Category: Asian

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

Vegetarian Goose 素鵝

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 […]

Pipa Toufo (琵琶豆腐) – signatory mine

Pipa Toufo (琵琶豆腐) – signatory mine

The pipa ( Chinese: 琵琶) pronounced as ‘pee-pah’ is a four-stringed Chinese musical instrument, belonging to the plucked category of instruments. Sometimes called the Chinese lute, the instrument has a pear-shaped wooden body with a varying number of frets ranging from 12 to 26. Pipa toufo […]

Kiam Hue steamed pui bak (Salt fish pork belly)

Kiam Hue steamed pui bak (Salt fish pork belly)

Kiam Hue steamed pork belly or minced pork is one of those dish that makes you go for that extra bowl of rice. On a cold raining day like today it is fabulous. This is such an easy dish to cook. I literally start by […]

Flower rolls Huā Juǎn/花卷 with lap cheong

Flower rolls Huā Juǎn/花卷 with lap cheong

Einstein said “Imagination is More Important Than Knowledge” For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” I have been thinking of making this flower rolls for eons. Last year […]

Fu Pei Guen – 腐皮卷 (虾 & 鸡); prawns and chicken beancurd wraps

Fu Pei Guen – 腐皮卷 (虾 & 鸡); prawns and chicken beancurd wraps

It is without a doubt that if you want to eat something to your taste or if you are fussy with your food then you have to learn to make it yourself. I have to admit I am quite fussy though my close friends will […]

Kueh Talam Pandan

Kueh Talam Pandan

So I am into making talam at the moment. Making and doing research and I felt like I have been to mathematics class last couple of weeks and back. kekekekekeke Luckily I have enough guinea pigs and even the British neighbours have been promoted to […]