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…

Steamed grouper

Turning on Spotify – it’s that time of the year for Christmas carols. Yes I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. 🎼🎼 In hot humid Singapore, it’s steamed fish for health. It’s gonna be a grouper which I’ll butterfly for ease to steam. Then with pepper, salt and tumeric powder, the fish is looking less gross….

Salmon and cabbage

This rainy day, decided on just salmon fillet with stir fried cabbage for lunch. Ingredients Defrosted 3 pieces of salmon fillets, and to make a wholesome meal, found other vegetables from the fridge. Used napa cabbage, carrot, some shrimps, shitake mushrooms, garlic to cook up a vegetable dish to go with salmon. Method 1) Sprinkle…

Salmon bones soup

This lunch, we can afford salmon bones soup for 3 adults as it’s a leisure Sunday. No worries of rushing through lunch nor kids choking on bones. Some will think it’s gross to be eating fish head and it’s vertebrae but in Asia, it’s an art to eat  and it’s the tastier part of the…

Curry fish head

On this lovely Sunday morning, I’ll prepare curry fish head for lunch. Ingredients 1 sea bass fishhead, 1 small batang fishhead, eggplant, cabbage, long beans, tomato, carrot, curry broth prepared earlier. Method 1) Smash kiffir and curry leaves, put into container to be submerged into curry broth. 2)In a pot of boiling curry broth, add…

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…

Steamed grouper

The grouper fish is white flesh, light and should only be mildly seasoned to taste it’s full sweet flavor. Featuring Grand Canyon national park in Arizona. I’ve been hesitant to share because my photos do not do justice. It’s really grand and majestic. Nothing like the awe when you’re physically there. Method 1) Grouper fish…