Pursuit of Saba

We’re Saba fish fans. So we’ve been on the lookout for any mackeral dish at home and overseas. This weekend, it’s mackeral galore at home.😍😍 Ingredients Locally, it’s called Selar or Kembong – Malaysian mackeral fish. There’s abundance in tropical waters and the markets. I’ll usually buy half a dozen and save them in the…

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…

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…

Salad fusion

Today’s lunch will not induce food coma. Having tried hard to swim regularly, lunch today will follow the eat well, keep fit motto, 😁😁 trying… trying hard, haha. In Tasmania, we drove to Freycinet, Wine Glass Bay to catch sunset. It’s was quite a race, under estimated the distance, and by the time we climbed…

Fish head bitter gourd soup

Bought 2 barramundi fish heads. Credits to the fishmonger, he cleaned and chopped so beautifully and made them easy for me to use. I’m reminded of a trip to Ek Phnom (Siem Reap, Cambodia) in 2015, when we were cruising the Mekong River and saw a lady preparing fish dinner outside her boat house. *Boat…

Salmon belly with tomyam paste.

It’ll be a 20 lap swim, and then cook a dish of salmon belly. With all the food I’ve been cooking and eating, surely a swim will do me much good and then on to more good food with less guilt. Salmon belly 1) Wash the salmon belly. 2) Marinate with tomyam paste. Bought this…

Fish paste eggplant

A simple dish loved by the family. The main 2 ingredients are 1 eggplant and a packet of store bought fish paste. 1) Wash and cut πŸ† diagonally, with a slit to fill in fish paste. 2) Insert store bought fish paste into slit. 3) In the pan, heat up some oil, pan fry the…

Fish hor fun

As each of us return from our travels in different countries, a home cooked meal of the family’s​ favorite fish noodle dish will serve as welcome home dinner. Travels can be hard work, tiring and energy sapping. A simple all in one pot will be good, easy to serve and requires less washing of utensils….

Salmon fillet pan fried

Been wanting to eat quality salmon steaks, not always readily available. This time I spotted blocks of fresh wild salmon, and ordered the fishmonger in Mission street to slice into 4 pieces of fillet, to be used for our Friday night dinner. Ingredients Salmon fillets, garlic, ginger, Olive oil, sesame oil, Soyaki (a version of…

Fish slices with thick beehoon

Defrosted a slab of batang fish (makeral) late. Was busy outing yesterday at the Thai festival enjoying some retail therapy of Thai foodstuff and jewellery. So dinner was late last night. Ingredients A slab of makeral fish, thick beehoon (vermicelli), portion of white part of leek, bokchoy, garlic, ginger, eggs and chicken broth. Method 1)…

May day lunch

Originally posted on ahgoodfood:
With recently bought fresh salmon belly from Victoria market n tomyam paste from Melbourne Chinatown, it’s time for a family favorite recipe of tomyam salmon belly on this long May day weekend in Singapore. Tomyam salmon belly beehoon 1) Ingredients used – salmon belly, tomyam paste, eggplants, tomatoes, rocquette veg, beehoon.…

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 Β 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…