2nd homecoming – day4

On this short trip, it’s our final day in Wenchang, Hainan China. There’s no tourist sightseeing, we’ve had homecoming feasts both in Twa Bei Swee (maiden ancestral home) and Siang Hong Swee (husband’s Foo ancestry village). Today it’s free and easy, we intend to immerse with the locals, shop and eat street food in Hwee…

2nd homecoming – day3

Today we are visiting the Foo village which is called Siang Hong Swee in Hainanese. We will be driven for about 2 hours from Twa Bei Swee (my maiden ancestry village). The  purpose of these homecoming trips is to acquaint my children with their roots. To locate Siang Hong Swee, lookout for this primary school….

2nd homecoming – day2

This day, coincided with the dumplings festival day, which falls every year on 5th day of 5th month in the Chinese calendar. We were in the village of Hainan for the 2nd time this year and today we’re throwing a feast to celebrate homecoming. It’s also a public holiday and youngsters who are working in…

2nd Homecoming – day1.

For the second time this year 2018, we went visiting Wenchang, Hainan China. This visit is for specially for our 3rd daughter and youngest son who share the same birthday and are only free now to travel. So we brought them last Sunday on their birthdays to connect with their roots. There was great welcome,…

Thai sour fish curry

The daughters from San Francisco have acquired very strong flavor tastebuds (from dining out often) that my home cooked taste mild to bland.  So they will ask to top additional spices or hot chillies for that added oomph. Today’s menu is gonna be so tasty and appetising that the girls will not need to add…

Braised e-fu noodles

Originally posted on ahgoodfood:
This morning I could find yellow chives in the wet market and there’s a can of straw mushrooms at home. Together with a packet of ‘Hongkong’ noodles, I’ll create a dish served as longevity noodles during birthday banquets. During the recent surprise birthday party for husband, this longevity noodles dish was…

Braised e-fu noodles

This morning I could find yellow chives in the wet market and there’s a can of straw mushrooms at home. Together with a packet of ‘Hongkong’ noodles, I’ll create a dish served as longevity noodles during birthday banquets. During the recent surprise birthday party for husband, this longevity noodles dish was served. Ingredients E-fu noodles,…

Fish maw glass noodles soup

Daughters are home to celebrate the father’s surprise birthday party. Before they return to USA, I should cook one of their favorite that we usually have at reunion dinner during Chinese New Year. It’ll be like a ‘mini steam boat’ all served in a bowl, saves the trouble of setting up the hotpot and waiting…

Curry dinner within $10

Here’s a step by step to cooking a curry dinner and it’s costing less than S$10. 1) Bought a 1 kg frozen chicken for about $3. Chopped into chunky pieces and marinate with curry powder. 2) Prep all other ingredients, cut up the onion, carrot, eggplants, tomatoes. 3) In a wok with heated oil, fry…

Eggplant

I didn’t realize that my close friends and family love this dish so much, that they’ll order this when in an upmarket restaurant. As this is a very affordable dish, I would rather use the budget to order something that I usually can’t or don’t cook in my kitchen. That dish is eggplant, brinjal or…

Poached chicken

I’ll drool everytime there’s a picture of Hainanese chicken and rice. So I bought a Kampong chicken (free range not caged) from the supermarket 2 days ago, to make Hainanese chicken rice. 1) Clean the chicken, cut away visible fats, wash and salt it inside and out. 2) Into the cavity, added kiffir lime leaves,…

Tomyam salmon belly

It’s been months without salmon belly, and I unexpectedly found 6 pieces of salmon belly in the freezer, so with the tomyam paste created lunch on Sunday afternoon. Ingredients To make it a complete meal, I added beehoon (rice vermicelli noodles), bok choy and baby red capsicum with salmon belly marinated in tomyam paste.  …