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. 🎂🎉🎂🎉 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…

Curry fish head

On this lovely Sunday morning, I’ll prepare curry fish head for lunch. Ingredients 1 sea bass fishhead, 1 small batang fishhead, eggplant, cabbage, long beans, tomato, carrot, curry broth prepared earlier. Method 1) Smash kiffir and curry leaves, put into container to be submerged into curry broth. 2)In a pot of boiling curry broth, add…

Marrow green dinner

Go light, less carbs, more vegetables for the last meal of the day.  Since we’re not doing any physical workout before bedtime, just a bowl of marrow green for dinner. It’s good for body system, easy on the stomach, lessen the digestive strain. Ingredients 1marrow green, 6 hydrated shitake mushrooms, 1 carrot, garlic, 1 fishcake,…

Army stew – Budae Jjigae

My poor son will soon be living in the jungle with no proper food and I’m proposing to cook a calorie laden dinner to sustain him for the coming week. It’s not a totally healthy dish with lots of processed food but I’ll try to add more fresh ingredients and vegetables to negate that ‘unhealthiness’,…

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,…

Sweet corn, sprouts vermicelli

The day has come…it’s exciting… for me to use up leftovers to clear space in the fridge. I have leftover sweet corn, different types of sprouts, chicken slices, fish cakes, and rice vermicelli. The ingredients were hand carried from Bangkok, with an amazing range of fresh food from the Sukumvit street. I’ll stir fry all…

Tuscan in Khao Yai

In the weekend, I recalled the little Tuscany during my stint in Khao Yai, Thailand. With the fresh mushrooms I hand carried home, tried to relive some moments in Khao Yai. Ingredients Left over marrow green, fresh softened black fungus, fresh ‘oyster-like’ mushrooms, shimeji mushrooms, soft egg tofu. Assembly of ingredients Method 1) Deep fry…

Pad see ew

Pad see ew is the lessor known Thai street food to pad thai. It’s the Thai version of Chinese stir fried soya sauce noodles. Today I’ll try to cook a colorful version of pad see ew. Ingredients Colors – white, yellow or green noodles? Purple cabbage, orange carrot, green napa cabbage, boneless chicken thigh. Method…

Architect for tropics

My first meal back home, I tried to replicate those I saw on the streets of Bangkok. I do not know the names of these food but visually I can recall the ingredients. Since I was down with flu, opted for easy dishes to eat with white porridge. Ingredients Picked these from market stalls, carted…

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…

Chicken green curry

Achieved a 24 lap swim of 1.2km in the hot sun I’m so deserving a spicy chicken green curry meal right now. Ingredients 2 tablespoon green curry paste, 1 chicken chopped into pieces, 1 packet coconut milk, 1 round cabbage, 1 carrot and 2 tomatoes. Method 1) In a wok, heat some oil. Fry the…