Cantonese style -steamed fish

Was at a buffet, and our table sat many ‘cats’ who had multiple rounds of steamed fish, you know eat as much as you can and they kept ordering repeatedly this Canto style steamed fish. I just couldn’t wait to replicate it at home and I did so today. Method 1) Butterfly a Grouper fish,…

Braised pork belly

We rarely get to eat this, but we’ll indulge this time. Conscious of more veggies less meat kinda diet, this time bought a 1/4 kilogram pork belly, and another 1/4 kilograms of soft ribs. I’ll just braise with sweet vinegar and soya sauce, throw in tofu and carrot to make a healthier dish so as…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

The heat is on

Weather forecast for Singapore – no rain till end of July. It’ll be hot and humid! At noon, around 31 degrees, but it feels like 36. I’ll like to escape to a cool place right now, and hibernate there. That place will be Yosemite valley. We did, in 2016 winter and hibernated in a cosy…

10 Veggies dish

Will prepare a 10 veggies combi, a stir fried vegetarian dish. It’s called ‘lo hon chye’ (in Cantonese) whereby 10 types of vegetables are braised / stir fried and eaten on 1st and/or 15th of the Chinese calendar month. Today, we’re just trying to eat healthy. For travels, it’s castle hopping in Ireland. First stop,…

Rice porridge on a gloomy day

Is rain beautiful? I think it is. In Singapore, rain cools my place down, making cooking more delightful in the wet kitchen outside my 🏠. However, the weather is gloomy and makes photography dark. Today’s travel will be to Singapore, a little red dot in South East Asia. Ingredients Simple rice porridge, with julienned marrow…

Soy sauce pork belly

This is a versatile dish, it could be savory, sour or/and  sweet. Add in lots of other ingredients or none at all. Use it as soup or gravy, those who cook this dish will have their own peculiar secret ingredient to call it their own, it’s a versatile dish I won’t tire of. Continuing our…

Soy sauce chicken

Tasted the 1 Michelin star soy sauce chicken in Smith street Singapore recently, today I’ll try to cook something comparable. Ingredients 1 whole chicken (about 1 kg), garlic, ginger, dark soya sauce, sesame oil, sugar, salt, pandan leaves (optional), chicken feet (optional). Method 1) Wash the 🐔, cut away visible fats. Wash the pandan leaves,…

Poached fish, fried prawns and vegetables

Daughters will come home for dinner, yeah! We flew 8000+ miles for this, to cook dinner so they can have home cooked food. I had bought mostly seafood as they don’t get to eat fish, prawns when they order in at work or cook for themselves when they have the time. But I didn’t have…