Category: Asian

Sweet Chilli Crab claws – Special

Sweet Chilli Crab claws – Special

When I was young, a long, long time ago my mother used to cook this dish for us five siblings. Sometimes she cooks with prawns and sometimes with lobsters which growing up in Kuching, Sarawak used to be very fresh from a friend of my […]

Soup Terjun (ABC soup)

Soup Terjun (ABC soup)

There are many many types of simple soups. Soup Terjun is one of the easiest and enjoyable when it’s summer and my garden is in bloom. To some people like myself the joy of harvesting from garden to table in a matter of minutes is […]

Snow Frog Jelly or ‘suet kap’ (in cantonese)

Snow Frog Jelly or ‘suet kap’ (in cantonese)

Tonight I am having suet kap for dinner. It has been such a long time and this is definitely nostalgic for me. Growing up I am excited every time I see the double boiler being used. I knew whatever in it would be good and […]

Chicken Essence – The Real McCoy

Chicken Essence – The Real McCoy

A tribute to Mdm Wu Cheok Mei

Crispy Prawns Fritters (cucuk udang)

Crispy Prawns Fritters (cucuk udang)

Last weekend a friend told me she has been hankering for cucuk udang. She asked me for my recipe and I realised that I have not made these for years. I am not sure if she meant just these crispy prawns ones which I love […]

Hakka Mui Choy with Pork Belly – 梅菜扣肉

Hakka Mui Choy with Pork Belly – 梅菜扣肉

With a Cantonese mother and a Hakka father I decided I have to cook this dish this way. I know, I know I deviated from traditions but I want to pay homage to both my parents. I blame it on lockdown. Too much time at […]

Braised tofu pop with pork belly in black-beans sauce

Braised tofu pop with pork belly in black-beans sauce

My hubby has a love affair with black-beans but he only appreciate the whole black-beans that I marinated overnight with rice wine/sherry and fresh chillies, not the commercial packets or jarred mushy ones. He knows how to enjoy his black-beans! He is a connoisseur of […]

Chicken Katsu Curry

Chicken Katsu Curry

Those who know me well know that I do NOT like Katsu curry at all. However my boy loves it as he is not a spicy fan. He doesn’t mind Katsu styled curry though as the ‘heat’ is all right for him. Recently he has […]

Vegetarian Goose 素鵝 – Special

Vegetarian Goose 素鵝 – Special

On the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year, I fried vermicelli noodles with vegetarian mock duck/goose. However hubby was not really impressed. He said it did not taste of much except sweetness. He is terrible. kekekekeke As I am not fully well and having […]

Masala Vadai

Masala Vadai

‘Ding! Ding! Ding!’ as a youngster in Malaysia, towards the early evening I would be so happy and excited to hear the ‘roti man’ bell a ringing. This means I can get either one or the other snacks which I simply love. Carefree days. First […]