Tomyam salmon belly

It’s been months without salmon belly, and I unexpectedly found 6 pieces of salmon belly in the freezer, so with the tomyam paste created lunch on Sunday afternoon. Ingredients To make it a complete meal, I added beehoon (rice vermicelli noodles), bok choy and baby red capsicum with salmon belly marinated in tomyam paste.  …

Steamed cod fish

It’s called Chilean sea bass and I bought it from The Fishnet,  http://dfish.net/. I buy all my cod fish from http://dfish.net/ since they were opened. Sunday, fun day … I’m steaming cod fish with simple tinge of soya sauce, sesame oil, ginger and fresh dill. After a sprinkle of chopped garlic, into the wok of…

Hongkong street horfun

On good Friday, I was listening to nostalgic canto pop on Spotify, humming along and felt an inspiration to cook Hongkong street horfun. Ingredients Had the necessary ingredients in the fridge, bean sprouts, horfun (flat white rice noodles), fish fillet, garlic, ginger, scallions. There was a need to prepare all the ingredients before any actual…

Tit for tat

We had visitors from Hainan so it’s my turn to cook up a storm. Hope they all enjoyed the food. They cooked so much and treated us to much food when we visited Hainan, now it’s my turn to practice my culinary skills. My version of tit for tat but in a good way. We…

Gochujang fish stew

Another fish dish – easy this time, within 20 minutes, dinner is ready as I have premix gochujang sauce from Korea. Ingredients Haven’t had dory fish fillet for a long while, and I purposely picked it up from the supermarket despite many reports of farmed fish being toxic. It will pair well with the tasty…

Celebrate centenarian

How often does one attend a centenarian’s birthday. Last weekend, we celebrated the uncle in law 100th birthday. In our family it’s the first and I hope for more. Taking time to smell the flowers, going for long walks and watching sunset in the evenings contribute to the good life – ahgoodlife. The diet of…

Simply fish & veg

By the 8th day of lunar new year, I was yearning for simple clean food. With almost every meal of good wishes and auspicious dishes, such as lo-hei, pun-choy, ho-si fa choy… I was craving simply fish and vegetables. Also, I wanted to save room to feast on suckling pig, London duck, double boiled sea…

Fish head beehoon

On the eve of the eve, I’m spring cleaning the fridge too, to welcome fresh goodies in the lunar new year. Ingredients Found a couple of fish heads, 1/2 snapper and chopped batang, 2 pieces cod fillet, so decided to use them in soupy noodles. Ginger, tomato, thick beehoon, kailan vegetables and sift tofu. Method…

Saba on boxing

On boxing day, I cooked saba fish with miso soup for family of 5. With all the feasting we’ve had, time for some saba set meal to go easy on the stomach. 1) Marinated with salt and pepper. Towel dry for crisper skin. 2) Fry on non stick pan. 3) Start to plate up. First…

Salmon on veg bed

The day of dilled salmon fillets on a bed of purple cabbage has arrived. In one vision, it solves the mystery of lunch menu, a clearance of purple cabbage sitting for weeks in the fridge and a balance of healthy and guilt free indulgence. A pond of greedy koi in action. Ingredients Salmon fillet marinated…

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,…

Saba fish

We didn’t have enough in Japan nor Korea, had always been on the lookout for Saba fish at home. I got my chance today. Ingredients Defrosted 3 Saba slices, and with some leftover raddish. Also will pair with sweet potato leaves and miso tofu seaweed soup. Method 1) Wash, pat dry and generously salt Saba…