Category: Western

Rich Brandy Butter Cake – Special

Rich Brandy Butter Cake – Special

When we were growing up, my sibling and I, the five of us enjoys my mother’s butter cakes and often we have to fight over the last few pieces. Now I can laugh about it but I remember then there were even tears! This is […]

Crab cakes

Crab cakes

I made another dish with some of my crab meat. This time I made a very simple crab cakes recipe. I did not coat my crab cakes with breadcrumbs as I am not a big fan of bread crumbed stuff really. If you do not […]

Potted crab with a hint of lemon

Potted crab with a hint of lemon

I bought a huge English crab from Devon and I used the boiling method to dispatch it to crab heaven and then painstakingly picked all the meat. One of the dish I made from some of the meat is potted crab. This is extremely easy […]

Bagel with tender beef slices

Bagel with tender beef slices

The weather is abysmal today. Rain rain and more raindrops, not heavy rain just constant wetness. Hubby needed lunch earlier as he has a meeting and I decided to go for tender slices of beef in bagels with onions, cheese and mushrooms. An easy half […]

Tarte tatin aux pêches (Peaches Tart Tatin)

Tarte tatin aux pêches (Peaches Tart Tatin)

A friend’s Aunt came to my house for the first time the other day and she brought with her 8 beautiful sexy peaches. As a well brought up Chinese, we do not go to people’s house empty handed and she practise this to the later. […]

Shepherd Pie

Shepherd Pie

Shepherd Pie brings back a lot of memories. This is because I have to make a potato mash for it. Two and twenty years ago my ex boyfriend went to Malaysia to meet me. The very first Western dish I made for him is mash […]

Tuna steak salad

Tuna steak salad

Sushi grade tuna is not meant to be marinated. Like a great steak, a simple sprinkle of salt and pepper is really all you need to enhance its own fresh flavor. Of course I highly recommend frying in butter. Fresh tuna steak is also not […]

Gammon with bubble & squeak

Gammon with bubble & squeak

Tonight we have a Western dinner. I promised my boy who is not a big fan of Asian food. However he loves the usual sweet & sour, char sui, hoi sin and BBQ sauces. It’s his treat tonight and he picked Gammon steaks. So he […]

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 […]

Monkfish in bacon blanket

Monkfish in bacon blanket

The hubby has been indulging in too much glutinous rice dumpling (zongzi) last week so these few days he must eat less carbohydrates. Today he has monkfish tail wrapped in bacon blanket with lots of salads from my graden. This is an easy dish so […]