Rice porridge and condiments

By condiments, I’m equating to accompanying dishes. It also depends on number of persons the meal is prepared for. The more people, the more condiments you can cook as combination and permutations are endless. Rice porridge is enjoyed as a light meal, sometimes when under the weather, it’s soothing to eat watery and mushy stuff…

Hainanese chicken rice set

It’s good old fashion chicken rice meal set served in a Hainanese family. Typically, it’ll be whole chicken broiled, the broth from boiling the chicken used to cook the rice by adsorption method, the soup is served with meatballs and another ‘hainanese chap chye’ (mixed vegetables) dish to complement a balanced and wholesome meal. Featuring…

Baked a pie

This Sunday I baked a pie. As it’s a lazy and hazy morning, didn’t feel like having rice as staple, I dreamt of eating pie. Different types of vehicles being used. Ingredients Potatoes, onions, chicken thigh, frozen vegetables, puff pastry and chicken stock, some flour. Method 1) Ready some containers to bake the pie in….

Simply meatballs tomato angel hair

Excited 💓 – the weekend is here, I’ll cook more today, keep a portion for the weekend to free myself to run my weekend activity – playing mahjong. Featuring different cable cars I’ve ridden round the world. Ingredients 3 lamb meet balls, 1 packet angel hair pasta, 2 fresh tomatoes, 1 large scallion, 1 can…

Tomyam salmon belly

I yearn for something with very strong taste. How food taste can vary, day to day. Most of the days, I’ll rather go for mild, bland with no marinate. Today it’s like wanting to awake from coma, with a need for strong oomph in the food to wake my senses. 🤹 I’ll like to share…

Vegetables compote

It’s vegetables compote after a while of heavy dining. Kinda combine what’s available from the fridge and cooking them in their natural flavor as far as possible. Brunch today was a balanced meal of white porridge (carb), green spinach (fibre and vitamins), soya sauced minced pork (protein) and poached red snapper (protein). A superb ‘fine…

Laksa

Don’t usually cook laksa at home because it’s readily available in the hawkers centers.  Overseas when we miss the Singaporean hawkers scene, we’ll fix it by having a bash with premixed paste and whatever other ingredients we can find. I’ve been given these premix and since daughter didn’t bring them to Ireland, I’ll just use…

Great tofu respect

I’ve great respect for tofu. It’s clean, affordable and best of all nutritional. Also it’s universally available and the versatility is endless.  Original soya bean (Japanese – soft beans) is soaked in water, squeezing out the milk, the left over is further compressed to create tofu. Some of the many iconic bridges I’ve crossed around…

Lotus roots, black eye peas, pork ribs, chicken feet.

What’s the commonality amongst lotus roots, black eye peas, pork ribs and chicken feet? When combined in a pressure cooker pot, they evolve into a calming, cooling soup good for body and soul. Don’t trust me, make it and decide for yourself. 👍👍 Some random photos of universities I’ve visited. Ingredients Method 1) After defrosting…

Braised belly, sea cucumber with mushrooms

Daughter’s flying off to continue med  school…oh she’ll be missing home cooked food once more. Let’s cook a bash that’ll last one whole year. It’s gonna be traditional Grandma’s dish of braised belly, sea cucumber with shitake mushrooms and lots more.. Ingredients Pork belly, sea cucumber and shitake mushrooms. Preparation Preparation is the tedious part,…

Cereal prawns whilst masking

A chill day, swam 16 laps then masked my face 😁😁. Oh whilst masking, thought I’d better start cooking so it’s all spontaneous. Ingredients Method 1) Cut whiskers, nose, feelers and legs of prawns. Slit the backbone shell, devein by using toothpick to pick up the ‘black green shit’ off every prawn. Tedious job. 2)…

Trending – white beehoon

Being national day eve, national service men are on half day leave, I shall cook something trending in Singapore and that’s white beehoon (vermicelli) for lunch. During my short stint in Melbourne, I managed to capture some trending scenes, including the iconic cable cars rambling through central business district. Ingredients I’m cooking for three, half…