BBQ pork hor fun

Yes, back from cool San Francisco breeze into scorching hot Singapore weather. Was very much jetlagged and hungry at odd hours, like 4am. The beauty of Singapore is no matter the time, there’ll be amazing food at great prices. Such a privilege to be able to eat a bowl of ‘bachor mee sua’, (minced pork…

Good morning SF

Good morning San Francisco, Thailand, Singapore, Ireland. Good morning world. Today we’ll be on road trip to Napa valley. I love road trips because we parents will be taken care of by our kids and we can behave like kids in the backseat. Are we there yet? 😂😂 Ingredients Wholemeal 🍞, button mushrooms, cilantro, avocado,…

Salmon fillet pan fried

Been wanting to eat quality salmon steaks, not always readily available. This time I spotted blocks of fresh wild salmon, and ordered the fishmonger in Mission street to slice into 4 pieces of fillet, to be used for our Friday night dinner. Ingredients Salmon fillets, garlic, ginger, Olive oil, sesame oil, Soyaki (a version of…

Kim chi fried 🍚

There’s leftover rice, as the daughters hardly eat. Am inspired by the Korean restaurant we just went to. Hopefully I can replicate but will adapt to the ingredients available at home. 😋😋😋 Ingredients Lots of garlic, carrot, Napa cabbage, cilantro, white button mushrooms, egg, shrimps, leftover rice and Korean gochujang sauce. Method 1) Chop garlic,…

Chicken curry in SF

Tonight we have a guest for dinner. He likes spice, meat and rice. Plus there are many packets of curry premix in the pantry. So it’s off to the butcher on 24th Street, to pick up some chicken pieces and whilst there, I’ve picked up some beef for stir fry as well.      …

Spicy stir fried 🍝

Tidied the pantry of our daughters’ apartment, came across many half used goodies, decided to finish up the packet of wholemeal spaghetti. Ingredients Gonna use minimal of ingredients to create a simple clean stir fried 🍝 for lunch. It will be fusion of western and eastern taste and cooking method. Method 1) In a pot…

Poached fish, fried prawns and vegetables

Daughters will come home for dinner, yeah! We flew 8000+ miles for this, to cook dinner so they can have home cooked food. I had bought mostly seafood as they don’t get to eat fish, prawns when they order in at work or cook for themselves when they have the time. But I didn’t have…

Butternut squash

Something light amidst the heavy dining, rice dumplings, free flow steaks… we’ll have just butternut squash, fried with leftovers from the rice dumpling (aka bazhang). Ingredients Method 1) In a wok, heat up some oil. Fry the leftovers pork sliced thinly, mushrooms thinly sliced, dried shrimps, those pieces of winter melon strips. Even the leftovers…

Bazhang in SF – 2

Yes, here again, it’s Memorial weekend, there’s a carnival just downstairs and the parade is at full blast. Hold on, wait for me 😎 I’m half way making bazhang. This year, orders are on que for my bazhang since the first tastings last year. Friends and family love them. Haha. Ingredients Once again, my hand…

Steamed fish, scallops broccoli, spinach.

This summer its freezing cold in San Francisco, but still, I’ll opt for this weather than the open sauna in Singapore. For lunch today, we’ll have steamed 🎏 and some accompanying dishes. It’s rare to find steamed fish in San Francisco restaurants, not found even in best Chinatown restaurant. Ingredients Bought a red snapper, some…

Its hainanese chicken rice (in SF).

We flew 8000+ miles, knowing our daughters have been hard at work, lunching and dining out everyday. My purpose this trip is to cook whenever possible home dishes. Today being the Memorial day long weekend, no we’re not eating out, I insist that I cook and it’ll be Hainanese chicken rice! Our family favorite. Ingredients…

Bazhang step-by-step

Was down with a bad flu since mother’s day weekend but the minute I felt better, was at the market shopping for ingredients to make bazhang. By the way, bazhang is pork dumplings, the actual day this year is 30 May 2017, on which I shall be out of town. It occurs every year on…