Sauté wide-caught prawns with onion, garlic, ginger, chili, soy sauce and a splash of white wine.
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.
I grilled some Angus rump steak and served it with an Asian dipping sauce. A lovely meal to share with friends. Here are the easy
Egg fried rice with turmeric, cumin, soy sauce and sesame oil
Snow fungus with goji and chicken is one of these well-balanced soups that can rejuvenate your mind and soul.
Simple and easy fried duck egg.
Deep fried cactus flowers with Chinese five-spice, tossed with sliced green shallot.
Female health tonic – traditional Chinese herbal tea with a ‘female ginseng’ called ‘dang gui’, gogi berries and red dates.
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 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 Asian oxtail broth with vegetables, spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg , cloves and pepper, gently cook for 5 hours. Delicious with a bowl of hot rice.
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.
Steamed pork with soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame sees, white wine, shallot and chili
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.
Traditional Chinese seaweed salad with vermicelli and pickled carrot – soft, crunchy, salty, sweat and sour. It is aromatic, flavored with dark soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, green shallot (scallion) and coriander.
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
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.
Blanched potato flavored with turmeric and Sichuan pepper-chili-garlic-chili infused oil, sesame oil, white balsamic, pickled carrot, sliced wood ear fungus, sliced capsicum, sesame , oil and coriander.
A simple salad with mango, and prawns pickled in fish sauce, apple cider vinegar with coriander, green shallot and sesame oil and sesame seeds.
TangYuan in a chicken broth with Chinese mushrooms, dried shrimps, enoki mushrooms, bok choy, garlic chive, ginger and green shallot.
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.
‘Tang yuan’, or the glutinous rice balls often filled with sweat red bean paste, is well loved for its symbolic meaning of family unity and harmony.
Chinese new year – steamed sweet glutinous rice cake with coconut milk, ginger and maple syrup, spiced with cardamom, coated with peanuts sesame seed and coconut.
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.
Winter melon broth with diced bacon, dried shrimps and mung bean vermicelli.
Memories of the GuangDong GuangYa Middle School in the 1980s.
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.
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.
Coconut and banana rice pudding, spiced with cinnamon and clove, topped with caramelized banana.
A delicious Asian inspired waffle with banana, pineapple coconut; crispy and soft.
Poached salmon in a dashi broth flavored with bonito flakes, kelp (seaweed) and a dash of soy sauce.
Homemade noodles with buckwheat, rice and tapioca noodles, lightly blanched, and tossed in soy sauce and sesame oil.
Chicken fillet coated with potato starch, deep fried and tossed with black pepper and sea salt flake
Grilled pork marinated with ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, served with wine sauce.
Delicious and easy Asian inspired seafood paella with miso paste, Korean pepper, wasabi and sesame oil.
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.
Baby octopus marinated overnight with fish sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, lemon juice, kumquat juice, sliced kaffir lime leave, chili, marmalade and sesame oil, and grill on a griddle. Juicy and tender.
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 .
This simple & light barramundi broth is gentle and tasty, perfect for a lazy lunch. Ingredients (Serves 2 as a FODMAP friendly recipe) 200g boneless
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.
Poached chicken with a Chinese rice wine and soy sauce dressing, drizzled with sesame oil and shallot oil.
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
I love my ‘ordinary’ chickpeas stew with spicy chorizo. The other day, I was feeling a bit bored so I ditched the chorizo for bacon
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.
Chinese steamed oysters topped with green shallot, coriander and chili, dressed with a white wine, soy sauce and sesame oil sauce, then finish with a hot splash of cooking oil on top of the herbs to bring out the flavors & freshness.
One-pot turmeric chicken rice with coconut milk, lemongrass and ginger.
10-minute chicken and bok choy broth with ginger.
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
Pork belly braised with spicy preserved bamboo shoot, ginger, dark soy sauce and wine.
Mung bean vermicelli with dried shrimps, wood ear fungus, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaf.
Gently poached chicken with a dressing of ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil and vinegar, top with coriander.
Asian inspired seafood bisque with lemon grass, coriander, ginger and turmeric.
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..
Traditional tofu skin rolls with chicken, tofu, onion, ginger, garlic and coriander.
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
Quick and delicious energy food with chocolate, dates, coconut and sesame.
Rice paper roll of quinoa, pumpkin, capsicum, carrot and lettuce.
The Kumquat plant is bearing fruit in the garden – super juicy and adds lots of flavor to a mango & coconut pudding.
Poached chicken with Asian salad of wombok, pickled carrot, mung bean vermicelli, mint and coriander, serviced with a spicy dressing.
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 bean sprout salad with homemade instant radish kimchi and sesame oil.
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.