Beehoon breakfast

I used to be amazed about eating a full meal of carbs heavy breakfast. Such was my wonder when I travelled in Asia, whether Tokyo, Taipeh or Manila in 5 or 6 star hotel how a full meal of rice noodles, porridge plus condiments would be consumed during breakfast. When living in Melbourne, I would…

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…

Salmon bones soup

This lunch, we can afford salmon bones soup for 3 adults as it’s a leisure Sunday. No worries of rushing through lunch nor kids choking on bones. Some will think it’s gross to be eating fish head and it’s vertebrae but in Asia, it’s an art to eat  and it’s the tastier part of the…

Curry tuna puffs

Snacks during study break – yeah some spicy tuna puffs will fit the role. Whilst solving math and physics problem questions, toasting up some curry tuna puffs during study breaks will inspire better focus to score higher. Ingredients A can of tuna, pastry puffs, sesame seeds, onions, curry powder, sun dried tomatoes, mayonnaise. Method 1)…

Pumpkin pie

Happy Halloween 👺👻🤡 – I baked a pumpkin pie today! Happy to share that I started another hobby, collected a school of koi, built a filter myself to rid the algae that forms easily in sunny Singapore. The filter is working well, clearer pond water. Ingredients 1/3 of pumpkin leftover, 2 tablespoon brown sugar, a…

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…

Beef hor fun

On this cool day, what to cook, what to eat? I’m dreaming of a hearty, savory and slurpy meal for the family. It gotta be easy to cook, easy to eat. Hopefully all in 1 wok balanced with protein, carbs, vitamins and fibre. I’m thinking it would be beef hor fun. Nicely, I’ve the right…

Hainanese ee buah

This kueh (aka pastry) is made during very special occasions such as baby’s first full month, birthdays or even engagement / marriages celebrations. I’m taking effort to learn the traditional way from an authentic 93 years Hainanese lady, before the recipe and art gets lost. Today I’m sharing the method and ingredients used. As always,…

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…