Beef short ribs soup

Soup time ♥ one observation is that western soup is usually served thick, whilst those eastern ones are usually clear broth. I remember thick Irish stew and clear samgyetan, Korean ginseng chicken soup. Ingredients Today, I intend to add herbs and edible plants from our garden to fragrance up. So this soup is a fusion…

Ramen fascination

My fascination with ramen didn’t end in Japan, but carried on in our visits to major cities around the world. Whether San Francisco or Melbourne, there’ll be popular ramen cafes delivering very authentic ramen noodles. The ramen culture in Japan is amazing. In every corner, there’ll be ramen mom-pop shops. Sometimes, it’s a one man…

Fried chicken

We love chicken in any way, especially fried chicken which we haven’t had for a long while. The kids have been dreaming of fried chicken, since I wasn’t cooking they bought those available commercially (KFC, Popeye). In Korea, we would indulge, we were tourists after all, so we felt free to eat whenever we passed…

Monday’s roast

Today being a public holiday, I’ll create an easy dish. All in one in the roasting pan, minimal oil, minimal washing. Ingredients 1) Hard vegetables that I can find from the fridge, sweet corn, carrots, sweet potatoes, onion…and a 1 kilogram frozen 🐔. Pluck some Bay leaves and rosemary twigs from the garden. Preparation 2)…

Filet mignon

The family had decided to shy away from red meat due to various health readings. However, in our last visit to San Francisco, the daughters brought us to a fine Brazilian steakhouse serving free flow quality steak. That rekindled our love and respect for good quality steak. At home, the son’s body is saying give…

Chicken pad thai

CNN rated pad Thai as 5th most delicious food in the world in 2011. On this rainy day, I’m tempted to cook something delicious, tasty and authentic like those offered on the streets of Thailand. Ingredients A packet of noodles, bean sprouts, chives, garlic, 2 chicken thighs, pad Thai sauce, fried cereal oats (instead of…

Pizza

Flew those pizza base and pepperoni from San Francisco, sun dried tomatoes from Cork city – Ireland, mozzerella cheese from Melbourne and locally sourced onion, shitake mushrooms – it’s time for an international pizza. 😌🙃 1) Spread the tomato puree on 🍕 base.   2) Lay out onion slices, then pepperoni onto the pizza base….

This is not Pad thai

Yeah, I wouldn’t claim to cook Pad thai just because I’ve the sauce, especially when CNN in 2011 rated Pad thai as 5th most delicious food. I’m trying to stir fry some noodles with available Pad Thai sauce and other similar ingredients, I’ll cook my version today 😂😂. I’ll get to the real phat thai…

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…

Chicken curry in SF

Tonight we have a guest for dinner. He likes spice, meat and rice. Plus there are many packets of curry premix in the pantry. So it’s off to the butcher on 24th Street, to pick up some chicken pieces and whilst there, I’ve picked up some beef for stir fry as well.      …

Spicy stir fried 🍝

Tidied the pantry of our daughters’ apartment, came across many half used goodies, decided to finish up the packet of wholemeal spaghetti. Ingredients Gonna use minimal of ingredients to create a simple clean stir fried 🍝 for lunch. It will be fusion of western and eastern taste and cooking method. Method 1) In a pot…

Steamed fish, scallops broccoli, spinach.

This summer its freezing cold in San Francisco, but still, I’ll opt for this weather than the open sauna in Singapore. For lunch today, we’ll have steamed 🎏 and some accompanying dishes. It’s rare to find steamed fish in San Francisco restaurants, not found even in best Chinatown restaurant. Ingredients Bought a red snapper, some…