is an unusual way to cook an egg, but this recipe shows how good it can be. Baked eggs are similar to poached in texture, but not so runny. Slow baking makes it easy to stop when the yolks are just right – there’s nothing like a creamy egg yolk swirled into rich

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How to make Gnocchi

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Soft, pillowy potato gnocchi are a delicious meal. They seem to have a reputation of being hard to make, but this is far from the truth – there aren’t many ingredients, and they don’t take long to make or cook. You can even make up a big batch and freeze them – a handy

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Potato and Fenugreek leaves (Aloo Methi)

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Everyone loves a curry but I think some of the less known Indian dishes, things that are served as sides to a main meal, are well worth exploring too! In my household we almost always make up a batch of potatoes with Fenugreek leaves when we cook curries and I highly recommend it. The

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Top 10 Destinations for Food Fanatics

Can you think of anything better than dining out in the most vibrant cities around the world? From street food to hearty stews, ice cream to sushi, haute cuisine to dim sum, we explore the top 10 places anyone who loves a good meal should consider visiting.

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