Braised e-fu noodles

This morning I could find yellow chives in the wet market and there’s a can of straw mushrooms at home. Together with a packet of ‘Hongkong’ noodles, I’ll create a dish served as longevity noodles during birthday banquets. During the recent surprise birthday party for husband, this longevity noodles dish was served. Ingredients E-fu noodles,…

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.  …

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…

Ramen with fish belly

It’s sakura time – spring bloom in Tokyo, I’ll do a fish belly ramen with sliced chicken breasts thrown in. Yeah that’ll give a feel of being in Tokyo during sakura bloom time. Ingredients Store bought ramen noodles and accompanying broth. I have teriyaki salmon belly, poached chicken breast and scallions. Method 1) Blanche the…

E-fu noodles straw mushrooms chives

On the 11th day of lunar new year, friends showed up for a game of mahjong so I cooked a meal that could be eaten whilst playing at the table. Something light but filling and palatable. This dish is occasionally served on birthdays symbolising longevity. Ingredients – method 1) Scald the noodles in boiling water….

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…

Boneless duck horfun

On the 6th day of lunar new year, I decided that it would be a one pot meal. Easy to cook, easy to wash and easy to serve. Ingredients 1/2 boneless braised duck, 3/4 kilograms horfun, a packet of kalian vegetables and some garlic, some leftover duck broth and braised duck gravy. Method 1) In…

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…

Check listed hokkien mee

Yes, they both made a long list of local food to have before flying back to SF. Hokkien mee is on the list so as their foodie mom, I’ll help to cross it off the list. 🤣 🤣🙄 Ingredients & prep Slice 1) pork belly thinly, marinate with fish sauce and pepper 2) Slice fish cakes…

Merry laksa

In tropical wintery weather, when it’s thundering and storming every day, a bowl of steaming laksa makes merry. Ingredients Laksa beehoon, chicken breasts, prawns, fish cakes, eggs, dried tofu pok, bean sprouts, coconut milk, laksa paste. Method 1) In boiling water, scald laksa beehoon and serve into bowls for use later. 2) In another pot,…

Orangey angel hair pasta

Normal, but I’m ever so grateful for the availability of ingredients and almost any type of food in a capitalist market. With carols in the background, and celebrative mood all around, can’t help but felt a bit off track and wondered what if things were not so available, instead limited to only what’s growing in…

Traffic light soup

It’s feeling like winter, cold and wet is the weather. For dinner, a bowl of noodles soup will be great to warm the soul. I shall design a traffic light soup, with the main colors of red, yellow and green. Let there be fun in deliciousness. Ingredients Yellow pumpkin, green baby kailan veg, red capsicum,…