Vegetables compote

It’s vegetables compote after a while of heavy dining. Kinda combine what’s available from the fridge and cooking them in their natural flavor as far as possible. Brunch today was a balanced meal of white porridge (carb), green spinach (fibre and vitamins), soya sauced minced pork (protein) and poached red snapper (protein). A superb ‘fine…

Great tofu respect

I’ve great respect for tofu. It’s clean, affordable and best of all nutritional. Also it’s universally available and the versatility is endless. Β Original soya bean (Japanese – soft beans) is soaked in water, squeezing out the milk, the left over is further compressed to create tofu. Some of the many iconic bridges I’ve crossed around…

Cereal prawns whilst masking

A chill day, swam 16 laps then masked my face 😁😁. Oh whilst masking, thought I’d better start cooking so it’s all spontaneous. Ingredients Method 1) Cut whiskers, nose, feelers and legs of prawns. Slit the backbone shell, devein by using toothpick to pick up the ‘black green shit’ off every prawn. Tedious job. 2)…

Lala shell clams

Bought a kilogram of lala shells in the weekend for the first time. Hesitated all this while, although popularized lately, been noticing it’s availability in wet markets and supermarket shelf’s. We don’t normally go for shells, didn’t know how to wash and cook them, also refrained from eating due to health reasons.πŸ˜‘ But think of…

Pursuit of Saba

We’re Saba fish fans. So we’ve been on the lookout for any mackeral dish at home and overseas. This weekend, it’s mackeral galore at home.😍😍 Ingredients Locally, it’s called Selar or Kembong – Malaysian mackeral fish. There’s abundance in tropical waters and the markets. I’ll usually buy half a dozen and save them in the…

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…

Simple Ee Mee noodles

I like to be the first to wake, whilst others are asleep, to prepare ingredients – like defrosting, or scanning what’s available and be ready to cook. So when family awakes, cha ching! breakfast is ready. πŸŒ₯β›…πŸŒ€β˜€ Just like our travels in the land of rising sun – Japan, be early to beat the crowds…

10 Veggies dish

Will prepare a 10 veggies combi, a stir fried vegetarian dish. It’s called ‘lo hon chye’ (in Cantonese) whereby 10 types of vegetables are braised / stir fried and eaten on 1st and/or 15th of the Chinese calendar month. Today, we’re just trying to eat healthy. For travels, it’s castle hopping in Ireland. First stop,…

Char kway teow

Char kway teow – stir fried flat white rice noodles is a favorite comfort food with the family. We refrain from eating much outside because of “artery clogging” fear. Home cooked, I’m able to control the amount of grease, no cockles but more vegetables added so guilt is lessen. Talk about mind over matter. πŸ’…

Breakfast for bad(minton) boys to men.

These bad(minton) friends were formed since year 1 of high school. They are all serving the Singapore army now, part of national service. Β They had a late night out and decided to sleep over in our house just like they’d done during school days. Ooh great fellowship, these guys, 8 years and going strong. For…

Hokkien mee

A sudden craving, hokkien mee is readily available in Singapore hawkers scene. Today, I’ll rather cook a home version. This dish originated from Fujian, China. It’s yellow noodles and rice vermicelli topped with prawns, squids and meat. Travels today is Japan, where we went temple hopping. Ingredients 1/2 kg fresh yellow noodles, 1/2 kg white…

Salad fusion

Today’s lunch will not induce food coma. Having tried hard to swim regularly, lunch today will follow the eat well, keep fit motto, 😁😁 trying… trying hard, haha. In Tasmania, we drove to Freycinet, Wine Glass Bay to catch sunset. It’s was quite a race, under estimated the distance, and by the time we climbed…