Category: Asian

Cantonese Century Egg and Pork Congee (皮蛋瘦肉粥)

Cantonese Century Egg and Pork Congee (皮蛋瘦肉粥)

Cantonese Century Egg and Pork Congee – Pei Tan Chok ( 皮蛋瘦肉粥 ) is a very warming meal. I call this a meal, not a dish as it is a whole meal in a bowl. Warm and satisfying, nourishing and comforting. Once in a while […]

Spicy Kiam Chai Buey (Sour Mustard Greens) 酸辣菜尾

Spicy Kiam Chai Buey (Sour Mustard Greens) 酸辣菜尾

This is a dish that grows on me. That is to say the older I get the more I appreciate this dish. However I am fussy and I like it only if it’s cook ‘fresh’ and not like my ex mother in law. I have […]

Traditional Cantonese Crispy Roast pork belly – Siu Yuk, 脆皮烧肉.

Traditional Cantonese Crispy Roast pork belly – Siu Yuk, 脆皮烧肉.

Traditional Cantonese Crispy Roast pork belly – Siu Yuk, 脆皮烧肉, is my daughter favourite of all Chinese roast dishes. She can never have enough of Cantonese Crispy Roast Pork Belly aka Siu Yuk and will eat it everyday. However normally after marinating and roasting it […]

KamPua Mee & Kolok Mee Pok

KamPua Mee & Kolok Mee Pok

KamPua Mee, Mee Pok, Kolok Mee, Hakka Mee, Kon Loh Mee, Mi Kolok, by any other names, in any other dialects are all basically dry flavoured noodles. There is something about dried flavoured noodles that is so comforting to an Asian and especially to one […]

Crispy Pork Belly with Cincalok (Heh Ya Kay Char Pui Bak Bak)

Crispy Pork Belly with Cincalok (Heh Ya Kay Char Pui Bak Bak)

This is a dish I have a craving for few times a year. Cincalok Pork belly. I was so blessed to be the recipient of a beautiful jar of this goodness from a friend. I almost want to put it by my pillow and sleep […]

Fried Yam Cake

Fried Yam Cake

I simply love yam. It is hard to get nice Chinese yam with the purple specks in UK. when there is I will always buy a couple of kg bag and store in my freezer. There is not much point buying fresh yam in UK […]

Crispy Chilli beef

Crispy Chilli beef

A friend gave me a chunk of beef flank about 2kg in weight and I was thinking and thinking and thinking what best to cook with it. Finally I have decided on crispy beef. Beef flank is perfect for this dish and it’s not tough. […]

Kuih Bingka Ubi kayu (Tapioca Cake)

Kuih Bingka Ubi kayu (Tapioca Cake)

This traditional Indonesia/ Malay/ Nyonya kuih is semi-soft, it’s chewy and most important of all it’s fragrant. It has an inviting aroma from the banana and pandan leaves, the eggs and the coconut milk. The most important thing is that it is so easy to […]

Kiam Hue Bihun (Salt fish rice vermicelli)

Kiam Hue Bihun (Salt fish rice vermicelli)

Kiam Hue Bihun is a dish i cook a few times a year. The hubby and I both love it. Provided I have ready fried salt fish of course, it is an easy 30 minutes cook and perfect for a quick lunch. I always add […]

Spicy tamarind (asam jawa) fish

Spicy tamarind (asam jawa) fish

I have not cooked asam jawa aka tamarind fish for ages. Just last month I was talking with a friend about this dish. She had bought some amazingly fresh mackerels and I suggested to her this is one of the dish she can cook with […]