Passion & drama

Khmer banana passion fruit dessert I was just taking a short break in Johor Iskandar region, n had just plucked some passion fruits from a friend’s garden, it immediately triggered a recall of what the family did whilst visiting Siem Reap – we cooked a very passionate n dramatic dessert, I shall call it Khmer…

Milky fish head beehoon

It’s a simplified version, the short cut route to milky fish head beehoon. It’s using non sweetened soya milk as some family members have been discovered to be lactose intolerant. Here goes :- 1) Ingredients used :- threadfin fish head, tail n fish steaks.  Bokchoy, ginger, pandan leaves, tomatoes, sesame oil, pepper, ikan bilis stock…

Multitasking

It’s a normal day, no special celebrity dish but I’m looking for challenges, some excitement n thrill to everyday cooking. I’ve already taken (batang) fish steak out, n some pork ribs from the freezer. So to make it more interesting for myself I decided to cook lunch n dinner simultaneously. Here goes :- Sweet sour…

White rice porridge

What is there to write about white rice porridge?  An OZ mate would exclaim :- “Eeks – u have porridge for breakfast, lunch n dinner”? He thinks porridge is oats porridge. Yeah, my recent Taiwan trip, it WAS served during b/f, lunch n din. How boring! Oh well, it’s anything but boring n I didnt die, ha-ha….

Salmon belly

Whenever i visit the fishmongérs in Queen Victoria market in Melbourne, I would scan quickly if they had any salmon belly on offer. Typically it will not take up any display space but hidden in the back  of the freezer awaiting a ‘savvy’ buyer like me. To me, its not only the tastiest part but…

Chicken pie

Mini chicken pot pies It’s weekend soon, n we’re going swimming this afternoon – how about some snacks that fit the occasion. N if there are leftovers, we’ll use as meals on the next day. Alright mini chicken pot pies sound great. It’s been a long time since we’ve had home made pies. Pies are…

Yong tau foo

“Wow yong tofu again! “ – exclaimed my kids, this dish is a winner with the family. Many times, when we’re out, it’ll be choosing to eat this dish. Deemed healthier, n tasty it can eaten carbs free. You could choose just vegetables assortment, eg eggplants, bitter gourd, shiitake mushrooms, okra (ladies fingers), tomatoes, capsicum…

Banh Xeo

Vietnamese crêpe I’ve been longing to eat crispy sizzling savoury crêpe. It’s been a while since I made it. When I was living in Melbourne, whenever there’s occasions to celebrate or when I had visitors in town, the meal plan would be to Richmond to devour this delectable dish. I was also privileged to be…

Fish beehoon soup

After awhile, we long for clear soupy dish that’s slurpy, all in one, easy to cook, non oily, nutritional n easy to eat. For this, I’m thinking of clear fish noodles soup. It’s widely available in hawker’s center for a reasonable price. However, home cooked fish noodles soup beats hands down those available outside. Here…

Fish head curry

After a weekend of “university shopping” – literally visiting campuses n engaging Professors in seeking the most suitable course n education facilities for my youngest son, I decided to reward ourselves this Monday noon with a spicy n appetising fish head curry with plain rice. 1) Ingredients include :- Fish head, curry powder, Assam (tamarind)…

Green curry chicken

Its dinner time again, we had the option of eating out, buying in or cook in. I have a lingering sour tasting crave – the distinct lemon grass, kaffirr lime leaves aroma makes me hungry for lemony curry – immediately I thought of green curry n began to assemble whatever ingredients I have in the…

Hainanese chicken rice

There’s not much to shout about this dish, n it’s like a staple in our family menu nowadays. Previously during my late parents’ generation, we would get to eat this only on special occasions, such as birthday celebrations, all souls day (Ching Ming) n on Chinese new year. I remember during my visits to villages…