Eggplant

I didn’t realize that my close friends and family love this dish so much, that they’ll order this when in an upmarket restaurant. As this is a very affordable dish, I would rather use the budget to order something that I usually can’t or don’t cook in my kitchen. That dish is eggplant, brinjal or…

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.  …

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…

Steamed cod fish

It’s called Chilean sea bass and I bought it from The Fishnet,  http://dfish.net/. I buy all my cod fish from http://dfish.net/ since they were opened. Sunday, fun day … I’m steaming cod fish with simple tinge of soya sauce, sesame oil, ginger and fresh dill. After a sprinkle of chopped garlic, into the wok of…

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…

Chicken curry

It’s sourish chicken curry, since I didn’t have yogurt, added yakult with coconut milk and tomato paste. Found some friendly creatures during my morning walk.   Ingredients 1) A 1kg chicken cut chunky. Marinate with dry curry powder. Potatoes,lady fingers, egg plant, onions, curry leaves. Method 1) Heat some oil, fry the marinated chicken, watch…

Chap go meh

Chap go meh, the 15th day of the lunar new year, is also the Chinese valentine’s day and last day of celebration. Single ladies would write their names and phone numbers on mandarin oranges and throw into rivers, in hope of finding their Mr Right. Should we feast once more or just cook a simple…

Bakkwa fried rice

In clearing fridge to make way for fresh food in the Chinese new year, decided to fry leftover rice with newly baked bakkwa as I had leftover bakkwa too. Ingredients Rice, frozen vegetables, bakkwa (pork jerky), garlic. Method 1) Fry garlic till fragrant, add bakkwa, then frozen vegetables. Dish up set aside. 2) In the…

Nian gao – year high

Nian gao literally translated is year higher. It’s a gluey, sticky glutinous rice cake eaten during Chinese new year. Dont underestimate the simple ingredients, when combined results in a round, sugar caramelized cake symbolising harmony, progress in the new year. When fed to the Gods on the 9th day of Chinese new year, the belief…

Ngo hiang – meat rolls

Amidst the Chinese new year foodie prep, this dish is welcome as it’s light, crunchy and tasty. It could be served as finger food else as a dish amongst all other festive dishes. Ingredients Simply minced pork (250 gms), fish paste (100 gms), sesame oil (1 tablespoon), 5 spices (1 tablespoon), 1 onion, some coriander…