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…

Pork liver in claypot

Eeew, pork liver … had never done an offal, and the butcher kindly gave me one (for free 😀), but I didn’t know how to use it. Recalled that my late mom cooked those powdery ones with scallions and we loved eating it hot with steaming rice. I’ll attempt to replicate. As I haven’t cooked…

Chives

Yesterday, I created 2 chives dishes. Simply chive omelette and another, stir fried with garlic. A relative to the scallions, spring onion family, chives are good vitamin K source, good for bones and a deterrent to Alzheimer’s. Ingredients A bunch of chives, garlic, imitation crab sticks (for added color), oyster sauce. Method 1) The first…

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…

Pork ribs soup

Bah kut teh, translated from hokkien is pork ribs tea, we’ve missed slurping this delectable soup in the Singapore hawkers center. On this rainy day, I’m thinking of having it at home. Sometimes, it’s eaten as breakfast dish. Ingredients 850gms pork ribs, 6 white shitake mushrooms, a bundle of Hongkong  kailan vegetables, 6 garlic cloves,…

Tit for tat

We had visitors from Hainan so it’s my turn to cook up a storm. Hope they all enjoyed the food. They cooked so much and treated us to much food when we visited Hainan, now it’s my turn to practice my culinary skills. My version of tit for tat but in a good way. We…

Gochujang fish stew

Another fish dish – easy this time, within 20 minutes, dinner is ready as I have premix gochujang sauce from Korea. Ingredients Haven’t had dory fish fillet for a long while, and I purposely picked it up from the supermarket despite many reports of farmed fish being toxic. It will pair well with the tasty…

Celebrate centenarian

How often does one attend a centenarian’s birthday. Last weekend, we celebrated the uncle in law 100th birthday. In our family it’s the first and I hope for more. Taking time to smell the flowers, going for long walks and watching sunset in the evenings contribute to the good life – ahgoodlife. The diet of…

After the hols

It’s back to routine of waking up, what to cook for the day, morning walks and evening chill. Yes, the hols have flew in and out. Children were home and they’ve gone back to work overseas. So it’s easy, either lunch out after our 5km walks or simply cook in all those goodies stocked for…