Hainanese ee buah

This kueh (aka pastry) is made during very special occasions such as baby’s first full month, birthdays or even engagement / marriages celebrations. I’m taking effort to learn the traditional way from an authentic 93 years Hainanese lady, before the recipe and art gets lost. Today I’m sharing the method and ingredients used. As always,…

Braised yi mein noodles

Will cook yi mein noodles to celebrate twin daughters’ birthdays. Noodles symbolise longevity, so I’ll carry on cooking although both are away in Hawaii for their birthday weekend. 🎂🎉🎂🎉 Ingredients Yi mein noodles, mustard greens and bean sprouts, fish and prawn cakes, tomatoes and baked beans, garlic, wood ear fungus, carrot and chicken broth. Method…

Curry fish head

On this lovely Sunday morning, I’ll prepare curry fish head for lunch. Ingredients 1 sea bass fishhead, 1 small batang fishhead, eggplant, cabbage, long beans, tomato, carrot, curry broth prepared earlier. Method 1) Smash kiffir and curry leaves, put into container to be submerged into curry broth. 2)In a pot of boiling curry broth, add…

Marrow green dinner

Go light, less carbs, more vegetables for the last meal of the day.  Since we’re not doing any physical workout before bedtime, just a bowl of marrow green for dinner. It’s good for body system, easy on the stomach, lessen the digestive strain. Ingredients 1marrow green, 6 hydrated shitake mushrooms, 1 carrot, garlic, 1 fishcake,…

Fried wonton

Didn’t have enough of this on the streets of Bangkok, so I’m gonna make lots to satisfy our crave, and to freeze the rest when the crave creeps up on other days. Ingredients Cabbage, onion, minced pork, cinnamon powder, fish sauce, light soya sauce, sesame oil, and wonton skin (pastry).   Method 1) Pour an…

Sweet bittergourd

Tastes, a matter of interpretation – the taste buds can distinguish bitter from sweet, sour, or spicy. However to some the bittergourd is much hated for it’s bitterness, to others like hubby and son, it’s much loved however it’s cooked. Ingredients 1)Bittergourd with slab of roasted pork, 2)bittergourd with fish paste. Method 1) Slice slab…

Army stew – Budae Jjigae

My poor son will soon be living in the jungle with no proper food and I’m proposing to cook a calorie laden dinner to sustain him for the coming week. It’s not a totally healthy dish with lots of processed food but I’ll try to add more fresh ingredients and vegetables to negate that ‘unhealthiness’,…

Wonton noodles

I didn’t have enough of those Thai wonton noodles. To satisfy my crave, I’ll attempt to home cook. Ingredients Thai yellow noodles, baby kale, bbq soft bones ribs and home made wonton. Method 1) In boiling water, cook the yellow noodles. Once softened with water boiling, it’s considered cooked al dente. 2) Mix sauce (soya,…

Flake with stirfry

I normally avoid flake, but in Australia, many a time had it as fish and chips. Was at the wet market the other day, on impulse bought a half piece of cooked flake fillet. Flake (shark meat) is eaten as a nutrition (Chinese, Japanese) or a stable (Iceland, Norway) else avoided (animal lovers) due to…

Sweet corn, sprouts vermicelli

The day has come…it’s exciting… for me to use up leftovers to clear space in the fridge. I have leftover sweet corn, different types of sprouts, chicken slices, fish cakes, and rice vermicelli. The ingredients were hand carried from Bangkok, with an amazing range of fresh food from the Sukumvit street. I’ll stir fry all…

Tuscan in Khao Yai

In the weekend, I recalled the little Tuscany during my stint in Khao Yai, Thailand. With the fresh mushrooms I hand carried home, tried to relive some moments in Khao Yai. Ingredients Left over marrow green, fresh softened black fungus, fresh ‘oyster-like’ mushrooms, shimeji mushrooms, soft egg tofu. Assembly of ingredients Method 1) Deep fry…

Pad see ew

Pad see ew is the lessor known Thai street food to pad thai. It’s the Thai version of Chinese stir fried soya sauce noodles. Today I’ll try to cook a colorful version of pad see ew. Ingredients Colors – white, yellow or green noodles? Purple cabbage, orange carrot, green napa cabbage, boneless chicken thigh. Method…