Orangey angel hair pasta

Normal, but I’m ever so grateful for the availability of ingredients and almost any type of food in a capitalist market. With carols in the background, and celebrative mood all around, can’t help but felt a bit off track and wondered what if things were not so available, instead limited to only what’s growing in…

Salmon on veg bed

The day of dilled salmon fillets on a bed of purple cabbage has arrived. In one vision, it solves the mystery of lunch menu, a clearance of purple cabbage sitting for weeks in the fridge and a balance of healthy and guilt free indulgence. A pond of greedy koi in action. Ingredients Salmon fillet marinated…

Cantonese style -steamed fish

Was at a buffet, and our table sat many ‘cats’ who had multiple rounds of steamed fish, you know eat as much as you can and they kept ordering repeatedly this Canto style steamed fish. I just couldn’t wait to replicate it at home and I did so today. Method 1) Butterfly a Grouper fish,…

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…

Saba fish

We didn’t have enough in Japan nor Korea, had always been on the lookout for Saba fish at home. I got my chance today. Ingredients Defrosted 3 Saba slices, and with some leftover raddish. Also will pair with sweet potato leaves and miso tofu seaweed soup. Method 1) Wash, pat dry and generously salt Saba…

Onion rings or omelette

Have you seen how chefs used a metallic ring to cook egg so as to present a perfectly rounded fried egg. Using this concept, I intend to use onion rings to contain the eggs, with fillers of vegetables and minced pork to make the omelette tastier and more nutritional. Ingredients 2 eggs, 1 onion, some…

Sat night dinner

Is it Thanksgiving yet, anyway it’s Saturday and he’s scored the top 1 percent in college admissions test (ACT) and full marks in subject test, so let’s celebrate the great work with home cooked western type dinner that he loves. Ingredients 3 pieces boneless chicken thigh, pumpkin, raddish, sweet potatoes, Chinese kailan kale, tomatoes, baked…

Traffic light soup

It’s feeling like winter, cold and wet is the weather. For dinner, a bowl of noodles soup will be great to warm the soul. I shall design a traffic light soup, with the main colors of red, yellow and green. Let there be fun in deliciousness. Ingredients Yellow pumpkin, green baby kailan veg, red capsicum,…

Salmon and cabbage

This rainy day, decided on just salmon fillet with stir fried cabbage for lunch. Ingredients Defrosted 3 pieces of salmon fillets, and to make a wholesome meal, found other vegetables from the fridge. Used napa cabbage, carrot, some shrimps, shitake mushrooms, garlic to cook up a vegetable dish to go with salmon. Method 1) Sprinkle…

Easy comfort meals

During the recent monsoon with continuous rainy days, I felt secure  cooking comfort food to store up so there’s warm food whenever hunger pangs strike. There was no need to walk out in the rain to buy food and I could spend cosy time watching “chef and fridge” a Netflix Korean cooking show. Ingredients I…

Peri chicken steak with pumpkin wedges

This weekend, we felt like going western and indulging in something real tasty. So I opened a bottle of Nandos peri peri marinade, defrosted chicken thigh pieces and left the chicken steaks to marinate overnight. In the meantime, attended son’s graduation parade, they are now operationally ready. Congratulations ☮️. It’s also Halloween weekend instead of…

World pasta day

Yesterday 25 Oct I cooked pasta and we chomped it down without guilt of consuming much carbs, after all we were only observing world pasta day. Ingredients Italian pasta, tomato puree, minced beef, tomatoes, onions, garlic, carrot, chilli flakes. Method 1) In a pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta, drain, and serve on to…