Whole chicken gently poached and shredded, tossed in sizzling shallot oil, and drizzled with a light oyster sauce.
A tasty stir fry of egg and garlic chive with a drizzle of sesame oil, a popular home cooked meal in Southern China.
Crunchy cucumber and crispy bacon – an easy meal in 15 minutes.
Juicy, spicy, salty and sour shredded chicken, and memories of Mr. Chen who swam to Hong Kong during the culture revolution.
Pork shoulder marinated with tomato sauce, soy sauce, lemon juice, port wine, cumin and turmeric. Grilled on a gridle.
Pan fried tofu with green bean and oyster sauce.
Simple and easy fried duck egg.
Deep fried cactus flowers with Chinese five-spice, tossed with sliced green shallot.
Sautéed oyster mushrooms and bok choy with ginger and oyster sauce.
Female health tonic – traditional Chinese herbal tea with a ‘female ginseng’ called ‘dang gui’, gogi berries and red dates.
Can a sausage meal be lovely? Easy one pot meal with sauté onion, sausages, capsicum and peas; spiced with garam masala, turmeric and mustard oil.
Tasty tofu skin stir fry dish with Chinese mushrooms and capsicums.
A slow cooked congee (Asian rice porridge) with lettuce, served with pan fried fish, topped with sesame oil and green shallot.
Baked potato, eggplant, capsicum and zucchini, spiced with garam masala, cumin and turmeric.
Stir fried capsicum and egg with oyster sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds and green shallot.
Stir fried potato, carrot and fennel, with coriander, turmeric, sesame oil and sesame seeds.
Home style pork spare ribs with ginger, dark soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, red wine and a hint of cumin.
An aromatic cinnamon, lemon and ginger infused drink, gentle and comforting.
Chinese side salad – sweet, sour, crunchy pickled white radish
Bean sprout salad with soy sauce, sesame oil, shallot, coriander, sesame seeds.
A Chinese New Year must-have dish – braised Chinese mushrooms with oyster sauce.
Steamed pork with soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame sees, white wine, shallot and chili
Stir fry pickled lotus root with capsicum, green shallot, a dash of soy sauce and sesame oil.
A tummy friendly lamb shank soup with potato, carrot and quinoa. To spice it up a little, I added clove, bay leaves, cumin, paprika, chili flake and black pepper. I cooked it in a pressure cooker so it was an easy one-pot meal.
Unbelievably delicious – a 2kg cattleman’s roast rubbed with oil, salt, cumin and turmeric; blasted in oven at 240°C/ 460°F before turning off the heat . The roast was cooked for further 2 hours with the remaining heat. Unbelievably delicious.
A vegan soup with roasted tomatoes, red capsicums and coconut milk.
Pork spare ribs braised with potato, carrot, miso paste, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil
Soba noodles tossed with sautéed vegetables, soy sauce and sesame oil.
Homemade lamb meat balls with capsicum, carrot, green shallot, coriander, rice vermicelli, cumin, turmeric and paprika.
A simple and healthy soup with seaweed and egg, flavored with green shallot, sesame oil and black pepper.
Cherry tomato ‘sandwiches’ with quinoa, coriander, alfalfa, lettuce, carrot and a small dash of sesame oil and BBQ sauce.
Easy rice paper rolls filled with quinoa, coriander, alfalfa, lettuce, carrot, capsicum and sesame seeds.
In Chinese, ‘yee’ means fish, a symbol of plenty. ‘Sang’ shares the same pronunciation of 升, means uplifting. With a name like that, no wonder ‘yee sang’ is one of the most popular dish for Chinese New Year around Singapore and Malaysia.
Easy hand rolls of rice, alfalfa, carrot, capsicum, rocket, BBQ sauce and sesame seeds.
Kale dressed with sesame seeds, orange zest, orange pieces, lemon juice and sesame oil.
Pork belly marinated with soy sauce, turmeric, cumin, chili and and tamarind paste, stir fried with pineapple and capsicum.
The sushi terrine with short grain rice, sauté pumpkin with cumin, sauté carrot with turmeric, and sauté capsicum with garam masala. Sesame seeds were added for extra flavor. The ingredients are layered in a terrine pan, and wrapped with seaweed sheets.
Julienne carrot lightly stir fried with with bean sprout, green bean, a dash of sesame oil and top with sesame seeds and coriander.
Simple and delicious – pan fried diced carrot coated with rice flour and maple syrup; tossed in sesame seeds, turmeric and coriander.
A light oyster sauce suitable for dipping – omelets, chicken etc
Grilled pork marinated in fish sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, ginger and green shallot.
Pumpkin, carrot, kumquat, and capsicum dip flavored with lemongrass, ginger coriander, cumin and coconut milk.
Fish cake made potato, spinach, and capsicum, flavored with fish sauce and sesame oil. Served with a refreshing Asian coleslaw with cabbage, carrot, mint and coriander.
A delicious Asian inspired waffle with banana, pineapple coconut; crispy and soft.
Homemade noodles with buckwheat, rice and tapioca noodles, lightly blanched, and tossed in soy sauce and sesame oil.
Chicken thigh fillet coated with potato starch, deep fried and tossed with black pepper and sea salt flack
Grilled pork marinated with ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, served with wine sauce.
Grilled lamb satay with cumin, coriander seeds, sesame seeds, chili flake, Sichuan pepper and sesame oil.
Rice paper rolls filled with tofu, potato, carrot, capsicum, bamboo shoot, bean sprout and green bean, flavored with sesame oil and soy sauce.
A delicious Asian dessert with tapioca, tofu, pumpkin and ginger.
Rice noodle soup with tofu, radish, carrot, spinach, chili, coriander, ginger, soy and sesame oil.
Pan fried tofu with chili, ginger and tomato salsa, flavored with soy sauce, sesame oil, coriander and tomato sauce.
A chop suey with pan fried firm tofu, enhanced by vegetables with interesting and gentle textures – okra, eggplant, radish, red capsicum; complimented by ginger, chili and coriander.
Beef tendon braised with soy sauce, oyster sauce, vinegar, wine and Asian spices.
Chicken stir fried with capsicum, green bean, tossed with egg and coriander, topped with peanuts.
Yummy little snacks with quinoa, shredded potato, capsicum, tasty cheese, coriander, marjoram, tarragon and rosemary – you can make them into balls, or flat hash browns.
Steamed then pan-fried glutinous rice balls with beef, potato, coriander, cumin, turmeric and oyster sauce .
Pan fried whiting roll flavored with ginger and coriander, wrapped in seaweed, served with a light oyster sauce.
This simple & light barramundi broth is gentle and tasty, perfect for a lazy lunch. Ingredients (Serves 2 as a FODMAP friendly recipe) 200g boneless
Ingredients – kebab (Serves 4 as a FODMAP recipe) 250g pork mince (with a little fat to keep the kebab moist) 1.5 tsp fish sauce
Asian style omelet with cabbage, green beans, carrot, oyster sauce and sesame oil.
Many years ago I cooked for a elderly relative while his family was away on holiday. I found an inexpensive fish in his freezer and
Homemade rice noodles FODMAP friendly, gluten free
Homemade gluten-free gnocchi, tossed with baby spinach
My grandmother used to make me this egg and ginger soup when I had ‘cool’ coughs – referred to as dry coughs at night when the air is chill. A few bowls of this soup over a few days work like magic.
Potato and pumpkin cake with cumin spiced lamb – crunchy outside and soft inside, thanks to the glutinous rice flour.
This is probably the quickest, nutritious and the most delicious soup I could cook in 10 minutes.
Seaweed roll of eggs, green bean and carrot.
Sometime we crave for a tasty meal that is also gentle on our tummies. Rissoles are simple to make, satisfying and may offer many varieties.
For a Chinese southerner, what food can be more warm and comforting than a hot bowl of pork congee (粥)? The humble congee is the
The soy sauce and tea-infused eggs is a popular street snack food across Asia.
We have a small kaffir lime tree growing in a pot next to the swimming pool. It was growing so wildly I have to give
Ingredients 300g mashed potato 300g rice flour 100g cheddar cheese 1/2 cup coconut milk (from can) 1/2 cup lactose free milk 2 eggs sprig of
Growing up in Southern China, chicken drumsticks were the most desirable parts of a chicken. This is because the meat on the drumsticks is juicy
Asian style pancake with egg, rice flour, zucchini, capsicum coconut milk and a dash of fish sauce.
Beef balls with pumpkin, potato, capsicum rice vermicelli, rosemary, thyme and parsley.
Fried rice with eggs, carrot, lettuce and green beans, spiced with turmeric. Ingredients 2 cups of cooked rice 2 eggs 12 green bean, diced 1/2
Some days I just crave for a very simple meal that is refreshing and tasty. After holidaying with kid at Fiji with buffet breakfasts and
Tender pepper beef lettuce wrap with pickled carrot, coriander and sesame seeds. It is crunchy, juicy & satisfying. Best of all, very easy to make.
One-pot turmeric chicken rice with coconut milk, lemongrass and ginger.
10-minute chicken and bok choy broth with ginger.
This is one of my childhood favorite – sweet, sour, juicy and tender.
There was always plenty of rain in Southern China where I grew up. This means watercress was always fresh and cheap from the market. My
Gently poached chicken with a dressing of ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil and vinegar, top with coriander.
Egg, green beans and capsicum stir fry with oyster sauce.
Asian inspired seafood bisque with lemon grass, coriander, ginger and turmeric.
Pan fried chilies stuffed with lamb, with oyster sauce and sesame oil.
Gluten-free and FODMAP friendly chocolate biscuits with rice flour, egg white and cocoa powder.
Steamed pork and bok choy dumplings with homemade gluten-free wrappers
Rice flour pancakes filled with pork meat balls, bean sprout, cucumber, carrot and capsicums, served with a fish sauce and vinegar dressing..
A stack of sliced eggplant, roast capsicum, carrot, green bean and lamb cooked in homemade tomato paste.
Vegetable stack of pumpkin, capsicum, broccoli, lettuce and basil.
Chinese steamed fish with soy sauce, shallot and coriander
Rice paper roll of quinoa, pumpkin, capsicum, carrot and lettuce.
These gorgeous little rolls are so easy to make – scramble a egg with a pinch of salt; pan fry some lamb and red capsicum
Asian ‘liang ban’ style cucumber salad with soy sauce, sesame oil and sesame seeds.
Egg and ginger fried rice with soy sauce and sesame oil – comfort food for the soul
Sauté bok choy with ginger and wine.
Chicken stir fry with lemongrass and chili, kaffir lime leaves and coriander.