Fish maw glass noodles soup

Daughters are home to celebrate the father’s surprise birthday party. Before they return to USA, I should cook one of their favorite that we usually have at reunion dinner during Chinese New Year. It’ll be like a ‘mini steam boat’ all served in a bowl, saves the trouble of setting up the hotpot and waiting…

Curry dinner within $10

Here’s a step by step to cooking a curry dinner and it’s costing less than S$10. 1) Bought a 1 kg frozen chicken for about $3. Chopped into chunky pieces and marinate with curry powder. 2) Prep all other ingredients, cut up the onion, carrot, eggplants, tomatoes. 3) In a wok with heated oil, fry…

Poached chicken

I’ll drool everytime there’s a picture of Hainanese chicken and rice. So I bought a Kampong chicken (free range not caged) from the supermarket 2 days ago, to make Hainanese chicken rice. 1) Clean the chicken, cut away visible fats, wash and salt it inside and out. 2) Into the cavity, added kiffir lime leaves,…

Sweet potato leaves

Didn’t heed much about this, as sweet potato leaves are abundantly available and kinda affordable, but it’s nutritionally high in vitamins and good source of antioxidants. Been requested to lookout by hubby, and on seeing it in the market, grab a bunch for S$1/-. So there’s need to ‘tenderise’ by ripping off the fibrous outer…

Chives

Yesterday, I created 2 chives dishes. Simply chive omelette and another, stir fried with garlic. A relative to the scallions, spring onion family, chives are good vitamin K source, good for bones and a deterrent to Alzheimer’s. Ingredients A bunch of chives, garlic, imitation crab sticks (for added color), oyster sauce. Method 1) The first…

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…

Pork ribs soup

Bah kut teh, translated from hokkien is pork ribs tea, we’ve missed slurping this delectable soup in the Singapore hawkers center. On this rainy day, I’m thinking of having it at home. Sometimes, it’s eaten as breakfast dish. Ingredients 850gms pork ribs, 6 white shitake mushrooms, a bundle of Hongkong  kailan vegetables, 6 garlic cloves,…

Tit for tat

We had visitors from Hainan so it’s my turn to cook up a storm. Hope they all enjoyed the food. They cooked so much and treated us to much food when we visited Hainan, now it’s my turn to practice my culinary skills. My version of tit for tat but in a good way. We…

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…