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. πŸ€£Β πŸ€£πŸ™„ 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,…

Beehoon breakfast

I used to be amazed about eating a full meal of carbs heavy breakfast. Such was my wonder when I travelled in Asia, whether Tokyo, Taipeh or Manila in 5 or 6 star hotel how a full meal of rice noodles, porridge plus condiments would be consumed during breakfast. When living in Melbourne, I would…

Easy comfort meals

During the recent monsoon with continuous rainy days, I felt secureΒ  cooking comfort food to store up so there’s warm food whenever hunger pangs strike. There was no need to walk out in the rain to buy food and I could spend cosy time watching “chef and fridge” a Netflix Korean cooking show. Ingredients I…

Beef hor fun

On this cool day, what to cook, what to eat? I’m dreaming of a hearty, savory and slurpy meal for the family. It gotta be easy to cook, easy to eat. Hopefully all in 1 wok balanced with protein, carbs, vitamins and fibre. I’m thinking it would be beef hor fun. Nicely, I’ve the right…

Braised yi mein noodles

Will cook yi mein noodles to celebrate twin daughters’ birthdays. Noodles symbolise longevity, so I’ll carry on cooking although both are away in Hawaii for their birthday weekend. πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰ Ingredients Yi mein noodles, mustard greens and bean sprouts, fish and prawn cakes, tomatoes and baked beans, garlic, wood ear fungus, carrot and chicken broth. Method…

Wonton noodles

I didn’t have enough of those Thai wonton noodles. To satisfy my crave, I’ll attempt to home cook. Ingredients Thai yellow noodles, baby kale, bbq soft bones ribs and home made wonton. Method 1) In boiling water, cook the yellow noodles. Once softened with water boiling, it’s considered cooked al dente. 2) Mix sauce (soya,…