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…

Sharks fins osmanthus eggs

Lunar new year’s eve, I cooked glass noodles with scrambled eggs for lunch ∼ the fancy name is osmanthus eggs. It’s nothing like osmanthus flower as I did not use enough eggs, with too much of glass noodles which also acts as faux pas sharks fins in this dish. Ingredients Glass noodles, eggs, onion, garlic,…

Collage of home style dishes

I know they hardly get to eat such dishes in San Francisco, it’s almost staple back home, and soon they’ll be flying off, so trying my best to cramp all into daily menu to eat with white porridge or rice. 1) Pan fried eggplant fish pasted sandwich. 2) Okra fried with chilli paste. 3) Kangkong…

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…

Pandan log

On the eve of eve, I’m getting ready to welcome the holidays season and baked pandan log cakes to get into the Christmas mood. Ingredients & Method 1) Separate 4 egg yolks from white. 2) Add 40 gms sugar n beat with yolks 3) Add 30gms veg oil to beat till pale 4) Add 40gms…

Braised pork belly

We rarely get to eat this, but we’ll indulge this time. Conscious of more veggies less meat kinda diet, this time bought a 1/4 kilogram pork belly, and another 1/4 kilograms of soft ribs. I’ll just braise with sweet vinegar and soya sauce, throw in tofu and carrot to make a healthier dish so as…

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 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…

Sweet bittergourd

Tastes, a matter of interpretation – the taste buds can distinguish bitter from sweet, sour, or spicy. However to some the bittergourd is much hated for it’s bitterness, to others like hubby and son, it’s much loved however it’s cooked. Ingredients 1)Bittergourd with slab of roasted pork, 2)bittergourd with fish paste. Method 1) Slice slab…

Farmed home cooked

A short stint in Khao Yai, where we went vines hopping and I’m writing this in the minivan on way to Bangkok. I’ve realized food is universal, nothing new about this, but farming and the simple life is a beautiful start of the whole food chain worldwide. What’s new? However technically savvy, it’s back to…

Stirfry white kway teow.

Whilst in a minivan from Bangkok airport to Khoa Yai on route to Granmonte, a vineyard and winery 167 kilometers, 2 1/2  hours away, I’m sharing this recipe and hope you’ll enjoy stirfry white kway teow. Ingredients Kway teow, green mustard veggies, bean sprouts, char siew, fish cake and 1 tomato. Method 1) In a…

Simply tasty

Today’s lunch is simple, but naturally tasty. It’s white rice porridge cooked with marrow green and paired with grilled selar (local mackeral fish), spinach and eggplant stuffed with fish paste. Featuring lakes around the world, I’ll start with the one nearest home. Eggplant stuffed with fish paste Pan fry with a bit of oil first,…