A whole chicken gently poached and shredded, tossed in sizzling shallot oil, and drizzled with a light oyster sauce.
A simple bowl of soba noodles with juicy pearl mushrooms, garlic chive, soy sauce and sesame oil.
Sauté wide caught Australian 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
Auntie Wong was a acrobat, a dentist and a great cook.
Snow fungus with goji and chicken is one of these well-balanced soups that can rejuvenate your mind and soul.
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.
Braised beef flank or brisket with soy sauce, star anise, cloves, cinnamon, fennel seeds, cardamom and ginger.
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.
Bored with tofu? Try this 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 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.
Story of Molly from the Waterloo public housing estate. She was once a beautiful little girl.
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.
This traditional salad is soft, crunchy, salty, sweat and sour. It is aromatic, flavored with dark soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, 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 pressured cooked with miso, ginger, chili, soy sauce, and sesame oil
A simple ‘lao mian’ 撈麵 -noodles mixed with soy, sesame oil and whatever you like. ‘Lao’means mix, ‘mian’ means noodles.
Homemade lamb meat balls with the some basic ingredients that blend well together – lamb, capsicum, carrot, green shallot, coriander, rice vermicelli, cumin, turmeric and paprika.
A very 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.
Easy 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 scotch fillet marinated in fish sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, lemongrass, kaffir lime leafs, ginger and green shallot.
Pan fried pumpkin, served with a sauce with miso and dijon mustard
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 thigh fillet coated with potato starch, deep fried and tossed with black pepper and sea salt flack
Pan fried thinly sliced pork marinated with soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds, white wine and ginger.
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, cloves, star anise, chili and pepper.
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 .
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
Do you like Asian salad? This is a refreshing celery salad with black fungus, green bean vermicelli and peanuts (Liang Ban 涼拌)
This is a heart warming plain steamed bun that is soft and fluffy when served warm or at room temperature. Great for sandwiching spicy twice
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.
My hubby & I always debate about natural oysters vs. cooked oysters. I love my oysters lightly steamed (30 seconds to 1 minute on hot
Have you ever try a one-pot meal using a rice cooker? A rice cooker often comes with a plastic steamer – it is handy when
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
Pork belly braised with spicy bamboo shoot.
My kaffir lime shrub is doing very well in the garden this year despite the (relatively) cold & wet winter. So I decided to cook
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.
Stuffed chilies / capsicum / tofu are popular snacks in southern China.
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..
This is a popular Cantonese dim sim dish found in most yum cha restaurants, often steamed and sometimes vegetarian. My version is first steamed then
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.
How I love steamed fish! Growing up in Guangzhou in the early 1970s, we lived in a rundown 5-bedroom terrace house on a little lane
As a part time working mum dashing between workplace and school drop offs & pick ups, some days I don’t time for breakfast or lunch.
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 a tangy fish sauce, on a bed with Asian slaw with mint and coriander.
These gorgeous little rolls are so easy to make – scramble a egg with a pinch of salt; pan fry some lamb and red capsicum
As a Cantonese grown up in southern China in the 70s, bean sprout dishes were a regular on the dinner table because it was very
Asian ‘liang ban’ style cucumber salad with soy sauce, sesame oil and sesame seeds.
Sauté bok choy with ginger and wine.
Chicken stir fry with lemongrass and chili, kaffir lime leaves and coriander.