Fried beehoon

Whenever I’m overseas especially in the western countries I’ll miss this dish tremendously. You just can’t find this in Australia,  England or United States.  In Singapore, it’s readily available anytime during breakfast lunch or dinner. Just drop in to the food center and for at least $1/ you’ll be rewarded with a plate of fried…

Chicken curry

It’s been a while since we’ve had spicy,  thick chicken curry.  One pot goodness, it’s easy to cook and delicious paired with steamed rice. Ingredients Chicken (1kg), curry spices,  curry leaves, potatoes, coconut milk, tomatoes and onion. Preparation Cut chicken into reasonable sized pieces. Wash curry leaves.  Cut up potatoes, onion, tomatoes. Method 1)In a…

French beans

I could just eat French beans stir fried in garlic butter. Yum! Today I shall spice with belachan (dried small prawns paste) chilli. Ingredients Besides French beans, will add carrots and mushrooms for added bite. Preparation Method 1) In a wok heat some oil. Fry chopped garlic. When fragrant add in carrots and French beans….

Luffa gourd

This dish brings memories of my grandma’s cooking, simple home cooked flavor with minimal ingredients. I’ve been wanting to replicate and was excited to pick up this gourd from the supermarket recently Ingredients Luffa gourd, eggs, garlic, chicken stock, dried cuttlefish Prepare ingredients Method 1) In a wok, heat some oil, fry garlic till fragrant….

Assam poached fish

Instead of fried, grilled or steamed, will try poached fish today. Also for added flavor, will poach with assam to kill the fishy smell and uplift the appetite with  enhanced sourness. Ingredients Red bream fish, assam, shallots, tomatoes, sesame oil, pinch of salt, turmeric powder. Method 1) Soak some assam in water. Marinate the fishes…

Sea cucumber

Scientists discover that sea cucumber has many health benefits, such as anti inflammatory, contain antioxidants, can prevent cancer, heals arthritis and gum disease. It’s not a plant, but an animal living on seabeds. It’s not easily available, and needs much cleaning before it’s edible. The Chinese consider sea cucumber as a delicacy. It’s quite an…

Cabonara

Been refraining from cooking carbonara as I’ve thought it’s way too heavy a meal and much too rich with all that cream. Well, today woke up feeling nostalgic about Lygon street in Melbourne and that Italian cooking class I attended, I’ll give carbonara a try, after all I could control the amount of richness and…

Marmite Bovril beef stewing

TGIF!😁😍… it’s been raining cats and dogs, Spotify is on… Son will be released soon from having to live 3 days in the jungle (part of army stint), what’s for dinner? It would be the old fashion stew, since I have both Marmite and Bovril and can’t decide between the two, shall add both to…

Fried noodles

Always thought it’s no big deal to fry a wok of noodles. How wrong I was, this humble dish of carbs was so challenging to cook, that I was perspiring profusely trying to control the heat, and preventing it from burning or sticking to the base of wok.   Ingredients Yellow noodles, kuay teow (flat…

A potpourri

Originally posted on ahgoodfood:
It started off as chicken soup, but I was also clearing the fridge too so it ended up as a potpourri of all types of ingredients that would combine well with a good chicken stock. Here goes: an interesting architecture of blending a new modern building on top of a conserved…

Fried udon

It’s Easter Monday, not a public holiday here nevertheless we should go for a walk (blood circulation eh). Since it’s already mid morning and the sun has crept up hot, we’ll head for a shady cool place. After that hike, I was hungry so headed for the nearest hawkers but they were spring cleaning, of…

Big breakfast

This Easter weekend…it’s lazy mornings…waking up late…trying hard to get over jetlag…having flown into Melbourne twice in 2 weeks… in out, in out. Not complaining but thankful that it was done, having seen the last of my niece in law in the first week, then bidding her farewell in the second. Just part of life!…